I am so excited to share with you today my very first ever Birchbox! I have been toying with the idea of getting a Birchbox for a while now (since I have been subscribed to Ipsy for a few years, which I will share next week!)
Since this is our first product review, I wanted to come up with a way to rate these and future products. I am an avid makeup “explorer”. I will try any new product and tell you my honest opinion, so here’s how they will be rated.
One Heart: I did not care for this product.
Two Hearts: This product was okay, but I can live without
Three Hearts: A very good product. Would probably buy
Four Hearts: I love this product! Would buy and recommend
So let’s get started!
The first product I received was the Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator. This product is great! It’s relaxing with its micro-crystal beads and it’s not a heavy formula, so you won’t feel like you are covering your face in Elmer’s glue. The texture feels soft and smells of Aloe and Papaya. Just make sure you don’t use this as a makeup remover, but use after you have removed any excess makeup from the day. I recommend right before bed as a deep facial cleanser and exfoliator. Full-Size $34 Three Hearts
My next product is Supergoop! CC Cream in Fair/Light. First things first, the name “Supergoop!” gave me a bit of hesitation. I’m not very fond of putting heavy, goopy things on my face, but I tried it anyways. The container states “Daily Correct CC Cream with Omega-3 and Omega-6” It also has SPF 40. If you don’t know what a CC Cream is, it is a formula of concealer that is supposed to blend well with your skin tone and has SPF. This product, although the color is decent, just sits on top of the skin. It is very thin and it blends ok on the edges, but if you are looking for a natural look, or anything besides a porcelain doll look, I would not recommend this product. Odorless and a good color, but not a long lasting product. Full-Size $32 One Heart
“The Balm”. I adore The Balm products. (I have received quite a few in my Ipsy bag!) This one is hard to write about because I was sorely disappointed. The Balm Stainiac in shade Beauty Queen. Description states “A hint of tint for cheeks and lips.” When you look at this product from the outside, it looks slightly intimidating, possibly dangerous, but adventurous! As soon as I put this on, I had to take it off. What I was expecting: A bright bold fuchsia lip stain. What I got: An almost colorless water-like formula. So disappointed. Full-Size $17 One Heart
Okay, so this has been a roller coaster. I am going to leave you with one last product that didn’t disappoint!
Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm. Oh My Goshness! This product is fabulous! It states “Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm 100% Natural. For dry skin, luscious lips and glossy bits!” AHH! So this product is thick, like thicker than Carmex thick. BUT! So extremely moisturizing and you can use it anywhere! The back of the product container: “One product, a hundred uses. Use everyday for beautiful soft glossy lips. Treat dry, rough, sore or sensitive skin. Get creative with your Dr. Lipp & use as a cheek shine, tame eyebrows, mix with pigments or glitter etc. Tasteless, odorless & so kissable…”. #iLoveDrLipp (yes, the hashtag is on the container!) $16.50 for a full-size and worth every penny! Four Hearts
There you have it Ladies! Not too bad for my first Birchbox. If you are not familiar with what Birchbox is exactly, check out their website at www.birchbox.com . You can also use this link in case you decide you want to try it out (and if you use the link then I can earn more products to review for you all!) Next week I will be reviewing IPSY so you can see the similarities and differences in these two companies, and make your decision which one you want to try, or maybe both! The great thing is it’s only $10 a month (for each) and you get a box or a makeup bag full of goodies and coupons!
I hope you liked this product review of February Birchbox and I can’t wait to share more with you next week! Please feel free to comment with questions or opinions. I love hearing from you all!