Monday, January 20, 2014

January BirchBox


Last month, I was so disappointed with my BirchBox. Almost to the point of cancelling it. But I decided to let one more month go by. This month was so much better! I'm glad that I waited it out. Even though this month was great, I still have two small issues with BirchBox. In fact, after this post, I am headed over to their site to change my profile to see if this fixes the problem. 1- I get a TON of mascara. Like as in I need no more. As in, I'll be set for the rest of the year on mascara. 2 - I am not a fan of the food samples. If I wanted food, I would get a different subscription box. 
Anyway, onto what the box looked like this week!
1. Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Creme: This creme is smoothed onto damp hair, and keeps it from getting frizzy with a great healthy smooth and shiny look. I am excited to try this - it smells great, and I have used this brand before with good results. 
2. Nail Rock: I was so excited about this one! You paint on 2 coats of the polish and then dip in the glitter and let dry. A lot of you know that I use gel polish at home, because where I work we constantly wash our hands and regular polish comes off. So I tried this glitter with my gel nail polish and it worked great! We'll see how long it stays on!
3. Resist Ultra Light Antioxidant Concentrate Serum: This is a skin repairing agent to protect, hydrate, and prevent wrinkles. It also contains anti irritants to reduce redness. You can wear this alone or under makeup. I don't know if this will get as much use as other products that I get, but I'll try anything once or twice.
4. Ahmad Teas: The only tea I usually drink is regular and unsweetened. I may end up trying these just because the flavors actually do sound good. I received mint, english, and blackberry.
5. Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara (not pictured): A smooth and nourishing mascara made from fruits and vitamins. All organic and perfect for sensitive eyes. This item isn't pictured because as soon as I saw another mascara I gave it to my sister to try. I'm not even going to miss not trying it out - although I will say that it smelled good.
I found these super cute valentines day cards at Target in the dollar bin - I was going to send out a few cards anyway, and these are perfect! Cute, the perfect size, and they don't break the bank! 
  And I just had to throw this in there because it's cute. Our pup loves to chew on carton and bottles :)
 Have a happy Monday everyone!

33 comments:

  1. I just got my first PopSugar box - I'm so excited!

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  2. I had to end up cancelling my BirchBox after the kept on sending me hair oil every single time :-) They kept reeling me back in though...one month amazing the next month ehhhh. That nail rock is pretty awesome. I love the dollar bins for cards!

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    1. I've heard great things about Ipsy, I'm thinking of trying them!

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  3. There are so many goodies in there - oddly the Tea would be my favorite to try!!! Target has such great finds in the dollar bins!! :)

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    1. The dollar bins are seriously the best!

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  4. This is why I cancelled my membership last year...I got way to many mascaras, perfume samples and food...UGH! Drove me nuts! Glad you liked this month a little bit...at least.

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    1. I have heard Ipsy is better, thinking of trying them next!

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  5. Totally agree with the food samples! Not interested - give me beauty products! I wish I would have gotten the Fekkai glossing creme in my box, I looove that stuff!

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    1. Right?!? I like the gloss cream so far!

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  6. I have yet to try birchbox because I have heard mixed reviews! I am glad to hear you got more of what you wanted this month--and your wedding ring in that picture is gorgeous!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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    1. Thanks! I have heard Ipsy is better - I may try them soon!

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  7. thanks for posting this review - i've always been so curious about birchbox!

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    1. I like it a lot, but may try Ipsy soon!

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  8. Hummm, something about fruit mascara doesn't even sound appealing to me. I definitely feel you on not being jazzed about that one! The teas look yummy though :)

    -- Alex at Brainy Girls Beauty

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    1. Right?! The gloss cream is my favorite!

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  9. I love targets card sets, they are always perfect for when you need to send a couple holiday cards to family and friends.
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  10. Ugh thats annoying you keep getting mascaras! Do they not keep track of what they're sending you!? Hopefully you dont get another one next month!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  11. You know, I cancelled Birchbox about a year ago because I wasn't thrilled with the samples I got. Some months would be so awesome and then the next couple of months would be duds. So, I just gave it up, and honestly, I don't miss it. I still shop at Birchbox and rack up points. My pup also loves chewing on bottles! So silly.

    champagneandsuburbs.blogspot.com

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    1. That's how I feel! I may try Ipsy soon instead!

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  12. This post makes me miss my Birchbox subscription!!

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    1. I loved the nail and gloss cream this time!

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  13. oh my gosh i am regretting not getting birchboxes for 2014. so much fun and cute stuff!

    karissa

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    1. You should sign up for it! Or Ipsy, I may try it instead!

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  14. Hopefully changing your profile will fix the problem! :)

    AJ | TheAJMinute

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  15. Your pup is very large, and very cute. :) Glad you liked your birchbox better this month!

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    1. Yes he is - I loved the polish and gloss cream!

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  16. The dollar bins at target really are the best! I looove that fekkai conditioner but I've never tried any of the other products in the gloss line!

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    1. Aren't they?! And the gloss cream was my fav!

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  17. I can't believe I missed this! I actually loved that fruit mascara. I am finally getting around to talking about my Birchbox tomorrow! I'm glad you were happier this month!

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