January Birchbox

It’s a new year and a new month which only means one thing…Birchbox review! I was so excited to see my box in the mail yesterday. There’s just something about a small hot pink box that is so enticing.

This month’s theme was Clarity — “…we’ve included products that will help you start 2012 with a fresh face and optimistic mood.” As usual, the box comes with a card that tells you about each product.

Side note: They have changed the cards now though so they don’t include the sample size. It makes it difficult to figure out how much your sample is worth if the size isn’t printed on the product itself.

1/ ORIGINS Checks & Balances Frothy Face Wash

Full Price: $19.50 for 150mL

As you all know by now, I’m not a big fan of trying new cleansers so I won’t be using this. However, I was really excited to see Origins as a brand that Birchbox affiliates with now. I’d like to see their GinZing eye cream or VitaZing moisturizer in a future box.

2/ stila Smudge Stick Waterproof eye liner

Full Price: $20 for 150mL

I was over the moon when I saw this product in my box. First off, the color is gorgeous and something I normally wouldn’t use. Second, I wear eyeliner every day – it’s definitely one of my staples. And last but not least…this is a FULL SIZE product!! This stila eye liner is worth $20 so that’s double what I paid for the box. Score.

3/ VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Reverything Lotion

Full Price: $45 for 185mL

This is a brand I haven’t heard of before, but it could be promising. Their products are 100% allergen free which I love since I have sensitive skin. However, I prefer a slight scent in my lotions and this one doesn’t have one since it’s free of fragrances and allergens. But I’ll probably throw this in my purse to use.

4/ Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy

Full Price: $69 for 1.7 fl oz.

I absolutely love how this smells. I just bought a full size of Gucci Flora last week so I’ve been using that a lot lately. However, I do like to mix up my fragrances every once in awhile. I’ll definitely keep this one in mind next time I purchase perfume.


Full Price: $14.95 for 12 mini bars

LÄRABARS are awesome for those of you who haven’t tried them yet. I’m familiar with the cashew cookie and banana bread, but have never tried this flavor before. With that being said, Coconut Cream Pie is my favorite dessert so I’m sure I’ll love this. I’m also looking forward to trying the chocolate cookie dough in the future.

This month’s Birchbox also came with something that I thought was interesting – a card about Mini Detoxes. I love the food one (who doesn’t love dark chocolate?) and will hopefully be cutting down on my processed foods this year. I also love that it came with a little magnet to attach it to your fridge. 

Overall, this was a great month for Birchbox. I still can’t believe I got the stila smudge stick in my box. I was a little worried when the December box absolutely sucked but I think this month made up for it. Thank goodness. I really didn’t want to cancel my favorite subscription. Keep it up Birchbox!


  1. says

    Hello Brighton! Thanks for commenting. I just checked out your blog and am now a follower. Maybe you can do the same back?

    Love your post on the mint green! I love that color too and I see you have some earrings on there from BaubleBar (my fave!)

  2. says

    We were happy with this Birchbox too! We got some different stuff but did get the Stila in a different color. It is awesome!! And Mendi has used the Origins face wash and loved it. I use the Origins Vitazing and love that stuff. in fact i’m out and need or go get another tube. If they ever put that in the Birchbox I’d freak out! :-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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