Birchbox philosophy for January 2014 is Go Time. "This year, we're flipping resolutions on their head. Forget giving things up--in 2014, we're taking on more: more things to try, to conquer, to integrate into our lives. New products--in the form of this month's samples--are just the beginning."
I was really excited to see some fresh, new-to-Birchbox brands in this month's box! Having been subscribed to Birchbox for nearly three years and a few other beauty subscriptions along the way, I've gotten a little exhausted seeing the same brands repeated time and again, month after month. Seeing a fresh new selection of products for the start of 2014 is exciting!
My January 2014 Birchbox included the following samples:
Fruit Pigmented Mascara ($18.00/0.24 oz)
All-natural lash-conditioning wonder that thickens and lengthens with real fruit pigments.
Sample size: 0.1 oz
Sample value: $7.50
I've heard great things about this mascara recently from a couple of beauty YouTubers. I was excited to see it included in my box this month! I haven't tried this out yet, but the formula looks incredibly black and it smells delicious (like blackberries).
Brilliant Glossing Créme ($19.99/4 oz)
Rich in olive oil, this creamy frizz-tamer gives strands all-day shimmer.
Sample size: 1.6 oz
Sample value: $8.00
I've wanted to try a few products from the Fekkai range for some time. I always use some sort of leave in conditioner/oil/etc. for adding softness and preventing frizz. I'm looking forward to trying this out; it has great reviews, so I'm sure I'll love it!
Nail Sequin ($7.00/0.34 oz)
The UK brand's two-step system for the world's brightest disco-ball mani.
Sample size: 0.34 oz
Sample value: $7.00
I think this product is a really fun concept. I'm not the biggest fan of wearing a full glitter mani (I tend to prefer cream polishes with the occasional subtle glitter accent nail), so I'm not sure I'll get much use out of this. However, I am intrigued by the Nail Velvet offered by the same line. At only $7.00 for the polish/velvet set, I'm considering adding that to my next Birchbox shop purchase.
RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum ($26.95/1 oz)
Water-based antiaging serum that normalizes skin and tightens pores.
Sample size: 0.17 oz
Sample value: $4.58
I'm thrilled that Birchbox is now carrying some of the Paula's Choice line! As I've shared before on the blog, I cannot live without the RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA. I have not tried the RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum before and am thrilled to have the chance. It's water-based and light enough for those with combination and/or oily skin, which is perfect for me.
Assorted Teas ($7.00/40 bags)
Beat the winter chill with tasty blends from a Buckingham Palace-approved British Brand.
Sample size: 3 bags
Sample value: $0.53
I'm not the biggest tea drinker. I do love chai and fruity herbal teas, but I'm always curious to try other teas to see what else I may enjoy. I love that Birchbox included three different flavors to try as this month's Lifestyle Extra. Looking forward to brewing a cup later today!
Total box value: $27.61
Overall, I'm really happy with my box this month! I'll probably end up passing the Nail Rock on to a friend, but all the other products are fantastic and products I'm genuinely thrilled to try! Good job, Birchbox, starting 2014 off with a bang!