January Birchbox Review

Birchbox is a monthly themed (somewhat) subscription service for beauty and makeup products, they seem to focus on makeup, skincare, with a fragrance thrown in. Each month you will receive 4-5 larger sized samples with some full size beauty products too. The subscription costs are: 1 monthly box– $10.00, 3 month subscription – $30.00, 6 month – $60.00, 12 month – $110.00 ($9.16 per box) and all include free shipping.

Birchbox also has a points program where you earn points for referrals, purchases and items you review from your box. The points allow you to receive discounts on future full size purchases from their shop (100 points = $10.00.) and any full size item you purchase from your monthly box includes free shipping ($5 flat shipping rate for items that don’t qualify.)


WooHoo! My first Birchbox is here!!


First Peek!


This month the theme is Best Year Ever!


What was in the box:

Juicy Couture in Viva La Juicy – $1.35 (Full Size 3.4 oz – $90.00)

This was really sweet smelling like cookies and cake, not fruity, a bit overly sweet for my taste as I usually like fresh crisp scents.

DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer – $11.50 (Full Size 1.7 oz – $85.00)

I have tried a DDF peel before, so I was very happy to see a familiar brand in my box!

Kerastase Elixir Ultime – $2.16 (Full Size 125ml – $54.00)

I am looking forward to trying this in my hair, it smells nice and feels very silky on my hands.

the Balm Cosmetics in Hot Mama – $2.85 (Full Size 7.08 g – $20.00)

I really like this color (it is suppose to be univerally flattering) and hope it works well with my skin tone. I love the idea of double-duty products as it saves time better spent chasing the Kiddo!

Kerastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique in Protect – $2.80 (Full Size 150 ml – $42.00)

This is a leave-in cream that is suppose to be a thermal protector. I am a little concerned that anything called a “Cream” will be to heavy for my long, straight and somewhat fine hair.

The approximate value of January’s Birchbox is $20.66. That is double what I spent so the value is good but I am not sure about the products. I have heard great things about Birchbox before, so I am hoping this was just an “off” month.

* some of the links in this post may be referral links. I would greatly appreciate it if you were to use them if you decide to subscribe to this box!

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