Saturday, March 16, 2013
Birchbox Review: February
I think this is my favorite Birchbox yet. Of the four products I received, I've already bought one & plan to buy two more as soon as possible. Here's what I got!
Color Club | Nail Polish in Mamba
Nothing says red carpet like an ultraglossy crimson mani. We love this juicy cherry hue. Full-size, $8.
My Review: I haven't used this yet. I already own a couple different shades of red nail polish. I like the hues of Color Club, but the polish doesn't stay on as long as other brands.
Jouer | Matte Moisture Tint
This SPF 15 oil-free tinted moisturizer blends in beautifully to even out skin & control shine. Full-size, $38.
My Review: I love this! As soon as my Laura Mercier runs out, I'm switching to this. It goes on better & provides more coverage than I'm used to. I received the Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint in a previous box & didn't like it. But this matte one, I love! I'm buying this one.
Kerastase | Masque Chroma Riche
Designed to hydrate color-treated or dry strands, this nourishing mask has a built-in UV filer to keep highlights from fading. Full-size, $61.
My Review: I'm starting to wonder how I lived 36 years without hair masks. Birchbox has changed my hair life. You all know I love the amika Obliphica Nourishing Mask & have been using it for months, but this Kerastase mask, aka "hair crack", is my new favorite mask. It's the price of a car payment, but it's so worth it. I'm buying this, too.
Vasanti | Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
This exfoliating cleanser uses professional-grade (read: effective) microderm crystals & papaya enzymes to brighten skin. Full-size, $34.
My Review: I actually just ran out of face scrub & was thinking about buying the Benefit Refined Finish Facial Polish I received a few boxes ago. But then I received this Brighten Up! sample & fell in love with it, so I bought it instead! I've probably used every face scrub that exists, drug store & dept store brands, & this is my favorite one. I have sensitive skin & tend to over-scrub, leaving my face red & probably minus a layer of epidermis. But not with this one. It has both scrubbers & healers, so it doesn't leave your face red. Science. I don't understand. But it works! And I love it! Highly recommend this one.