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Birchbox No. 1

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For Christmas this year, Sarah gave me three months of Birchbox. For those of you who read the blog regularly, you’ll know I love to write about the makeup that I have been using. Since getting the samples, I have tried to use them every day to write an excellent and thorough review.

Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume

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Via BirchBox

My first impression was that this sample was a little too small for my taste, and I wished the packaging looked more like the actual product. I wasn’t sure I like this scent when I first placed it on, to me it smelled a lot like a cleaning product. However, I have never been more complimented and asked the name of what I was wearing more than when I started wearing it.


While the scent grew on my the over my budget price of $100 will keep this product off my shelves.

Sold out on BirchBox but available at Sephora

 Soap & Paper Factory Shea Butter Hand Cream

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Via BirchBox

This was one of the best working products for me and one of the most used. Living in the desert means that no matter what the season I get dry hands, so I have tried and given up on many products. So when I say this product worked for me, I mean that it worked AmAzingly well.


The product wasn’t greasy or waxy when I placed it on my hands, it didn’t take long to sink in, and best of all whatever was added for scent did not bother my sensitive skin.

It is available on Birchbox for $18 and at Soap and Paper for the same price

Dr. Lipp  Miracle Balm

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Via BirchBox

I won’t be buying this again. The product was a little to heavy and left a waxy feeling on my lip for too long, even when barely any of the product was used.


My second major issue came in the form of the applicator, which was one of those squeeze through the hole and spread type of deals.

However, if you would like to try the product for yourself, it is available at BirchBox for $16.50

Number 4 Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil

I am not sure I am properly able to review this product. While I did use it, it was not designed for people with really healthy hair.

I did, however, notice on the day in between shampoos, it added a little shine when added to my dry hair which was a nice bonus.

If you would like to see how this product works for you, it is available at BirchBox and Number 4 Hair for $26.00

Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner

Via Birchbox
Via Birchbox

This is another one of the products that I got in the box, to highly recommend. The eyeliner does exactly what it says it will, which is make it easier to put on and was surprisingly easy to use when making finer strokes.


The eyeliner also had good pigmentation with the color, did not smudge (which is normally a problem of mine) and has a fairly affordable price of $16. All of which for me means that it will be a continuous product in my beauty bag.

Available at Birchbox and at ASOS (on SALE for 14.50)

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