October 2014 Birchbox Review

Up next in my “catch up with Birchbox reviews” series…October!

It’s so hard to believe that this is my 6th month of receiving Birchboxes! How have these 6 months passed by so quickly?


This month’s theme was “Fanfare”. The theme description said that it was about being proud of what you’re a fan of and get geekily excited about, as well as ‘taking beauty inspiration from our favorite leading ladies in pop culture’. However, six months in, I’ve pretty much given up on my Birchbox samples fitting the month’s theme. Instead, I’ll do a bit of imagining: Frozen-themed makeup, coconut oil spray as used on Game of Thrones, Geek Chic eyeshadow… even pumpkin products would have been great, like Peter Thomas Roth’s pumpkin enzyme mask.

As it stands, though, I am happy with my October Birchbox, and here’s what I received!

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Princess Anna Makeup Tutorial

For Halloween this year, I went as Princess Anna from Frozen. I love Frozen, and think there are a lot of similarities between Anna and me (although part of the reason I chose Anna is because I was able to cobble together her outfit from things already in my wardrobe!).

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I’d like to share with you the makeup I did for this costume. I consulted a couple of YouTube videos to develop this, notably tutorials by Alex Poletti and dope2111.

I know it’s after Halloween, but I hope that this look is simple and everyday enough that you could wear it any day and feel like you’re secretly channeling Anna. My main goal was to create something that reflected Anna but that I would still feel comfortable wearing. Therefore, I didn’t add any makeup that I would never wear as myself. This means that, if you normally wear foundation or fake eyelashes, you should feel free to include those into this look and make it your own!

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