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!


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!