There was some weirdness going on with my Birchbox or the post office because I was tracking the package and it went from NJ to the Bay Area, then up to my city (Sacramento) then back down to the Bay Area then it was delivered. So I didn’t know when to expect it. Today when I came home from work, it was in my mailbox waiting for me- so yay! As happy as I was to get mail, I was somewhat iffy about what I got in my Birchbox. Let me just tell you what I got:
*Atelier Cologne | Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolue Full Size $75-$195
*Miracle Skin Transformer | Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector Full Size $58
*Oscar Blandi | Pronto Texture & Volume Spray Full Size $25
*Stila | All Over Shimmer Luminizer Full Size $20
*Chuao Chocolatier | Assorted ChocoPod (Mine was in Potato Chip) Full Size $7.95/ 7 Pack
So now that I’ve covered that let’s get to the pros and cons.
Pros: I love the Stila Illumnizer & I’m super excited to try the Imperfection Corrector- those products are things I actually want to try and the Stila Illumnizer had the perfect amount of shine to it, without being too sparkly.
Cons: Perfume again. This is my 3rd Birchbox now and it’s the 3rd box to have a perfume sample. Not that I don’t love perfume, I just try not to have so much of it, and having recently found Flower by Kenzo & finally purchasing VS Angel- I think I’m covered in the perfume section. I would have preferred to try the serum that was shown on the preview video since it has a fragrance and it seems to be more than just a nice scent. I need something for moisturizing my hands during this time of year. Also, while the Oscar Blandi product is a nice deluxe sample size I really don’t focus too much on my hair, that may be partially my fault since I have to alter my profile. I still have yet to use the volumizing product I received in my very first Birchbox. Perhaps I’ve also seen to many unboxing videos but everyone seems to have received the fiber lash mascara, I was hoping to get that so I could finally try false fiber mascara. A long time ago when I lived in Japan, I had purchased a product with false fibers and I loved it. It just recently caught on in the past few years here and I’ve yet to try the newer versions.
So with all that being said- I believe I’m ready to cancel my Birchbox subscription and try another service. I’ve seen a few vids and I think I’m gonna try out Ipsy. They used to be knows as My Glam Bag, I think. I’ll probably try it for 3 months as well and then maybe make the leap to try Glossy Box, unless I’m feeling a little adventurous tonight and get both!