Monday, January 16, 2012
In December, I shared with you about my very first Birchbox (here) and I had almost forgotten that I was getting another one...until it arrived on a day when I really needed a little pick-me-up! Here's the scoop on what I received & my reviews of this month's products:
1) Juicy Couture
What it says: Juicy's signature frangrance is a blend of sweet floral notes. Sophisticated and feminine, it's perfect for day or night.
My review: As I've mentioned before, I'm really picky about fragrances and this wasn't one I particularly cared for. But if you favor a really sweet scent, you might like this.
2) Algenist Firming & Lifting Cream
What it says: Turn back the clock with this sophisticated moisturizer, which uses a unique microalgae compound to boost skin's elasticity.
My review: This is probably the one I am the most excited about - because it states that 90% of the women who tested it saw an improvement in their skin. I'm going to start using twice daily & hopefully will have good things to report.
3) Zoya Nail Polish in Kendal
What it says: A sweet cream periwinkle, this on-trend neutral from Zoya's new Feel Collection will take you from winter to spring.
My review: LOVE this color, but it is very similar to two other shades I have (Sally Hansen Delphinium & Revlon Colorstay Provence). However, I know the Zoya Polish will wear better than the drugstore brands, so I can't wait to try it!
4) 'wichcraft Granola
What it says: This toasty granola, from Top Chef Tom Colicchio's NY-based 'wichcraft chain, takes care of snack cravings without any guilt.
My review: I think it is considered "guilt-free" because it isn't sweetened like regular granola. I am all for eating healthy, but it has to taste good...and this wasn't one I'd reach for again.
5) FIX Malibu Immaculate Complexion Smoothing Serum
What it says: This clever serum is on our skincare honor roll. Antioxidant-rich vitamins A, C, and E brighten skin tone and soften wrinkles.
My review: I'm a little worried this will be too rich for my sensitive skin, but I am willing to try anything if it says it will soften my wrinkles. I'll let you know if I see impressive results!
If you haven't signed up for Birchbox yet, I highly recommend it (you can join here for just $10 a month). Not only do you get to sample new skincare & beauty products that you may not have otherwise known about, but it's the best surprise when you check your mailbox and there's a little "present" waiting for you!