Birchbox - November 2013

I received my Birchbox yesterday and I was a bit excited to see what was inside. This month's theme is More Good. Here's a peek:

November is all about more thanks, giving, thoughtfulness and of course, samples. In fact, this month Birchbox will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the Birchbox shop to No Kid Hungry (a nationwide organization that works to end childhood hunger). 

Now is the time where you won't feel guilty for splurging on that tube of mascara that you so "needed"!

This is what's included in my box this month:

I can honestly say that I've received the most items in this month's box than all my previous month boxes. Overall this box does not compare to my ipsy box at all, but I did love a few of my new items. 

My overall favorites were theBalm cosmetics Stainiac in beauty queen, DDF Amplifying Elixir, and the Tiossan body cream. I'm not a fan of parfum and tea samples but I'll still use them. I didn't mind the nail polish too much but I just didn't like the color. 

theBalm Stainiac was amazing as a lip stain. I know that usually I hate lip stains for the dry feeling afterwards on my lips but this was so much different. This stain color was a mixture of a light red or a slightly dark pink. It also went on like a gloss and dried smoothly on my lips. You can use this product as a cheek stain but I just don't feel sanitary doing so. 

The DDF Amplifying Elixir is also a great moisturizer. So far I've used it in the morning and at night and my skin stays smooth and nice. It's a transparant liquid so it doesn't leave any dry marks on your face. But you should also use another moisturizer (with spf) over it, especially in the morning.

Overall the Tiossan body cream was very moisturizing and a bit hard for it to actually spread on your skin but once it did, it felt amazing. The Joie "Folle de Joie" parfum smelled great and wasn't too strong. The Color Club nail polish is basically just like every other nail polish which wasn't too exciting. The Ahmad Tea London (which was a lifestyle extra) was great but not a huge difference from just a regular cup of Lipton.

I've gotta say, my box wasn't the greatest this month but I'll still be looking forward to next month's box. 

Here's everything that was included in my box to shop for as full size items in the Birchbox shop. 

Remember, shopping this month contributes to feeding children!