Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October Birchbox Review

After much anticipation, I finally received my first monthly Birchbox last week!

It contained:
*Befine Lip Exfoliator
*Caudalie Vinoperfect Cell Renewal Night Cream
*Laura Gellar Spackle Tinted Under Makeup Primer in Bronze
*Orofluido Beauty Elixir
*Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Color

I was a little nervous to get this box after seeing some of the things that other people got, but was really excited once I saw what was inside!

The Befine Lip Exfoliator was the thing that excited me most in the box. Unfortunately, it was a major letdown. The grains in the formula are super small and there aren't very many in there so you don't really get much exfoliation at all.

Instead, I would recommend Victoria's Secret Smooth FX which has larger exfoliating grains in it for more sloughing off of dead skin or Mary Kay's Satin Lips set which has a lot of smaller grains and works pretty well.

The next item I was really excited about was the Laura Gellar Spackle primer in Bronze. There wasn't really much bronzing in it, but as a primer it was nice and did not make my skin feel greasy like a lot of primers do. Overall, I think that I would buy it again. At $25, it does a good job.

I'm never really that excited about skin cream, but this one is actually really good. As soon as I put it on, my skin felt softer. The next morning, my skin did have a little more brightness to it as well. For a 30 ml bottle, it costs $68 so it's a little pricey, but I would consider buying it as I really like how it made my skin feel.

My hair is SUPER dry, so I am always on the hunt to find to something that will help tame the little frizzies that pop up. Unfortunately, this is not it. It is a little thicker than most of the serum's that I have used, and did not really work all that well.

Two products that I find always work pretty well for me are:

I really like Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective oil which is similar to the Orofluido, but not quite as thick. Bed Head Biggie After-Party is my other go to frizz banisher, but is more of a cream instead of an oil.

The Oribe shampoo and conditioner was actually pretty nice and made my hair really soft. As it was an extra, the price was not listed so I looked it up and found it for $39 each bottle. Although it was nice, I don't think I would really spend $80 on shampoo and conditioner!

Overall, I was impressed with this month's Birchbox and CAN'T WAIT for next month's already!


  1. I''m jealous you got the Laura Gellar Spackle Tinted Under Makeup Primer in Bronze :)

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  3. Thank you so much! I also use the Bed head after-party product...makes your hair smell so yummy :)

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