Friday, January 22, 2016

Unboxing: Birchbox January 2016

This month had such an odd assortment of picked samples that I actually opted out of choosing. Naturally I get 2 of the 3 items that were sample choices so that's just great. Overall I'm really not that stoked on this box at all. I really need to reevaluate whether I want to keep doing a year subscription or back off to a monthly commitment. I love the shop but lately I'm not crazy about the boxes at all.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with Birchbox it is one of those monthly beauty sample boxes where they send you a box of 5-6 (sometimes even 7 with bonus extras) samples and deluxe samples. Occasionally there will be full size products too! The brands they send are all fairly high-end and they have a point system and customer service staff that just can't be beat. For $10 a month you are able to select a sample from a select group of choices and have more surprises delivered to you based on your beauty profile! Have I convinced you to sign up yet? If so I would love it if you would do it through my referral link here! Feel free to also go to www.birchbox.com if you want to look around without any strings attached to me.
The theme for January 2016 is Moodboard Your Year. Interesting.
Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner
Full Size Value: $16 | FULL SIZE!
So this is one of those items that was a sample choice. I've sampled the Eyeko Skinny Liner before and it was horrible. First of all the felt tip was rock hard where it actually scratches my eye so how am I suppose to so it? And the color itself was watery and not pigmented at all. I don't have a lot of confidence this will be better at all. The product itself dried up really fast too, so we'll see how this goes. I'll definitely need to test it on my arm first before bringing it anywhere near my eye.
TONYMOLY Delight Tony Tint
Full Size Value: $6 | Sample Size Value: $2
Here's another one of the sample choices which is this red lip tint. I haven't worn lip products in awhile (I really need to start again) so the last thing I needed was another product collecting dust in my collection. I do like like TONYMOLY as a brand, I own a lot of their skincare and sheet masks but none of their makeup so this can't be too bad.
FOREO Day Cleanser
Full Size Value: $29.95 | Sample Size Value: $4.49
It's really strange that they would give a sample that is technically suppose to be used with a certain tool but I do have a Clarisonic so I figure that should pair together pretty well.
Beautiful Nutrition Grapefruit Detox Shine Repair Shampoo
Full Size Value: $12 for 13.3ml | Sample Size Value: $1.80
Beautiful Nutrition Grapefruit Detox Shine Repair Conditioner
Full Size Value: $12 for 13.3ml | Sample Size Value: $1.80
This is strange and kind of annoying. I only got five samples this month and they counted the shampoo and conditioner as two separate products. I do enjoy grapefruit scented items so I guess it's no the worst thing but at the end of the day it feels like a cheap cop out.

Value of Box: $26.09

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