Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Birchbox

Hello! Long time no see ladies, sorry for dropping off the face of the earth yesterday. No post. No instagrams, nothing on Facebook. Not even a tweet. What is happening to me? Well--- I'm a tad stressed about life right now. So much to do, so little time. And I didn't write any posts over the weekend- I normally write outlines for all of my posts on Sundays. So we're winging it. Woohoo. aka--- I might go MIA again until after the inauguration. But I promise to update Twitter and Instagram like a crazy person. 

Anyways. I received my Birchbox in the mail a few days ago, and I've been loving some things... others not so much. First up.
I'm still semi- new to the Balm product, but so far I love what I've seen. This is no exception. Great primer. Takes a bit to dry, but one it does you are set for the whole day. I still prefer my UD primer potion, but this is not to say I won't love using this lovely sample. Thanks!

Ojon damage reverse™ Instant Restorative Hair Serum

Birchbox must have read my mind, because I just ran out of my argon oil. Seriously, the day before my box came. I'm not sure I love this more than my orofluido elixirthis is a great product. You can use it on wet or dry hair (I've only tried dry), and a little goes a long way. Smooth the product from the mid-shaft to the ends to reduce frizz and protect ends.

I'm kind of obsessed with this nail polish. The color is Blue Lagoon, and actually comes off a little closer to navy than this pictures makes it seem. The formula is great though, super pigmented color. Goes on smooth, and three days later I still have yet to see a chip. Plus they have tons of other fun colors!

I may be the only one out there who likes getting perfumes in my box, but this one was a miss for me. I can't quite put my finger on what I don't like about it, but I'm just not feeling it. Sorry. Birchbox says: 

"The dominant note of crisp green apple is tempered by marine mint and lovely lotus blossom. In the background, notes of grapefruit, bergamot, fennel, white cedarwood, amber, and iris mix and mingle."  

Which if you ask me sounds like a lot of different smells that don't necessarily mingle well.

Loving this great face cream. Smells lovely- very light and as you might think... fresh. It definitely moisturizes, so I would only ever use this at night, plus no SPF, but it's great! I'm new to night creams, so I don't really have anything to compare it to, but I'm a fan!

15 comments:

Krista @ Blonde Aesthetic said...

I just got my birchbox yesterday! I had a little different box, but I had the skinny chick and lotus face cream, plus a hot mama blush, lash grower serum, and shampoo. I'm pretty excited for the lash serum!!

Jen said...

Ooo those are some good items! Love it. :)

Melissa said...

I've tried a few Fresh products (lip balm, body scrub) and I LOVE it. I'll probably run to Sephora and look for this moisturizer now (I'm such a product whore...)
Loved the "winging it" post!!

Niki Caron said...

Besides the perfume, this box looks amazing!!! I would actually be happy with this entire box (I do hate perfumes, and despite this one being a miss everything else is so good it almost makes up for it)! Now I want to go home and open mine!

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

Love that nail polish color!

Shia

Leslie said...

You got an awesome box this month! I am still waiting on mine! And the Orofluido Elixir is the best hair product ever. I bought a full size of it and almost need more. And I love getting perfume samples in my box....especially when they are Harvey Prince samples. =) I hope I get it in mine this month!!

Stylejourneys said...

I love Fresh products, i ve never seen the lotus cream tho...
Hope it works well, cant wait to try in future:!

Stylejourneys

Shannon Rice said...

Looks like this was a good month! I need to try that hair oil..badly!

Shannon
bigdreamsandexpensivetaste.blogspot.com

Daydreaming Realist said...

is this deja vu~ we got the same box! I swear this has happened to us before :) I had mixed feelings on it: wish I had more/larger stuff, but I like what I got. I love the brands and the nail color is perfect for so many of my outfits. That perfume {I like getting them, too!} smells one way in the box and another way on me--I LOVE it!! I haven't liked 50% of the ones that I've received, but that one works with my chemistry, I guess lol. I was most excited about theBalm product (eep!), but the rest of it won me over, too--great brands. I came on here to draft my review and saw yours on the newsfeed thingy ~ made me happy ha!

Emily said...

I love all the goodies in your Birchbox this month. This makes me EXTRA excited to get mine in the next day or two! Have a fabulous rest of the day. oxo

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Mree said...

I hear you about being stressed lately...seems to happen at this time of year. I feel your pain. Have a wonderful time at the inauguration!! Lucky girl!! I dressed a local girl who is also going. Have fun!! Love the goodies in your birchbox, will have to check them out! Hope your week gets less stressful.

Elle Sees said...

I got argan oil and polish in my ipsy bag! Sharing tomorrow :)

Rachael SparkFire said...

you, my dear, have a preppy, perfect blog! I am so excited to have found you!
I really hope you follow back so we can stay in touch!
your kate spade quote made my day btw :)

i can't wait to hear from you! would you like to do a guest post on my blog!

Kelsey Heinze said...

That nail polish is fabulous, I would smile every time I looked down!

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