January 2017 Birch Box

January 24, 2017
birch box

This is my first time ever getting a subscription box! I’ve managed to stay away from them for a pretty long time, and I guess it’s a little disappointing that I finally cracked. The whole thing just seems like lots of fun, especially since I love trying out new samples. January box was pretty good, but it’s only my first one so I don’t have any other boxes to compare it to.

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner – I didn’t even try it, because I don’t do liquid eyeliner. I’ve tired and failed so many times that I’ve stopped attempting. But I did use it to draw on my hand and it has great staying power and it’s a very black. So if you’re into eyeliners that might be something to check out.

Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer – I loved the smell of this moisturizer right away, very fruity without being too overpowering. That part was enjoyable, but I didn’t find that it moisturized as much as promised. It didn’t have SPF which made me iffy about using it during the day, and it wasn’t a deep moisturizer that I’d like to use for night time. Overall it was good but I wouldn’t purchase the full size.

Davines Naturaltech – Shampoo, conditioner, and serum spray. All of them smelled like lemons, which was pleasant. Sulfate free, which I always appreciate but the shampoo didn’t lather as much as I would have liked. The conditioner was okay, the good thing about it was the fact that I was able to wash it out without troubles. The serum spray was okay, overall I couldn’t tell much difference in volume that they added. I don’t think I would purchase this particular set but I’m curious about other hair products by this brand.

Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel – This was the worst because I couldn’t get it to work. Basically you just have to keep rubbing it in for like 3 minutes, which to me sounds like too much work. The reviews are very positive though, so maybe I will give this peel another shot.

Milk Makeup Lip+Cheek – I’ve seen Milk in Sephora before but never took the time to inspect their offerings. I like this little guy, but only for my cheeks. I found that the color was too sheer and washed out to look good on my lips. Very easy to work with for the cheeks though, just a quick dab and then I rub it in a bit to tone it down. I would consider repurchasing this in a full size if I needed a cream blush.

Bonus Milk Makeup Highlighter – I got this as a bonus for signing up, which was nice! I like this highlighter and it reminds me a lot of Watt’s Up from Benefit. Same champagne color, though this one might be a tad lighter.

Overall Birch Box seems like a fun experience, and for $10 a month I feel no guilt in subscribing to it! If you’re curious to try it out you can use my link to sign up for it and give it a go, full disclosure though, I will very slightly benefit from you signing up and you’ll get 50% off your first box. My mom wanted to sign up for it so badly but they don’t send to Canada anymore :(

Have you tried Birch Box? What did you think of it?

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  • What a cute box and good variety of products! I can’t do liquid liner either and always seem to end up with samples of it somehow, haha. The Milk highlight and blush both sound really nice!

    • Yes! I love the packaging, it’s very cute. I didn’t know what to expect from Milk products but so far I’ve enjoyed them. I have no idea what other kinds of things they offer, I might have to look into it!

  • I liked what you got! I only did BB the first year they existed, but got to work with the creators as beauty consultants for a product development once!

  • Oh fun! I haven’t done a subscription box, only bundles where I choose the products. These seem fun, but I’m kind of worried I wouldn’t use all of the things. hehe I love lip+cheek products, but I usually just use them on my cheeks. I’m really lazy about lipstick. hahah Bummer that they don’t send to Canada anymore. :( XO – Alexandra

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  • The Milk products are sort of calling to me which is odd because I don’t wear make-up (kinda glad I don’t because I’d be 10x more broke than I usually am because I’d probably be hoarding on make-up products). xD Is the “hello 2017” the box it came in? Looks super cute!