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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January 2013 Birchbox Review

I got my January Birchbox today and I am so excited to show you what I got! At first, getting and unwrapping the box was pretty anticlimactic for a few reasons. 1. I had a very busy day and couldn't open it up and play right away, 2. I already looked a few days ago at what I was getting, (I still haven't learned my lesson!) and 3. I made very first Sephora order ever and I was all excited using promo codes and adding samples, etc. I'm lame, I know. Anyway! On to the Birchbox samples!

When I first opened my box, I noticed it smelled really good inside. I panicked a little, since some people have complained about having broken samples spilled in their box before. Thankfully, the perfume just smells really great and all products were intact. The delicious smelling perfume was the Harvey Prince Skinny Chic. I saw a lot of people who seemed sort of offended to be receiving this product because the description says it is supposed to "curb hunger" and "energize" you. I don't see why they were upset with it, though. This product is not promoting starvation and it is not a diet pill; It is simply a perfume with apple and other food-like scents that smells very fresh and energizing. I doubt that the product really effects how hungry you are one way or another. Personally, I love it, and may purchase it whenever I use up some of my other perfumes.

The first product I actually tried out was the Embryolisse moisturizer. I liked it, it felt much silkier than my Garnier moisturizer I'm using right now, but I probably won't be purchasing it anytime soon since I still have a ton of my current moisturizer left, and for summer I'd like something with some SPF in it.

One thing I was incredibly excited to try was TheBalm's Hot Mama blush. It didn't disappoint! It very well may be the best color of blush I've ever put on. I've been wanting a peachy blush with gold sparkles in it, actually, because I've been using one of my sister's that came in one of those big Sephora boxes with all the eyeshadows and whatnot. Once again, Birchbox has answered my prayers! 

One thing that surprised me was the Lashem Double Trouble mascara. I didn't think I'd like it based on the complaints I had seen from others, and the fact that it seemed almost dried out when I first opened it. It definitely wasn't, though! It made my lashes look longer, darker, and sort of feathery? It made it look like I had more eyelashes. I just wish the sample size wasn't so small; I'd like to get a few more uses out of it!

Last but not least is the Ojon oil. I like how it is 3 different clear colors, and when you shake it, it becomes cloudy and whitish. I guess that's not important, but I haven't tried it yet, so that's all I have to go on :) 

All in all, I was pleased with this box. The last few months have all contained at least one product I really enjoyed. Did you like what you got this month?

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