Saturday, November 5, 2011

October 2011 Birchbox Review

Watch the video of me opening the Birchbox here:

Befine Lip Serum

I wasn't excited when I first saw this because I just received a lip balm from Birchbox but I think I like this one better. It's very thin and almost oily. It's slightly yellow in color from the tube and a little goes a LONG way. It's not sticky, heavy or thick on the lips (like the Jouer lip enhancer I also got from Birchbox). It's very comfortable on the lips and even gives a glossy finish while being very thin, smooth and light. It has no flavor, smell, or color.

blinc mascara

I haven't used this and I'm not going to. I might have given this away in a giveaway. Drugstore mascaras are fine for me since I don't wear it that often and I hate removing makeup so this is just not my cup of tea. The directions say this does not come off with makeup remover and you have to use soap and water with PRESSURE to get this off. Pressure? On my eyes? No thanks. Sounds way too complicated when I'm already pleased with a Cover Girl or Maybelline mascara.

Orofluido Beauty Elixir

This came with no instructions and I really have no idea how to use this, so I didn't. I think I heard someone on youtube say she put this in the ends of her hair...or maybe used it like a hair mask? I don't remember but it seems oily and my hair can already be oily at times so I don't see a use for this.

Pangea Organics Tea Facial Mask

I feel bad saying I didn't use this either. What a review this is! Hahaha. I WILL use this and I have been pleased with Pangea Organics products so far, but I'm still trying to use up the masks that Birchbox previously gave me so I didn't want to break the seal and use this when I have other opened ones still yet to finish. I will update after I use it - either on here or on Twitter.

Teaforte Minteas

Disgusting. I don't know if all flavors are as bad as this one because I did see other youtubers get a different flavor but I actually had to spit it out and then threw away the whole tin. I can't even describe what it tasted like. It was really strong - like dirt and cleaner. Awful.

Needless to say, I really didn't like this month's Birchbox. I'm thinking of canceling. I signed up for New Beauty Test Tube after this box and might cancel Birchbox in the future but I like the idea of getting a box every month so I'm gonna stick it out a little bit longer to see if the boxes get any better.

1 comment:

  1. I cancelled my subscription after only three boxes. I've signed up for Eco-Emi now, and am anxiously awaiting my first box.