Birchbox│October 2013

Hey, lovelies! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! My Birchbox arrived in the mail a couple of days ago and, it was a really interesting one. The theme for this month is Beauty Buzz. October's Birchboxes are all about buzzworthy products that we all can't get enough of-from award winners, to celebrity favorites.

Let's get to it!

Birchbox-October 2013

Birchbox-October 2013

Alison Raffaele Reality Base Foundation: This oil free foundation is infused with antioxidants to help improve the overall appearance of the skin. This helps even skin tone, minimize the look of sun spots, and it even helps with existing skin damage. There are seven shades in the lineup and I received skintone 3, which is a spot on match for my NC25 skin tone. I tried the foundation on my skin and I noticed that the coverage was very light. I prefer a more medium-full coverage when it comes to foundations, so unfortunately this product is not a love match for me. On the plus side, this foundation did feel weightless on, and my skin looked really smooth after use. (Full Size: $38)

POP Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Flowering Fuchsia: I have been meaning to try some POP Beauty products, so I was glad to see this (full size!) lip gloss included in my box. This vivid hot pink gloss imparts a sheer, super shiny wash of color to the lips, without the sticky or heavy feel. It contains a fun, spatula-like applicator brush that makes application a breeze. And thanks to ingredients like Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil, lips get an amazing dose of moisture and smoothness. I think I just may have found my new favorite lip gloss! (Full Size: $14)

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser: This rich cleanser contains cocoa butter to moisturize, as well as eucalyptus oil and rosemary which help gently lift away grime, dirt, and makeup. Liz Earle's skincare products are a UK favorite, and I think I can see why. After using the cleanser once, my complexion not only looked brighter, but my skin felt so much smoother too. And the best part is that this cleanser didn't strip my skin of essential moisture. For the most optimal skin cleansing experience, this cleanser is meant to be used in conjunction with the Pure Muslin Cloth. (Full Size: $21.50)

Liz Earle Pure Muslin Cloth: This 100% cotton pure muslin cloth is made of tightly woven fibers, and it gently exfoliates to rid the skin of any traces of oil, dirt, and makeup. It also helps boost circulation, which I think is pretty neat. (Full Size: $6 for a set of 2 cloths)

ChapStick® Hydration Lock (Birchbox Find): Years ago, I heavily relied on ChapStick®. They were one of the first lip balms I ever encountered, and I am happy to see that this lip balm takes basic up a notch by incorporating skin caring ingredients. This vanilla scented lip balm is clinically proven to provide lips with 8 hours of continuous moisture. It contains CoQ10-an antioxidant that helps protect skin from free radicals, moisturizing Vitamin E to soften, and hyaluronic acid spheres which gives lips a fuller appearance. I am looking forward to seeing how effective this will be on my dry prone lips. Also included in my box was a $1.00 savings coupon on any ChapStick® Hydration Lock!

I received a nice mix of items in my Birchbox this month. I even got a few full sized products, which is always great. The star products in the box for me were the POP Beauty Aqua Lacquer, and the Liz Earle cleanser. I can't wait to see what November's box has in store!

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What did you all receive in your October Birchbox?

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  1. That cleanser looks lovely!

    1. The cleanser was nice to use, and I really liked it. Now I am interested in trying more skincare products from Liz Earle!