October 2014 Birchbox Deconstructed #Birchbox

Monday, October 13, 2014
My October 2014 Birchbox arrived late last week. I loved last month's box so much that this month, I kept my expectations low. I wasn't disappointed, but I wasn't overly thrilled either.

Here's what I got in this month's Birchbox.

1. dr. brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner (Received a sample. Full size, $45)
Obviously, this isn't an actual vacuum cleaner. What it is, however, is a pore cleaner in gel form that promises fewer blackheads and smoother skin.
My thoughts: I liked that this was more of pore cleanser and not a minimizer that is applied prior to makeup. I liked the smooth feel of my face afterwards, and the gel turns a bluish color once applied, letting you know it's working.

2. Lord & Berry Paillettes Glitter Eye Pencil in Black (Received a sample. Full size, $18)
Eye pencil is studded with silvery glitter bits for a subtle shimmer.
My thoughts: This is great for a night out on the town, but I'd never wear this for my everyday look.

3. TOCCA Crema da Mano, Bianca lotion (Received a sample. Full size, $10)
This combination of green tea and lemon lotion absorbs fast and is long lasting.
My thoughts: I always love getting another purse-sized hand lotion. This one smells fantastic and  is super nourishing, perfect for the upcoming winter season. 

4. Jouer, Matte Moisture Tint (Nude) (Received a sample. Full size, $38)
This tinted moisturizer offers an SPF of 15 and helps to control shine.
My thoughts: As far as tinted moisturizes go, this one was a nice one, but I prefer a BB or a CC cream to tinted moisturizer.

5. Harvey Prince Petaly Noir Perfume (Received a sample. Full size, $55)
This is a lush floral scent that evokes a midnight stroll among blossoming orchids.
My thoughts: This is a very floral scent. It's pretty although I am drawn to scents that are more on the fresh side than the floral one.

All items available for purchase through the links above or at www.birchbox.com.

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