November 2016 Birchbox

November 19, 2016 | Beauty, Birchbox | 2 Comments »


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November 2016 Birchbox

November 2016 Birchbox

My November Birchbox isn’t really that exciting. But there are two items I’ll totally use so it’s not a total dud. Let’s dig in!

I’ve wanted to try Kérastase for a while now. I’ve heard lots of good things. Not only did I receive the Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 2 – Shampoo for Dry Hair and Kérastase Nutritive Lait Vital – Conditioner for Dry Hair, but they’re both nice sized samples! I’ll definitely get a few uses out of them. I also appreciate that I was sent products for dry hair since that fits my hair type perfectly.

The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant is a multi-purpose salve that hydrates skin, adds shine to lips and lids, tames brows, conditions cuticles, and soothes scrapes and sunburns. I did test a bit on my cuticles because they definitely need all the help they can get. But it smelled like Bengay and well… I hate the smell of Bengay. It did have a balm like texture and felt moisturizing. But I just can’t get over the scent.

The jane iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain is interesting. It’s specially formulated to adjust to your body’s unique chemistry to create a customized ultra-flattering hue. It contains lots of natural ingredients. When I swatched it on my hand it was a shimmery baby pink shade. But it was way too sheer to show up in a swatch. As interesting as it sounds, it’s just not something I’d actually use. Also, the sample is teeny tiny!

The Raw Spirit Fragrances Wild Fire Eau de Parfum is definitely not my kind of fragrance. It’s a little too woodsy for my liking. It’s also very strong.

There you have it! At least I get to try the shampoo and conditioner! I might be cancelling Birchbox and will probably just stick with my Play! by Sephora subscription. I just haven’t been too impressed with my boxes lately.

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