Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 2012 Birchbox

This past Saturday, my March Birchbox arrived.  I had completely forgotten that I had opted in for the Teen Vogue Beauty Picks box for March.  Birchbox had sent out emails giving you the option to receive the Teen Vogue box rather than the regular box.  At first I wasn't sure what to do.  I was worried maybe the items would be a bit too young for me, but I think the idea of a special edition box intrigued me too much and I ended up choosing the Teen Vogue version.  So then when it arrived and I saw the outer sleeve with the Teen Vogue logo on it, I thought, "Uh oh!  What did I do?"  But when I opened up my Birchbox and saw a full size bottle of Essie As Gold As It Gets staring back at me, my eyes nearly bugged out of my head!

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  I won't be subscribing to Teen Vogue but I definitely plan to check out  I already took a quick look through a few parts of the site and there is some really funky jewelry and home decorations listed.

1 comment:

  1. I got the silver, but would have preferred the gold Luxe Effects. Lucky you!



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