What’s In My February 2016 Birchbox?

Happy Friday, my friends! Ever since a family friend gifted me a Birchbox subscription a year ago, I have been hooked. I love trying out new beauty products, and subscription boxes like Birchbox make it really easy to experiment with new things without having to go to a store. I get super excited when I receive new Birchboxes, because it’s like getting gifts every month! My roommate and I have a good time peeking through it together.

{How cute is this box?!}

I’ve received so many great products over the last few months that I have ended up buying full-size, like my foundation and my favorite lip products. I thought it would be fun to share my thoughts – both good and bad – on the products that are in my boxes. Here is what I got in my Birchbox this February:

Almost $33 worth of products this month! Four sample/travel-size and one full-size product. 

From left to right:

1. Whish Revitalizing Cleansing Oil | Full-size, $30
Cleansing oils are my jam, because they clean makeup off without leaving my skin feeling dry and tight. I have a few favorite oil-based makeup removers already, but this one smells really good, like peach gummy candy that I used to eat as a kid. The gel-like consistency of this product emulsifies with just a bit of warm water and does an amazing job cleaning off my makeup. I’ll probably have to add this to my list of makeup remover favorites. Full-size retails for $30, so this sample-size product is worth almost $4.50.

2. Obliphica Professional Seaberry Serum (Medium to Coarse)  | Full-size, $38
First off, I love that this serum comes with a pump. It makes it much easier to dispense the right amount of product, which is important with hair serums, because a little goes a long way. My hair felt so soft and looked so shiny after rubbing just a pea-size amount through my hair. I love that this product can also be used on wet or dry hair, but be warned: this product leaves a very sweet smell. It can be a good or bad thing depending on your scent preferences. Full-size retails for $38, so this travel-friendly size is worth almost $9.

3. Color Club That’s My Jam Mini Polish  | Full-size, $8.50
This polish says that it’s vegan, 100% cruelty free, and made in the USA. I have yet to try out how it wears, but I love the deep wine color that’s reminiscent to red velvet cake and how it’s exclusive to Birchbox. I think it would be a great color to use for a date night. This sample is half the size of the full-size product, so the sample is worth $4.25.

4. Not Soap, Radio Liquid Freud Body Wash  | Full-size, $16
To any of you girls that got this product in your boxes, do you think it smells weird? Because I definitely do. I’m not a fan of this coconut-milk and mango-scented body wash, because I think it’s too heavily scented with artificial vanilla. Despite the smell, I think the packaging is unique; it reminds me of something I would find at the Urban Outfitters beauty section. There are other body wash scents (with pretty amusing names) from the Not Soap, Radio brand, so I hope to get another, because they also double as bubble bath liquid. This sample-size is worth $1.30.

5. ARROW BOOST Color Enhancing Lip Balm  | Full-size, $14

I’m so excited I got a full-size sample of this product, because it really is amazing. (See my favorite lip balms here.) Although it has a somewhat odd flavor, it leaves a glossy, flushed pink tint based on the pH of your lips and leaves them feeling moisturized for hours. It’s also vegan, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free! The only downside is that it’s currently out of stock on the Birchbox website, but I’m sure it will be back soon. This size was worth $14.

Birchbox is a $10/month subscription box that sends around five travel-size or full-size beauty items. My box was worth almost $33, which is a crazy deal. If you’re interested in getting fun beauty goodies in the mail, click here to get your first Birchbox. You can cancel at any time, but trust me. You’ll probably become addicted like me! If you’re already subscribed to Birchbox, let me know if you loved a particular product in your box. I hope y’all have a fabulous weekend.

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  1. 2.21.16

    Love the red nail polish! I've never tried Color Club before… :)

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  2. 2.22.16
    Sarah said:

    Hi, Edye! It definitely is a gorgeous color, and I can't wait to try it! I have only ever seen Color Club at nail salons. I wonder where they would be available for purchase in stores!

    Cheers, Sarah

  3. 5.19.16
    Unknown said:

    I enjoyed your February Birchbox review and while I am not a fan of Color Club polish, I do love everything else in your box! I totally loved my Whish Oil product for my face!



  4. 5.20.16
    Sarah said:

    I love the color, but it doesn't apply as smoothly as others! I enjoy the Whish Oil as well. I would love to get that in full size! XO, Sarah

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