Sample Size: January Birchbox

A new month means a new Birchbox! Since I celebrated my birthday this month, I decided to treat myself to an upgraded box. I also already tried all the products so I could report back asap.

IMG_2659First up, I got this REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask. Putting aside the fact that this is the longest name for a mask ever, I liked it. It was a quick 10 minute mask that is meant to reduce the appearance of fine lines and even complexion. I could definitely tell a big difference in my complexion. After a weekend in Vegas, my skin seriously needed this mask. It didn’t leave my skin feeling tight and it felt really clean afterwards.

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This Sweet Science Invisible Daily Tint was kind of awesome. It’s sunscreen made for daily use to go underneath your makeup. Normally I would hate this and be like no because I still have to wear primer and moisturizer and I just cannot put 45 things on before I even get to makeup. This goes on like primer so you don’t necessarily need a primer and it’s moisturizing. It also smells amazing.

IMG_2667If you have sensitive skin, then this Key West Aloe Gentle Aloe Facial Cleanser is the stuff for you. I am officially obsessed with this stuff. It helped the redness in my skin and was really gentle.

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This Essentiel Elements Body Lotion is a sample I’ve definitely had before. I’m just whatever about it. It smells good if I’m in a spa mood and want to really relax, but it’s not an everyday lotion for me.

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I got this Katherine Cosmetics eyeliner in Cessna Brown this month. I used to only wear brown eyeliner and mascara but recently gave it up for my Benefit They’re Real! black mascara. I gave this a try anyway and really liked it. It comes with a brush on one end so you can smudge and do a smokey eye all in one tool. I would definitely buy this in black to go with my favorite mascara.

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My upgraded box this month came with a few extras. One of them was this tosi Super Bites mini. It’s just a hard almond granola bar. I’m not that into hard granola bars, so it wasn’t really doing it for me.

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I also got this Kusmi Tea which was actually delicious. I love tea so I’m usually willing to try any. This is a green tea and has some grapefruit flavor to it.

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The main reason for my upgrade was this amazing Bow and Drape Sweatshirt. If you haven’t checked out Bow and Drape, you need to do so immediately. They have the best punny clothes and accessories and bonus they are super soft and comfy. This sweatshirt was just perfect for me so I had to go for the upgrade.

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