Birchbox: November + December 2013

I’m supremely overdue on my Birchbox posts for the remainder of 2013.  Yes, I was busy, but there was also a period of time where I decided that I hated Birchbox (don’t ask, probably burnout) and was at the point where I wasn’t entirely sure that anyone actually wanted to see what they were sending me each month.  We are over that hump.

November

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In the box: It’s a 10 miracle leave-in product, Chuao Chocolatier Chocolate Bars in Pop Corn Pop, Tiossan Body Cream, Color Club Nail Polish in Dark ‘N Stormy, Chella Highlighter Pencil

Truth: I ate the Chocolate Bar as soon as I opened the box.  I had just finished my run.  It was snack time.  It did not stand a chance.

Y’all know I just love the little nail polish samples – Color Club’s Dark ‘N Stormy was no different.  I was a little bit hesitant because the color looked so severe – it is 100% gunmetal.  When I actioned it on my mitts + some sparkles, it looked…really excellent and much more feminine than I was expecting.

December

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In the box: Hayadi Pure Happy Smooth, FusionBeauty LashFusion XL, BENTA BERRY G-1 Exfoliating Facial Cleanser, Emily’s Chocolates Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookie, Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips

I was not super-impressed by this box initially – the chocolate covered fortune cookie seemed ridiculous.  Knowing how often I do not buy them at Chinese take-out places (100% of the time), I can’t imagine that there’s this big luxury market for them.  But, whatever.

I’ve used the mascara a few times and so far have been underwhelmed.  Maybe it is for people whose lashes are tragic, maybe I just need to keep trying, or maybe I need to give up.

The Gold Star for the December box goes to the Dr. Lipp Balm.  It is SO dry here right now because of the cold and my lips are basically a train wreck at the moment.  When I gave the Dr. Lipp Balm a try, I was very impressed.  It’s only $14.50 on the Birchbox site and since I had a $10 credit, I was able to source it for $4.50.

What beauty products have you been loving lately?

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