Monday, November 17, 2014

Birchbox | November 2014

I was thrilled to see a festive Birchbox this month as I am tremendously excited for the holiday season! This month I received six samples, as one was a food item. Let's get into it, shall we?

Bain de Terre argan oil & passion flower COLOR THERAPY STYLING OIL: This is a lightweight blend of essential oils that nourishes hair and adds shine. I use a small amount, concentrating on the tips of my hair. My hair can easily become a greasy mess so I prefer to use oils on the ends of my hair (sparingly, I might add). This is a decent product, although honestly, I prefer the Josie Maran Argan Oil

Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream: This cream is meant to be used on the face and neck to boost elasticity and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. I have used it as a hand cream and find it quite moisturizing. Personally, I would not use this on my face during the day as I usually make sure to use something with SPF protection. I do recommend this cream for nighttime use or for other areas on the body. 

Joie Folle de Joie eau de parfum: Another tiny perfume sample. I am never delighted to see these as  I have far too many and I rarely reach for them. The scent is nice. It is floral and clean, in my opinion. I can see using in more in the early spring. I am very much set on my fall/winter fragrance, as I wrote a post about my affinity for the Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black. 

Not Soap, Radio Joy Inducing Body Wash: I love the scent of this body wash. Although I once again feel it would be best suited for spring, I do plan to use up this body wash soon. It can double as a bubble bath and I fully intend to use it up in my next soak in the tub. The sample itself is decent in size and I may get two bathes out of it. 

theBalm cosmetics Cindy-Lou Manizer: I was overjoyed to see this highlighting product make an appearance in my November Birchbox. I love theBalm as a whole and have greatly enjoyed products from them in the past. It is rare I make a purchase from but my first product purchase was theBalm Put A Lid On It, which I still use. I have used the Mary Lou Manizer to death and received numerous compliments on it. I like the Cindy-Lou Manizer thus far. We will see after some time how it compares. 

Dang Toasted Coconut Chips: If there is one thing Birchbox always get right, it is the size of snack samples. I am always thrilled when I receive an edible treat in my box, as they are always a decent size and I often greatly enjoy them. This time was no different. I received these toasted coconut chips, which I am snacking on while writing this blog post. Once again, I find these better suited for a different season. These seem like a summer snack to me. They are delicious and not overly sweet; something I have come to appreciate. All in all, I recommend trying them! 

I have to say I did enjoy my Birchbox overall this month. Some samples could have been bigger (or different products...) but I did enjoy the highlighter from theBalm, the toasted coconut chips, and the body wash. 

What did you receive in your Birchbox?

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