Yay! September you have finally arrived. How nice of you to join the party. I happen to love fall and everything except for pumpkin spice that goes with it. I love the cooler nights, short days, beautiful leaves fill out the trees, apples for eating, and pumpkins for carving. Not to mention my birthday and my favorite holiday Halloween is just around the corner. Fall it totally my jam and I cannot get enough of it. Well that is until my allergies are in full swing and I cannot speak because I sneeze 24/7, then I’m over it.
Fall means switching up my beauty routine and prepping my skin for winter. I start putting away my light summer formulas and pull out my heavy duty moisturizers. My tan starts to fade and my skin loses its luster, fall I love you, but you are not good for my skin. Fall is also tights weather, I love wearing tights with my dresses and pulling out my heavier cardigans and blazers, not to mention my plethora of ballet flats too. In MN we know our days are numbered and that mother nature will be dumping the all to familiar white stuff on us soon. So we reveal in the short days sunshine, cuddle on the cold nights, and count our blessings.
Enough about my fall obsession lets get to this months box!
“So AJ what did you get in your September Birchbox?”
Better Together – September 2015
(Malin + Goetz) Grapefruit face cleanser: this citrusy cleanser dissolves dirt and oil, clears up breakouts, and balances skins natural pH.
————————–>This is such a great cleanser. It is a light weight gel formula, that has a nice citrus scent, and it works into a nice cleansing lather. It powered through my makeup and left my skin feeling clean. I will definitely be buying the full-sized product in the future.
*******BONUS******* (Malin + Goetz) vitamin e face moisturizer: oil free formula that nourishes all skin types with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E.
————————–> Foil packet! but hey it counted towards my point total. I got 10 points for reviewing it.
Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo: enriched with olive oil and rice protein, this formula smooths frizzed-out and tangle proned hair.
————————–>As you all know by now I am a huge fan of the Davines brand and this shampoo lives up to their name. It smells so good and it tamed my frizz.This was my September sample choice item and I could not be happier. The Davines sample size is amazing, you get a little 2oz bottle, those 2oz go a long long way too.
*******BONUS******* Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner: calms frizz thanks to Minuta Oliveit’s rich with fatty acids, providing moisture and shine.
————————–> Foil packet, but who cares its Davines condition which is also amazing. Plus I got 10 points for reviewing my little foil packet.
NERD Skincare Super Hydrating Mask: lightweight mask enhanced with hyaluronic acid for a more youthful, smoother complexion.
POP Beauty Portfolio Eye shadow – Sugar Plum: a trifecta of long-wearing, blendable eyeshadows in bold, pigmented purples
————————–> The colors in this little set are so fall, purple just screams fall to me.
Rituals Happy Buddha Foaming Shower Gel: the sweet orange and cedar gel foams up into a thick lather, moisturizing, and nourishing skin.
————————-> The name alone made my smile, instantly pictured a little fat smiling Buddha. At first I though the scent was going to be a little on the manly side, however I was pleasantly surprised, it is amazing. I like that the scent is spicy and sweet, it is not over powering and light. You only need a little bit to create a nice lather, it left my skin feeling soft. Plus the sample size is huge for Birchbox standards.
I will admit, this was a gosh darn down right awesome box! My sample sizes were huge this month, well except for the two foil packets, but who cares when my samples were huge. Birchbox always sends out a great box during their anniversary month. Not to mention, the box was beautiful and it carried such a positive message “You’re Beautifl.” So many women need to hear and see that in their lives, all of us are beautiful and no one can take that away from you.
Birch Box is a beauty and lifestyle subscription box program that costs $10.00 per month. For every dollar you spend in the shop you can earn 1 point. 100 points will get you a free birch box or $10 towards a purchase in the shop at birchbox.com. I know you’ve got friends so why not refer those friends to Birch box and earn a few points for doing so. If you would like to learn more and get a Birch Box of your very own go to http://www.birchbox.com for more information.
***I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are my own***