Monday, January 13, 2014

January Birchbox Unboxing

Hello!!  I am so sorry for my absence as of late.  My computer is definitely on its last legs and it just is incredibly difficult to deal with.  Luckily, tax return season is right around the corner so I will be buying myself a new computer with my refund so things should be much easier, plus I should be able to start making videos since I plan on getting an Apple and that comes with iMovie, which (hopefully) won't crash every time I try to do something with it.

ANYWAY.  I received my January Birchbox today so let's see what's inside!

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Creme | Full Size, $19.99
WHAT:  Rich in olive oil, this creamy frizz-tamer gives strands all-day shimmer.
HOW:  Smooth a nickel-sized amount through dry or damp hair before styling.

I'm excited to try this, although I'm not so sure about putting it on my dry hair since I have enough trouble with keeping the oil out.  I'll be giving this a try next time I wash my hair for sure!  My hair has faded out so I need all the help with shine that I can get!  Get it here.

Paula's Choice RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum | Full-size, $26.95
WHAT:  Water-based anti-aging serum that normalizes skin and tightens pores.
HOW:  Morning and night, smooth a few drops onto clean, dry face.  Safe for use under the eyes.

My skin could use some normalizing!  It has been absolutely freaking out lately for whatever reason so I'm definitely looking forward to giving this a try.  Plus anything that will help shrink some pores doesn't hurt, either!  Get it here.

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara in Black Tea | Full Size, $18
WHAT:  All-natural lash-conditioning wonder that thickens and lengthens with real fruit pigments.
HOW:  Use two coats for extra volume.  The nonirritating formula is ideal for sensitive eyes.

I'm curious to see how this performs, especially with the pigmentation.  Another plus is that it conditions, which being that your eyelashes are hair is probably a neglected area in that sense for most all of us.  And it actually smells kind of like apple cider!  Get it here.

Ahmad Tea London Assorted Teas | Full size, $7

WHAT:  Beat the winter chill with tasty blends from a Buckingham Palace-approved British brand.
HOW:  Steep 3-5 minutes in near-boiling water.

I.LOVE.TEA.  I'm so excited to give these a try!  My boss got some tea in her Birchbox either last month or the month before and I was so jealous!  I've never had Blackcurrant tea before, but I just adore Peppermint tea (especially when I'm feeling a little stuffy) and who doesn't love a nice, regular cup of tea?  I'm excited for these!  Get them here.

Nail Rock Sequin | Full size, $6.99

WHAT:  The UK brand's two-step system for the world's brightest disco-ball mani.
HOW:  Use two coats of polish.  Dip wet nails into sequin pot, let dry 20 minutes, and shine on.

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!  The funny thing is that I just put up my nail polish rack this weekend and filled it and I said to myself that I don't need anymore nail polish.  Of course I get nail polish.  But this doesn't count, right?  This is an accent nail type thing!  You get a Rock Polish Grip polish to use to grip onto the glitter alongside the pot of green and teal glitter.  I'm definitely going to be trying this this week.  I did my nails last night but one is already chipping (thanks to having to open up some packaging which is the enemy of a fresh manicure!) so I shall be redoing them soon.  I can't wait to share with you guys!  They have a bunch of different ones on the website so go check them out here!

And lastly we got these adorable little postcards/wall art that I can't wait to find some frames for.  I love each and every one of them!  They're such great little pick-me-ups in the morning when I'm going out the door!

And that's it!  What awesomeness did you get in your Birchbox?  Is there anything that I got that you'd like to see a review on?  Let me know and I'll make sure to let you guys know what I think!

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