Birch Box September 2015

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Why do I feel like all of my subscription box posts are hyper-critical?  And why do I feel like they’re all I write?  Frankly I’m getting a little bored with myself writing endless snippets of what I think of teeny samples.  After this I have one more Ipsy box review, but I’m not going to do them right in a row.

This month’s Birchbox subscription was comprised of:

Model Co lipstick in Smitten.  SO PRETTY!  I love this shade, it’s a really good red on me.  The lipstick arrived broken in the tube, so the top was a little smashed up, but that’s not the end of the world for me.  I found this to be long-lasting but not drying.

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Sumbody Detox Cleanser.  I am just not a fan of charcoal based cleansers I guess.  This was really drying and the sampling packaging was horrible because I couldn’t get anything out of the package too easily.

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Parlor by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner.   I have oily hair so the shampoo was way too rich for me, but I liked the conditioner.  This stuff smells amazing.

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POP Beauty Trio.  (Representative of the Beauty POP Portfolio Eyeshadow Palette)  Excellent eye shadow.  It is creamy in texture and very pigmented.  This trio came with a buttery shimmer, a purple shimmer, and a taupe shimmer.  I probably wouldn’t buy the entire palette because I have plenty of palettes and plenty of shimmer, but if I were just starting out I would consider the 36 shade palette.  If all of the shades behave like these, I would find this a bargain at the $26 price on birchbox.com.

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Harvey Prince Fragrance in Sincerely.  Very fresh blend of tuberose, cyclamen, and mandarin.  This is sweet but I didn’t find it overpowering.  I’m not going to buy it, I have PLENTY of perfume. (Someday I might do a full perfume collection post.  You know, when I can actually post on some sort of schedule.)

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So this one was 60/40 for me.  I didn’t like the shampoo or the facial cleanser, but I liked everything else.  Maybe not enough to buy them, but I am certainly enjoying the samples.

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