This month Birchbox celebrates its first birthday, therefore September's box was created with us subscribers in the Birchbox team's mind. They have included samples of some of their favorite products as well as a little treat to say 'thank you' to us!
My first impression of this month's box was pretty good! I immediately saw the mascara and that made my day a whole lot better as we don't get much makeup in Birchboxes.
I have never heard of Lash Card before. It's basically a tool, made out of thicker paper, you use when applying mascara to avoid smudging, clumping and other mascara-related accidents. I like the idea of if and think it'd be great for when you have that extra minute to perfect your eye makeup. This will be my first time trying a Blinc product, I haven't heard much about them either so I'm not sure what to expect. It's a pretty decent sized sample though. The packaging states that this mascara actually doesn't "paint" lashes but it rather 'tubes' them. It also says that we will see the tiny 'tubes' in our hands upon removal. This mascara is supposedly not removable with water/makeup remover alone but with a little pressure from fingertips/washcloth or shower. I am really curious about these tubes now!
I was taken by surprised after seeing these Incoco nail polish appliques! I haven't even ever tried the Sally Hansen ones (though I bought the neon yellow ones because they were $2, just to try them out). I like these appliques and am looking forward to trying them. I think the zebra pattern with light coral/copper is a great combo. I will more than likely use just one on one finger as an accent unless I feel wild enough to cover all my nails!
I have also never heard of LIV GRN until now. Apparently they make natural fragrances/products from sustainable ingredients. It has a nice and clean scent, not sure about lasting power yet though. I have heard of Jouer, thanks to Birchbox. This Jouer sample is a lip enhancer - conditioning lip treatment. It has a very light, pleasant scent and it's very balm-like. I have worn it since opening the box - it's quite moisturizing!
This month extra and 'thank you' treat is this pink friendship bracelet with the Birchbox logo. I think it was a cute touch and thoughtful of Birchbox. I also found the pink string pretty cute, because who doesn't like pink! ;)
I'm happy with this month's Birchbox, what do you think? Did you have any different samples?