{BirchBox} Fresh Paint – September 2014

Fresh Paint

Fresh Paint

This month kicks off a new season, and with it, an invigorating burst of new colors, trends, and inspiration (not to mention apple cider doughnuts and autumn leaves). It’s also our anniversary month, and a reminder to celebrate all the surprise and delight of the past four amazing years! With that in mind, we’ve dressed up our Birchboxes with gorgeous patterns inspired by fall.

Fall? Like hells yes I am ready for fall! Fall is my favorite time of year, the air is crisp, ripe apples and candy corn are abundant and not to mention its birthday time for me. I love snuggling up on my couch with s cashmere throw, a cup of hot cider, and a scare the pants off of me movie. You know the kind, where every creak and shadow make you jump and you second guess everything around you. Those are the best kind of scary movies. Well unless talking dolls and giant spiders are involved, then I’m not down with watching. I rather run for those movies and things.

Fall means pulling out the heavy weigh cardigans, socks, mixing up my skin routine to ward off the not so pretty scales, and fine tuning my makeup so I don’t look like a ghost. In Minnesota we hunker down and prepare ourselves for the inevitable always reliant snow. Snow, yup I said the “s word,” soon the warm days will slip into cold winter nights. I like to embrace the cold head on and kick it in the knee when its not looking.

BirchBox mixed it up this month with colorful patterned boxes, sample choice, and new products. I love sample choice, I think this was the best thing to ever happen to BirchBox. Who the heck doesn’t love choice? The right to choose is like your God given right. One sample caught my eye and thank goodness I was able to nab it!

“So Lady? What did you get in that pretty patterned box of yours? Oh, Let’s unbox it & find out!!!”

Fresh Paint

Acure Organics: – Day Cream: Made with gotu kola stem cells, this anti-aging moisturizer firms and protects skin.
—————————> I am in love with this brand! Last month I received the Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub with Sea Kelp in my BirchBox. Funny thing is I have been eyeing the day cream and bam BirchBox gives it to me. The size of the sample is deluxe so it will be a while before I need to order the full-sized product. I love the light weight formula and the citrus scent of the cream. It leaves my skin feeling soft and I am not to sure on the firmness. I haven’t noticed any changes in the firmness department yet.

Atellier Colonge: a fresh lively blend of vanilla, jasmine, and lime notes.
—————-> I have yet to try out the sample. I want to try it the description of the scent sounds like heaven in a bottle. However I am unsure on how to open the vial or yea, so there’s that. The sample is smarter than me.

Davines Oi Conditioner: Loaded with apricot butter and roucou oil, this detangler protects and softens hair.
—————-> This is the sample that sparked my fancy and I had to have it the moment I saw it in the sneak peek video. This conditioner smells awesome and it is so light weight, yet nourishing. Not to mention the sample size is huge! Once my sample runs dry I want to buy the full-sized product. I anticipate that this sample will last me a month or more, a little bit of product goes a very long way.

**BONUS! Get Your BONUS SAMPLES RIGHT HERE!!**: I have yet to meet a human being that didn’t like receiving a bonus item or two. Come on the American way has taught us that MORE is better! Any ways back to my bonus samples!
————–> Oi Shampoo foil packet and Oi Oil for smoother shinier strands!

Liz Earl – Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser starter kit: a two-step ritual to purify and exfoliate.
—————–> Did I mention that this brand is British? Yes! Its a UK favorite and if its good for them, then well its definitely good for us. A friend actually gave me this sample a while back and it left my skin a little bit to dry for my liking. So this brand new never been used sample is going to find its way under the Christmas tree. Oh who shall I give it too? Time will certainly tell us.

Pixi – Shea Butter Lip Balm in Ripe Raspberry: Dual-purpose balm that hydrates and gives lips bright, buildable color.
—————-> I freaked when I saw that I was getting this in my box! I have always wanted to try the Pixi Balm. Except I am a girl on a budget and $8.00 is a little much for a balm that I will most likely misplace. I love that the color is buildable, sometimes a girl just needs a hint, other times she needs full on bam color in your face lips.

Jack Pot! I hit the BirchBox jack pot this month! Hell yes, I did. When I picked up my box it felt heavy and I eagerly ran up the stairs to my apartment and ripped the damn thing open. I got so distracted by the amazing sample sizes that I almost forgot to go to a water color painting session with my BFF. They definitely wowed me this month and I just hope they can keep the momentum going. All of my samples were high quality and gigantic for samples. Well except the foil packets, but those packets are just a minor detail. I hope all of you got an amazing box too! If not then well maybe next month will be your month!

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***