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Birchbox- November 2013

It’s almost a month late, but it’s finally here! I’m not sure what madness happened with my November Birchbox (I got multiple shipment notifications and  products listed in my box kept changing), but after weeks of sitting in a Bermuda triangle of shipping chaos it arrived last week (along with a few extra Birchbox points for my trouble). This month’s box was another good mix of makeup, haircare, and skincare products, with a (sadly crushed) little treat as well.


Color Club Cocktail Hour Collection nail polish in “On The Rocks” — I’m a big fan of Color Club polishes, so I love when Birchbox includes one. This is a great dusty silver shade for winter that I plan to put on my toes tonight.

Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in “Quartz” — I’m not the biggest lipgloss lover, but I was excited to try this offering from Laura Mercier, especially after a friend (who received her box ages ahead of me) raved about how light and moisturizing it felt. I have to agree, this gloss gives mega shimmer without getting too dry or sticky and is sans any nasty glitter particles. My only beef is with the color– Quartz is a brownish red that, because it’s moderately sheer, ends up making me look like a kid who got into the Hershey’s syrup. However, I’ve discovered that layering it over my dark red lip colors is a great combo, so while I won’t be wearing this one alone, it’s still a winner in my book.

Aloxxi Weightless Styling Gelée — This tiny tube of hair product was great for my recent trip home, although wasn’t quite enough to really let me form a full opinion (there was only enough for 2 uses in my short/thick hair). However, it didn’t leave any residue on my hair, smelled good, and seemed to help my style stay in place, so I’m happy with my sample.

TOCCA Crema da Mano Luxe in “Cleopatra” — The cold dry air is killing my hands right now, so I was thrilled to find a hand cream sample in this month’s box. Cleopatra is a lovely grapefruit and cucumber scent that feels intensely rich, but not greasy. The size is perfect for my purse, and I’ve been using it a ton (even more than my L’Occitane hand cream!) this past week.

Fatty Sundays Gourmet Chocolate Covered Pretzels — Unfortunately something must have smashed my box during the weeks it took to travel the 44 miles from the Birchbox warehouse to my apartment. When I opened it up I was greeted by a fine powder of something vaguely resembling chocolate that I’m hoping was the remains of my Fatty Sundays Gourmet Chocolate Covered Pretzels, and not some new strain of anthrax. I would’ve liked to give these a try, but I’m not too devastated that I missed out.

Hopefully my December Birchbox will arrive more timely and I’ll be able to share it with you before the month is over. At any rate, I hope you enjoyed this late review. If you get a Birchbox (or another monthly subscription box) leave a comment and let me know what you received this month!

-LMC ♥