Birchbox: January 2013 Review

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Alright! I just got my first Birchbox in the mail today!

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I’m really excited about this birchbox. It’s my first one!

Here’s what I received.

  • Juicy Couture – Viva La Juicy This has a really great smell, although I’d peg it for someone younger than me. It’s very romantic, and very great for a possible date night coming up next month. My husband is coming to visit for Valentine’s Day!
  • LÄRABAR® über I got this in the roasted nut roll flavor. I wish my box didn’t have food in it. First, I don’t think food should ever be packed with perfume. And also, it’s not even a full size bar! (or is it? who knows!)
  • My™ Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer I saw some complaints that this particular moisturizer is matte and therefore not for older or dry skin. Totally untrue. It provided a really nice “filled-in” texture on my hand. Wish I hadn’t wasted any on my hand!
  • ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss This is a really great color (berry pink) and I will use this. It is very moisturizing and has a mirror on the side for application. Great for moms who don’t carry around a mirror with them…
  • Frownies® Rose Water Hydrator Spray I’m a little unsure about this. I don’t really like rose smells but I sprayed it on and no longer smell it. I feel this will be great when my face needs a mid-day refresher. Will I remember to put it on?

Overall I am super happy with the value of this box and will try a birchbox again next month. I am afraid to like the moisturizer too much because the full size is $68. Full size is definitely more than a splurge! I felt like this box was really geared to Valentine’s Day, which is great, because the next box will be too late for it. I’m looking forward to dolling up for my husband without breaking the bank!

Are you a subscriber? What did you get in your box? Do you think birchbox is worth $10 a month?

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