I love that each month Birchbox has a new box design. I’m a sucker for packaging, and this month’s box was adorably themed for Valentine’s Day:


Price: $10/month

Box Type: Beauty products, 5-6 deluxe samples

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Let’s see what was inside this pretty box:

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Lip Locked in Sienna ($24 for full size) – First of all, this is a pretty sizable sample. The formula is pretty great – it’s a primer, lip stain, and gloss all in one. It goes on like a gloss but has coverage like lipstick. I like the color for sure, it’s perfect for my skin tone.

Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream in Light/Medium ($32 for full size) – This CC cream has SPF 35 and apparently has a shade-adjusting formula so it blends into your skin, but it looks a little on the yellow side to me. I’ve seen this CC cream all over the place so it’s pretty popular, maybe it performs as promised.

R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray ($29 for full size) – I so rarely use hair spray, but I like that this is a light hold and doesn’t gunk up your hair.

Obliphica Professional Seaberry Mask for Medium/Coarse Hair ($38 for full size) – I love hair masks! It says it’s for medium/course hair, which doesn’t really apply to my fine hair, but it claims to be light enough for everyday use, so it’s probably fine. I find that deeply conditioning masks and treatments make my hair more full and voluminous, so I am all about trying it.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè ($28 for full size) – This cream is a popular go-to skin prepping product for makeup artists everywhere. I’ve seen it around a lot but have never tried it – until now! This cream not only sets a solid base for foundation, but it doubles as a makeup remover for waterproof products as well as general lotion. Love it!

Final Rating: A

I’m excited to try all of these products, especially the Embryolisse cream! This month’s box was themed around lips, and I couldn’t decide which lip product to choose during the sample choice window this month so this box was a total surprise to me. It seemed to fit my preferences really well, I’m pleasantly surprised! Sample choices for the March box should be opening up soon, I can’t wait to see what’s in store!





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A foodie, travel junkie, and reality TV aficionado who derives an unnerving amount of joy from dressing her giant dog in ridiculous costumes.

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