Birchbox January 2012

I hope you had a great weekend and got the chance to do some fun stuff.

As I mentioned in my December post, I wasn’t too happy with my Birchbox. The products were tiny and I would probably say the worst samples I’ve received in my boxes. So I thought New Year, new luck  and I can say that I definitely like this month’ products a lot better.

If you haven’t heard of Birchbox, it’s a $10 monthly subscription service that can be canceled at any time. Every month you get 4-5 deluxe high end beauty samples like Nars, Laura Mercier, Blinc, OPI & many more. The products are anything from nail polish to skincare products. It’s a great way to try out new beauty products before buying full sizes. If you love Make up and skin care products you will definitely love it!

My box included:

  • .05  Fl. oz. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy – it’s a very girly, fruity fragrance with wild Berries, Mandarin, Vanilla, Gardenia, Honeysuckle & Jasmine (1.4 Fl. oz. $64)
  • 1.0 Fl. oz. Origins Checks and Balances Frothy face wash – with aromatic Bergamot, Spearmint and Lavender  (5.0 Fl. oz. $19.50)
  • Full size Product Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in peacock – LOVE the color! It’s a very pretty dark green. Highly pigmented and long lasting (Full size $20)
  • 1.0 Fl. oz. VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything: Face-Hand-Body-Lotion – without artificial fragrances, dyes, parabens, or preservatives (6.3 Fl. oz. $45)
  • Extra: LÄRABAR Mini Bar in coconut creme pie – I like little extras, the bar was nice to try but I wouldn’t buy a whole box

Are you familiar with Birchbox? Do you subscribe to any other boxes? Let me know, I’m always looking for new ways to try products.

2011 Beauty Favorites

Even though we’re almost 2 weeks into the new year, I’ve wanted to share my 2011 Favorites. I have used many other products throughout the year but those have become my go-to products.

  • Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Flared Washable Mascara
  • L’oreal Volumnious Million Lashes
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base
  • Garnie Nutritioniste Skin Renew Sheer Tint Anti-Dark-Circle Roller
  • Sonia Kaschuk Synthetic Flat Brush
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation
  • Nars Blush Orgasm
  • Stila Pink Custom Color Blush Self-Adjusting
  • Smashbox Classifeyed Eye Shadow Palette
  • MAC Lipstick in Morange
  • Befine Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Pangea Organics Lip Balm in Italian Red Mandarin and Rose
  • Daisy by Marc Jacobs
  • Balea Body Butter in Kakao
  • Balea Showergel Zuckerschnute
  • Slatkin & Co Jar Candles