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inside my birchbox: november 2012

November 17, 2012

I was happily surprised to see my November Birchbox sitting in my mailbox this afternoon – I’d completely forgotten it was on its way. And an even happier surprise: it’s a great one this month! Here’s what I got:

Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper: I haven’t tried this product or brand yet, so I’m excited to give this a whirl. I keep going back to DevaCurl products no matter what other brands I try…but maybe this will be a winner? At $10 for the full-size, it’s certainly kinder on the wallet than my current hair care regimen.

J.R. Watkins Lavender Hand & Cuticle Salve: My hands are already starting to feel the wrath of winter, so this is a great product for me. I love that this salve is almost completely natural, and it smells good, too. The ingredients are simple (canola oil, sweet almond oil, beeswax, etc.) so I probably wouldn’t pay full-price when I could make a similar concoction in the kitchen, but I’m happy to use this great-sized sample!

Sumita Color Contrast Eye Pencil in Ziba (lime green): This full-sized eyeliner has a wonderfully smooth formula, though I can’t say I can see myself wearing lime green eyeliner with much frequency. How would you use this pencil?

ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss: Another full-sized product, I’m impressed! It smells like something I would have worn in 7th grade…which I actually sort of enjoy. The color is very sheer and it’s quite glossy, though it wore off pretty quickly on me. The mini-mirror on the side of the tube is a smart idea!

Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod: I will admit that I ate this about 4 seconds after I snapped the photo. Delicious! Mine was Honeycomb, with amber honey carmelized in crispy pieces in dark chocolate. Yum.

Are you a subscriber? If so, what did you get this month? Let me know in the comments!


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  1. November 17, 2012 6:46 PM

    the curly hair solutions curl keeper looks like something I would want to try and the lip gloss looks like a nice color for fall!

  2. November 17, 2012 11:21 PM

    My Birch Box was awful this month! I wrote about it. It’s a shame- I bought a year’s subscription and I’m so upset as all my boxes have been awful. I even checked my preferences and I don’t know who they are looking at when they pack my box.

  3. Alex permalink
    November 21, 2012 1:48 PM

    Hi, Anna! I noticed that you wrote a recent feature on the berry shade of etoile nail polish for birchbox. I received the nude-pink shade from the collection in my birchbox, and that has me wondering about the berry shade. How was the formula? Did it require several coats for opacity, or did you have full color in 2-3 coats? Thanks! Your posts on the birchbox blog are always my favorite!

  4. December 4, 2012 9:49 PM

    Ohh I LOVE Watkins products! They are made in my very small home town (:


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