Saturday, March 17, 2012

February Birchbox (Belated)

Let me just say "Oops!"

I'm a little behind on my Birchbox reviews! I just got my March box in the mail today and thought... 'Okay, I think I've reached my limit for procrastinating on this'. Not only that, but I also received one of the BONUS Vichy Birchboxes that I've been needing to review.

But first... The regular FEBRUARY Birchbox!

Another photo of the signature Birchbox. Per request, I have attempted to give you an idea of the size of the box by placing my iPhone next to it.


The back of the card.

Pretty shiny tissue paper. :)

dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($50/full size)
This daily exfoliating cleanser is awesome! It is actually a powder that you have to mix with a little water in order to use it. The first time I used it, I wasn't quite sure I was doing it right because it didn't feel like my usual exfoliant. It was extremely gentle. As soon as I rinsed and dried my face, I realized I must have done something correctly because my skin felt so smoft (smooth & soft... I JUST made that up accidentally, you're welcome!). I should also say that this product is great when you have to travel by plane. Since it's not liquid, you don't have to worry about the 2 ounce rule. The ONLY downside I found to this exfoliant is the smell. It is very unpleasant. However, since it works so well, I have been able to overlook the stink.

Free music downloads. I would pass them on, but I believe they are no longer available. Sorry for my procrastination. :-/

Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos ($15/3 pack)
If you know much about me, you know I don't wear a lot of lipstick, and what lipstick I do wear is typically very natural and light. These lip tattoos look fun, but I definitely can't see myself wearing them. I DO plan on trying out a set and snapping some pictures to share with you... soon. :)

BENTA BERRY G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream ($22/full size)
Supersmile Powdered Mouthrinse ($16/24 pack)
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint ($38/full size)

The Benta Berry face cream was very appealing to me because it claims to control oil and keep your face matte. I have very oily skin, so I was excited to try this. Unfortunately, it is like most other oil-control lotions that I've tried and it makes my skin feel really dry at first and then my face over-compensates and gets extra oily about halfway through the day. :( It smells nice, though!

I'm saving the Supersmile mouthrinses for my trip next month. I will be traveling by plane and this is also great because it is not liquid. I'm sure it'll be a little different from your average mouthwash, but you don't have to worry about it leaking!

I LOVED the Jouer tinted moisurizer. As I mentioned in a previous blog post or two, I prefer makeup with light coverage, so I use mainly tinted moisturizers. The bonus with this one is that is has light-reflecting shimmer in it that gives your skin a dewy look. It's not glittery, so it is great for every day wear. The only problem I have with it is that my face is quite oily halfway through the day. I even tried the Benta Berry oil-control lotion underneath and that didn't make much difference. That will likely keep me from purchasing the full size, but I highly recommend this to those of you without oily skin!

Anyway... that should do it for LAST MONTH'S box! Whew! I plan to post about the Vichy bonus box soon. And then after that, THIS MONTH'S box. Ha!

If you want to join Birchbox, just click HERE to go to their website. You have to enter your e-mail and they'll send you an invitation to join. It's only $10 a month with free shipping & handling. Totally worth it! :)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by! Are you tired of my excessive use of exclamation points yet?!!!


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