January 2018 Birchbox Review!

Hey everyone! Today’s Mommy Minute is going to be a review of my January 2018 Birchbox! I’ve had some ups and downs with Birchbox in the past, so this box is actually my last box as my yearly membership has come to a close and I’ve decided not to renew. But, I figured it would still be fun to delve into my last box and see what I got!

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Birchbox is $10.00 a month and every month you get 5+ beauty samples. They do have a nice rewards program that gets you some heavy discounts on full-size items as well.

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This month’s theme is Find Your Happy! After a whirlwind holiday season, carve out some “me time” with this box of beauty treats.

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Air Repair Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer (0.24 OZ), $2.76

The full-size of this moisturizer is 2 OZ for $23.00. This is formulated with frequent fliers in mind and filled with anti-oxidants and humectants that moisturize a dry, stressed-out complexion. The first thing I’ll say is this is a tiny little tube. Perfect for traveling though. It feels almost water based and is super hydrating on the skin. It has a slight fresh scent to it, which I find nice. I personally think that this would be great for dry skin in the winter time, too. So, even if this is a smaller tube, it’s a win for me because I’ll definitely get some use out of this.

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ARROW BOOST Color Enhancing Lip Balm in Berry Busy, $14.00

This product is a full-size! Woohoo! It’s been awhile since I’ve received a full-size product in my Birchbox! This lip balm is an ultra-hydrating formula that adjusts to your lips pH to create a flattering deep pink hue that’s unique to your skintone. I have a couple of lip products like this already, but the ones that I have are in lipstick form, so this is nice that it’s more of a lip balm formula. To me, that means extra-hydrating and much easier to re-apply on the go. I pick up the slightest minty scent from this, which is nice and I really do love the shade that this left on my lips!

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CLEAN Cool Cotton Eau de Parfum, $1.00

This perfume is a very nice, fresh scent. I’ve been able to try this out before from various samplers and gift with purchases. This scent is described as “cool, crisp, and as light as a cotton shirt air-drying in the sun”. I’m not a huge fan of these little perfume samples, especially the ones that don’t have a spritzer, but I will use this as I enjoy the scent.

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Doucce Cosmetics Freematic Eyeshadow Single in Veronica, $10.00

This eyeshadow single is full-size! This is a single that can fit into pre-made Doucce palettes. I actually have one from a previous subscription box with some singles that I can switch out. This shade is a shimmer shade that is quite sheer, but buildable. There is glitter in this though, so that might be a turn-off for some people. I don’t personally mind the glitter.

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Stila Cosmetics HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara, $10.45

This is another product that I’ve been able to try before. I believe I have the full-size of this, actually. It’s a really nice inky black mascara. It does work with one coat, but is buildable if that’s what you prefer. It gives great volume, curl and length. I love having one mascara that can do all of that instead of having to use multiple mascaras or picking and choosing. This is one that I’m definitely happy with!

FINAL THOUGHTS:

This has actually been one of my favorite Birchboxes, so while I’m sad that I’m breaking up with them, I think this was a great note to end our relationship on. I received two full-size products in this box and I do think that the value was there (at least for this month).

I spent $9.16 (a one-year subscription is $110.00 divided by 12 months) for $38.21 worth of products!

What do you think of this month’s Birchbox? Do you subscribe to Birchbox?

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