I have been flip-flopping on this polish for months. For some reason, I just couldn't decided if I wanted to buy it or not. Now, I don't have to think about it anymore because it's mine thanks to Birchbox. I was also excited because I had searched online and saw that some people had received different polishes from the Luxeffects collection. Out of the five polishes in the collection, I was really only interested in Pure Pearlfection and As Gold As It Gets. They were the only two that weren't like anything I already had. So I'm glad that I received one of the two I had originally considered buying (I then proceeded to go out this past Wednesday and buy Pure Pearlfection!). I did a quick search online to see what people received in the regular Birchbox and I would have definitely liked a few of the larger items that were in this month's regular box. Also, the regular March Birchbox had a full size bottle of Color Club polish, but I'm more excited about the Essie Luxeffects polish than I would have been with the Color Club polish. So in the end, I'm still happy with my choice.
The other items in my March box were:
- Twirl by Kate Spade New York perfume sample
It says it's supposed to be a fruity floral. It doesn't seem fruity to me at all, but it's still a really nice floral scent and a more mature scent than I would have expected in a Teen Vogue sponsored box, so that was a plus.
- Kerastase Elixir Ultime: nourishing oil to hydrate hair
I've heard a lot of good things about Kerastase so I'm excited to get to try this out because the full size bottle is pretty pricey.
- Tarte LipSurgence lip tint in Lucky
This is pink. Like really pink. I haven't decided if that's a good thing or not. I've seen a few people post who got a different shade than Lucky, but I haven't tried this enough times yet to know if I'm happy with the shade I received or not. Formula-wise though, I really like it. I would buy it in other shades for sure.
- Twistband Hair Tie
This is actually my second twistband from Birchbox. I received my first twistband in a box several months ago. I'm happy to get another, I really like using them. They hold very securely and don't rip any of my hair out of my head when I take them out. And if I want to take it out of my hair, I can put it on my wrist and it's very comfortable to wear there for the rest of the day.
There was also a coupon for a special price on a Teen Vogue subscription and a $10 Off coupon for Modcloth.com. I won't be subscribing to Teen Vogue but I definitely plan to check out Modcloth.com. I already took a quick look through a few parts of the site and there is some really funky jewelry and home decorations listed.