Friday, February 1, 2013

Birchbox Review ~ January 2013

My camera is still on the fritz, so no individual product photos or examples of me using them this time around. But! That won't stop me from reviewing these products!

What I Got:

What I thought:

I love trying new shampoos and I was stoked to get this nice sized sample in my box. The Number 4 Clarifying shampoo smells great, I like the way it lathers and while I wish I had a conditioner to pair with it after using, it still seems to make my hair feel squeaky clean and soft after rinsing. It definitely takes care of product and hair dye build up and  it very gentle on my dried out hair.

I only just recently started wearing a little bit of blush on my cheeks, November's box came with Stila all over shimmer liquid luminizer, in a pink blush color and I love it. I was excited to try this shadow and blush all in one from theBalm Cosmetics. The packaging is adorable off the bat, featuring a cute pin up style beach girl and it has a magnetic closure. The color is a peachy-pink which I was a little stand offish for my skin tone, when I wear it on my cheeks I have to put it on very lightly as this stuff goes on strong, as for wearing it as an eye shadow...I LOVE IT! It's so pretty and stays on all day, it goes great with a smokey brown or a summer bronze. I am surprised how versatile the color is as an eye shadow and it is more than welcome in my extensive collection of eye shadows.

I seem to have an ever growing collection of perfume samples which I quite enjoy. I get tired of scents after prolonged use, so being able to switch it up without committing to purchasing a full size is great. The Harvey Prince Skinny Chic perfume has a cheerful package and I love the way it smells. It claims to have a scent to help you feel energized and curb your appetite. I unfortunately have misplaced this small sample bottle over the course of the month, I hope to find it cause I truly did love the way it smells and I'd like to test out this appetite curbing theory...

I would like to assume that I don't yet need "youth preserving" for my face, but I always am open to try moisturizers on my sensitive and picky skin. The Fresh Lotus face creams smells absolutely amazing, very clean and botanical. I love the way it feels and it certainly brightened my face and evened out my skin tone. I've already used up both samples and am considering buying a full size. 

And last we have the main thing that stood out in the box. Lashem gel serum. I have looked into ways to make my lashes longer and fuller, I have always disliked how short and fine mine are. I have very sensitive eyelids and have been weary about trying a serum after hearing about them drying out your lids. I was still willing to try this stuff. I took a before picture to document if there has been any change, unfortunately I haven't been very good at applying this stuff every night. I can say however that it has not dried out my lids or caused any irritations, and I could swear that after a week my lashes seemed to be a BIT fuller, but not longer. I hope that this tiny sample has enough in it to keep trying it and see some results, although I almost hope I don't because a full size of one of these is pretty pricey...

So there it is! I will stick to these reviews whether or not I have nice camera photos to share along with them. I love getting a Birchbox every month and look forward to new things to try. If you want to sign up, click here, it's only 10 bucks a month!

See my first and only Birchbox review I've done here.


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