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November Birchbox c/o Birchbox and ShopStyle Collective

Birchbox is a monthly personalized subscription box of five high-end beauty products for $10/month with free shipping. You can also order individual products and curated boxes, or make your own at their boutique in SoHo, which I visited last winter. This beautifully packaged Birchbox arrived at the perfect time--I save beauty samples to use when I travel due to their convenient size, and as an opportunity to try new products. As you're reading this, I'm on a flight to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with A's family!

This November box is one curated on the theme of 'The Finishing Touch.' It includes an Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Black, Number 4 Jour D'Automne Smoothing Balm, Benefit They're Real! Lengthening Mascara, Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream, and Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume.

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The eyeliner is a smooth kohl, good for smudging into a smoky eye. The smoothing balm made my hair instantaneously smooth, soft, and shiny; ideal for this time of year when hair becomes dry and carries static. It also has a pleasant scent. Benefit's They're Real mascara is nothing new--a natural yet dramatically lengthening formula. The tinted eye cream is hydrating, but dries to a satin finish. It significantly brightens the under-eye area, necessary after a flight or day of travel! The concept for Juliette Has a Gun's Not a Perfume is an interesting one: the 'not a perfume' is made out of a single ingredient (Cetalox). On me, it's a deep but citrusy scent, and one spritz is plenty.

Birchbox would make a great gift for the beauty lover, whether an individual box or a monthly subscription. You can find the December box hereif you're having any ideas. Thank you to Birchbox and ShopStyle Collective for this collaboration!

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Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for every one of you who follows, reads, and engages with affecionada. Hope you are all spending this time eating well and relaxing with loved ones. x

beauty, lifeJen