What’s in My Birchbox? | January 2016

I was overall very pleased with my Birchbox this month! I liked 3 out of the 5 products in the box, which is pretty much a win. I love Birchbox because I am always being introduced to brands I have never heard of and for only $10 a month! Although I rarely like every product, I usually like the majority of the products which makes it worth it to me. This month’s samples are worth approximately $27. $10 for $27 worth of samples is a pretty good deal in my opinion! Click here to use my referral link to subscribe to your own box!

I really loved the actual box this month. I love how the top of the box allows you to fill in the blank for what type of year 2016 will be for you. I am choosing happiness. “2016: The Year of Happiness.” I also loved that this box included a collection of inspirational stickers. Some of the words on the stickers were strength, fearlessness, risks, joy, gratitude, etc. Pretty awesome words to use as your theme for this year and every year in the future. Anyway, let’s see what I received in my box this month!

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle | Full size, $21.95

I am very particular about the products I use on my hair. I have a set few products that work on my hair and I use them religiously. So, with that, I did not try this detangler out. I was afraid it may end up being too greasy or possibly dry my hair out. I would hate to wash my hair, use this product, not like it, and then have to redo the entire process…so, I just decided against trying it. However, based off of the reviews on Birchbox’s website, people do seem to really love this product and it may be worth trying and maybe one day I will get the nerve up to try it.

Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner | Full size, $16 
I love trying new eyeliners, so I was excited to see this full size eyeline in my box this month! I really loved this product! It has a fat felt tip, but still gives a very precise line and makes creating a winged tip super easy. The marker applicator makes application super easy because it fits in your hand better. I think eyeliners that have the felt tips, but thinner applicators are more difficult to apply and my line is never as precise as it is with the Eyeko liner. The color is a true black and it dries with a wet look.

Harvey Prince Hello Body Creme | Full size, $24

I am always happy to try new skin moisturizers due to my skin being extremely dry, so I was excited to receive a new product from a brand that I had never heard of. The sample size for this box was 15 ml .50 fl oz. The bottle is a good size for a sample, but it seemed to barely have any product in it. I had to shake it and shake it to get something to come out. What I did get to come out, I was very satisfied with! The smell is strong when you initially put it on, but not overbearing and the smell fades away pretty quickly. Although the scent is strong, it is actually pretty pleasant. It is citrusy mixed with floral notes. I am not sure if I will purchase this product since it is $24 which is a little pricey for a 12 oz body creme. I can stick with my cocoa butter and be fully satisfied. We will see…maybe one day I will be in a splurging mood and decide to purchase it. Time will tell…

Peripera Peri’s Tint Water in Strawberry Juice | Full size, $12
This product caught me by surprise when I opened it. I was so confused! I clearly didn’t read the label where it says its a tint water. I was thinking it would be a glossier formula. It is literally a tinted water. lol! I did not like this at all. It was just weird and unexpected. I don’t really know why anybody would want to put a tinted water on their lips. It wasn’t moisturizing either…but that was to be expected. But, if you want a nice tint, this product does provide that. You can probably apply a clear gloss over it to give it some moisture.

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel | Full size, $48

I do not use a lot of products on my face due to my skin being so sensitive. I mainly stick to water to cleanse and Aquaphor to moisturize. However, I do love a good skin peel/exfoliator and when I find one that works, I tend to stick to it. Last month, Birchbox introduced me to Vasanti (click here to read about it) and I fell in LOVE! Anyway, I only tried this product out because the packaging said that it was safe for all skin types. The instructions stated to apply a thin layer of the product onto damp skin and massage in circular motions for 15-20 seconds to allow the product to bind with your dead skin cells and form a solid. I don’t know if I did not apply enough of the product, but the solids never formed. However, I do feel like my skin was extremely soft after using this product. I will probably rotate between this and my Vasanti skin exfoliator in the future.

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “What’s in My Birchbox? | January 2016

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