My Birchbox: November 2013


Well, finals are over and my grades will be submitted later this week. Everything is pretty much out of my hands now, and I honestly feel like I did pretty well. This semester was a rough one, and I definitely lost my motivation less than halfway through the semester. But it's done, and I'm thankful for a month long break before going back to school. 

I received this Birchbox right before Thanksgiving break, so I immediately took pictures of everything so that I could start to use them. I have to admit, I was really excited about most of the products from this box, and overall, I thought it was really good. My favorite thing? Surprisingly the Chella pencil. My least favorite? The chocolate...you'll see why. So let's get started!



November was all about bringing more good into your life, something I've been working on myself for the last couple of weeks. I received a pretty great Birchbox, and here's why: 

1. Ghirardelli Chocolate Bar ($3.95 - for 1) - I really like Ghirardelli chocolate most of the time, but this time it fell short for me. I'm not much of a caramel person, and the chocolate bar that I received was filled with caramel (womp, womp, womp). I tried a small piece of it, to see if my taste buds have changed any, and still didn't really like it, so I gave it to my little sister & dad to share. 

2. Color Club Coctail Hour Collection [in Dark n' Stormy] ($8.00 each) - I've only ever seen this brand of nail polish on Birchbox's website. I usually really like the shade (although sometimes my sister gets better colors), and this time was no exception. The color Dark n' Stormy is described as being a gunmetal gray, which is a better description than what I could have tried to give. I like it, especially for post-christmas wintertime. 

3. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir ($90.00 for 3.4 oz) - I liked this scent, and I actually really like receiving perfume samples in my Birchbox. I know people have complained about them before because apparently you can go anywhere to get a sample for free, but I hate asking people for samples of things. I don't know why, but I just feel bad. So getting a sample in my Birchbox actually allows me to see how the perfume wears on me throughout the day.

4. Chella Highlighter Pencil ($18.00) - I'm slowly becoming more and more obsessed with makeup, but the idea of using a highlighter always scares me. However when this pencil showed up, I immediately took it out to try it under my eyebrows, and in the corner of my eyes. This really brightened up those areas for me, and it was really easy to use.

5. Derma E Soothing Collection with Pycnogenol - I received a sample of their cleanser, moisturizer and smoothing serum. I'm still out on how I liked this, but it didn't irritate my sensitive skin (which is a major plus) which means so far it's good in my book. I probably won't be buying their skin care system because I'm really looking forward to trying b.right! Radiant Skincare by Benefit

6. Mox Botanicals Bath Milk ($12.00 for 2.5 oz) - I had heard about bath bombs, bubbles, beads, salts, and oils, but honestly I had never heard of bath milk before. I was a little wary about using this at first because...well...it sounds odd. Bath milk? I gave it a shot, and I just didn't like it...It felt weird to me. I don't know if it was a texture thing or what, but I don't think bath milks are for me. 



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4 comments

  1. Looks like a good collection, although I'm sad the chocolate didn't work out for you! Hope you did well on Finals!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I ended up doing alright on my finals, and I passed so there's that! I hope you have a great holiday

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    1. It smells so good! You should definitely go to a store to check it out if you're interested in it! xx

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