BirchBox (February 2012)

Hey beauty-box junkies!

Let me just start with i was disappointed in this month's box -.-.. i really wanted to try the beauty blender lol!!.. I looked online at all the products that were put into this month's boxes.. and the beauty-blender and the eye-rock were the best products.  Everything else were tiny samples.. maybe i would have been happier with deluxe samples but that is just me.  I honestly feel like this box wasn't even made for me at all...




* Please click on any of the images to see the larger version.
(Note the products in the box were sample size except for the eye rock)


 
 As you guys know from my previous Birchbox post.. It comes with your regular mail in a small pink box.. and within the pink box is another brown box =)


 BLK DNM Perfume 11- Full Size | 110$ value
 "New York's hippest denim brand created this spicy perfume.  Wear it for a dose of downtown cool"
 I hate the scent.  It smells like an old poparie.  I guess it does have that spicy smell to it.. but it smells more like a old men's cologne than a women's perfume.  Really dislike it.. i would give it away.. but i dont think anyone would like it...

Summarize
  • Smells like it has been in the bottle for a long time
  • Feels like its more for a man than a woman
Benta Berry G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream- Full Size | 22$ value
 "This French skincare line is brand-new to the U.S.  Try their all-natural moisturizer, which regulates oil levels and keeps skin matte"
It's a pretty thick cream like texture.  And i have really dry skin.. so "regulates oil levels and keeps skin matte" does not do anything for me... I will not be using this.. im actually going to give it to someone that it will be helpful too..  however, after swatching it on my hand i did rub it all over the back of my hand and it left my skin feeling smooth.. not silky smooth but matte smooth just like they state.  If that is any helpful.  So i guess if you have oily skin.. try getting a sample and giving it a try...

Summarize

  • Leaves skin slightly hydrated
  • Leaves skin feeling and looking matte
  • best for oily skin types






Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint in Pearl- Full Size | 38$ value

 "The votes are in, and this award-winning tinted moisturizer tops the list.  It's our daily shortcut to dewy, glowing skin"

Again, another product that i felt was not meant for my skin.  It is a very light creamy texture.  It is light to no coverage at all unless you just need to even out your skin tone.. basically what a tinted moisturizer is for =)...  It does feel slightly moisturizing.. but because it is "luminizing" it does include shimmer.. and as stated earlier i have dry skin.. to add to that i also have acne scars/spots, large pores and laugh lines.. the shimmers i believe enhances all of these problems.. not helpful to me at all...  Even without the shimmers.. it wouldn't be helpful since i like medium to full coverage products..  Do not get me wrong i am glad i tried it.. i have been wanting to try a tinted moisturizer.. but i really wish it did not have shimmers in it.  It has a lot of shimmers in it!  If you have the same skin type as me or the same opinion.. i recommend using it as a cream highlighter on top of your cheekbones.. and bridge of your nose =).. that way the product will not go to waste.

Summarize

  • Enhances dry skin/patches, wrinkles, fine lines, large pores
  • Too much shimmer
  • Can be used as an highlighter instead
  • Best for people with very little blemishes or to even out skin tone

You can see the shimmers in this picture better.

Supersmile Powdered Mouthrinse- Pack of 24 | 16$ value

 "Just add water to this powder-filled pouch to create an on-the-go refreshing mouthwash that will sweeten your breath and naturally whiten your teeth"

Let me begin by saying........ ewww!! the taste is awful!!  I literally just tried this product a few seconds ago..  And it just taste disgusting..  I cant put my finger on it.. but the flavor reminds of something the dentist puts in your mouth.. so does the after feeling.. my mouth felt a bit drying.. like drywall if that makes sense.. haha and no i have never ate or tasted drywall! lol.. just the look of it is how my mouth felt lol!... Does my mouth feel refreshed?.. Not really.. maybe if the aftertaste/feeling was more of a cooling feeling.. I don't see how it whitens your teeth.. After putting water in it.. and trying to mix it.. all of the product was stuck on the bottom of the bag.. I will not be purchasing this product.. For best results.. just go to the store and buy one of those traveling mouth-washes.. trust me it will make your mouth feel a lot cleaner than this product.. then again it might just be my opinion.

Summarize

  • Taste awful
  • mouth does not feel refreshed or cooled
  • I don't think it will whiten teeth






Eye Rock Designer Liner- 2 pack of 4 | 13$ value

 "Stop wrestling with the liquid liner and achieve a perfect cat eye with these single-use stick-on liner strips"

I am so excited to try these out.. they look like fun =).. too bad they are a one time use.. maybe i can try to get 2 uses out of them lol.. we will have to see how it works.. I will try to remember to do a demo/review when i first try them out =).. im glad i got these over the lip tattoos.. because i love eye liner!  I am a bit worried though.. because these look a bit larger than my actual eye.. but i am sure i can trim them to fit.

Summarize

  • Good to try out different eyeliner shapes
  • just for fun
  • It's also good if you want to practice your liner skills by just going over it with your actual liner =)




Birchbox digital download Green River Ordinance

 "6 free tines from Green River Ordinance, an indie rock band poised to hit the spotlight"
Their music is not bad... i can see their songs being in a movie or something or a show.. I like it =)
Overall i was not satisfied with this months box.. mainly because I only liked 2 out of the 5 products I received..  I will try again for next month's box and see what i receive.. i was hoping that birchbox was going to go for more of a valentine theme.. but guess not..I hope that next month's box will feel like it fits me more.. or at least will be more useful for my skin-type.. and that the samples will feel a bit more deluxe..
If you are not a Birchbox subscriber.. it is only 10$ a month.. I suggest trying it at least once.. it cant hurt you to try =)
♥HiiyooitsCat 

3 comments:

  1. What a bummer that you got so many items that don't work for you. Doesn't Birchbox do a questionaire to help determine what products work for you or am I thinking of a different site? Hmm? Well, Hopefully your next one is better. The Eye Rock product looks interesting....

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    1. Ya i am sure i took at quiz or survey of some sort, letting them know my skin type, color, etc.. i hope next months is better as well.

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