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Phew, the end of February always sneaks up quickly on me! Better late than never… Here is my February Birchbox Review.
In case you aren’t familiar, Birchbox is a subscription service where, every month, you receive 4-6 beauty and lifestyle samples delivered to your mailbox. Boxes usually consist of samples, deluxe samples, and sometimes full-sized products. You can review the items you sample on the Birchbox website to receive points which can be redeemed for full-sized products!
Upon signing up, you can fill out your personal profile which gives you the opportunity to state your hair type, skin type, etc. Birchbox has quite a variety of boxes they send out per month (I’ve heard between 50-80 different kinds?), so they try to send you out a box they think will best fit your profile.
You can stalk your account on the Birchbox website once you get a notification of when your box ships to see what’s inside, or you can just wait until you receive it to be surprised!
The February 2014 Birchbox is a collaboration with US Weekly celebrating the awards season with goodies they feel will prep you for a red carpet look.
I’m not going to be gracing a red carpet in the near future, but I think the point of the box is items to aid you in taking flattering photos.
Agave Healing Oil Treatment ($1.60)- I really like the way this oil smells, and I have thick, frizzy hair, so hair oil treatments are something I especially enjoy. I didn’t find this oil to be heavy at all and you only need a little bit. However, I don’t care for the packaging of this sample. I can get more than one application out of it, but the cardboard packet makes it messy and hard to store away for later.
Camile Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy: Morelia Monarch Scent ($.72) – This little sample is going to last me quite awhile. The formula is non-greasy and a little goes a LONG way, which is good because my hands need some extra nourishing this time of year. The fragrance is perfumey, but not over-bearing.
Ruby Wing Color Changing Nail Polish in Ride ‘Em Cowgirl ($4.69) – This is a fun party nail polish that changes to a berry-red in the sunshine. I think my daughters are probably going to steal this from me
Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Mascara ($8.16) – I was extra-happy to see this included in my box! I am a contact lens wearer and my eyes are extra sensitive to mascaras, but not this particular one.
Beauty Extra: Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Palette ($=?)- Eyeshadow card samples are just like “Meh” for me, but fortunately, I do love Smashbox and neutral eye shades are my favorites, so I’m going to let Birchbox get away with this, this time ;).
After totaling everything in my February Birchbox, I reached $15.17 which is more than the $10/ month it costs for a subscription, so I’m more than satisfied with that!