Friday, January 31, 2014

January 2014 Birchbox Review #2!

OK, so I know I already did my Birchbox unboxing for January, however, I will be getting a second subscription for a few months. It seems instead of making February my first box, they decided to send me a late January Box!

I was totally fine with receiving another January Box, I was just hoping that I wouldn't get any of the same items! This was an exciting one to open because it's the first time I went spoiler-free on a Birchbox!

1. Gilchrist & Soames London Collection Shampoo and Conditioner 

I need more shampoo and conditioner like I need a hole in the head, but it's always nice to have a few travel-sized items for weekend getaways! I have never heard of this brand before, but these have red tea and grape seed antioxidants that clean and revive hair. They are 1.5 oz bottles, which are a decent size for travel, and smell very luxurious and clean.

2. Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips

"Hmm..." was the first thing that came out of my mouth when I saw this. Nipple balm...for lips...Interesting. Upon inspecting the description on the card, I realized that this balm was originally made for nursing mothers, but worked so well as a lip balm that they began marketing it as such. This is the tiniest tube I've ever seen at .1 oz, but it's enough to test out the balm quite a few times. It's a colorless, flavor/scentless balm that looks and feels a bit like a very thick petroleum jelly. There's no "applicator" on the tube, but comes out like a lotion, so it will need to be applied with a finger. it feels thick but not uncomfortable on the lips, and is also good for dry skin all over your body!

3. Coastal Scents Revealed Palette Sampler

This is a super cute mini quad of some of the shades from the Coastal Scents Revealed palette. While I haven't received this quad from Birchbox yet, I already have the full size palette, so I will be trading this away. If you're interested in swatches of this palette, please check out my comparison review HERE. I love these shadows and find them to be super gorgeous and pigmented!

4. Reviver Dry Deodorant Wipe

This was the "lifestyle extra" in my box this month. This is a dry, reusable wipe that looks a bit like the fabric of a reusable shopping bag. This item is scented, and is placed on your fingers and wiped on your clothing to absorb bad scents like sweat, food, cigarettes etc. Once you're done using it, you can put it back into it's little resealable bag and use it again later. I'm not sure how long these last before they need to be replaced, but this is a great idea for someone to throw in their gym bag or in your purse when you go out with friends. Nothing is worse than smelling like a bar full of greasy food and cigarettes!

I was pretty happy that both of my January boxes had all completely different items in them! I was even happier to see that there was not tea in this one! Overall I think this is a great box, and I am really excited to see what the February boxes bring! Birchbox is teaming up with US Weekly for their February box!

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To learn more about Birchbox, check out my Birchbox VS. Ipsy comparison review HERE

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