Monday, January 14, 2013

January BirchBox!

Its BirchBox time!!!!

The theme of January's box is Best Year Ever! A fresh calendar is a good time to refocus on the things that keep falling to the bottom of the to-do list. Included in the box is a poster that includes 25 ideas for maximizing your individual happiness.

In the box this month...

alessandro - Nail Polish
Color: Blue Lagoon
Sample Size: 5 ml / 0.17 fl oz

Launching exclusively in the BirchBox shop, this extra opaque polish has a satiny formula and wide flat brush for easy application, along with a special recessed cap so you can have a steady grip as you apply the polish.. alessandro is considered one of the premier professional lacquer brands in Europe. They are out to make the process of doing your nails much easier! They have bright, flashy colors as well as universally flattering neutrals.

The colors available: Blue Lagoon is a glossy, mid-toned blue. New York Grey is a deep slate shade. Wild Safari is a perfect kelly green for fall. Blue Nuit is a deep midnight blue. Midnight Black is the classic black. Cherry Cherry Lady is a rich berry shade. Dusty Purple is a grey-toned lilac.
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BirchBox $12 for 10 ml / 0.34 fl oz

Harvey Prince - Skinny Chic perfume
Sample Size: normal perfume sample size

Get a glass-half-full disposition with this optimistic blend of scents! The dominant note of crisp green apple is tempered by marine mint and lovely lotus blossom. There are also hints of grapefruit, bergamot, fennel, white cedarwood, amber, and iris mix together.

I LOVE the smell of this perfume, such a nice, girly smell that isn't too overpowering. I am highly considering buying a full size of this product because of how much I love the smell.
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BirchBox $21 for 8.8 ml in a rollerball applicator
BirchBox $26 for 8.8 ml in a spray bottle
BirchBox $55 for 50 ml
Harvey Prince $21 for 8.8 ml
Harvey Prince $26 for 8.8 ml spray bottle
Harvey Prince $55 for 50 ml / 1.7 oz

Ojon - Damage Reverse Instant Restorative Hair Serum
Sample Size: size of a perfume sample

Repair stressed strands with this aromatic hair treatment - exotic ojon and macadamia oils work together to smooth and hydrate hair. This instantly neutralizing flyaways, boosts shine, and adds softness while repairing years' worth of self-inflicted hair damage. Use it on damp hair as a pre-blow dry treatment and heat protectant and on dry hair as a leave-in styling aide to keep hair shiny and frizz-free for up to eight hours. When used regularly it strengthens your strands, has the ability to fix split ends, beats frizz, and gives a glossy sheen without weighing your hair down.

I was happy I read what this was before trying it - at first I thought it was another perfume sample because of the container it comes in, but noticed the consistency looked a bit different than perfurme. :)
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BirchBox $25 for 1.7 fl oz
Amazon $30 for 50 ml / 1.7 oz
Amazon $14.99 for 15 ml / 0.5 oz

theBalm cosmetics - Put a Lid On It Eyelid Primer
Sample Size: 3.7 ml / 0.125 fl oz

Keep that pretty eye shadow crease-free and bright with this velvety, stay-put primer, which also prevents smudges and smears. This sheer forumla is suitable for all skin types and tones and doesn't leave any kind of residue on your lids. It instantly absorbs excess oil and provides a smooth canvas for layering on shadows.  The lightweight formula glides on without tugging or pulling on sensitive skin.
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BirchBox $18

Fresh - Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream
Sample Size: 2 packets - 2 ml / 0.07 oz

This brand new moisturizer from Fresh is made with a proprietary blend of seven actives to prevent and treat all the signs of skin aging while keeping skin moisturized day and night. This lush moisturizer protects skin from free radicals and hydrates for a full 24 hours. Lotus flower extracts and blue-green algae firm skin and prevent wrinkles, while hibiscus fruit extract hydrates skin from the inside out. Fig fruit extract helps skin retain moisture, and vitamins C and E are powerful antioxidants. Vegetable glycerol creates a natural moisture barrier on skin.

I really enjoy trying out different face cleansers and creams and am excited to try this out. I like seeing what works good with my skin and what doesn't, especially when it comes to creams as my face is very  dry a lot of the time. So those creams that say they hydrate and that it lasts a long time are ones I really enjoy trying. Will be interested to see how this works!
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BirchBox $42 for 50 ml
Amazon $42 for 50 ml / 1.7 oz

I really enjoyed what came in my box this month and am anxious to give everything a thorough try. I love getting BirchBox because I get to try things to see what I like, don't like, and see what works for me! I love having these samples to try out as they are usually things I've never heard of or would certainly want to try first before buying.

Do you subscribe to BirchBox? What did you get in your box this month? What is your favorite item? Least favorite item?

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* Much of this information is from the descriptions of the products on the BirchBox's website and the card included with my box that describes the products *

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