Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February Birchbox Brag!

Guess what I'm bringing back?


Yep. That's right. It's been a hot minute since I've linked up with Katie and Tara, but like I said yesterday, I am refocusing the blog a bit-- back to basics if you will. Well, I have a makeup obsession--- and that's really why I started this blog--- but you wouldn't know it if you've been reading lately. #Fail. Oh well. There's no time like the present. So here's what I got in my Birchbox this month! 

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator


Birchbox saysTo fully appreciate this dermatologist-quality scrub, a mini skincare lesson is in order. Let’s start with enzymes: these potent ingredients actually dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin cells together. Microderm crystals, on the other hand, are ultra fine minerals that buff away tired skin. Vasanti’s multi-action exfoliator includes both enzymes and micro crystals, plus healing natural ingredients. The result? Renewed, decongested skin without any redness. A single tube will last you four to six months.

Blue Dog Belle says: I adore this stuff. I have been using it daily since I got it and I can tell such a huge difference. The micro-scrubbing power of this stuff is like nothing I've ever come across. It's definitely expensive, but a little seems to go a VERY long way. I'm so happy with this! I'd definitely recommend it!

Birchbox says: if you’re a devoted Birchbox reader, you’re probably well aware that we have a serious infatuation with dry shampoo. Our latest obsession is this game-changer from hip brand TIGI. A couple of quick spritzes instantly zaps excess oil, perks up flat locks, and lets us go an extra day (okay, four) without shampooing.

Blue Dog Belle says: game-changer is not an understatement. Smells amazing. So effective. Dare I say it even lets me rock day 3 hair. Eww. I know. But its happened. I will DEFINITELY be buying a full size. 

Juicy Couture Couture La La 3.4oz


Birchbox says: Created with the fearless free spirit in mind, this brand new scent from Juicy Couture is a punk rock update on the original Juicy Couture. One part fruity, one part tart, and one part floral, it’s neither too sweet nor too girly. Plus, the glam bottle is worthy of a front-and-center spot on your vanity.

Blue Dog Belle says: I'm a big fan of Juicy perfumes, and this one is lovely. But it's not my favorite. It's a little youthful for me, but I think the birchbox description is definitely accurate. 

Jouer Matte Moisture Tint


Birchbox says: Ever since we discovered Jouer’s best selling Luminizing Moisture Tint, the skin perfector has been our secret to getting a healthy, glowy complexion. We never thought anything could come between us and our beloved LMT—until we met this brand new mattifying version. The oil-free formula controls shine all day long and gives skin a soft, velvety finish. It blends in easily and keeps your face protected with SPF 15. We don’t see anything wrong with having two favorites.

Blue Dog Belle says: again, love the brand, not this particular product so much. I like fuller coverage foundations so this product is automatically not what I'm looking for. I felt that the pigment wore off quickly (with in 6 hours or so) and it didn't really keep me matte for long. If you're looking for a matte verion of their tints, this is definitely it. Just not the right formulation for me or my preferences. 

Ghirardelli Milk & Caramel SQUARES

Birchbox says: As Mary Kate and Ashley, Simon and Garfunkel, and Mickey and Minnie would probably attest, it takes two to make a thing go right. Enter our latest Birchbox Find: Ghirardelli’s melt-in-your-mouth milk chocolate squares filled with velvety caramel. The individually-wrapped squares are perfect for snacking, and each is just under 75 calories. If you can be convinced to share, they make thoughtful treats for fellow chocolate-lovers.

Blue Dog Belle says: Okay. LOVE these, and I guess this month was valentines with lots of chocolate around, but I really want my birchbox to introduce me to new PRODUCTS not random chocolate I can buy at any corner store in North America.

That's all she wrote. I was a little disappointed in my box this month. I had some really great finds, but I'm not sure, I just wasn't wowed.  What did y'all think? Do you get birchbox too? 



26 comments:

Jen said...

What a great box!!! :)

Alissa | Feeling Good said...

I got some different products - but I was definitely disappointed with this months' Birchbox, too. Except for the chocolate ;)

Alissa
FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

Alyssa Longobucco said...

I got rid of my Birchbox subscription a while ago because I couldn't justify the extra expense, but I love seeing what other people got. Jouer products are the best!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Mree said...

I too love makeup but don't subscribe to Birchbox because well I'm too cheap! LOL! I get alot of samples at work so I use them instead. I will try anything once, well makeup that is.
Those chocolates look so yummie!!

cheapchictraveler.com said...

I need to get a Birchbox subscription! Everyone talk about how great it is and I love the Juicy Perfume, and you can never go wrong with Ghirardelli!

Alana
http://cheapchictraveler.com

Alexa said...

Yay! God I have to get into Birchbox...looks so amazing! :)

ashlyn williams said...

my birch box stunk this month, but love yours!! :) xo

Niki Caron said...

We got almost completely different boxes (except for the chocolate). I am actually obsessed with the Joeur Luminizing Moisture Tint - I wear it every day! But I see that it's not for everyone! And I'm jealous of the TIGI spray!

Sara said...

Jealous of your dry shampoo!! I got a different hair product but I like yours so much more! I should have posted my box this month. There is always next month!

Ashley said...

My box was very similar to yours except I didn't get the Vasanti! Too bad it sounds amazing! :)

jackie jade said...

nice! I might need to try out birchbox. i love getting fun stuff in the mail!!
-- jackiejade.blogspot.com

Penniless Socialite said...

I feel the same way! I think I was trying to make my blog be too many things at once. Yay for refocusing...and I will be here reading your Cocktail Hour posts.
Tara
Penniless Socialite
Win a Target Gift Card!

Jenna said...

I think this Birchbox looks fun! (Minus the teeny-bopper perfume...) I've been really debating signing up, but seeing everyone's fun boxes is really tempting me. Thanks for sharing!

Jenna
District Delights

Simply Stine said...

Wow! I am REALLY jealous of your box! HA!! That's a great birchbox! That Vasanti facial product seems like something I'd like to try out! -Christine

Emily said...

I was SO excited about my Birchbox this month! It was really fun seeing everything you got--I'm going to try to post mine in a day or two. Happy Hump Day!

Melissa said...

What is birch box?? I'm so out of the loop -- I want one!

Bubblymuppet said...

Ooo, I wouldn't mind trying that dry shampoo! Great box!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Birch Box is about to get the boot from me.

Jessica Manning-Garner said...

The dry shampoo sounds great. I'm always looking for ways to avoid washing my hair!

Veronica and Daniel said...

I wish I had gotten that box! I've been wanting to try a dry shampoo, and that face rejuvenator sounds just lovely!

tara said...

dry shampoo!?! jealous! i love that vasanti stuff! it's awesome!

My-cliffnotes said...

Yum I need to sign back up.

Kate - Classy Living said...

The Vasanti cleanser is AMAZING! I got some in my September box and am still using it every few days. I will definitely buy the full size when I run out!

Leigh said...

I have LOVED the Vasanti cleanser! It is quite possibly my absolute all time favorite Birchbox discovery. Super jelly of that Catwalk product.

Caroline said...

So jealous of the box you got! I wanna try that scrub!

madeleine said...

This makes me want to re-start my birchbox subscription! I loved getting it in the mail!

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