Birchbox January 2017
{Your Greatest Self}

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Coastal Scents Blush & Bronzer Palette
Full Size Price: $19.95
Sample size value is approximately: $2.49
This is a sample of a full size blush and bronzer palette from Coastal Scents. From the first appearance, I really liked the coloring of both the blush and highlighter. On my hand in this picture is a swatch of each which is just two swipes with no primer. When using this on my face, I found that the blush was highly pigmented so a little goes a long way. It does blend out nicely and carries the perfect pink hue. The highlighter shade is not as pigmented but it does carry a golden hue that compliments the blush shade quite well. I will be purchasing the full size palette.

Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic To-Go
Full Size Price: $18.00
Sample size value is approximately: $0.60
These are multitasking treatment pads from Pixi by Petra that are soaked with Glow Tonic. They contain 20% glycolic acid which tones, firms,and tightens skin while also removing dead skin cells. They are also alcohol-free and suitable for all skin types. It contains a combination of aloe, ginseng, and other botanicals to make dullness disappear in just one swipe. I found that these felt very gentle on my skin and did a great job at making my face feel refreshed. They did not irritate my skin or overly dry it out. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

Parlor by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing & Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner
Full Size Price: $22.00 each
Sample size value is approximately: $2.75 (shampoo) and $1.37 for conditioner
This is a shampoo and conditioner sample set from Parlor by Jeff Chastain. The shampoo is a triple threat of fortification, hydration, and repair. It is infused with the scent of peach, fresh cut grass, and white woods. The conditioner moisturizes and repairs damaged hair without weighing it down. It is made with the same scents as the shampoo. Both are color-safe, sulfate, paraben, and gluten free. I enjoyed the scents of both as they are unique and I found that they worked fairly well on my hair. I feel I would need a larger size to fully attest to any claims but I am interested in possibly purchasing the full size of both.

ARROW ENDURE Water-Resistant Mascara
Full Size Price: $20.00
Sample size value is approximately: $10.40
This is a paraben-free and vegan mascara from the Birchbox brand ARROW. It is a water-resistant, sweat-proof lengthening and volumizing formula that claims to be clump free. I found that the formula of this mascara was on the thicker side and the wand carried an excess amount of the product but I was able to easily swipe off the excess and apply it with ease. I really liked how well it applied and I did not experience any clumping issues. I would like if the wand had a smaller shape to it but overall I did enjoy it. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray
Full Size Price: $39.00
Sample size is approximately: $4.58
This is a two-in-one spray that claims to add texture and shine to your hair, allowing you to create a tousled look. It contains hydrolyzed wheat protein, vitamin B, copolymers, and amber extracts to pump up each hair shaft and add wavy texture. It also contains safflower seed oil and marigold extract that heal dry ends. For a natural dose of UV protection, it also contains galanga root extract. It is suitable for all hair types and safe for color-treated or processed hair. I really love the scent it carries as it is slightly sweet, it also provides a great texture to my hair that I can not achieve otherwise. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

The value of my January Birchbox is $22.18.
I pay $10.00 a month for my subscription, so I received an additional value of $12.18.

Overall, I was somewhat satisfied with this month's sample options. I would like less hair products but did enjoy the ones I was given. My favorite product from this month's box is the blush and highlighter combo.

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