Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Birchbox - May

I was happy to see this lovely little package waiting for me when I arrived home today. I recently subscribed to Birchbox which a monthly service that delievers 4-5 samples of beauty products. They can range from skincare to makeup. I must admit I have always been a fan of mystery boxes. I decided why not give it a try for a few months to see if I like it. Here it was I received  for the month of May. Birchbox included a brief description of each item.

1. Stila Eyeshadow - An easy-to-blend shadow with a velvety texture - apply it dry for a wash of color, or add a little water to turn it into a liner.
- - My Review - I have always wanted to try products from Stila, specifically their Lip Glazes. The eyeshadow is pretty pig and is a really pretty purple color. When I first swatched the eyeshadow it needed a lot of swipes to get the purple to show. I can see myself using this color once in a while but not on a daily basis.

2. Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir - The Italian fragrance house's latest winner has waves of ripe fruit with a base of heady jasmine.
- - My Review - I sprayed this perfume right away so I could let it sit and see if it got me nauseous. I could not stand having this scent on me for more than 3 minutes. It immediately reminded me of a Thanksgiving dinner I went to back in the 90's and I think it was my Grandma that had it on. I only sprayed it once very lightly but it felt as though I had bathed in it. I would not be interested in ever using this perfume in the future.

3. Archipelago Pomegranate Soap - A triple-milled soap loaded antioxidant-rich white tea and pomegranate to gently clean hands and body.
- - My Review - Have not gotten a chance to try it but it smells sweet from inside the box

 4. Ahava Mineral Hand Cream - This satiny cream is right without being heavy, and sinks into skin for major therapeutic benefits.
- - My Review - I put this in my purse so I can try it out for a few days to see if I like it. It smells nice from the tube but I sprayed the perfume on first and I didn't want to mix smells.

Where to buy - Birchbox

1 comment

  1. I just got my Birchbox yesterday but haven't had a chance to open it! I wonder if I got the same things?

    I can't read it on the Stila eyeshadow box in your picture, but if the size of the eyeshadow is .09 oz then it is full-sized, and they retail for $18 so to get that in a Birchbox that only cost $10--along with other products--still kind of nice... even if the color's pigmentation isn't the best! :-)

    I'm hoping for the soap the most, the Ahava, and then the eye shadow. Not too excited about the Bulgari perfume sample, from what you've said!