Birchbox: Teen Vogue Beauty Picks.

Soooo, the March Birchbox is here! I always love getting these every month; the whole “grab bag” concept of what you’ll be finding inside the box is pretty exciting, haha. This box features items that are hot picks by the folks at Birchbox and Teen Vogue and I have to say although I was pleasantly surprised by most items, a couple were kind of “mehh” for me. Let’s discuss…
March 2012 Birchbox contents.
*First thing that caught my eye when opening this box was the bottle of essie nail polish (rad!). It’s their glitter luxeffects polish and is perfect for layering on top of solid colored polish, or worn alone for a little sparkle. There’s actually some chillin’ on the tip of my thumb nail right now and I’ll have to say, I don’t hate it. What girl doesn’t love a little bit of sparkle!
* a sample of Kate Spade’s Twirl fragrance…smells delightful…notes of fruits and florals, which is pretty perfect for spring.
*Keratase Elixir Ultime…this is a hair oil that is supposed to hydrate, smooth and “sleekify” your strands. Personally, I am a fan of the MoroccanOil line, but I’d be interested to see how this compares.
*tarte LipSurgance lip tint…I was stoked (yes, stoked) for this one. I adore tarte lip products and this one is certainly no exception! For one thing, it’s cruelty-free (not tested on animals) which is always aces in my book. It’s a long-lasting lip stain that also has moisturizing effects. You also get that nice little minty refreshing feel/smell too. The color,”lucky”, is also really pretty for spring and summer (see where I swatched it below!)
tarte’s LipSurgance in “Lucky”
Sorry the photo is blurry!!*also in the box was a twistband hair tie. Okay, so honestly I don’t know how I feel about this one. It’s the little blue tie depicted in the contents picture up above. It’s supposed to be a little snag-free elastic to give your ponytail some flair. I was pulling on the little guy and he was pretty much unraveling, so I don’t know if it’s supposed to come apart like that, but I assumed it was to be like any other ponytail holder and stay, circular, in so many words. A 12 pack of these is $18! I’d much rather run up to Target and pick up a pack by Goody and just have at it that way. But, to each his own!
*There was also a discount code to ModCloth included, so I might just peruse the site later and see if I come across anything must-have.

So that was March’s box. I am curious to see what the boxes will hold with the spring and summer months quickly approaching! My top 2 picks from this box though would have to be the essie polish and the tarte lip stain. Do you guys have a favorite Birchbox find thus far (or Glymm box, or what have you?), share in the comments below! Also, if you’re a follower recruit another blogger/blog reader to climb on board to this blog; that too would be rad!! I am also about to set up my facebook fan page for my Makeup artistry so that is a little something something in the works 😉 Hope everyone is enjoying this nice weather and appreciating the life and love each day holds.

XOXO,
J.
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