I finally got to try out Birchbox, the original sampling service for beauty products and I’m beyond smitten. Every month you get 4-5 sample or deluxe sample sizes and you’ll not only get your $10 worth, but you’ll also be introduced to something fabulous that you probably wouldn’t have known about otherwise.
My Birchbox included:
Juicy Couture: Signature fragrance
Miracle Skin Transformer: Hydroactive Microderm Cleanser
One Love Organics: Aromatic Body Serum in Lavender
Oscar Blandi: Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo
theBalm: Mary-Lou Manizer (eye shadow & highlighter)
Chuao Chocolatier: Mini ChocoPod (chocolate bar)
I could do a whole separate post on Miracle Skin Transformer’s Microderm Cleanser- little sloughing granules in a creamy cleanser that you massage into the skin for a minute or so until it grabs onto dead skin which start to roll off. It works like a professional microdermabrasion treatment! I loved it (not surprising since their primer and concealer rank among my all time favs), and will be 100% buying it once my sample runs out.
AND- theBalm’s shadow that I got blew away Stila’s Kitten for the best shimmery champagne shadow. It’s light going on without a hint of orange, just a perfectly neutral nude that you can use for shadow, highlighting, inner corners, and for a trick I love doing- blend a fingertip sized dot into the middle of your lips on top of any lip color you’re wearing. It will add a pop of shimmer and interest to the lips that’s subtle but so pretty.
For $30 you get a 3 month subscription making this one of the easiest and best gifts to give. Something she’ll be opening and enjoying long after the holidays are over.
Check out Birchbox.com to shop for full sizes of the products that are featured in the boxes often times sold at a discount with free shipping.