Birchbox Beauty Explorations

Ever heard of Birchbox?

It’s a monthly, or annual, subscription that sends you sample sizes of personalized beauty products.

So, you fill out a profile telling them a little about your beauty regimen, what sorts of products you tend to gravitate towards, colors you like, what your skin tone is plus other personal needs you may have, etc. Then, each month, a sweet little surprise arrives at your doorstep full of 5 new products for you to try!

I had heard of it from other friends and they all highly recommended the experience, so I am giving it a whirl this year!

So, here is my first Birchbox…

box 1

In it are these items:

  • Harvey Prince “Liquid Loofah” exfoliating body wash in Hello! fragrance
  • Key West Aloe Facial Cleanser, 30% Aloe
  • Mirenesse Mattfinity Lip Rouge
  • Whish Body Butter
  • When Travelmate Facial mask

A great first box full of great products to try, which I have, and now I am passing on this beauty information to you!

Here were the successes from this box…

I loved the Harvey Prince Liquid Loofah!

box 2

The scent was absolutely intoxicating with Sicilian lemon & Spanish mandarins. It woke my senses up on those early mornings & left my skin feeling cleansed and renewed. No sponge required with this stuff, just later up, and rinse!

Highly recommend!

I don’t mind telling you, when I first opened the Mattfinity Lip Rouge, I was scared.

box 3

Even Katie’s reaction was like, “Wow! That’s a bold one.”

But, I was determined to try it out, and I am glad that I did! It was a great shade of red with just enough pink to compliment my skin tone perfectly. With some light powder, a bit of blush, and mascara (no eyeliner), I was off!

box 4

Its tattoo-like quality stays with you all day. Just apply some chapstick or gloss over top as the stain is sort of drying.

I would recommend this product for special events or even everyday use if you don’t like to re-apply your lip color.

And finally, the Whish Body Butter.

box 5

So, so luxuriously moisturizing. It is aptly named and great for my dry elbows, feet, and legs during this cold winter snap.

Some people Stitch-Fix… I Birchbox!


3 thoughts on “Birchbox Beauty Explorations

  1. Jean Harris

    This is how I found my favorite hair spray- through Katie’s Birchbox! So fun- maybe I will just have to try it for myself!

    1. Jamie Post author

      Katie had told me that! 🙂
      It’s a lot of fun so far. I get so excited when that little hot pink box gets delivered. And each month they add a descriptor to your name on the address label. For instance, last month I was the Fearless Jamie Dabbs and this month I am the Confident Jamie Dabbs. Something to make you smile.


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