After last month’s ho hum box, I have fallen back in love with Birchbox. I won’t go so far as to call this one my absolute favorite, but it is definitely close to the top of my list.
The first item from the box was the Pedi Cure Foot Treatment Crème. My box came with two generous samples to rub on my hideous feet. I didn’t hate it, but I don’t know if I would actually buy it. I didn’t notice any spectacular improvement in the state of my feet.
Next up is the I.C.O.N India Oil. This was my favorite item in the box. As a curly girl, my hair has a tendency to get really dry. I always use some form of oil, usually coconut. I never thought anything would come along that I would love more than my coconut oil, but here’s I.C.O.N.! This made my hair feel so soft and silky, I couldn’t stop touching it. My curls had definition without adding any kind of holding product to them. The full sized bottle of this stuff retails for $40. Let me tell you, that’s a splurge I will be making.
Modelco’s Party Proof Lipstick wouldn’t have been something I purchased before, but I was glad to have a chance to try it. I am pretty sure the tube I received was full sized. If not, it was pretty darned close. A full sized tube of Peony was included in my box, and retails for $19. I am not sure what rock I have been sleeping under for the past ten years, but I have NEVER seen lipstick that expensive! It went on nicely, and had serious staying power, as promised.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Cream. I opened it up and put some on my ring finger to try out, and discovered that it was actually tinted. I love the fact that every tinted item I have ever received from Birchbox has matched my skin well, and this product was no exception. The fragrance, though not heavy, was more than I would have expected from a facial cream. It didn’t seem to irritate my sensitive skin, though. This cream went on nicely and blended in well. The full size retails for $48.
Finally, the lifestyle item included was a set of bobby pins designed by Birchbox. I loved the fact that they were wider than traditional bobby pins, so they could hold my unruly hair more securely. The design was also a nice change from the standard black and brown. A set of six sells for $5, which isn’t bad considering that you can just about use these as barrettes.