Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November Birchbox

This month's Birchbox theme was Give and included products from brands that give back.
Birchbox also included a way to pass along a treat to someone special.

My Birchbox contained Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector, 
Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Petite Cologne Absolue, Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray, stila all over shimmer liquid luminizer, Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod, and a small gift sleeve.

Miracle Skin Transformer™ Vanish Instant Imperfection CorrectorBefore applying makeup, prep skin with this serum-infused primer, which has optical diffusers that mask imperfections. Full size, $58/1 oz

This has a really nice thick texture that is not at all greasy so it worked very well at evening out the texture of my skin.  It really made my make-up look flawless. I don't know how my skin would react to it over time, as the sample size didn't include much more than a single application.  

The sample size I received (pictured) is .1 oz.  Due to the price of the full size product, this sample is a $5.80 value.

 Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Petite Cologne Absolue - Thanks to spicy ginger and a touch of bergamot, this sexy new rose sent is more sophisticated than sweet.  Full Size, $75/30 ml

This smells much better than I expected.  I usually steer clear of rose scents as I always envision someone's nana wearing it, but this is bit more of a sophisticated scent.  I don't know if I would necessarily purchase it, but I didn't hate it.  

The sample I received (pictured) does not include the size, but I would guess it's about 1.5 ml. Given the price of the full size perfume, this sample is about a $3.75 value.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray - This light, non-sticky spray gives dry hair a voluminous, sexy, tousled look.  Spray from ends to roots for best results.  Full Size, $25/4 oz.

I have actually not used this yet.  I am excited to try a texturizing spray and holding out until I have somewhere special to go.  

I received a 1 oz sample (pictured) making this sample a $6.25 value.

stila all over shimmer liquid luminizer - Add a touch of this luminescent fluid to your cheekbones or decolletage, or mix with your foundation for an all -over glow.  Full Size, $20/set of 3

The kit includes 3 colors, I received bronze shimmer.  It was easy to apply and wasn't over the top.  It provided a nice sheen to my cheek bones and the color is perfect for my complexion.  

I received one tube of the trio (pictured).  Given the price of the trio, a single tube is valued at $6.67.

Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod - These bite-sized artisanal treats are made with premium Venezuelan cacao and come in a range of unexpected flavors.  Full size, $7.95/7 pack

I received the potato chip pod.  It was tasty, but I was expecting more of a mix of sweet and salty.  I barely tasted the potato chip.   

I received one pod (pictured); a $1.14 value.

If I were to purchase the full sizes of all the products featured in my November Birchbox it would total $185.95.  Given the sizes of each of these samples, my November Birchbox  is a $23.60 value.

For more information on Birchbox, visit their website HERE.

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

1 comment:

  1. Lol @ smelling like "someones nana!" That box looks pretty good, thanks for the thorough review :)


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