09 November 2015

Everyday Glamour Birchbox

Of all the Limited Edition Birchboxes I have purchased over the last couple of years, this Everyday Glamour box is my new favorite. Even the box is stunning purple and gold, filled with the perfect products for transitioning to fall.

Each box includes the same products though some vary in color. Since I am reviewing these products after I have taken them all out of the box, I will discuss them in the order in which I opened them. 

The first of them being, the gorgeous polish Paparazzi from Ciate. The color is a rich dark maroon that glides smoothly on to each nail. The brush is wide and thin making it easy to reach the edge of each nail. The sad but unfortunate truth, it chips easily. I have been trying different top coats (Essie three-way glaze and Essie gel top coat) in hopes to salvage this beautiful fall polish with no luck yet. 

Having already been a fan of Jouer products, I was eager to try their powder eyeshadow. The compact that contains the shadow was created to fit together with other shadows, bronzers, or blushes for a custom pallate option. The color I received in my box is a rich dark brown, Espresso, ideal for a smokey-eye or crease color. The shadow has slight shimmer to it between a matte and a metallic. 

I am constantly accumulating and trying new mascaras and was excited to try TexasLash by Cargo. At first I thought it was "Just another mascara", until I tried it. The first coat gave my lashes length and the second, volume. I like that the brush is thick and evenly coats the lashes. I don't usually use black mascara for day to day wear, but will for date night, special occasions, and days needed a little extra "glamour."

The next two products will come in handy during the cooler and drier months. Starting with skin, Michael Todd Concentrated C antioxidant Moisurizing Serum created to protect the skin from harmful UV rays using Vitamin C. A little goes a long way with this serum claiming only 2-3 drops needed to face and neck. As a vegan and organic product, the smell is mild and sweet, like oatmeal. The serum dries quickly which is helpful on the go. I have several dry patches on my face to concentrate on with this serum and have really liked the results. The areas are improving and my skin is starting to have more elasticity. 

I have tried many facial oils without much luck. Most of them too heavy or oily for my skin. Having previous luck with other products from Caudalie, I was ready to try the Divine Oil in this box. I am already a fan of using oil on my hair once styled before hair spray. The scent is rosey and clean, similar to bath beads. The travel size of 15ml is more than enough to last as only a few drops are needed at a time. 

NER:D skin repair master mask- I can never get enough face masks. At the time of this posting, I haven't tried this one yet. I am a face-mask hoarder if you will. This particular mask claims to repair and rejuvenate skin cells. I may use this mask or gift it to a friend during the holiday season. 

Smith & Cult Shining Lip Lacquer in Life in Photographs in the shade Life in Photographs is a beautifully neutral light pink. The gloss is smooth and not sticky or tacky. The fragrance is very sweet, like sugar cookies. Swatched as a clear gloss with a hint of pink to be worn alone or over a lipstick for added shine.

Stephanie Johnson pouch in Tinseltown Gunmetal- this soft, glittery pouch is the perfect accessory to any holiday gathering. Large enough for the essentials but small enough to carry to events. This is one of my favorite pieces in this box. The color is a pinkish lavender with a silvery sheen. 

If you are on the fence about this box, I highly recommend it. I have found a use for every product and have even considered ordering a second box.

The opinions and reviews of this box are entirely my own with no company affiliation.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading your review on this LE Birchbox! I have finished purchasing and reviewing this box if you want to view! I recommend getting before its SOLD OuT!!