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Birchbox Unboxing | February

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It’s here! The time of the month a lot of beauty-obsessed girls wait for. The arrival of our monthly beauty box subscription. I tried Ipsy a while ago and was subscribed to it for a while, at least a year and a half, but I never felt I got good stuff or products I really enjoyed. I have been subscribed to Birchbox for about six months now and I love it! One of the huge benefits is that you can purchase a lot of beauty products on the website. You earn points to use as store credit. The only frustrating part is going on Instagram and seeing that Birchbox subscriptions in other countries are SO much better, but oh well, we’ll have to settle for now and hope the U.S. gets on their level.

These are the products I received in my box this month:

Tinted Wonder Eye Cream

Cucumber seed soothes, hyaluronic acid hydrates, and vitamins promote anti-aging in this light-reflecting eye cream. Use your pinki to pat cream around the eyes morning and night.

I am not quite sure what a tinted eye cream does, but after doing some reading I found out it helps with under eye circles and waking up with a more refreshed look. I’ve never used anything to take care of my eye area, unless it’s an eyeshadow primer, so I am excited to give this a try and see what it can do to improve my overall look. The tinted aspect of it confuses me and I am curious to see if it will reduce my need to use concealer or if it’s going to affect the way my concealer looks at all. It feels good on my hand, it has an interesting smell but that has become normal in most skincare products.

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Protect & Detangle

The best-selling elixir locks in color, protects from heat damage, and adds silkiness to each strand. Hold it 4-6 inches away from roots and spray on towel-dried hair.

The ONLY reason why I am not super excited about this, is because I’ve received a lot of hair products in the last few months. They’re really useful and come in handy when traveling and trying out new hairstyles, but I wish I would stop getting them and get more beauty products. The fact that it acts as a detangler makes me happy. My hair has been really knotted lately and I want to see if this will help even in the slightest bit.

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Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm

This natural formula completely rehydrates skin and lips, soothes sunburns, tames unruly brows, and nourishes thirsy cuticles. Apply to dry lips and other areas of body as needed.

This was my custom pick for this month. The only disappointing thing is how tiny the sample is. I know it’s a sample, but it frustrates me when there’s not even enough product for you to try it multiple times. I have really dry lips, mainly because I wear a lot of matte lipstick and also because I pick on my lip. So it’s a vicious cycle I’m still trying to get out of – if anyone has ANY tips on how to stop picking on it please leave a comment telling me your secret! A couple of first impressions – most of the packaging is filled up with air. It is also very sticky and thick, not being a fan of glosses, I am not sure if I’ll like this.

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PBJ Smoothie Stick – Saucy Marsala

This nourishing lip crayon contains almond buttrer and goji berry (which are rich in Vitamin E) to protect lips while providing long-lasting moisture and color.

The last product – there’s one more but it’s a fragrance sample…. does that really count? is a lip product! For the month of February, Birchbox was advertising a lot of lip products because of St. Valentine’s Day so I was expecting more lip samples in my box. This smells REALLY good. You know when you’re little and you have all these fruity lip glosses or lip balms and you had to stop yourself from eating them all? The Smoothie Stick is like that. The only downside, I have experience that is hard to get an even application with crayons. We’ll see how it goes.

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Finally, a fragrance sample…. it smells. End of it.

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