It is that time again – beauty box review time! And today I’m bring you my January Birchbox review. Twice a month I like to share my reviews of the Birchbox and Glossybox subscriptions I get in the mail -my favorite type of mail, obviously (** = my favorite product(s) in the box).
Oh Birchbox, Birchbox, Birchbox. What happened this month? Some of the products in my box don’t match the products on the card description … and neither of those match my box description online. What happened? I know that there are a ton of people receiving these boxes each month, but it seems like this is an easy fix, right? I really hope that this doesn’t happen again. Anyway, on to the box, meaning the products I actually got, not the ones I was suppose to get. UPDATE: I contacted Birchbox per the recommendation of some of you lovely readers, and they credited 100 pts (=$10!) to my account. Bravo, Birchbox for great customer service!!
1. LashEm: Measurable Difference Eyelash and Brow Enhancing Serum – The insert card in my box said I was getting mascara but I received this enhancing serum instead. Could have been worse. Unfortunately 3 days is not really enough time for me to determine if this product actually works or not. I think that I’ll have to post about this serum another time, after I’ve had a chance to let it work it’s magic.
2. theBalm cosmetics: Hot Mama – Typically, bronzer is not for me and this blush/bronzer combo was no exception I’m just not a fan of the shiny, metallic look. It does leave a nice golden color that would be great for bronzer fans in the summer. $20
3. **Ojon: rare blend oil Total Hair Therapy **- First reaction: smells AMAZING. Truly amazing. Overall this oil did the job and my hair looked lively and shiny (without being greasy). Oh, and smelled amazing. I would even be tempted to get the full sized product if it weren’t so expensive! $35
4. Harvey Prince: Skinny Chic – I’m not sure what is wrong with me, but I’ve really been enjoying the perfume samples in my beauty boxes lately. This one from Harvey Prince is a mix of mint, lotus blossom and apple and smells delicious! It was a little strong when first applied but after a little time the scent became very pleasant. My one problem with the sample is that the spray pump was a bit sticky, so whenever I tried to spray just a little, a ton sprayed out all over the place. $21-55
5. Embryolisse: Lait-Creme Concentre, 24 Hour Miracle Cream – First of all, smallest lotion sample ever. Embryolisse claims that this cam be used for hands and face and act as a primer, moisturizer and even make-up remover. I guess that is where the name ‘miracle cream’ comes from. The cream left my hands feeling incredibly soft without feeling greasy. I also enjoyed the ultra mild scent of the product. I was not, however, impressed with using this product as a make-up remover. Too much of the product was needed in order to effectively remove eye make-up (just eyeliner and mascara) and it left my lashes feeling a little weird. Good on hands, not on eyes. $16