Thursday, January 23, 2014
I finally received my January birchbox, it took over 2 weeks to arrive. I had cancelled my birchbox subscription last summer when I had had enough of receiving pens, gum and tea. I’m happy to say I was excited to get this month’s box. Gilchrist & Soames Shampoo & Conditioner –the bottle says Est. in London but these were made in the US. So I was glad to see the price was only $16 for full size products because I will be purchasing these as soon as they are available on birchbox, unfortunately they are now sold out. They both smell amazing and seem to work pretty well on my fine, dry hair. Burt’s Bees Day Lotion with Clary Sage-I’ve been using Burt’s Bees since I was in high school. The day lotion is nice but a little heavy for me and I expected some sunscreen in a day lotion. This I would only purchase for use at night. Coastal Scents Eye Quad-I’ve received samples for their eye shadow before and wasn’t too impressed. But these colors I really liked, they are highly pigmented and stay on very well, no fall out. I looked at the full size on birchbox’s site and the whole palette comes with 3 brushes for $34. I will be purchasing that palette in the future. Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster-This is a Vitamin C serum. It says immediate brightening but I didn’t notice anything when I used it. It also has a horrible smell. I’d like to use a vitamin C serum of some sort but not this brand, I can’t get past the smell.