Friday, February 24, 2012

Birchbox #4 with Extras and a BONUS

Good evening all!  I've been quite under the weather lately so have been behind in catching up on every one's blogs but I had to pop in and do my Birchbox post now that I'm linking up with Jennifer over at Vintage Gwen and Allison at Feeding My Temple for their Birchbox Beauty Bash link up!

This is my fourth box and the excitement still hasn't dwindled when I see it come in the mail - still feel like a kid at Christmas!  Here's what was in my box this month...

Eye Rock designer liner, a moisturizing tint from Jouer, cream concealer from Mineralogie and a beautyblender makeup applicator sponge.  This month I also received two extras:  Spicy Maya CocoPod from Chuao Chocolatier and six free downloadable tunes from a new indie rock band Green River Ordinance.  What's not to love, huh?  Eating chocolate, listening to tunes and putting on product!

It's hard to narrow it down to only a couple favs but these stood out for me.  First - the chocolate.  I was a little hesitant since it said it was laced with chile and cayenne pepper so I took just a little nibble at first.  I didn't even taste the hint of zip until the second bite and I was surprised how good it was!  Creamy dark chocolate with just a little zing at the end.

Also these two items I've been using together since I got them out of the box.  The pointed end on the hot pink beautyblender sponge makes it easy to get just the right amount of this Ultimate Cream Concealer (made with pure minerals) for even application.  I use it for under eye circles and recently have found it's a better primer for my eyelids than the one I had been using for years.   

So - BONUS! - every time I get a Birchbox and use the products, I log onto my account and rate the products.  Each time I rate one, I earn points that I can use to redeem more products!  So I was looking at their items when I saw these LA Fresh Waterproof Makeup Remover pads.  The only time I really wear waterproof makeup is when I go on vacation because there's lots of swimming (and sweating!) so I thought these would be perfect to take with me to Jamaica (only a couple weeks to go!) so I figured I'd order some and they were offering free shipping too!

The fact that these were individually wrapped sounded perfect - easy to pack and toss (they're biodegradable!).  The price was great too - 18 individual packets for $9.99.  I knew I had some points so I checked and cashed some in and wound up getting these absolutely FREE!  My Birchbox affair just keeps getting better...

(I am in no way compensated by Birchbox or any other of their product representatives.  I'm just an average beauty product junkie trying some new stuff!)



  1. I have always wanted to try a beautyblender sponge. I had one in my hand at one time and then put it back. I rarely wear makeup so I really didn't need it. I will be interested to see how you like it long term.

  2. Shayla this is awesome, I am so tempted but not totally ready. Jamaica yay! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes hope you are feeling better, how did you get sick? You have to stop working immmediatley, it is like a daycare over xo