Apparently my goal of keeping up with blog posts is going very well. I set my calendar for the month and laid out all my posts and then I fall behind with my weekday posts. I'm trying to work through ideas to keep up with a more regular schedule. And, as always, if there is anything you would like to see, please comment below and let me know.
In 2016, I really loved most of my items and boxes that I received from Birchbox, especially for the first three quarters of the year. They had some great curated boxes and, even when I didn't choose the curated box, I really enjoyed what I was getting. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for my boxes lately.
The card for February hinted at a lip theme as the card said "Let your lips do the talking with this month's samples." However, only two products were lip related so I am a little unsure about the theme.
BioRepublic Skincare pomegranate crush illuminating fiber mask - I am not a big fan of sheet masks but I will use this at some point. Full size is $14.95.
Davines SU Hair and Body Wash - I'm looking forward to trying this out because I do like Davines products. I'll most likely use this as a body wash (not in my hair). Full size is $24.00.
Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm - This was the sample I chose because I wasn't super excited about the other options and I know I'll use a lip balm. Full size is $16.50.
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre - I'm not sure this will be good for my oily skin but I will give it a try. It claims to be a moisturizer and primer. Full size is $28.00.
LAQA & Co Avo Lip Butter in Ninza - This is much darker than any lip shades I wear. Yes, I could branch out but I know what I like. I thought it might be sheer since it is a lip butter but it is actually very pigmented. I'll pass this along to someone who prefers this shade. Full size is $25.00.
January's Box Reviews...
Coastal Scents Blush and Bronzer palette - Included in this sampler of the palette was a blush and highlighter (not bronzer as the box would suggest). I really like both of the products. The blush is very pigmented and the highlight is nice and subtle. The one thing I dislike about these face samplers is that the sizes are hard to get a face brush into.
I have not tried the other products in the box this month. The lip liner is a nice nude color, I just don't tend to wear lip liner. I think my lack of excitement over the products means that I just don't rush to try them out. As I have said in the past, I only have a few months left of Birchbox. I am debating moving Sephora or Julep boxes to their own posts instead of including them in hauls so let me know your thoughts on that.
*All opinions are my own. All products were purchased by me. I was not compensated in any way for this post.