Thursday, February 6, 2014

January 2014 Birchbox Review

Happy almost Friday! Just one more day to go. We are going to see The Lego Movie tomorrow night and I couldn't be more excited! It looks so cute and funny and we love Legos so it should be a good time. 

Anyway, remember those times when I was all "oh hey, I'm gonna review this Birchbox at the end of the month" and it never happened? Well hello new year, new you! I'm all over it. 

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream
I liked this! I'm always really leery of putting cream products in my hair since my hair is fine and gets weighed down easily, but this didn't give my any issues. It gave me some shine and glitz to my ends, which is nice since my blonde/orange part of my hair is a little dull. FINAL VERDICT: Thumbs up!

Paula's Choice RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxident Cocentrate Serum
Oh. My. G.O.S.H. I mentioned this in my favorites already but I'm going to rave some more because this stuff is amazing. I mentioned in my unboxing that my skin was having some breakout issues and this serum boasted normalizing effects so I was curious to see if it would have any effect on my breakout. The next morning when I woke up there was already a HUGE difference and it only got better over the next day or two. I still have some marks but I'm used to that since I'm fair. I'm in love with this product and already ordered my full size. Hello new life-long friend. FINAL VERDICT: Two thumbs, big toes, knees and everything else way WAY up!

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara in Black Tea
I was actually quite surprised by this. I guess because it was a natural mascara using fruit pigments I didn't think it was going to perform too well but it's really nice! I wouldn't say you're going to get the most dramatic lashes but it's nice for a natural look or for a day where you're bumming around and want to just give a little definition. FINAL VERDICT: Thumbs up!

Ahmed Tea London Assorted Tea
LOVE! I'm such a tea person, especially in the colder months, and I loved these. The English Tea was my favorite, but the Blackcurrant Burst was surprisingly tasty as well! I haven't had the Mint yet since I love minty tea for when I'm feeling sick or congested and (thankfully) I haven't been feeling too badly since I got my box. FINAL VERDICT: All of the thumbs are up!

Nail Rock Sequin
I liked this! It's a little messy (but what glitter project isn't?) but the effect is really neat and I love the color combination. I was looking through a couple of the other ones on the website and I'm intrigued by some of the finer glitter ones so I'm going to have to try some of those! It didn't last very long but I didn't expect it to. I think I got 3 or 4 days out of it before the chipping just got to be too much. I found that since the glitter was chunkier that it would get caught if I was doing anything with my hair so there's that to consider too. I think this is fun for a special event or if you're someone who enjoys doing manicures a couple times a week (like me!). FINAL VERDICT: Thumbs up!


And that was my box! I hope those of you who get Birchbox enjoyed yours as much as I did mine! If you did, what was your favorite product? Did you get any of the ones I got? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll talk to you guys in a couple days!

xoKatie