Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October Birchbox

I'm back AGAIN.  This is a record.  Ohemgee.  More importantly, I'm back with a Birchbox unboxing, which I don't feel like I've done in forever!

This month's theme was Beauty Buzz!

This is what I deal with when I'm trying to photograph things...

First up is Benefit's Fake Up!
From the card:  What:  Brightens tired-looking eyes with this hydrating undereye concealer and moisturizer combo.  How:  Gently swipe under each eye and use your ring finger to blend.
From the packaging:  This hydrating crease-control concealer hides dark circles and diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth, ultra-natural look.  To use:  Stroke fakeup underneath each eye.  Using your ring finer, gently blend upwards.

POP Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Flowering Fuchsia
From the card:  What:  A British makeup pro created this sheer gloss, which plumps and hydrates with jojoba oil.  How:  The cute paddle-style applicator makes for precise lines.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Pure Muslin Cloth
Can we talk about the mini heartattack when I opened up my Birchbox and saw this sitting face-down in there?  It doesn't come across in the pictures but this is a Tiffany's blue.  I thought I was getting something from Tiffany's lol

From The Card: (Cleanser)  What:  UK favorite that uses a two-step ritual to purify and exfoliate.  A Birchbox exclusive! How:  Massage into skin.  With muslin cloth, wipe off gently in small circles, from the center out. (Cloth) What:  Ditch your harsh exfoliator and use this pure muslin cloth, which gently polishes skin.  How:  Rinse with warm water and wipe off cleanser.  Hang to dry.

From The Box:  Established in 1995, our high performance range has been the foundation of healthy-looking, beautiful skin for over 15 years.  We're passionate about sourcing premium quality botanical ingredients and harnessing their potent powers to create formulas that really work for every skin type and all ages.  Our products have always been made with the same level of care and devotion, and offer a fuss-free and affordable daily pampering treat.  Each product works hard, often in two or more ways, to maximize benefits and minimize time.

Chap Stick Moisturizer Hydration Lock - Birchbox Find!

What's a Birchbox Find?  Occasionally we come across mass-market discoveries that are exciting, time-saving, or just generally awesome.  These Birchbox Finds will always be in addition to your usual samples - never in place of them.  When our gold standard for lip care - ChapStick - develops new 8-hour moisture technology that's definitely a breakthrough worth sharing.  New ChapStick Hydration Lock is clinically proven to moisturize lips, from 9-5.  It also doubles as a lip primer and comes chock full of damage-defending antioxidants like CoQ10 and Vitamin E.  So swipe it on- and lock that moisture down.

*Macaroni not included

I'm going to actively be trying out all these products (as opposed to just putting them in my "to try" drawer like I usually do) so I'm going to try to come back once a week with my thoughts on the products!