Birchbox is in the House!

You know I love my Birchbox. Let’s jump right into this and take a lot at what I got this month.
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Essentiel Elements Wake Up Rosemary Body Lotion ($3.80)
I do not need anymore lotion. This one is going in the stash, I have so many lotion samples that I’m going to have to start traveling more just to use them all up. A lot of my samples like this end up going to my daughter’s friends during sleepovers. They love this kind of stuff.

Sweet Science Invisible Daily Tint SPF 35 ($4.50)
This is a tiny sample, but the product gets good reviews so I’m not going to complain too much until I try it. Still, I can’t promise I won’t just completely lose this little disc in my sample collection.

Katherine Cosmetics Everyday Eyeliner ($26)
Brown, full-size. I was very happy to see this in the box even if it just a regular old beauty project. I was especially thrilled to see it in brown – I rarely get anything other than black in these kinds of sample services. It’s also one of the roll-up, non-sharpening deals; those are my favorite liners. I haven’t tired it yet however, so I can’t comment on quality.

Key West Aloe Gentle Aloe Facial Cleanser ($2.75)
Always good to add a cleanser to my stash. I just opened a new bottle though, so it will be a while before I try this one out. Good sample size.

REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask ($11)
I tried this and I’m not quite sold. It was fine, but I didn’t get the refreshing feeling I get some some of my favorite masks (like the inexpensive cult favorite Queen Helene) or the clean and renewed feeling I get from some of my other favorites. I’ll use the rest of the sample, but that is about it.

TOCCA Crema da Mano – Hand Cream in Cleopatra ($5)
This is the sample I picked from the January choice. Interestingly, it wasn’t actually included in my box and isn’t available to review for points (actually, my birchbox came in a larger box this month with the Tocca wrapped separately. Was this sample choice always an add-on or did this happen because I’ve already received this sample. I got it in one of my early boxes and love it so much I eventually bought a full-size bottle. I don’t carry that one around with me though and when this popped up in the sample choice, I gladly selected it. So, I received six products, but can only review five. Anyone else end up with something like this happening?

Total Cost: $10
Total Value: $53.05

Awesome value this month, even though the products are sort of run-of-the-mill.

As always, if you want to sign up for your own Birchbox please be a dear and use my referral link. Use coupon code bbstore100 to get 100 points when you subscribe. (That is worth $10 in the shop. Expires 1/31.)

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