Event Makeup and Custom Body Bronzing by Westi

Event Makeup and Custom Body Bronzing by Westi
Photo by Brandy Fine Focus Photography

Monday, January 16, 2012

January Birchbox Review

I was so excited to receive my January Birchbox in the mail. The box was beautifully presented and packed well which raised a question as to how the sample of Juicy Couture was shattered into tiny pieces and the entire package was covered with the smell. Ugh. I guess that is compliments of our local mail delivery service.
The samples inlcluded in the January Birchbox shipment I received were:

1. VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Eye Serum. This is a good size sample and I am very much looking forward to using this since it is supposed to work well on dark circles which is my main issue after fine lines so I will be doing a blog about this for sure.

2. Juicy Couture fragrance. This scent is really growing on me. I think it was a bit overwhelming because it spilled everywhere and was all over everything but when I pass by the box, I really love the sweet floral but clean smell. My husband kept asking me what smelled so good too. Haa haa.

3. Zoya Nail Polish in Kristen. Beautiful bluish gray color just like the description. I am not a fan of blue nails but this has enough gray in it to make it run and neutral at the same time.

4. Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Birchbox Pink. This is a very nice fuchsia color. Very pretty. I have not gotten a chance to try it but will be using it soon!
This is the box that everything was nicely packaged inside.

This card was included to give information on each item and how much each full-size product would cost. Love this!

1. VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Eye Serum
2. Juicy Couture Fragrance (Bummer this was shattered but the smell is amazing and is everywhere in my house now. Haa haa)

3. Zoya Nail Polish in Kristen (So Pretty! Have this on my nails right now)
4. Jouer Lip Gloss in Birchbox Pink. Very cute and pretty pink.
5. LARABAR. Love these things but my toddler grabbed it and ripped it open and ate it before I could take a picture. Bummer, but these are yummo!

 My overall experience with Birchbox is that they have great attention to detail with their beautiful packaging and inclusion cards that make it clear and easy to understand each product and how much the full sizes are. I think for $10 a month, I will give it a few more months and see what samples come my way if the post man can get it here in one piece. Arrgggghh..


  1. I'm glad you had a good experience with Birchbox. I would suggest you contact BB regarding the broken sample of Juicy. I love that scent and now that you have reminded me I need to search for it in my stash. :-)

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