Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October Birchbox and Influenster

I feel like Birchbox is very hit and miss. Some months I like and others I don't. I have had Birchbox for 4 months now and I think I will continue the subscription. For those who are not familiar  Birchbox is a monthly subscription. For $10 a month, you get a box full of samples.
This months samples were: 
Karuna Hydrating Treatment Mask - 4 for $28
Lulu Organics Lavender + Clary Sage Hair Powder - $30
Naked Princess Luscious Lip Gloss - $26
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Conentre - $16
Also came with a Lifestyle Extra being LUNA Lemon Zest bar  - 15 for $18.75
In October's Birchbox, I am most excited about the mask and dry shampoo. The description on the mask says it has natto which is a Japanese Soy bean to help dull skin. I still have not found a dry shampoo that works so I am excited to try this powder.

I got my first VoxBox from influenster in the mail today. Influenster is like an online community where you can join to be a member and complete surveys, write reviews, etc. to gain badges. When you earn badges, you can get discount on products and services. To get a VoxBox, you enter and they select which member to send a VoxBox out to. According to their website it is stated as, "Qualified members are selected based on their demographics, Expert Badges, and social activity. Each program is directed at a different demographic. In order to qualify, you must unlock Expert Badges in your areas of expertise. If you fit the demographics and your badges are a match for the VoxBox's theme, you'll have better chances of qualifying. We also encourage members to be active on social media."

This Quad comes with a primer and illuminator

These are swatches without using the primer

These are swatches with the primer the quad comes with
As you can see, the shadows pigmentation is different with the primer. Without the primer, the shimmers from the shadow do not show up as well as they do with the primer. The darkest gray is chalky, but they all feel smooth to the touch.