Birchbox – Feb 2012 Spotlight Beauty Box ($10/month)

Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription service
This means that it will automatically renew & charge $10 fee each month like a magazine will be delivered to your house each month. You can cancel at any time before your next box is shipped.
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FAQ about Birchbox
1. $10 a month + free shipping (auto – charge)
2. They deliver 1 box a month
3. You will fill out a survey and it can change what it’s in your box, every box can be different
4. Each box is filled with 4-5 deluxe size samples of high-end makeup, skincare and beauty products
5. Option – Each time you write a feedback review for each item in your box, you get 10 Birchbox points
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10o points = $10 dollars to use in the store

FYI – You don’t choose what it’s in your box, it’s a surprise.
After the monthly box is sent out you can’t purchase the current month’s box due to cut-off dates.
* Cutoff for March Birchbox is Feb 29th

Feb 2012 Theme: Spotlight
This month’s samples are to highlight your awesomeness and maybe attract a little attention. 🙂
This is what I received the following in my Birchbox (can vary customer to customer)
1. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
2. Eye Rock Designer Liner
3. Jouer Lumizing Moisture Tint
4. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum
Treat – Heart Shaped Nail File & Green River Ordinance Digits Download

Below are “quick reviews” of the products… if anything changes I will add followup

1. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (Full Size $50)
I’m quite interested in this product because I’ve never tried any Dermalogica products or powder exfoliant.
The packaging is designed like a shaker. At first glance I found that powder is white, light weight and similar appearance to baking soda. It can be a bit messy so make sure to do this over the sink. There’s a scent but it’s not particular strong and I don’t find it leaning towards anything in particular. When you add water to the powder there’s light foaming/creamy. It appears to be a very gentle exfoliant and I do find that my skin becomes smoother.

2. Eye Rock Designer Liner
(Full Size is 2pack for $13)
I don’t know what it is about the temporary tattoos in the makeup world. There’s tattoo nails, tattoo lips and now tattoo eye liner. I haven’t tried this product out yet. However my first impression would be that it’s a bit gimmicky but could be fun to use for costume makeup. The “tattoo” is jet black, it comes in a peel form, and with 4 different eyeliner designs to choose from. The eyeliner design is rather long and will need to be trimmed upon application. I personally wouldn’t buy this product as I don’t have issues with eyeliner application but doesn’t mean I won’t invent an occasion for it.

3. Jouer Lumizing Moisture Tint  (Full Size $38)
I don’t know what it is about Jouer but they sure are stingy with their samples. I really enjoy most of my Birchbox samples but every time I get Jouer brand stuff …it’s the smallest sample known to man! Whew, that’s off my chest!
Anyways, I got the color in Golden which is a hint bronzey compared to my regular skintone. Nevertheless the product blends in smoothly, has a wash of golden shimmer, no significant scent, light weight and very light coverage. It does give my skin a luminous appearance without being over the top noticeable.

Is it worth the full size price tag? I don’t know yet… the sample is too tiny to tell ><

4. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum (Full Size $29)
This is a clear yellowish toned serum and it works amazing. I used it once yesterday and I can see noticeable difference already. I think it has hint of citrus scent. The serum is leans more towards liquid then gel form. I’m pretty sold on this product already though I just tried it. I think it’s a keeper. 🙂

5. Other Stuff
I really liked the packing in this month Birchbox! There was silver and gold tissue paper and a cute heart nail file. I really got to take better care of my nails, they keep chipping. Meh. Oh I’m excited to use my Birchbox points to get The Balm’s Nude Palette and some Ahava hand cream! Yay for Birchbox points! This month also came with a free download from Green River Ordinance but the site didn’t work. Well if you are interested in listening, I’d say try Grooveshark.

Don’t forget to click on your products on the Birchbox site and review them!
10pts per review, 100pts = $10! in Birchbox store.

Overall, I’m quite happy with Feb 2012 Birchbox so I’m stayin’ on.
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P.S. You only have until the end of this month to signup for Mar 2012 Birchbox, there’s a Teen Vogue themed option!