Birchbox Review: November

Sorry, I'm a few weeks behind.  This is what I received in last month's



AYRES Midnight Tango Body Butter

| Full-size, $28

I see on The Blogs that a lot of people like body butter, particularly the

Josie Maran body butter

, but I'm not really a body butter person.  I prefer my lotion slightly medicinal & dispensed via pump.  That being said, I liked this body butter, but I'll probably stick with my Curel Itch Defense.  #womenbeitching

Color Club Cocktail Hour Collection Nail Polish

| Full-size, $8

You know, I've come around to these little Color Club polishes.  I didn't like them at first, but they stay on just as well as the bigger brands (OPI, Essie) as long as you use a good base & top coat.  And I actually like the little brush.  The color I got is

On The Rocks

.  It's not 100% my color, but maybe I'll try it.  If you want this color, let me know.

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

| Full-size, $24

This mascara is totally fine.  I have trouble with the curved brush, but that's user error.  I keep getting mascara on my nose & eyelid.  I'm a drugstore mascara gal & if I were going to upgrade to $20 mascara, I'd buy Dior or Benefit.  This one has great


on Birchbox, but I don't think it's that special.  And I definitely don't think it's "magic".

Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage Extreme Renewal Exfoliating Facial

| Full-size, $38.50

I haven't used this yet.  Sorry!  I'm confused about it's application process.  But it's a big sample!

Okay, I just read how to use it & it's a mask, not a cleanser, so that makes more sense.  I thought it was a cleanser you left on for 10 minutes.  I'm pretty into masks.  I'll try this & report back.


Ahmad Tea London Assorted Teas

| Full-size, $7


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