Tuesday, November 20

Unboxing: Birchbox November 2012 +Discount Code!

I was so excited to received my very first Birchbox in the mail today! I've been chatting Jeff's ear off about it and after he brought it to me he even stayed to watch me unbox it. How cute is that? I'd watched a few unboxing videos on YouTube so I kind of knew what I was going to get in advance but I was still happy and surprised. Thankfully my box was not a dud.

Instagramming it: my very first Birchbox!
I knew the box was small because of how many unboxing videos I've watched but I was still surprised by how truly small it is. That's a great thing though because it fit in our small mailbox.

Here is how it looked when I opened the lid. The cardboard was very stiff! But it opened and I was happy to see what I got. The theme of the month is "Give" and the purple box is intended to be a little gift pouch you can give to someone special for any reason.

Here is what I received:

  • Juicy Couture | Viva la Juicy La Fleur (full size, $25-$70)
  • ModelCo | FIBRE LASHXTEND Lengthening Mascara (full size, $24)
  • One Love Organics | Aromatic Body Serum (full size, $39)
  • Oscar Blandi | Pronto Texture & Volume Spray (full size, $25)
  • LIFESTYLE EXTRA: SOYJOY | Cranberry Snack Pack (5 bars, $6)
The ModelCo mascara is a full size product so there is worth of the $10 subscription and more! I've never tried a SOYJOY bar before but on one unboxing video I watched it didn't seem too tasty. I'll likely pop it in my purse and save it for when I need it. 

Oh, there was also a card featuring a discount code for CHROMATICgallerie. Take $15 off a purchase of $88 shoes. They don't carry shoes for my hobbit-sized feet (fail on their part) so I'm just going to put the discount code here so you can take advantage of the discount (should you so desire).


One Love Organics | Aromatic Body Serum (full size, $39)
I was pretty excited for the One Love Organics Aromatic Body Serum when I first heard about it/saw a video about it. According to the product description it is: Made with pumpkin seed and sea buckthorn oil, this fast-absorbing oil keeps skin supple and hydrated. Bonus: it has aromatherapy benefits! My sample says it is in "rose" but I just sprayed it on and it smells nothing like roses. So I'm not sure what's going on there. 

I believe it will work best after showering so I'll give it a try tomorrow morning and see how it works out. I'm not really a fan of putting oils on my skin but I am open to possibility! 

Note: I used soap and water to wash this stuff off my hands (a little bit of oil leaked in the packaging) and I can still feel it all over my skin. And it doesn't feel great at all. I think I'll literally have to swipe a cotton ball of alcohol over my Macbook Pro keyboard. Ew. 

ModelCo | FIBRE LASHXTEND Lengthening Mascara (full size, $24)
Product description for the mascara: Falsies without the fuss. This innovative mascara uses tiny lash-extending fibers to give you a lengthy fringe. Tip: rotate the wand inside the bottle to pick up the fibers.

I don't think I'll be getting to this one for a while because I already have two mascaras open and in use (Physicians Formula Organic Wear and Loreal Power Volume with Collagen) and two more unopened in my drawer (an impulse buy but for a ridiculously good price!).

"Fibers" kind of sounds like something that might end up on my face. But we'll see!

Oscar Blandi | Pronto Texture & Volume Spray (full size, $25)
Product Description: This light, nonsticky spray gives dry hair a voluminous, sexy, tousled look. Spray from ends to roots for best results. It's great for updos, too!

It says it can be used on clean or second day hair, so I think I'll give it a try tomorrow (second day hair) and Thursday (clean hair) to see how it works. I've actually been meaning to look into something that will put some volume in my hair so I hope this works. $25 isn't too awful for something that works. 

Juicy Couture | Viva la Juicy La Fleur (full size, $25-$70)
Product Description: This modern scent is a feminine blend of wild berries, mandarin, and waterlily.

This is kind of nice. I've been wearing a gardenia scent exclusively for the past few months but I did say in my Birchbox survey that perfume is a beauty item I would splurge on. The scent is very light and nice. There's a deeper note in there that is really pleasant but I don't really know what it is. My sample was really small so I'll try it out for a couple days and see how it works out!

SOYJOY | Cranberry Snack Pack (5 bars, $6)

Product Description: Be the first to try these new gluten-free bars made with real cranberries.

Well cranberry is a great fruit for fall, obviously. Like I said I'm just going to tuck this into my purse and save it for when I need it.

I don't know how I feel about there being food in the Birchbox. I know it is for the "lifestyle extra" but I'd much rather receive beauty/makeup samples instead of food. Although if it introduces me to something I end up really liking then that's not really a bad thing, right?

Alright well that is it for my November Birchbox! I'm looking forward to trying some of them out and I'll do separate reviews for them if they're especially good (or not). I've heard a lot of people saying that Birchbox has been very disappointing the past few months but I have high hopes for Christmas/New Year and Valentine's Day. We'll see how it goes!

The only other subscription box service I'm a member of is the Pop Sugar Must Have box and I'm getting my first one in December. SO EXCITED!!

If you liked what you saw and you're interested in getting your own Birchbox subscription you can follow this link to get all the important information! If you're already a member let me know what you got in your Birchbox this month. What did you like or not like? What other boxes do you subscribe to? Let me know in the comments!

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