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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Birchbox January 2015 (Part 2)

Birchbox is the original subscription box, and it's still going strong. Even when the box isn't the greatest, the subscription is usually worth it because of the points system. For those that don't know, Birchbox sends anywhere from 4 to 8 products a month (full size, deluxe sample size, and sample size) and you can review your items each month for 10 points/item. You can also get additional points for getting a yearly subscription or getting referrals. Every 100 points you earn is $10 to use in their shop. Now on to the box!

Theme card.

Info card.

First look.

Katherine Cosmetics Everyday Eyeliner ($26.00) - I am so tired of everyone sending out black liners. This one is nothing spectacular and and brush on it just made a mess of things. 

Key West Aloe Gentle Aloe Facial Cleanser ($2.75) - I am still looking for the perfect cleanser, so I'll definitely try this one out to see if it's 'the one.' I like the brand and the scent is pretty nice, so it'll be put on the bathroom counter to be tried out.

Sweet Science Invisible Daily Tint SPF 35 ($2.25) - This pan was a mess. It was half on the side and half in the top, so it went everywhere. It was also way too dark for me and I ended up looking orange. There wasn't enough salvageable product for me to try again, so this was a fail. 

Essential Elements Wake Up Rosemary Body Lotion ($3.56) - I really dislike this brand and the rosemary it always uses. It's too strong and makes me want to cough every time I open it. It is already in the giveaway pile.

REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask ($11.00) - My skin is still really tender from being so dry and the changing weather isn't helping, so masks have still been put on the back burner until it's a little less painful to try them.

Overall, this box is valued at $45.56, but I found almost no value in it. It was a mash-up of random and poorly placed products, and nothing that really stood out to me. Hopefully this trend doesn't continue, or else I will not extend my year subscription. Did you get Birchbox this month? Let me know what you thought about it in the comments!

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