Birchbox 2012

Teen Vogue Birchbox! March 2012

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– Essie Luxeffects in ‘Set in Stones’ (Full Size!)
I thought I would hate this glitter packed top coat…I was wrong. When painted on, it looks like splattered chrome paint!

Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Papers (10 sheets)
I love blotting papers and these already made it into my purse. I don’t really feel they have anything extra special about them but we will see how they hold up to Iowa’s Intense humidity in a couple of months.

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Amused (Full Size!)
I wanted this SO bad. Primarily for the color. Right now I am really into a minimalist black liner, rosy cheeks and bright pink lips sort of look. However, this product falls short. It is more of a balm and not anywhere near a tint/stain. It is so glossy that it slides all over my mouth, never really soaking in and lasts maybe 20 mins tops. I would love to try this in a matte version.

Annick Goutal Petite Cherie Eau de Toilette
Boring. I love complex, deep scents, and this was more of a velvety spring floral. Lasted maybe an hour and left no lingering scent. However, this was a *teen vogue* themed box and I could totally see my daughter using this!! But for a price tag of near $100, that won’t be happening any time soon.

Twist-band Hair Tie
I love these hair ties and I really like the tealish color I got in my birchbox. I have almost bought a pack of these multiple times and always stop myself, because seriously, it would cost about a nickel to make a bunch myself.

Coupon Code to Modcloth.com and a discounted subscription to TeenVogue.
Yeah…these little card stock inserts lasted 2 seconds before they were turned into gift tags and embossed with cupcake stamps.

Overall, a decent box. I still have my regular “adult” box coming later this week. I peeked at my profile and I know there will be TEAS! Score. I love me some hot tea.

What did everyone else get in their boxes?? What did you think of this months offerings? I am pretty sure they changed something in regards to their shipping service. Both of my boxes were mega late and that never happens. Boo.

If you are interested in checking out birchbox, they have a pretty sweet referral program and I get points to buy shiny things if you join via my link -> http://www.birchbox.com?raf=2zd7d and if you don’t do birchbox, what other sample services do you use, if any? I am way behind the times and just recently discovered this type of subscription even existed earlier this year…

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