5.10.2011

My first Birchbox

Last month when I was watching missglamorazzi's latest birchbox video I was amazed at what products she got and that made me want to subscribe to the birchbox.



For those who don't know birchbox is a monthly subscription that offers you 4-5 deluxe beauty samples that you can try for $10 a month. This is great for those of you who don't like to spend that much on beauty products but still want to try out something new every month. If you liked a product that they sent you you can go to the birchbox website and buy the full size product yourself. Also when you subscribe to get a monthly birchbox they give you 10 loyalty points, when you get 100 points you get $10 off a full size product.



This was my first time getting a birchbox and I must say the packing is adorable! When I went to get the mail I saw the bright pink box and I got so excited! Then when I opened the pink box inside was another box!



The first thing I saw when I opened the box was a note from the birchbox about whats in the box and behide it has a list of the products that you recieved.



What's inside



I recieved these four products along with a special treat from the birchbox team.



The first product I saw when I opened the birchbox was this mineral hand cream from a company called Ahava. they describe it as a satiny cream that is rich without being heavy, and sinks into the skin for a major therapeutic benefits. When I tried this hand cream out it did sink into the skin and gave my hands a tiny sensation. The smell reminded me of the baby Johnson products, and it also gave my hands an oil sheen afterwards.



What;s inside this cute package?



When I was watching other people's birchbox video for this month I saw that most of them got a full size Stila eyeshadow, so I was very excited to get this. I got it in the color indigo. Which is a nice dark blue or purple color. They describe it as an easy to blend shadow with a velvety texture, you can apply either dry for a wash of color or wet to turn it into a liner. when I was swatching the color I did notice that it was very smooth, but I haven't tested this out fully yet. So if you want to see a review just leave a comment below and I will.



I swatched it for you guys!



This next product is a pomegranate soap from Archipelago. First off when I open my box I first smelled this so it is kinda strong but not that much. They describe it as a triple milled ultra smooth soap loaded antioxidant rich white tea and pomegranate to gently clean hands and body. I kinda like smell, it reminds me of those hotel soaps they have in the bathroom but better. I would use this when traveling but probably not as an everyday soap, maybe a hand soap?



It has a pretty design on it.



This last sample is a fragrance by Bulgari it's called Mon Jasmin Noir. This Italian fragrance house's lastest winner has waves of ripe fruit with a base of heady jasmine. when it comes to perfumes and fragrance I tend to like more of the sweet or fruity smells, but this one smelled like more of jasmine then anything. So if you like jasmine or floral scents I think you may like this.



Inside



Lastly, birchbox always includes an extra treat with each of their boxes. They sent this cute Tiny prints card with a cute tree on the cover. So cute! The inside is blank so you can write whatever you want inside and give it to someone for their birthday or whatever.



Well thats it, I really enjoyed my first birchbox experience and I can't wait to see what I get next month!

XOXO