September 2015 Birchbox

September 15, 2015 | Beauty, Birchbox | 20 Comments »

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September 2015 Birchbox



Another month, another Birchbox! Here is my September 2015 Birchbox!

First up is the PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Smoothing Blowout Spray. I don’t really blow dry my hair, but maybe one day I’ll stop being lazy and do something to my hair. Aside from straightening it that is. It sounds like an interesting product and it has lots of pretty great reviews. The people seem to like it.

I’m not really into concealer crayons or sticks, but I’ll definitely give the trèStiQue Correct & Cover Concealer Crayon a try. Maybe it’ll come in handy while traveling? The packaging is kinda cool. At first I thought ‘Oh no Birchbox didn’t just toss in this crayon without a cap!’ They didn’t.

I’m actually pretty excited about the 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream. I won’t pretend that I can’t benefit from the claims of reducing fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. Because these days I really can. And it’s a nice sized sample too!

I’m one of those people who used to hate getting perfume samples. But that’s changed over the years. I have a small vase full of perfume samples and have found so many new favorites. Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume will be joining my vase full of samples. I’ll share the Birchbox breakdown because it’s pretty interesting. ‘Romano Ricci, the self-described offbeat dandy of the perfume world, only used one element—Cetalox—to create this minimalist perfume. Even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve undoubtedly picked up its scent. Used as a back note in thousands of fragrances, Cetalox (a synthetic substitute for grey amber) takes center stage in Not a Perfume. The result is elegant, pure, spicy, and completely allergen-free.’ It smells really nice. It’s a very light and pleasant fragrance.

When I did my usual sneak peek I was a little disappointed that I got the POP Beauty POP Portfolio Eyeshadow Palette instead of the Japonesque Eyeshadow Duo. I was so disappointed in fact that I used my saved up points to purchase one of the Japonesque Eyeshadow Duos. While I don’t regret using my points for a nice looking new to me product, I probably should have chilled out a bit. Because the POP Beauty POP Portfolio Eyeshadow Palette is GORGEOUS! I’ve definitely heard of POP Beauty, but truthfully nothing really grabbed my attention. Well, they have my attention now. Do you see those swatches? So. Pretty. The shadows were soft and nicely pigmented. I’m planning on giving this beauty a proper review later on. And the sample size for this trio is really generous as well. I’m impressed.

I’m really digging this month’s Birchbox.

20 Comments on “September 2015 Birchbox” »
  1. That looks like a nice selection! The Pop Beauty shadow swatches are really intense. And I’ve wanted to try something by Juliette Has a Gun for a while.
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    • Doesn’t it? I’m so impressed! And I haven’t heard of Juliette Has a Gun. This is the first I’m hearing of it. Very interesting fragrance.

  2. Keep us posted if the eye cream works. Anything to lift my tired eyes is very welcome to me.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking
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  3. Oh, I love that eyeshadow palette! Never heard of Pop Beauty before, I must have a look at it now.

  4. Looks like a good haul – especially the eyeshadow. Intrigued about the caffeine eye cream too. Love a caffeine hit, in any form :-)
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  5. It’s not a bad box generally speaking. I used to subscribe to Birchbox when I lived in the states. How is the Japonesque Eyeshadow Duo? I’ve always been curious about their makeup. :-)
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  6. I was so close to opting for that Pop eye trio, but I decided not to. It’s so pretty though, I wish I had gotten it!
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  7. I don’t blame you for feeling a little disappointed when you saw the Pop Beauty eyeshadow palette, it does look a little cheap but wow, your swatches are gorgeous! Goes to show we can’t judge a book by its cover.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity
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  8. I thought the same thing from your swatches ~ the Pop trio looks gorgeous! Very pretty and fairly pigmented colors :-)

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  9. Jaa

    I’ve been curious about the Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume perfume!! I read the story behind it as well (using one element to create the perfume) and it made me even more curious to smell it. LOL. Hopefully Sephora will give out a sample soon!
    Jaa recently posted…Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover FoundationMy Profile

    • Hopefully you can get a sample. The perfume is very pricey, but it does smell nice. I haven’t worn it yet so I can’t say much about how long it lasts or anything really.

  10. i want that blow out spray!! i quit straightening and just blow out now. we’ll see how long that lasts!
    elle sees recently posted…YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer Vs. NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer (Giveaway)My Profile

    • I really have to try something different with my hair. I think it needs to grow out more first. Your hair always looks amazing! You need to share your secrets lol!

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