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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

My first Birchbox

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My 24th birthday was at the end of July and my fiancĂ©'s family was so kind to gift me a year subscription to Birchbox. I've been wanting to sign up for a couple years know how it is. I just didn't. Ha. Anyway, I'm super stoked because I've never gotten any sort of subscription box before and it just makes checking my PO box a little more fun. 

Since all but one product were sample sizes, I'm not sure I can categorize this under "review." Maybe "review/first impressions"? 

  1. Acure Organics Lip Lush in color "Daaang!", $5.99- I haven't been a fan of lip gloss in years. The last time I put some on before receiving this in my box was probably 10 years ago. I wasn't expecting to like this product, but unlike most lip glosses it isn't gooey and sticky at all. It's smooth, more like a lip balm. I also wasn't expecting to like this color, I was afraid it would be too dark, but it goes on very sheen. I probably wouldn't purchase this, but if you like lip glosses, go for it. 
  2. Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator, $34- I've heard great things about this product, but it just didn't impress me. When it comes to exfoliation, apricot scrub will always be the winner in my eyes. Maybe if I had a full size bottle and was able to continuously use this product I would have seen more impressive results. But I just can't say. 
  3. Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle, $23.50- I was thrilled to receive this product in my box. My mom introduced me to this product a couple years ago and I fell in love. With just a couple spritzes my hair is instantly detangled. This product goes far, smells great and is 100% vegan. If you haven't tried this yet, remedy that immediately. 
  4. (MALIN+GOETZ) Grapefruit Face Cleanser, $32- Unfortunately this was kinda the same situation as #2, I got maybe 6 uses out of the sample and didn't see any major differences in my skin. The smell wasn't as grapefruit-y as I hoped it would be, it's very light, and when I get a citrus face wash I like it to be super-citrusy. 
  5. Number 4 Lumiere d'hiver Reconstructing Masque, $58- I was expecting to love this hair masque but unfortunately there wasn't enough in the packet to coat my hair and to make a fair judgement. The packaging did say it was a "highly concentrated formula" but I still didn't notice any difference in my hair besides that it smelled good. A bit of a disappointment. 
  6. Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo, $32- My hair is never really oily, so I don't have much use for clarifying shampoos except for after I do a coconut oil treatment. This stuff got the job done easily, lathered very well, and smells great.
  7. (MALIN+GOETZ) Vitamin E Face Moisturizer, $46- This product has a very light, pleasant scent and it goes very far, I got about 5 uses out of that little packet. It gets the job done, but I didn't notice anything special about it. 

Have you tried any of these products? Do you get any subscription boxes?

*All prices from Birchbox and are for full-sized products.
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