Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October Birchbox

I received my October Birchbox last week.  Birchbox offered two different boxes; one themed Transformation and the other partnered with goop.com.  I choose to receive the goop.com box.

I received 5 items; The Original Beautyblender, Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss, DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer, Marie Veronique Organics Anti-Aging Oil, and a LemonZest LUNA bar.

The Original BeautyBlender - The hot pink sponge is a pro favorite that gives your foundation or tinted moisturizer a seamless finish. Pack of Two (pictured), $25.95

Prior to receiving this sponge, I had been applying my BB Cream with my fingers as it is a tiny bit too thick to apply with a brush.  This blender works very well with my BB Cream and really blends it it.  The pointed tip helps blends under the eyes and corners of the nose.  I received one full sized sponge.  

Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss- Luscious lips are a swipe away with this non-sticky gloss, which delivers a subtle plumping effect that lasts all day. Full size (pictured), $33/1 oz

I received this gloss in charm, which is a soft peachy-pink.  I already have so many similar colors, so I ended up giving this away and have not used it.  The sample size I received was .1 oz.

  DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer - This high-tech moisturizing serum fills in pores and wrinkles for instantly smoother sizeFull size (pictured), $85/1.7 oz

I used this once.  It smells nice in the tube and when I first put it on my skin, but  after I blended it out had a slightly burnt smell, almost like burnt rice.  It does have a very smoothing feel on the skin, but I couldn't get over the smell. The sample size I received was .23 oz.

 Marie Veronique Organics Anti-Aging Oil - This little miracle worker fights wrinkles and improves skin tone with sea buckthorn, red raspberry seed, and cranberry seed oils.   Full size (pictured), $80/1 oz

Because I have acne prone skin, I am hesitant to use any oils on my face. I tried this on my hand and found it to be a little sticky.  

 LUNA Bar, LemonZest - These zest snacks are a goop fave.  They're perfect to keep you full in between meals  (plus they can double as a healthy dessert)  Pack of 15, $18.75

This was a great little extra in my Birchbox.  The LemonZest bars are my absolute favorite LUNA bars.  These are great mid-day snacks to keep you going between meals.

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Disclaimer: I purchased this item on my own and am not being compensated.  All the opinions expressed are my own.   


  1. Hey Deana, I love your blog! Thanks for the run-down on Oct's Birchbox, I have been meaning to try them out and am on the waiting list.

    1. Thanks Yvonne! I heard the waiting could take a bit of time. If/when you get it, I hope you like it!


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