Saturday, January 24, 2015

Best Birchbox

I was really excited when I got my Birchbox Aces January Sample Choice email. There were some great sample choices to secure, but what really caught my attention was the Rest and Relax curated box that was being offered. Since it's the time of year filled with snow days and sick days (unfortunately I had two this week), I thought this would be a great box to pick. Even though I knew what all of my samples would be, I was really excited to dive into the January box and try them all out. I definitely was not disappointed.

Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream is a great addition to any skincare routine. Being sick and having some restless nights, I have been using this cream and have noticed that my under eye circles have been significantly better. I like that it doesn't give the under eye area the really puffy feeling of other products I have tried. The sample size was large but I would consider purchasing this in the future.

The Manna Kadar Lip Locked gloss is a pretty color for spring. I like the consistency, not as sticky as other brands. I tend to prefer lipsticks to glosses, but this is a less bold look that is nice for everyday, especially when the warmer weather hits.

This is a sample I have had before and really enjoyed. The lavender scent is relaxing. I love to use lavender scented products before bed because I think they are calming and help me to fall asleep. The shea butter in the Perlier Intensive Nurturing Balm softens hands and is perfect for chapped winter skin. 

The Briogeo Don't Despair! Deep Conditioning Mask was exactly what my hair needed when this arrived. After regular shampooing I work this from roots to tips and leave in for 3-5 minutes for maximum benefit. When I get out of the shower and comb out my hair it is tangle-free and after blow drying it shiny and healthy. It was a deluxe-sized sample that will definitely last 4-5 uses which I appreciate because I think it really helps me to make an opinion on the product and see long-term results. 

The only product that I have not yet tried, the When Travelmate Sheet Masks have come highly recommended within the Birchbox community. I love the convenience of a sheet mask and it's much less messy than a mud or clay mask and you get similar results. I am going to save this for use before my trip to Florida in a few weeks so I can have selfie ready skin at the beach.

I originally subscribed to Birchbox for beauty samples, but surprisingly I have been exposed to some amazing food products as well. A few months ago I was sent a Kind bar and now they are one of my snack staples. This month's Teapigs Tea Temples were awesome. When I saw the flavor was Licorice and Peppermint I was very skeptical, but I loved the tea! I even reused the bag for a second cup. I immediately went online to purchase more and is completely sold out. No surprise there! I hope they become available again soon! 

Just got me email for the February Sample Choice Video. Cannot wait to see what next month's box will hold!

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