February 26, 2014
Birchbox Review: January
My January Birchbox may be one of my favorites. It certainly sparked a lot of jealousy on Instagram. Here's what I got!
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser | Full-size, $21.50
I love this! I have used the same Kiehl's face wash for 10-15 years & this is the first time I've thought about changing. You apply this to your dry face, over your makeup & then you wipe everything off with the hot cloth. It makes my face so soft! Also, it's won 90 beauty awards & is allegedly the facial cleanser of Madonna & Gwyneth. I'm probably going to buy it.
Klorane Shampoo with Desert Date | Full-size, $13
This little bottle actually exploded in transit, but there was enough left for a couple of washes. I really like it. It's one of those non-lathering shampoos, which I have a hard time adjusting to, but it cleaned the shit out of my hair. It may not be my everyday shampoo, but it would be good for a once-a-week, clarifying, pre deep conditioning mask, shampoo.
Coastel Scents Revealed Eye Shadow Palette | Full-size, $34
I used to love eye shadow & the opportunity to look different every day, but somewhere in the last few years, that 'opportunity' became a stressor & I eliminated the decision making process & have been using Bobbi Brown long-wear cream shadow almost exclusively. I was even a little annoyed when I saw this in my Birchbox & thought, 'Ugh, I don't wear eye shadow anymore!'. But guess what? I totally heart it & am probably going to buy it. The colors are great, the quality is great & when I told my hair stylist about it this weekend, she said she loves Coastel Scents & wears/buys a lot of their stuff. Sold! Stay tuned for my one-woman show: Eye Shadow Stresses Me Out & Other Nonsensical, Makeup-Related Neuroses.
SOAK Handmaid Hand Cream - Yuzu | Full-size, $10
Well, this is awesome. Sorry, I warned you that I loved everything in this months' box. One of life's simplest pleasures is a good hand cream. This hand cream is thick without being greasy & has a light, clean scent. I'm really into it & plan on buying it. They offer a scentless version, but I love the Yuzu scent (a combination of tart citrus & eucalyptus) that I received & will stick with that.
Under Armour Braided Mini Headbands | 3-Pack, $19.99
I'm the only person I know who received this in their box & I'm glad I did. I have long, full bangs that I need off my face when I'm working out. I've been wearing this when I'm riding my bike trainer because I'm not convinced it will stay on while running, but I like it.