Birchbox | January 2012 — Photo and Review!

Hello again! Glad to see you! Today I have for you the January 2012 Birchbox. This was a pretty good box, and I really liked most of the products, including the one full size product! Also of note, Birchbox is no longer including the amount that is the full size product. (Example: Full size: 30 fl oz, $50. Now it just says “Full size: $50) I’m not a big fan of the change, I like to imagine what the size would be like to determine how crazy the price is. 🙂

BORGHESE | CuraForte Moisture Intesnsifier | Full size: $67.50

This serum proves that sidekicks deserve a recognition too. Apply before moisturizing or mix it with your favorite cream to help actives work harder.

I’ve just started using this last night, and I like it! It really kicks up the moisture. This is what I’ve needed. I’ll probably post an update on this is a few weeks (or when this runs out). While I probably won’t be able to afford the full size, I’ll be looking for an alternative, STAT.

Juicy Couture | Viva La Juicy | Full size: $69 – 89

This scent will bring out your inner girly girl. Wild berries flirt with mandarin and soft floral notes to create a fragrance that’s fun and happy.

I love this. I absolutely love this. I feel like this is a fall/winter scent though, even though it’s so bright and cheery looking. It’s sweet but still musky enough for me to like it. Of course if a perfume is described as “floral,” “mandarin,” “lemon,” or “sandalwood,” I’m all in. 😉

Jouer | Body Butter | Full size: $32

Ingredient snobs, take note. This rich formula softens rough patches like elbows, with pure shea butter, plus olive and avocado oils.

This is perfect. Absolutely perfect. It has a fairly strong scent, but I enjoy it. It blends in quickly and it makes anything it touches perfectly moisturized and soft. For my personal body product, it’s my holy grail moisturizer. I will most likely pay the $32 for the full size. It’s that good. And the jar is frosted with a soft gold lid. So luxe!

stila | Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner | Full size: $20

It’s time to put down the black liner. This colorful pigment makes eyes stand out and stays put for hours.

The shade I got was called Peacock. This is full sized! And it’s wonderful! It’s extremely opaque, it’s bright enough to be noticeable, and yet it can melt away into a darker smokey eye for a nice twist.

Peacock is a dark blue. It’s technically a teal, but it’s a super-blue-leaning teal. It has amazing shimmer and it’s opaque in one swipe across the waterline. And I have watery eyes. It wears really well on me, though I haven’t actually worn it for 8+ hours before. But it lasts a good 4 hours without even budging, so I can only guess that it’ll be in just about as good of a condition.

LÄRABAR | Mini Bar

You won’t find any artificial fillers in these natural bars: just dried fruits, nuts, and other wholesome ingredients. They’re as tasty as they are healthy.

I ate it. Guilty. Didn’t even get a picture of the packaging. I’ll bet it’s rare if I can ever get a picture of food on here. I love eating. This bar was definitely natural. You can plainly see all of the ingredients. I like that. However, it wasn’t… my favorite thing I’ve ever eaten. But it wasn’t bad. Just not my cup of tea.

 

That’s it for the January box! Until next time,

~ Britni Rose

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Birchbox | December 2011 — Photos and Review

Hello my pretties! …Wow. That’s wicked witch sorta ruined that phrase for everyone didn’t she? Ugh. What an evil person. I’m better than her. Because I have pictures for everyone to see. Today’s are more catch-up pictures of all my Birchboxes. Only 2 more besides this left! Yeah, progress! Let’s get to it.

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September 2011 Birchbox | Photos and Reviews

Truth Art Beauty | Face Nourish — Birchbox Blend | Full size: 1oz, $54

DIY skincare: We mix and matched out favorite ingredients for this custom face oil, which nourishes with organic argan, pumpkin seed, and geranium oils.

I haven’t tried this, but I want to. I actually forgot about it.

Jouer | Lip Enhancer | Full size: 0.33 fl oz, $14

Why settle for plain ‘ol lip balm when you can hydrate, plump, and condition all in one go? Right, we thought so.

This is an empty tube. Because I’m addicted to it. It’s so shiny and plumping, but not stingy. It’s nice.

Jurlique | Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer | Full size: 5.9 fl oz, $15

A must for any urban adventure, Jurlique’s sanitizer neutralizes bacteria with Australian mint and hydrates with safflower oil.

This bottle is almost empty. This is an addiction. It smells so good, not like alcohol and hospitals.

Incoco | Nail Polish Appliqué | 16 Strips, $7.99 – $10.99

We all have a wild side. Eye-catching nail strips are the latest trend — try them on your fingers or toes.

Haven’t tried these. I can do this with Konad three times for the price of one. I’m not a fan of spending a lot of money on “meh” products.

EXTRA: Birchbox Friendship Bracelet

I really love this. It’s getting worn out, but it’s so pretty and simple and not a lot of people have this.

 

That’s it for the September box. Still have a few months to go.