Birchbox Review – January 2015

I am not one to review my Birchbox. But with a new year, a new blog style, and a new batch of products… I decided it was now or next year.

Birchbox is a monthly subscription service where five personalized beauty and lifestyle samples are delivered to your door. I have been receiving Birchbox since August of last year and enjoy each month’s goodies. It is a nice pick me up in the middle of the week to have samples of latest brand names and most talked about products. How do they personalize boxes when they send out millions? You answer specific questions about your hair color, beauty preferences, skin type, and so on. Do you think your Birchbox samples fit your beauty preferences?


This month’s theme was about starting fresh in 2015 with the tagline “Let’s Do This” printed across the box.

January 2015 Birchbox

I was a bit disappointed in my samples this month. Each month I got a lotion (a bit tired of having lotion pile up) and even got a sample  for curly hair (which my hair is pretty straight). Do not let this steer you away from Birchbox though, normally I love my samples and use them up before the next box comes.

  1. Balance Me – Wonder Eye Cream – light formula with no scent, but a bit difficult to rub in. I would give this product 3 out of 5 stars… Nothing big to rave about.
  2. Curly Hair Solutions – Curl Keeper Gel – water based formula that fends frizz and leaves curls intact. I do not have curly hair… So, 1 out of 5 stars for this product.
  3. Cynthia Rowley Beauty – Creamy Lip Stain – long-wear stain in shade Heartthrob. Eager to try out this red gloss… 4 out of 5 on the excitement level.
  4. Essential Elements – Wake Up Rosemary Body Lotion – light weight hydrator with a strong rosemary scent. The packaging is cute and unique… 3 out of 5 stars.
  5. Sumbody – Body Soap – this product smells so fresh since it is full of botanical oils and herbs. Pretty interested in trying out this soap so I would give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Enchanted Eye Cream

Another LUSH review coming at you…! Of course, I wanted to go along with the LUSH facial cleanser campaign for LUSH USA. I wanted to review the Enchanted Eye Cream from LUSH. Here is a picture of my lovely bottle:

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LIGHT: This eye cream is super light. It almost feels like you are putting NOTHING at all on your skin! I use ti under my eyes and on my eye lids! It feels cooling and very refreshing.

SMELL: Surprisingly, this LUSH product really does not have any distinct smell. At least when I use it I cannot smell anything strong! LUSH says that the product is a mixture of lavender and honey!

EFFECTS: I have not noticed any different effects on my eyes. I am not positive what the product is doing for me. When I bought it, the sales lady told me it was for dark circles but LUSH says it is for tightening up your skin near your eyes! Maybe it i tightening up my skin…. but I am not sure. Also, this is one of the first ever eye creams I have used!

FRESH INGREDIENTS: The fresh ingredients in this airy cream are cold pressed jojoba oil, lavender honey water, cold pressed almond oil and much much more! This is not a Vegan product from LUSH.

Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who wants a light cream that is good for all skin types! Like I said above, I am not sure what this product is doing for me but I have been putting it on a few times a week since last Fall. Have you tried any eye creams that do something for you?!