A new year, a new Birchbox… at least that's what Birchbox wants us to think. As excited as I was to see the contents of my box this month I'm no fool to the way yearly things work; a bang at the beginning to start a buzz and then the next month it's back to not-so-awesome-normality.
Regardless of my jaded feelings from the past (though honestly it's never happened to me, I've just seen it happen to many others over the beautiful thing we call "the internet") I'm willing to give Birchbox a moment of glory. They did a great job with this box and I'm only hoping this type of goodness continues in the months to come… it'll have to if they want me to renew my subscription in March!
Obligatory card, nothing special here. I should note though that the box also came with some 'inspiration' cards which basically have motivation for the year; I won't use them because they suggest things like "take a different route to work" (why would I when I take the shortest way there already??) and with my utter lack of directional sense I think it's wisest to just toss them away.
I mentioned in my "All About Eyes TAG!" video that I'm still on the hunt for my holy grail mascara so I was pretty pumped to see this lovely little tube in my box this month. However, upon closer look, I'm not so sure we're going to get along… organic is all fine and good but I'm pretty sure that means this won't be waterproof (and with my eternally weeping eyes [it's mostly a medical condition, I promise] this is a major problem). The smell is also fairly off-putting, though that very well may have to do with my distaste for tea.We'll see though! You know I'll put up a review as soon as I try it out so look forward to it if you're interested.
Whether you're new to my blog or a longtime reader, I'd like to think it's fairly obvious that I'm a little more than obsessed with all things nail polish. And while I can see through the fun name and gimmicks involved in this manicure kit, I can still enjoy it for what it's worth (which isn't a whole heck of a lot so I'm not expecting the finest quality nail polish here): a red polish and pot of red glitter. I could easily dig into my craft bins, pull out all sorts of colors of glitter, then apply those onto my nails over any of my hundreds of nail polishes but heyyy I still think this was a fun treat to throw into some Birchboxes this month.
You know you're a beauty enthusiast/addict when you jump for joy over the sight of a dry conditioner. That's right: a dry conditioner. I've never heard of one of these before!! Dry shampoo, yes, but all of the leave-in conditioners I've tried and know of are creams, lotions, and oils. Which I mean yeah this is just (according to the can) argan oil, but in spray can form? That's cool enough for me to be excited and ready to spray all over my locks.
Even though I already have my holy grail eye cleansing cream and holy grail face cleanser(s), I'll give this one a shot when my nighttime cleanser runs out (I'm a bit adventurous and stupid in that way) . It's a nice sized sample so I should be able to test it out to its full potential and, like always, I'll be sure to report back to you when my verdict is reached!
I swear, I write in my little comment/review section on Birchbox's website every time they send me tea (which is more than fairly often) that I. Do. Not. Like. TEA. Honestly, I don't know how much clearer I can spell it out for them but it kind of just goes to show that they don't read the feedback subscribers give them. Save yourself the money or have a cup on me Birchbox staff: quit sending me tea packets!!
Sorry to end on a bit of a negative note (tea gets me all riled up) but I guess it balances with the optimistic beginning paragraph. I wouldn't be me without a proper balance of both!
Overall though I'm very happy with this month's box and, truth be told, I'm probably even more excited over the anticipation for next month… though I know that's a dangerous dream to have. I'm just going to have to go crazy and do what they always suggested in elementary school: dare to dream (I make myself sick too, don't worry).
Did you get a Birchbox this month?
What did yours have inside?
Don't subscribe to Birchbox?
What do you wish you could have received?
xoxo - Cassie