Benefit Cosmetics | it's potent! eye cream
Feign eight hours of sleep with this peptide-infused eye cream, which helps fade pesky dark circles using cocoa extract. Full-size, $32
My Review: Disclaimer: I love my *eye cream. That being said, I used this sample. It was a good size & lasted awhile. I liked it fine, but I like what I already use better. It wasn't moisturizing enough for me, but probably is for someone a little younger, or someone who's new to eye cream.
*Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream
Harvey Prince | Hello
Get a glass half full disposition with this optimistic blend of juicy Meyer lemon, white grapefruit, & pink plumeria. Full-size, $26 - $55
My Review: This is an interesting scent. I don't hate it, but I don't love it. That being said, if anyone wants mine, they can have it.
Klorane | Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
Beloved by celebs, this award-winning oil-buster adds tons of texture & helps revive second-day styles. Full-size, $18
My Review: I was excited to receive this, but have yet to use it. I promise I'll use it soon!
theBalm | Hot Mama
How cute is this peachy blush? The universally flattering pigment is laced with faint golden shimmer to add warmth to your complexion. Full-size, $20
My Review: I had never heard of theBalm pre-Birchbox, but I'm quickly becoming a fan. I bought theBalm Stainiac a few months ago & I love it. This new blush, Hot Mama, is great, too. I'm more of a cream blush/stain girl as opposed to powder blush, but I do really like this color. Highly recommend either Stainiac or Hot Mama if you're in the market for a new blush.
Flo | Atomizer
Use this purse-friendly spritzer to carry your favorite scent with you everywhere. Full-size, $17
My Review: Sorry, I haven't used this yet either. If I do, I'll report back. I do have a bunch of Jo Malone samples I could put in there.
November Birchbox Follow-Up:
Back in November, I received Kerastase Chroma Sensitive. I didn't review it because I was waiting until an upcoming highlight appointment to use it. I used it & I really liked it. You use it your first three washes after a color appointment & it helps seal in your color. I gave away one of my two samples, so I only used it my first wash post-color, but I still think it helped. At $42, I don't know if I'll buy it, but I liked it. I would, however, recommend it for someone who actually colors their hair, as opposed to highlights, like me.