So I have my December Birchbox review for you guys! I also did a video review, which you can watch after the jump. Don’t worry, there’s a breakdown to read as well!
So, this month I got 5 products and I’ll just go down the card I got with my thoughts.
The first one is amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo. This one was a wetter formula for a dry shampoo and left a weird feeling at the roots of my hair. The sample size was also much smaller than other dry shampoo samples I’ve gotten in the past. It also had a weird smell. The full size is $22 and I will not be purchasing it.
Next up we have the Coastal Scents styleEyes Eyeshadows. The full size palette is $12 and this was my sample choice for the month. I went with the green and gold duo and they weren’t bad, but they weren’t great. The green was muddy and I had issues blending it out. The gold worked, but I suspect it was because I applied it with my fingers instead of brush. I have no interest in buying the palette.
The next thing is the Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner. This was supposed to be sent out to all subscribers a few months ago, but that didn’t happen. It’s also a sample choice for next month, but I got it this month. It’s not a bad eyeliner. The tip does allow for a thin line, but if you move the wrong way, it’ll be a thick line. If you want a nice thick and bold wing, this is a great eyeliner. It dries down nice and doesn’t smudge easy. I don’t care for it because I have hooded eyes and not much space between my lashline and brow, so thick eyeliner isn’t my thing. The full size is $16 and while I wouldn’t purchase it, I do recommend it for others with different needs.
I also got the Parlor Touchable Curl Cream. It claims to make curls look better. I don’t have curly hair, but I do have wavy hair and with how it’s cut, it does curl a bit. I gave it a go and it just made my hair greasy on the ends and my curl/wave actually straightened out. This just doesn’t suit me, so I wouldn’t purchase it. The full size price is $24.
The last thing is the Vasanti Brighten Up Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator, which retails for $34. This is a face exfoliater that claims to give the same effects of microdermabrasion. I don’t care for this product because it uses physical exfoliation and that’s not good for the skin on your face. It did remove the dry patches I had on my face and didn’t make my face feel tight, but it didn’t do anything else. I’m probably going to use it for my feet since I have dry spots on there. I won’t be buying this.
This box is a big old meh from me. Half the products weren’t suited for me and the others weren’t that great. I’m hoping next months box will be better.
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