Thursday, August 18, 2011

Birchbox Update

I've been trying some more of the products from my Birchbox and wanted to give you an update.

Twirl by Kate Spade: I used the perfume a couple times now and even Jeremy likes it! I like how the sample bottle had a sprayer like normal instead of the usual dabby wand. It's pretty nice and not too expensive. You can get a 0.25oz rollerball at Ulta and Sephora for $18. If it were expensive I wouldn't buy it again, but I really might buy this one!

Blinc water resistant Mascara: This is awesome! It says water-resistant, not waterproof, but I was playing in the pool with Isabela at work and she splashed me in the face multiple times and it didn't run! I'm really happy with this! It coats and separates the lashes nicely. It isn't super bold, so it's more of a natural look with a bit more emphasis. I did realize the size I got doesn't look like a full size, but it's definitely bigger than a usual sample mascara. You can get this on and for $24. Not sure I'd really buy it again at this price, but it is nice!

From last month's Birchbox, I've been working on some more products :D.

Philosophy Purity One-step Facial Cleanser: I really like this stuff. I'm not sure about the effects as far as reducing acne, it's always hard to tell. This is my go to face wash when my face is feeling sensitive, or when I know I'll be out in the sun and don't want to put the acne products on my face that increase sun sensitivity. It is so silky smooth and creamy, and smells like honey. A little really goes a long way and a pea size does my whole face. You can buy this for $10 for 3oz and $20 for 8oz at Ulta, Sephora, and

Kind Almond and Apricot Granola Bar: This was freaking amazingly fantastic. It had coconut in it and that made it for me. It was absolutely delicious and nutritious. I love that they focus on natural ingredients and stay away from unnecessary chemicals. I think they're $1.50-$1.99 in stores, which is a bit pricey, but they're tasty. I wish they were lower in calories for people like me who are trying to lose weight. I really would like to try these as my go to granola bar for a while though because I keep some in my purse to help control my blood sugar.

Have you tried anything from your recent Birchboxes and loved it?


  1. I wish we had birchbox here, everyone seems to be a lot happier with birchbox than with our alternative

    shel xx

  2. I love the Blind mascara way more than I thought I would. From last month I'm really liking the Nuxe oil. It works wonders on my cuticles. It's dry oil so it isn't super greasy.


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