The weird thing about Birchbox is that they didn’t let me know that my subscription was ending. I had a 6 month gift card that a friend gave me for my birthday, so I had been using that. Imagine how sad I was when December was almost done and I still had not received my beloved Birchbox. Well, I went on my account and signed back up for a year subscription right away!
What does that mean for my lovely readers? Well, 2 back to back reviews on my December and January Birchboxes. If you read my Nlast review post, you will notice that I was quite disappointed in what I had received. Get ready because Birchbox definitely redeemed themselves this time around! Now read on.
This box came with some lovely holiday gift tags and a pretty travel mirror. What fun surprises!
Real Chemistry Luminous 3-minute Peel | Birchbox $48: Holy moly this stuff is amazing!!! After 1 use, I went right online and purchased the full-size. No joke this stuff is great. Wash your face, keep it damp, massage this stuff on and keep going until you feel bits of your skin coming off. Wash your face again and it’s as soft as a baby’s bottom! Seriously, the best!!! Trust. You need this in your life!
amika Un.Done Texture Spray | Birchbox $24: I love a good texture spray. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is my holy grail hair product, but I am open to trying other brands as well. Having messy hair is my favorite. That could be because I am not very good with styling hair, so you better believe that I hope this “messy hair, don’t care” trend stays for awhile! This stuff definitely works. I used it today to help put my hair in a high bun. The thing I didn’t like though was the smell. Unfortunately I will have to stay true to Oribe, but this is a great product if you can get past the smell.
LOC One & Done Shadow Stick (Out of Your Shell) | Birchbox $10: This is a very pretty color. Good highlighter for the inner corners of your eye or even to highlight your brow bone. I have a few similar items to this and I just don’t use it in my makeup routine. I don’t hate this, but I don’t love it either. If you need one, this is a nice version.
IPKN Radiant Cream Primer SPF 15 | Birchbox $28: There are two wonderful things about this primer. First, it smells wonderful! Second, is that it sparkles. Not in the “I just threw glitter on my face” sparkle, but that luminous pretty one. You can see it on my hand in the second photo. This is very close to the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow. For half the price, this is a great alternative.
Avene Micellar Lotion | Birchbox $20: I am all about Micellar Waters. Garnier’s SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water & Makeup Remover is also a holy grail item for me. Since I wash my face at night, why wash it again in the morning? I use this stuff and I have had no breakouts from lack of cleanliness. I definitely recommend it. So, how is the Avene version? It’s wonderful! It’s different because this is a bit thicker than water since it is a “lotion.” I feel like it is more moisturizing which is always a good thing in my book, especially in the winter months. I am going to buy this as soon as I run out! I say it’s a thumbs up!
The takeaway from this post is that I love micellar waters, texturizing sprays and chemical peels. If you want your own Birchbox subscription, click here!
Until next time!