Birchbox: January 2012

Yesterday I received my January Birchbox and I was quite excited. I unsubscribed and fell off the Birchbox train wagon for awhile so, I subscribed again recently and I can't wait to see what goodies will be arriving in the coming months.

Let's see what I got in this month's box...

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (Lionfish)
Swatch of Lionfish

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Lionfish- When I first saw that a Stila eyeliner was in the box, I was super happy. Lionsfish is a lovely brown eyeliner that contains small, fine bronze shimmers. I don't have too many brown eyeliners so I was excited to have this one. That excitement didn't last long, though. When I tried applying this eyeliner onto my top lash line, I was surprised to find that I had a really hard time with this liner, when it came to application. The pencil felt super dry and rough against my lids-definitely not creamy as I imagined it to feel. Also, I had to go over the same line numerous times in order for the color to show up. Although the color is lovely, I just can't handle the troublesome application. I don't know if I got a dud, or what? I am curious to see if the other liners in the line perform like this one did.

FIX Malibu Immaculate Complexion Smoothing Serum

FIX Malibu Immaculate Complexion Smoothing Serum- This serum works to soften wrinkles and perk up the skin tone, thanks to the help of vitamins C, A, and E. I have not given this product a go yet, but it feels super smooth, and the consistency is that of like a face primer. The smell is lovely, too. Sort of citrus-like.

VMV Hypoallergenics, Re-Everything: Face-Hand-Body Lotion

VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything: Face-Hand-Body Lotion- When I applied this creamy lotion on my arms, I instantly felt a moisturizing sensation. My skin was very smooth to the touch, the lotion absorbed instantly, and I felt no sticky residue. I did not detect a fragrance in this lotion, so this is a nice option for those who favor unscented products over fragrant ones. 

Juicy Couture 

Juicy Couture Fragrance- My best friend is a huge fan of Juicy Couture fragrances. She raves about them, constantly. I think I understand her excitement now because this one smells so good! I may just buy the full-size when this sample runs out. The floral blend scent is so addicting-I can't get enough.

Extras: 'Wichcraft Granola and Birchbox LogoMagnet- Also included in this month's Birchbox is a small packet of granola, and a cute Birchbox logo magnet. I can't wait to try the granola. I love adding granola to my cereal. So yummy!

What do you all think of this month's Birchbox contents? 

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased a monthly Birchbox subscription.


  1. Alina, I think your eyeliner was manufactured a while ago before it reached you. Therefore, the tip may harden up. Just sharpen it and see if it softens up or not. (I know it's weird because this is an automatic liner but I guess there's a sharpener at the end.)

  2. Hey Dao, Thank You for the tip. It would have been nice if there was a sharpener at the end. I will try to sharpen it and see if that helps. I am so bummed because when I get the color to show up, it really is lovely. :(

  3. Yep, Dao is right on about the pencil. I've had pencils like that before and always thought they were duds. Other than that, the box looked like it rocked. Yay for granola!

  4. Hey B, I was pretty happy with the rest of the contents in the box, minus the Stila eyeliner. But, I will definitely try Dao's tip. And yes, granola is awesome! :)

  5. This was my first month with Birchbox. My box was different then yours. I got:
    Zoya Nailpolish in Megan
    VMW Hypoallergenics - Re-Everything Eye Serum
    Miracle Skin Transformer - Treat and Conceal
    and then also the Juicy Couture sample and granola

  6. Nice! I love Zoya nail polishes. I just ordered a few colors. I hope to be getting them soon :)

  7. You got you box fast!! Lucky!

  8. I got the granola too, but it tasted kind of burnt. Your Stila color is beautiful! I got purple tang, and the purple doesn't show up that well but it is still pretty.

    I did my review and unboxing here: :)

  9. I have yet to try the granola. I wonder if mine will taste burnt too? I hope not, LOL!
    I am sorry that the purple Stila liner did not show up :( I still can't get over how much trouble I had applying mine.