Birchbox was another so-so box for me which, as of late, is honestly the best I can hope for from Birchbox. Most of my samples this month were miniscule, but at least the products themselves weren't terrible. I'm thrilled to try theBalm Put a Lid On It Eyelid Primer, so the box has something going for it. The nail polish is a nice inclusion as well. I'm not thrilled about the color, but I don't hate it and I certainly don't have any polishes in my massive collection like it, so that's a plus. I was really excited to try the Harvey Prince perfume after reading the note description. I immediately sprayed some on my wrist and within the hour developed a terrible headache. I can be very sensitive to perfumes, but in the past I've only noticed perfumes with musk notes to give me headaches. Apparently Skinny Chic, despite not having any musk notes, doesn't agree with me. It's a shame because I really do think the scent is lovely. I've actually tried the Ojon serum in the past. I didn't notice it did anything spectacular for my hair and I had to be very careful with the amount I used if I wanted to avoid greasy-looking hair. The Fresh face cream samples don't excite me, honestly, but they'll be nice to keep around for traveling or trying if I run out of moisturizer.
Alessandro - Nail Polish in Blue Lagoon ($12.00/0.34 oz)
Launching exclusively for the Birchbox Shop, this extra opaque polish has a satiny formula and wide brush for easy application.
Sample size: 0.17 oz
Sample value: $6.00
Harvey Prince - Skinny Chic perfume ($55.00/50 ml)
Get a glass-half-full disposition with this optimistic blend of juicy Meyer lemon, white grapefruit, and pink plumeria.
Sample size: unknown (about 2 ml)
Sample value: unknown (about $2.20)
Ojon - Damage Reverse Instant Restorative Hair Serum ($25/1.7 oz)
Repair stressed strands with this aromatic hair treatment-exotic ojon and macadamia oils work together to smooth and hydrate hair.
Sample size: 0.07 oz
Sample value: $1.03
theBalm Cosmetics - Put a Lid On It Eyelid Primer ($18/0.4 oz)
Keep that pretty eye shadow crease-free with this stay-put primer, which also prevents smudges and smears.
Sample size: 0.125 oz
Sample value: $5.63
Fresh - Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream ($42/50 ml)
With antioxidant-rich lotus flower extracts, this lush moisturizer protects skin from free radicals and hydrates for a full 24 hours.
Sample size: 4 ml
Sample value: $3.36
Total box value: $18.22
Overall, I really wish the sample sizes were larger. I'm really happy to have received theBalm eyelid primer and look forward to giving it a try (up until now I've only tried a couple variations of the Urban Decay Primer Potion, so I'm excited to have another product to compare). January certainly wasn't a terrible month, but I do feel like Birchbox leaves something to be desired lately.
What did you receive in your January Birchbox?