Birchbox Lovely Day Limited Edition Box

Every couple of months Birchbox comes out with a new limited edition box and I carefully watch to see if it would be a good one. This month they had the Lovely Day Box which they were advertising for Mother’s Day but I bought one for myself (don’t worry I got something else amazing for Mom). So here’s the scoop: it’s still available for $62! Don’t forget to add on the mystery sample pack and try one of these coupons before you buy: TAKEOFF20, COMEBACK20, MOBILE20, WELCOMEOFFER20, TAKEOFF10.

 

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As always the packaging is gorgeous and gift worthy. They also included a card with the product descriptions. Let’s dig in!

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Cargo Blush in Cannes – This is a vary large tin of blush and I have heard good things about this brand. Unfortunately I do not think think peach color will work for my skin tone. This is good for warm tones and my pale skin is cool – one of the other varying colors would have worked better. I am trying to swap this. (It must me popular though because it’s out of stock right now on Birchbox).

Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Meg – This is another product where the colors will vary and I got one I don’t love wah wahhhh. I am familiar with this formulation from my recent Jouer Matchbox and it rocks but this color is described as a “creamy honey pink”. It just looked too close to my actual lip color and I’m afraid it will wash me out. I much prefer bright and fun lip colors anyway. Trying to swap this too…bummer.

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Living Proof Nightcap Overnight Hair Perfector – I think this will be the fifth product I have sampled by this relatively new brand and they all rock and smell AMAZING! I have a full size of the PhD 5-in-1 Styling Treatment and it’s great! I used this the other night on wet hair and it felt soft the next morning and helped hold my waves. I actually got a compliment the next day!

Rituals Foaming Shower Gel – I like the formula of this – very similar to a shaving cream. The scent (Hammam Delight) eucalyptus and mint is not my favorite scent. It’s too fresh when I prefer sweet fruity scents.

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Harney and Sons Assorted Teas – Y’all I LOVE tea so this was very exciting to get. I got 7 different flavors including Caribe, Earl Grey Supreme, Pomegranate¬† Oolong, and Tilleul with Mint. Getting to try out multiple flavors was great! On the Harney and Sons website they actually sell sample sets! I would love to order one of these sometime.

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Nails INC Gel Effect Polish in Porchester Square and Mayfair Lane – These polishes are supposed to give the effect of gel without a UV lamp through plasticiser technology (whatever that is). I tried out the gray color and I like the formula and brush, but the bottle cap is bulky. It chipped the next day unfortunately.

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Greenleaf Bella Freesia Candle Tin – This scent is a clean blend of freesia, white tea, amber and cotton blossom. I like it – it’s slightly floral but not overpowering. I wish this company had other scents on the BB website because I feel like $10 is a good price for the size.

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Davines Anti Aging Hand Cream – I love this brand and I love this cream! It has a light floral scent (just like their hair products) and packs a punch with great anti aging ingredients. It’s a winner in my book!

Illume Go Be Lovely Demi Perfume – We sell this brand at Anthropologie so I had smelled the candles before but had not tried the beauty products. You could have gotten one of two scents and YAY I got the one I wanted! Coconut Milk Mango is so yummy and tropical. I also love roller balls so this is perfect with gorgeous packaging.

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Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum – This is a pretty expensive product to lighten discolorations (which I don’t have), but I’ve enjoyed getting to finally try out a product from this brand. They use ingredients from grapes (hence the vino) for an all natural treatment. It feels very nice going on because it’s oil free.

Overall I love this box! It’s a good deal and a great way to sample a wide range of products. I would have to say my favorite things are the tea and perfume! This would make a great Mother’s Day present and I bet you can still get it in time!

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Golden Tote Mystery Tote 2015

This was my first time purchasing something from Golden Tote and I was pleasantly surprised! For those of you who don’t know about Golden Tote, it is not a subscription service but a clothing package you purchase each month. The first Monday of every month the totes go on sale. You can pick from a $49 tote with 2-3 pieces of clothing or the $149 with 5-6 items. You pick 1-2 items in your size and the rest are a surprise! They carry cute boutique brands, one of which is sold at Anthropologie. Overall you are getting items at a deep discount.

Once a year they do a complete mystery bag with 4 items for $60. I decided to go for it! It is actually still available if you want one. The items might be different but all will include a Puella item. And they always come in a cute reusable fabric tote bag!

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I LOVE this gray drapey pocket tee. It is so soft, swingy and perfect. It has a v neck line and a long hemline so it is very flattering. I have worn it several times because it is so versatile!

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The moment I saw this I knew it wasn’t for me. The front is sheer with all different patterns. It is a dolman style with a banded bottom and all gray jersey fabric back. It’s just not my style and I am trying to swap it but haven’t had any luck yet.

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This is another item I love! This is by Golden Tote’s private label called Cut + Sew and it is so comfy. It is black with white stripes and has a tent shape. It’s very versatile for all seasons and looks great belted too.

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This is the promised Puella item that a lot of people got. I like it but I’m not crazy about it. It is a cream light weight knit, has long sleeves, and is very see through. My favorite thing about it is the silhouette – a very swingy tunic. I decided to punch it up with a scarf when I first wore it because it needed some color!

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Looks better, right? I’m happy that 3/4 items were winners for me in this mystery tote. I like Golden Totes selection of items and if I have some extra cash would buy a tote in the future!