Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Birchbox Arrived!

After January's Birchbox set the bar so high (see that unboxing video here), we were hoping that February's Birchbox would keep the trend going.  So without further adieu, here's what we received in both of our boxes...



We were beyond excited to see an Exude lipstick in here (we love anything that Rachel Zoe attaches her name to), but we were rather disappointed that they chose a bright cherry red color. Red lipstick isn't exactly well known for being a universally flattering color on all women and many of us just don't feel like we can pull off the bright red lip trend.  We would have been much happier with a pale pink or nude lipstick, but we guess beggars can't be choosers.  It is a full-size lipstick that retails for $29.  We're going to do our best to make it work for us, by blotting it with a tissue to tone down the bright color and applying a nude gloss on top to bring it down even a little more.  Here's a swatch...


As soon as we saw the Eye Rock designer liners, we immediately knew that we wanted to film a Beauty Battle on these, so stay tuned to see how those work out for us in the coming weeks.  The rest of the box was just 'eh'.  We'll definitely use the nail polish remover pads and the cute little heart shaped nail file is perfect to keep in our purse.  Perfume samples aren't necessarily our favorites to receive...other than the Kate Spade Twirl sample that we received in a box last June, most of the scents just don't hit the mark for us.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Birchbox, it's a monthly subscription that is delivered to your doorstep with 4-5 luxe beauty samples for $10 a month (US residents only).  If you decide to give it a try, be sure to let them know that HLNC sent you.

And if you're already a Birchbox subscriber, we'd love to hear what you got in your box this month!  Drop us a comment to let us know.

49 comments:

  1. SO JEALOUS you got some Exude lipstick! I wasn't too impressed with my first box... I also got the Designer Eye Liner and was thinking "WHEN the heck am I ever going to wear this?!" (Halloween came to mind.)

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  3. Ooh Birchbox! So tempted to get one after seeing so many posts about it! Anything lip would probably make it worth it for me. You're right, though, the perfume samples they usually send out, like through Sephora and all, don't end up being too great usually.

    Jenn

    passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

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  4. Fun! I've been wanting to sign up for a birchbox for awhile... even though you weren't thrilled it still seems like a great deal for $10 and a great way to try new things. I'm with you on the red lipstick but maybe I would step outside my comfort zone if I didn't actually have to buy it myself? :)

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  5. might just have to get involved in this!
    xo TJ

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  7. I gave mine an 'eh' as well. I didn't get the lipstick or the perfume. Instead, I got a very tiny face cream, and a power filled puff thing?
    I was contemplating a review on my blog, but there's nothing to review haha!

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  8. I have been considering signing up for Birchbox. It looks like they sent you some lovely items.

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  9. oh my!
    i can't wait to hear the reviews
    on this products! that lip cream
    looks amazing and so colorful!



    xoxo
    MELINA
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  10. My box was eh this month too!!! I just read a review on the eyeliner things and they look terrible on!

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  11. I've been on the fence about signing up for Birchbox (and maybe getting my sister one, too) but after seeing this, I'm thinking its a must! Thanks so much for sharing!
    -Kate from ummmnowwhat.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow that red is...almost disturbing. I love the live unboxing videos, you'll have to do that next month again!

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  13. Wow that red is so bright! But I kind of like it.

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  14. I LOVE Birchbox!!! It is so fun getting a package of new products each month! :)

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  15. I got the same box as you! Except I didn't get the red lip cream, I got the one that's a peachy color.

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  16. great stuff!!!


    http://ilovemakeup68.blogspot.com/

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  17. I ordered my first Glossy Box for this month and am already unimpressed with the customer service etc. But I'll wait to see how I go. I love it when they include Full size products! :)

    I just reviewed some Arbonne products on my blog. Have you reviewed them yet?

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  18. ooh i could really use that eye rock!

    [fashionablyfly.blogspot.com]

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  19. woah congrats! the items inside the box seems great, and that nail polish remover must be so efficient. <3

    http://mithakomala.blogspot.com/

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  20. It's such a pity about the Exude lipstick shade, I doubt I could pull it off either xxx

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  21. Ah! I've always heard about birchbox but just don't know if I'd love it. Maybe I'll have to sign up for a couple months and see!

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  22. Great collection of goodies! Birchbox sounds like so much fun.

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  23. Woo, that is a bright red! Lipstick always scares me, because I don't know what color(s) would look best for me. Any suggestions for finding the perfect shade?

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  24. I hope mine is as good as yours! I am still waiting! This is kind of late to be receiving.

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  25. What the!!! I've never even HEARD of Birchbox! This sounds amazing!! I'll let you know if I sign up!! You girls are darling!

    Jessi from Hopes and Dreams
    http://cherishinghopesanddreams.blogspot.com/

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  26. Mine was very similar - it was my first one...not very happy with it. I'll never wear those eye liner things. Sigh. Oh well :)
    I love that nail file - how cute!!

    I'm glad you're happy with it!

    ox

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  27. I have always enjoyed seeing the unveiling of birchbox from fellow bloggers. I have yet to subscribe. The goodies look so good.

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  28. So exciting to receive all these awesome goodies, the 'eye rock' and stunningly red lippie have got my attention

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  29. Looking forward to that Beauty Battle with the Eye Rock liners! I also agree that they could have chosen a lighter color for that lipstick.

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  30. I wasn't thrilled this month but did love the heart shaped file. That is a BRIGHT lipstick! Whoa!

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  31. I wasn't impressed with any of the birch boxes that I received. Y'all got great stuff in yours, mine just didn't live up to them. I ended my subscription.

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  32. I definitely want to sign up for BirchBox! What a fun idea! Receiving packages full of surprises in the mail is the BEST :)

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  33. I wissssssh they delivered to norway!!!!! so happy to be able to share it with you though!! :)

    Love K

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  34. What a fun idea and for only $10?! That's a steel...I'll definitely look into this hopefully sooner rather than later. ;)

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  35. Whenever I see a post about glossy/glam/birch, etc-boxes of all things this nice..Awwwh just makes me so jealous, since there's not a single thing like this, that would deliver to Finland ! :D Maybe someday.

    Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  36. I adore seeing what people get in their Birchboxes! Love love love! And you are so right, I would be disappointed with that red. It's just too bright! I really want to know how the eyeliners work though!

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  37. the eyeliner looks divine!
    http://www.badbarbara.com

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  38. So jealous you got the Exude lipstick, it looks so neat! I was lucky to received the BeautyBlender in mine though, so no complaints here! :)

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  39. Aww, so cool! I'm totally addicted to those boxes too. Here in France they are called MyLittleParis Box! I will totally post about what was on mine on tuesday if you're curious ;)

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  40. I got my first one this month :) YAY! I love that you got lipstick!! Too cool

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