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The theme of the January Birchbox is “Best Year Ever” and includes a fold-out poster with 25 ideas for ways to maximize your personal happiness. As always, I have no idea how the “theme” relates to the products in the box. Sometimes I get the men’s box themes, but I never understand the woman’s.
I never know what sized samples to expect (it’s so hard to tell from the pictures), but I was happy to see that the lotion was a nice size!
I received Box #32 this month. There were 34 different combinations this month. Most of the boxes had 5 products. Only a few had 4 or 6. If you want to check them all out, go here. I wasn’t really overly excited about any of the boxes this month (nothing in them really wow’ed me), but this also wasn’t a box I was dreading.
Here’s what was inside:
~Harvey Prince Ageless – Pink Grapefruit ($4.90): I’m not a fan of grapefruit anything, so I thought for sure I’d hate this. I am pleased to report I am totally wrong and LOVE this. Like love. Like maybe even enough to buy a bottle.
~My™ Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer ($11.33): This cream is suppose to “tighten and firm skin to combat the signs of aging”, which is clearly something I need. Listen, I’m not getting any younger over here and I am guessing those years of working on my tan aren’t going to be doing me any favors. I can only hope this doesn’t become a new holy grail product because it’s a little spendy. I may need to save up my points!
~Kérastase Masque Chroma Riche – Treat ($9.15): I LOVE when we get hair product samples, so I am all over this. I only wish the container was better so I could store it more easily after I opened it. I was happy to see two packets as I was only expecting one! This is something I would never buy (I don’t splurge on hair stuff), so I cannot wait to use it. I’m planning on coloring my hair this week, so I think I will use it soon after that.
~alessandro Cream Rich ($9): Having little kids and changing a baby’s diaper means I wash my hands no less than a thousand times a day. I am looking forward to trying this!
~Lashem Double Trouble Mascara ($3 – est.): I’m always up for trying new mascaras, so I love this. And the container is super cute, so that is always fun. I am throwing this in my bag right now so I will always have it with me.
All totaled, I received products totaling $37.38 in this months box. Plus $5 in Birchbox Bucks (5 products to review = 50 points) makes my box worth $42.38. In comparison, last month’s box was worth $19.66. As always, it’s more than the $10 I spent on the box (really $9 because you get 10 points for buying the box), so I am super happy with this months box.