Allure Beauty Box, Birchbox, Clinique Moisture Surge, Darphin Stimulskin, Delectable Hand Cream, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum, Ginkgo's Secret, Ipsy, Rituals... hand balm, Royal & Langnickel Moda brush, Subscription Boxes
$10 monthly, 4-5 items
Royal & Langnickel Moda Standard Medium Eyeshadow Shader Brush
This is a product from R & L’s new brush line called Moda. The individual brushes are not currently for sale on their website (it says coming soon) but their travel kits are available. This particular brush has soft synthetic bristles that I’ve been using exclusively for cream eye shadows.
This has a lightweight, almost watery, texture. It’s hydrating and smells nice, although the coconut scent is weak compared to the lemon and strawberry hand creams within the same be Delectable line.
$10 monthly, 4-7 items
Birchbox partnered with Estee Lauder in October for Breast Cancer Awareness and included pink ribbons in all their boxes. I ordered the Power Pose box directly from the website, selected the Game Face box on my main subscription, and selected the regular box on my second account. Between the three boxes there were many more items I wanted to include in my favorites, but I shortened the list to three.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum
I haven’t tried this product long enough to determine if it works. I can say that the texture is quite thick for a “serum.” It provides nearly the same amount of moisture as an actual moisturizer.
Darphin Stimulskin Plus Total Anti-Aging Multi-Corrective Divine Cream
I was unfamiliar with this brand prior to receiving the sample in my birchbox and due to its exorbitant price, I will not purchase the full size. What I like about this is that it made my skin feel smooth like Embryolisse but a bit better. Fragrance is listed in the ingredients, which I find strange considering it isn’t a good smell (but not horrible either).
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
I’m much more familiar with Clinique’s Moisture Surge line than the previous two products above. It is incredibly moisturizing for an oil-free product. My dry skin loves it!
Allure Beauty Box
$15 monthly 5+ items
Rituals…Ginkgo’s Secret caring hand balm
Last December I got the Miracle Scrub in my Glossybox, so I was excited to pair it with this hand balm considering both products have ginseng and gingko biloba. I like how this one performs and the wonderful scent is strong enough to last for a decent amount of time but without being overpowering.
This concludes my October favorites! As much as I have enjoyed my beauty subscriptions over the past year and a half, I cancelled all except Birchbox. I have an ever growing collection of samples (and full size products) that I would like to test more extensively. And with Christmas just around the corner, I think it is best that I reserve that money for tried and true products! At least, that is my intent.