September 12, 2012

My September Birchbox

Mark it down in your history books! Birchbox was the first of my monthly boxes to arrive this month, surprisingly. It was called "The September Issue" to mark the fashionable season. They also seemed to catch on to those like Glossybox and included a magazine full of fall beauty trends to try. I received 5 beauty products, a magazine, a gift card, a free download and tea bags. Birchbox is definitely making some pushes to partner with brands to offer more products which I appreciate. Here's what I got in my box:

I'm all about the "lifestyle" extras
Benefit Cosmetics foamingly clean facial wash + refined finish facial polish (.1 oz samples/4.5 oz $21 & $22) | Youngblood Mineral Primer (.17 fl oz/ 1 oz $41) | Color Club & Birchbox Custom Polish in "Status Update" (full size $8) | Nexxus Pro-Mend Split End Treatment Shampoo, Conditioner & Targeted Leave-In (.33 fl oz samples/4.8 oz - 13.5 fl oz $9.99-$14) | twistband Birchbox Custom Lace Hair Tie ($2) | Mighty Leaf assorted tea pouches (2 pouches/15 $9.95)

Birchbox teamed up with Color Club to create this custom shade inspired by the Fall 2012 collections (and social media). I really like the dark gray color. Other colors include "Put in a Pin It" which is a lavender gray color, "Tweet Me" which is a lime color, and "Insta-This" which is a blueberry purple color.

Every Youngblood Cosmetics product I've tried I've liked. I love that their products are cruelty free and mineral (not packed with harsh chemicals). It feels like a silicon-based primer that is silky to the touch and sits on top of your skin. Unlike most primers that I know of, it is packed with minerals and vitamins to protect skin from environmental damage.

I was most excited about the Benefit products. I really like their skincare line (it's a little pricey) and enjoy using it whenever I get the chance. The foaming face wash lathers up and removes makeup while cleansing the skin. The facial polish gently exfoliates brightening the skin and reducing pores. My skin always looks fabulous after using the polish. I just may need to buy the full sample.

Birchbox also partnered with Madewell this month to kick our fall wardrobe into high gear with $25 gift card with any $75 purchase.

The free downloads came from singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman. I enjoyed the song "Quit You" -

What did you get in your box this month?


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