January 15, 2013

My January Birchbox


New year, new Birchbox! This month's Birchbox was all about having the best year ever and they included 25 ideas ideas for maximizing your individual happiness in a cute fold-out.


I like #7: Start a Sunday evening ritual. I kind of do this already. I dedicate the weekends to catching up on my beauty routine such as wearing a face mask or painting my nails. #21 is conquer your beauty product bucket list. This would be fun to do one year; however, there's so many products I want to try which is why I subscribe to these boxes in the first place!

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream (2 .07 oz/ 1.7 oz $42) | LASHEM Measurable Difference Lash Gel Serum (full size $69.99) | Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo (1.75 fl oz/ 8.5 oz $32) | Harvey Prince Skinny Chic perfume sample (0.29 fl oz $21) | theBalm cosmetics Hot Mama (.034 oz/ .25 oz $20) 


This eyelash conditioner is made with 97% natural, zero peptide ingrediens and is clinically tested. I don't like adding serums to my lashes so I tried this on my brows. Update: After using for a week, I didn't notice any results. Very little formula came out so it wasn't the belt for eyebrows.


This daily age-defy moisturizer proven to provide 24 hours of significant moisture. It is formulated with a proprietary Super 7 Complex specifically designed to minimize and prevent signs of aging, deliver intense hydration, and boost radiance. It is further enriched with maca root extract, noted for enhancing luminosity and cell turnover. I was glad I received two samples of this face cream from Fresh because it was so small so I needed the second one to use. I wasn't particularly a fan of the lotus smell but it made my skin feel nice and smooth.


Skinny Chic is a sexy, zesty perfume bursting with energy. It claims it will make you "feel young, slim and beautiful." I don't know about a perfume making you feel slim but I did like the burst of green apple, sweet mint and warm amber. Notes include Grapefruit, Bergamot, Marine Mint, Lotus Blossom, Fennel, White Cedarwood, Warm Amber, Iris. It is a strong smelling perfume at first and then it mixes with your natural scent. I like it but I like fruity smells.


I've always wanted to theBalm cosmetics since I hear good things. Hot Mama is one of their best sellers (currently sold out on their website) and they market it as a shadow & blush in one. Although I wouldn't particularly wear this pinkish peach color as a shadow, it is a nice blush. It also has a nice glow to it to add some highlighting affects to your cheeks.

Update: I tried the Clarifying Shampoo and was not impressed. It left my hair greasy. It didn't rinse out well.

What did you get in your January Birchbox?

4 comments:

  1. Looks nice, I love the shade of the blush! I'm still waiting for my GlamBox, so I'm starting to think it's some kind of hoax....

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    1. WOW that's such a bummer... hope you get it soon!

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  2. I'm happy with this month's box. I got a different one but we had the blush and shampoo in common!

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    1. You got awesome stuff... wasn't impressed with most of it :/

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