If you get Birchbox, or any other monthly subscription box, you already know how fun they are! But if you don’t, they’re little packages of goodies that come every month & are customized to your preferences. I really love Birchbox because there are so many products I want to try, but I don’t want to buy the full size & not like it! Hence, sample sizes! They’re just big enough to dabble in a new product before making the full commitment.
I love everything that came in my January box — exfoliating clay, highlighter, perfume, shampoo, & mascara — and I will definitely be buying the full size of some of these products! Keep reading to learn more about each sample!
Sand & Sky Australian Clay Exfoliating Treatment – I have a love-hate relatonship with face masks & exfoliators. Most of them make my face way too dry, which makes my skin look worse than before I used it. I was hesitant to try this exfoliating clay, but I’m so glad I did! It made my skin so smooth, minimized my pores, & didn’t dry it out – even the morning after! It also smells pretty good & gave my face a nice cooling sensation while I had it on. And, can we talk about the packaging?! I’m a sucker for cute branding & this definitely caught my attention!
ModelCo Baked Highlighter – I currently use a roll-on highlighter, but I’ve been wanting to get a powder one – perfect timing! I was so excited when I saw this in my box & immediately had to test it out, even with zero face-makeup on! This gave my cheekbones the perfect amount of golden shimmer! I got the color “Moonshine” & it goes really well with my skin tone. Some highlighters are just too bright for olive skin, in my opinion. I’m already obsessed & I can’t wait to see how it looks when my makeup is actually done.
Lavanilla The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Grapefruit – Vanilla is already one of my favorite scents so I might be a little biased here. This perfume smells amazing & actually lasts. I only sprayed my chest once and I could smell it for about 4 hours! If you’re sensitive to smells, this might not be right for you. BUT, I loved knowing that the scent hadn’t faded because I could still smell it. This sample came at the perfect time, too, because I’m almost out of my current perfume! #replaced
Number 4 Lumiere d’hiver Clarifying Shampoo – If you read my blog about my favorite hair care products, you know that I am very reluctant to try new things on my hair. But, I figured just one wash with a new shampoo wouldn’t hurt…right? So I gave this a try & I was impressed! This clarifying shampoo is supposed to remove product build-up with just one wash & I actually think it did. The roots of my hair — where product build-up happens — felt much softer & my hair was noticeably less frizzy. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who’s experiencing dull hair due to product build-up!
Beautaniq Beauty Nourishing Mascara – Two words…”NO. CLUMPS.” Well, three words because WOW! I can’t stand when my mascara goes on super clumpy & I end up taking it off to completely start over again. I have never come across a masacara that is as smooth as this one! I like for my lashes to look naturally long & this works perfectly for that! It also made my lashes look fuller because instead of clumping them together, it separated them. Warning: This is a very minimal & subtle mascara, so if you’re looking for something to make your lashes really pop — like extensions — this might not be right for you!
Stay tuned for next month’s box of goodies!
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