September 2012 Birchbox

This month's Birchbox is celebrating the start of new Fall trends, specifically the ones in the Vogue fashion issue. So, for this reason this month the box's theme was "The September Issue". It includes most of the popular trends going on right now, including nail polishes and items that "help you make new outfits". It also brought a booklet showing off these trends. The booklet was pretty cool and I thought was a good representation of what is trending now.

Read the cards below for the actual description (:
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Trend booklet
Madewell discount

Color Club | Birchbox Custom Polish: This is probably my favorite part of this month's box! I have wanted a color like this for a while, and haven't gotten around to pick one up. So you can imagine how happy it made me to receive this gorgeous color? It's definitely a great color for Fall. Unusual indeed, but gorgeous! I also can't complain about the quality of it. With one coat you're pretty set. Definitely impressed with this brand, since this is my second sample of Color Club in a Birchbox.
Full size: $8

Jouer | Matte Moisture Tint: Receiving this did not make me happy at all. I suspected I had already received this on a previous box, and it looks like I was correct.. sort of. I received the "Luminizing Moisturize Tint", so I guess it's not the same. But it's almost the same. Anyways, I wish these samples brought more to really get a feel for them in a longer period of time. The product itself seems a tad dark for my skin color, but the texture of it seems really smooth. It definitely seems to be mattifying because that's how it dried on my skin when tested. I'm a fan of Jouer thanks to Birchbox, so that's what saved the upset of receiving another similar product.
Full size: $38

kate spade new york | Twirl: This too was another reason why I wasn't so happy with my box, at first.  It seems I never posted my March Birchbox, but if I remember correctly, I received this item in a previous box. So I was little bummed that I received again. However, as I thought more about it, I realized I actually liked this perfume the last time, so it wasn't a bad thing I got it. Now I have another sample of it, since I'm probably not going to buy this perfume because of the price.
Full size: $18-$80

Skin, An Apothecary |  Soy Body Whip in Poppy: This adorable little tub contains the best smelling lotion I have smelled in a while. It is so floral! Mind you, I'm not really a floral scent kinda gal. However, upon trying this I instantly fell in love with it. It most definitely is moisturizing. Very happy I received this because it's getting cooler up here in New England, and my skin is freaking out!
Full size: $27

twistband | Birchbox Custom Lace Hair Tie: This is self-explanatory, but let me just say I'm also very happy to get this. I've been mildly jealous at everyone else who has received this in a past box. I'm very happy I had a chance to get one, and I love this color very much! :)
Set of 6-12: $14-$22

Lifestyle Extra
Hollywood Fashion Secrets | Hollywood Fashion Tape: Oooh yeah! Tape.. can you say exciting?! :D I  can't. Haha. I'm glad this is an extra, because I probably won't use it much. But all my sarcasm aside, I'm kind of interested in trying these out. Not sure with what yet, but this is definitely a cool idea. If you don't know what these are, they are basically a double sided tape that you can use for clothing when you want it to stay a certain way. Like a shirt that seems to have a mind of it's own or something. Didn't make sense, huh? Click this!
Full size: $4.99-$8.99

Overall Opinion: I think I had too much sarcasm in this review, but I would like to blame my first impression of this box for that. I wasn't too thrilled about receiving the perfume or the Jouer tint. However, like I've said in my previous posts. I think this is a fun subscription service and it's better to look at what you like than what you didn't. Not everything will make you happy, and not every month will you think you got your $10's worth.
But in the end, I have to say this was a good box overall. I really liked the Color Club Nail Polish, the twistband hair tie, and the Poppy-smelling lotion! Again, the theme for this month was trends, so I think it was right on spot when it comes to that.

Side note:
Also, let me know what you think of this background and set up. I'm back at school so I have to work with what I got. Don't really have many pools up here to work with, especially now with Fall and Winter around.

** Birchbox is a $10 a month subscription service. I pay for it monthly.

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