Birchbox January 2016

Birchbox (referral link) is a monthly subscription box that sends you five personalized beauty items from hair, skincare, make up and Birchbox exclusives. The cost is $10 a month plus $4.95 shipping to Canada. You can fill out a style profile that will help them decide which variety of products they will send to you. You can buy full sized products through the Birchbox store and you can earn points towards purchases as well. After the 10th of each month you are able to go onto your account and view your box, should you desire.

First Look


Love this box! The colors are really fun together and it’s great for kicking off a new year. They included the sticker sheet for you to put on the blank line but i think I’ll save this to use in my day planner instead since they are all great words to keep in mind this year!

The Goods


Juara Candlenut Body Creme–This centuries-old balm is rich in fatty acids making it a great natural hydrator for dry skin. If this product sounds familiar to you it’s because a full size version was included in the winter FabFitFun box. I had tried it out then and was really happy with how quickly it softened my hands and that it absorbed rather quickly. I’m happy to have a sample size version to through on my purse or maybe pack in my suitcase on my upcoming trip.


gorge* I’ll Make You Look Amazing Daily Spray–This is a leave-in conditioning spray that detangles, repairs damaged strands, enhances volume, adds shine and protects hair from heat tools. Organic lime oil promotes growth and hydrates dry hair, green tea essence adds shine and reduces excess oil and quinoa protein protects against breakage and split ends. Oddly enough, this is another product that I’ve received in a past FabFitFun box, though I don’t remember what season. I really like this spray and it seems to do exactly what it says. I’m happy to have a travel size version of it now and I can take this on my trip too!


CLEAN Original Eau de Parfum–This is a fresh, subtle scent perfect after a post-cardio shower at the gym. Inspired by a par of soap this line offers pure and simple fragrances. I would probably like this fragrance more than any other that I’ve received, but I didn’t bother smelling it and have no interest in doing so.


derma e Hydrating Scrub–This is a dermatologist-approved exfoliator that does double duty. It gets rid of dead skin, dirt and excess oils with walnut shell powder and moisturizes and revives your complexion with vitamin A and hyaluronic acid. I’ve liked other products that I’ve received from this brand so I expect to like this as well. I haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet though.


Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Highlighter–This is formulated with tiny gleaming flecks to help illuminate and put a spotlight on your best features. I don’t really feel like this is any different than other highlighters out there, the packaging is neat though.

Final Thoughts

I’m actually pretty happy with this month, other than the fragrance of course. I love the box design and it was neat that they included the sticker sheet. I’ll use four of the products and I’m really excited about having travel size versions of the first two!