The best gift ever for beauty lovers!

Beauty subscription boxes. 

Birchbox

Christmas may be over, but birthdays are upon us. If you are reading this you probably love makeup just as much as me, know someone who loves makeup, or just want to learn more about different products, but don`t want to break the bank. 

For Christmas, my boyfriend`s parents gifted me 6 months of Birchbox and I am so excited. I have wanted to subscribe to a beauty subscription box and just have never done it for myself. 

For only $10 a month you can get 5 beauty samples sent right to your door. Once you sign up you fill out your “beauty profile” where you describe your skin, hair, and personal style. Filling out your “beauty profile” allows Birchbox to send personalized items to fit your specific concerns and needs so you will actually want to use the products! 

A Glimpse Into My First Box 

Since Birchbox was given to me as a gift, my first box was full of their best-selling products. 

Beauty Protector

Beauty Protector Protect and Condition– This conditioner does more than just condition. Pearl powder (and other ingredients) protect hair against damage from heat styling and environmental aggressors. 

Beauty Protector Protect and Shampoo- Like the conditioner, is made with pearl powder and protects against heat styling. Bonus: after you suds up, its amazing smell lingers on your locks. 

My thoughts….

The first thing I noticed was the smell, there really wasn`t one. I was expecting an amazing scent to hit me the moment I put the shampoo in my hair. I mean they hyped up this amazing smell that was going to linger on my locks, but the shampoo and conditioner really had no scent. I think it is really hard to judge a shampoo and conditioner after one use, I just know I wasn`t wowed. I still have a couple more uses from my samples, so maybe it will grow on me. 

Jane Iredale

jane iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink- Swipe on this multipurpose stain for a pretty pink flush on your lips and cheeks. Bonus: the nourishing olive and avocado oils in the formula help to soften and soothe. 

My thoughts….

I love how this product made my lips feel nourished thanks to the olive and avocado oils. I wasn`t a fan of the color, it seemed more like a chap stick because of how light it is. I would love to see what other colors are available! 

LAQA & Co. B`Lighter in Peacher`s Daughter- Part highlighter, part blush, this formula catches the light for a lit-from-within glow. 

My thoughts….

First impression, fail. I admit, I don`t use cream blushes or highlighters like ever, so I haven`t worked with them much, but I did not like this product. It broke up my foundation where I applied it. Not too many people agreed with me in the reviews of this product on Birchbox, so if you like cream blushes and highlighters it might be worth a try! 

Most Excited For

Whish

Whish Botanical Primer- Prep your complexion with this primer that balances, moisturizes, and protects thanks to blends of Japanese honeysuckle, organic safflower seed oil, and seabuckthorn extract.

My thoughts….

As soon as I saw this Whish primer, I was excited to try it. I love trying out new primers. This product did not disappoint. Due to the extremely cold weather, seriously it has been in the negatives, my skin has been pretty dry and this primer promises to prevent flaky and caky foundation. I used this with the $20 Drugstore Foundation, which clung to my dry patches, and with this primer underneath made the foundation look really good. I would definitely purchase a full size. For the same price as other high-end primers you receive 2 oz. for $35 as opposed to 1 oz or less. This is a Birchbox Exclusive, so you can only purchase this on their website. 

I highly recommend gifting this to someone, even yourself, if you love trying out new beauty products. I cannot wait to see what my other boxes have in store! 

Have you ever tried Birchbox? 

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xo~ Madison M. 

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