I have been getting Birchbox for
30 31 boxes now. I’ve done a few box reviews, but I’ve never done a first impressions. I go through a love-hate relationship with them (I love trying new products but I hate falling in love with them and having to buy them. Oh the struggle), but since I started the #365DaysOfEmpties project, I need to keep my stash of samples up.
February just came in and I am super-excited because I decided to pick a specialty box. I like when Birchbox lets you pick a specialty box, like this one, or pick one of your samples. The sample choices they offered for February were samples I already tried and wasn’t like, “Yes I need another one of these,” so I went with the Rent The Runway X Birchbox box.
derma e Anti Wringkle Vitamin A Glycolic Scrub
I usually don’t purchase scrubs (aside from Philosophy’s The Microdelivery Wash) because a) I have a big stock of that and b) I’ve been dedicated to my Clarisonic since high school and it gets the job done.
I do like to add in a good weekly exfoliation, though I’ve been partial to AHAs instead of physical scrubbers. This says it sloughs off dull skin, fades dark spots, and cleans pores so it sounds like a great multitasking addition.
Fekkai Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo
Thanks to Birchbox, I haven’t paid for dry shampoo in about a year or year and a half. I love other Fekkai products they’ve sent me and I can’t wait to try this one.
Did you know that for best oil-absorbing results, you should spray on dry shampoo at night and let it work while you sleep? I can’t remember where I learned that (probably Birchbox) but it’s a great trick. It really works!
Not Soap, Radio Body Wash in The Stuff That Cupid Dips His Arrows In
This smells so fantastic. I opened it up and instantly reminded me of a Bath and Body Works spray I had once that I think was also blackberry and vanilla.
I’m not particular about my body wash, but I have been using Philosophy for a while. It’s creamy and rich and smells great. I hope this one is as good. I probably won’t buy it though because it’s $16 and I stocked up on Black Friday when Philosophy was having a sale. I also received fantastic products from The Williamsburg Inn Spa from my mom for Christmas so I’m good.
Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner in Raina
I have no idea why this is called “Color Contrast.” It would be cool if it was a duochrome finish. But it’s just colored liner. This is a pretty dark blue. I couldn’t tell that Raina is blue until I went on the website.
Birchbox suggests to layer liners..maybe that’s where the name comes from?
I have had their liners from Birchbox before and have really liked them. They have great staying power and the color is intense. Maybe that has something to do with the name.
theBalm Read My Lips in Bam
This is such a gorgeous peachy petal pink. I really like that it has antioxidants in it so it’s good for you yet it’s also pretty and glossy.
I can’t wait to see if this is sheer or if it’s as pigmented as theBalm and Birchbox claims. They also say it’s non-sticky. I really hope that’s true because there is nothing worse than putting on lip stuff in the morning, stepping outside, and having your hair drag lines of color across your face or attaching itself to your face thanks to the wind.
Do you subscribe to Birchbox? I can’t wait to hear what you got!
[disclaim]The Birchbox link is a referral link. I earn points if friends sign up. I’ve stuck with them for 31 boxes, so clearly there’s good stuff here![/disclaim]