February 2013 Birchbox Review & Photos

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The February Birchbox has me feeling a little indifferent. I like the items, but I can't say I'm thrilled with this month's box as a whole. The Color Club Nail Polish probably saved it. But now I'm getting ahead of myself....

As you open the box there is a card resting on top of the tissue paper that tells you about the theme of the February Box (which is Red Carpet Ready) and on the back tells you what is inside.

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Under the tissue paper are this month’s goodies!

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First, from Color Club, the Nail Polish in Wild Cactus. This jelly emerald shade looks even more stunning in person than it does in the photo. The formula was phenomenal and it was perfectly opaque in two coats.

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Next, from Lancome, the Le Base Pro Makeup Primer. It says this is oil-free, but I thought it felt rather oily. It didn't seem to settle into my skin quickly at all and left it feeling slick. I wasn't a fan of this, which is a shame because I usually love all that is Lancome.

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Third we have the Miss Jessie's Original Pillow Soft. This is a lotion for curly hair to help fight frizz and keep curls soft. My hair does have some wave to it, but generally I don't do it up curly. However, this is a nice product to use on those lazy days. I thought it did leave my hair feeling lovely and soft, but it didn't make it wave or curl really well. For that I stick to my surf spray!

Fourth is the Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator. It sounds like a machine! This exfoliating cleanser smells fresh and left my skin feeling soft. The professional-grade microderm crystals and papaya enzymes are said to brighten the skin, though after one use I didn't notice much difference. Unfortunately, I only received a sample size of this product, probably good for three uses, and I don't think a huge difference would show by then.

Finally, as a treat, this months Birchbox included a yummy Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate & Caramel Square. Um, YUM. Every Birchbox should include Ghirardelli. Happy dance!

Like I said, I wasn't totally disappointed, but I was left wanting for more. I think mostly because some of these items were things I had no desire to try. Overall, I'm usually happy with whatever Birchbox throws my way, and it's certainly not so bad I'd cancel... but I'm really hoping March steps it up a notch *fingers crossed*. Usually after one that has me going "wtf" a really amazing one pops up.

Wanna sign up for Birchbox? (Click for referral) If you like what you see go to the website and fill out the form. It’s just $10 a month (free shipping too!) and you get some cool stuff, tho I will warn you, you’re going to get stuff you hate as well. All in all, for the $10 it’s worth it. I love getting mail! haha February

***Disclosure – I buy my own Birchbox, but the link posted in the above paragraph does give me referral points which I can use towards product on the site. Once you sign up for your own Birchbox, you’ll also get a referral code to send out to others and get some points of your own!