Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January Birchbox

January Birchbox

Archipelago - Pomegranate body soap
Clark's Botanicals - Smoothing marine cream
Juicy Couture - Juicy Couture perfume
stila - Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Blue Ribbon
Larabar - Mini Bar Pumpkin Pie

This month's Birchbox drew a big yawn from me this month.  The soap smelled amazing, but beyond that I haven't tried anything from that box.  Not immediately trying a new beauty sample is out of the norm for me, so this is the barometer of how underwhelmed I am.  After being disappointed by the selection, I have considered possibly cancelling my subscription.  Especially after considering that it is $120/yr, not just thinking about it in the $10/mo terms.  I think I will give it another month or two to just see how it goes.

My sister was gifted a 3 month subscription and loved the excitement of unwrapping that pink box.  She went to sign up for a full year, after her subscription ran out, but currently the website is reading that they are 'out of stock'.  Apparently there is a wait list to join!?  To help my sister recover from not getting her monthly beauty treat, I sent her a secret Sephora package that should arrive on her doorstep sometime today.  She is a lucky girl!

If you need a quick beauty fix without waiting for a tiny pink box, I found out that every Saturday at Nordstroms they give out a deluxe sample of a beauty product.  Last weekend it was Estee Lauder advanced night repair, which is an amazing product!


  1. That's so cool about Nordstrom, thanks for the tip! I'm not big on beauty products so I never considered the Birch Box, but it would definitely be fun to get a little gift in the mail every month! Besides all the gifts I purchase for myself! It'd be nice to get a SURPRISE gift every month, I should say :)

  2. I got a face wash from Origins instead of that Clark's Botanicals stuff, but otherwise all the same stuff. I think that if you don't like the content of your box, Birchbox had an entry on their blog ( about how to use your beauty profile to get the kinds of samples you need. You can always try playing around with your setting a little bit!

  3. I got totally different stuff!! I got old lady creams since I'm
    Old :) presents at my doorstep??? Eeeeeeee!!!