Birchbox February 2013 Review

February 25, 2013

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips- Must admit that I was a little freaked out by the name, but the balm really works to hydrate your lips.  It lasts a long time, too.  It's nice that it's in a tube as opposed to a tiny pot.  The tube makes it a lot more convenient for dispensing the product and you can avoid getting lip balm under your finger nail this way.  I usually wear this balm when I'm lounging around the house (really I'm doing homework, but the term lounging sounds preferable, no?) because I like to wear colored lipsticks/stains/balms when I'm out in public.

Color Club Nail Polish in Wild Cactus- I love the color and this is what is currently on my toes right now. :)  When applying I only put on one coat and that was enough, so this bottle is going to last longer than I expected it to.  I've heard that these nail polishes last a long time, but I cannot attest to that myself since I only used the product two days ago.  (So far my pedicure is still looking great, but after 2 days I would hope so!!)

Skin & Co. Roma Cleansing Body Gel- When I opened my box and saw this brand, I had to roll my eyes a little because inside the November Glossybox there was a coupon code from Skin & Co. that offered free samples of their products.  I went to the Skin & Co. website, entered my code, and even got a confirmation e-mail saying that I would receive the samples soon, but they never sent them!  Apparently no one else got them either.  I don't think companies should promise free samples and then not deliver on them. I sent an e-mail inquiring about the samples, but got no response and decided to leave it at that.  I haven't tried this product yet, but even if it's gold I don't think I could ever bring myself to buy anything from this company because I think they're shady. 

TwistBand Thick Headband- I LOVE this headband.  I wore it all night at work and only had to take it out and re-do it once.  I have tons of really thick hair that is always getting in my face, so I usually wear bobby pins, cute hair clips, or headbands.  I own headbands, but they are all really thick ones, so I like that this one is thin (even though it's is called a Thick Headband).  I'm happy I got the black one because it'll go with everything.  This headband was also comfortable to wear.  Some headbands are too tight so much so that they start to give me headaches, but this one was perfect.  I loved it so much that I went ahead and used my $10.00 Birchbox credit from writing reviews and put it towards buying the whole set of these headbands.

Ghiradelli Milk & Caramel Square- A nice, tasty extra.

Total Value of the Box=  $13.01
 Here's the value of the products individually:
Nipple balm for lips-$2.90
Skin & Co Body Gel- $2.80
Nail polish- $3.73
Headband- $3.16
Ghiradelli chocolate- $0.42

Overall: I know that the value of the box isn't worth much more than the $10.00 I paid for it, but I'm still satisfied with its contents.  It helped me discover the TwistBand headbands, which I'll probably be wearing pretty often.  I had never tried Color Club nail polish before, so it'll be nice to compare it to other brands and to see if it really lasts longer as many have claimed.  So far I haven't been disappointed by Birchbox--I hope it stays that way!  Birchbox sent me an e-mail asking me to fill out my beauty profile, but I don't think I am because I've been happy with what I've received from them so far.
4 comments on "Birchbox February 2013 Review"
  1. hey there found you from! i also do beauty boxes. i started to follow :D

    great review. i just signed up for BB and got off the wait list and im going to get my first box next month :D

  2. Thanks! I hope you like your first Birchbox. I love that we get 10 points per item we review and then get $10 to spend on items after earning 100 points. I'll be sure to check out your blog. :)

  3. Hi Lisa! I found you via Blogaholic Social Network. I love box clubs. Great review. I'm your newest follower.

  4. I know, subscription boxes are so addicting. Thanks for following!