Monday, September 16, 2013

My First Birchbox

I received my first Birchbox in the mail!  

What is Birchbox? Their website says: “Join Birchbox and receive monthly deliveries of high-end beauty and lifestyle samples from top brands. It's the best way to discover new products and buy with confidence.”  All for just $10 a month!  Plus, if you fall in love with a sample, then you can go to to purchase the full size product with free shipping. 

I joined to learn about these new products and to share them here with you. 

September’s box included:
  • Ruffian Nail Lacquer in Fox Hunt, exclusive to Birchbox 
  • Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm
  • Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
  • Beauty Protector Protect & Shampoo
  • Beauty Protector Protect & Condition
All of these products have four out of five star ratings and hundreds of reviews.

I was so excited to share my first Birchbox with you that I haven’t even tried all of the samples yet!  I did try the Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips and the Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm.  The lip balm has a thicker consistency that seemed to last longer and moisturize better than others.  I’m looking forward to trying it as the weather grows colder and my lips grow more chapped. 

I really like the beauty balm!  It’s a moisturizer, sunscreen with SPF 45, anti-aging cream and light coverage makeup all in one!  This could save me five minutes every morning, which means five more minutes of sleep!  Happy girl.  The coverage was ideal for a daily foundation and a little goes a long way.  I added some concealer to my nose and under my eyes, topped that with pressed powder, bronzer and mascara and headed out the door.  I may have to buy the full size, even at $39.  Four products and five minutes of beauty sleep?  Totally worth it.

Stay tuned for more beauty product reviews from my Birchbox!  For more information about Birchbox or to subscribe, click here.

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