December Birchbox Review/January Open Box

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I’m back with my thoughts on my first Birchbox and an unboxing on my new Birchbox, Check it out!

Here are the details of this month’s box:

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Perlier Revitalizing Body Butter $34.46

When it comes to Italian food, we adore a good olive oil. But with this Italian skincare brand, it’s butter that has stolen our hearts—these ultraluxe body butters, in particular. The botanical-based formulas are loaded with nutrients that instantly hydrate and protect skin. What’s more, it leaves skin with a delicate scent (thanks to natural ingredients like almonds and honey) that’s positively delicious.

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Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream $38.00 (Birchbox Exclusive)

Unless we make like Thoreau and camp out in the wilderness, it’s nearly impossible to live a fully natural lifestyle. (And even Thoreau went over to his mom’s house to do his laundry.) But it’s nice to know that we can go au naturel with our beauty products, starting with this botanical-packed eye cream. The hardworking formula helps lift sagging skin, brighten under eye circles, and smooth away fine lines using 99% natural ingredients.

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Created by sought-after Hollywood hair stylists Amanda George and Neil Weisberg, this luxe shampoo makes us feel more posh with every use (no wonder Victoria Beckham is on their client list). Yes, its antioxidant-packed formula lends megawatt shine to even the dullest hair, but what really hooks us is the scent: crisp, light, and oh-so-clean.
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We don’t just throw around the term “A-list,” so believe us when we say this conditioner has serious star power. Created by Beverly Hills stylists Amanda George and Neil Weisberg, it’s a cult favorite—thanks in part to the duo’s client list. Now you know how the likes of Charlize Theron, Kate Hudson, and Victoria Beckham get hydrated, shiny, and supple hair that’s never heavy or dull.
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 The thought of carrying 20 different pots of eye shadow in our makeup bag is a little daunting. Thankfully, Coastal Scents® has done a little streamlining, creating this bevy of go-with-anything nude and metallic hues in one convenient palette.
 Did you get some of the same things I got in my welcome box? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

 This video is not sponsored. All opinions are 100% honest and completely my own.

Allure Sample Society – January 2015 – Unboxing!


Happy Friday! Allure’s Sample Society Box is one of my favorite subscription boxes. I had discontinued my subscription to save money but I got a six month subscription for Christmas so I am super excited!

Here are the details:

– $15 a month

– 5 “deluxe-size” beauty samples

– $10 coupon to use on a minimum $50 Beauty Bar purchase

Want to see what I got in my box? Check out the video below!

My Box:


Interested in signing up? Click the link below and type in the code MARI6732 to get a discount on your first order!

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know!

This post is not sponsored. All products were purchased by me unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own. All reviews are 100% my honest opinion.

New Video – January Birchbox Unboxing


I got my first ever Birchbox this month. It’s only $10 a month and you get a box full of surprise sample delivered to your door. I’ve seen Beauty bloggers talk about them for a while so I’m so excited to be getting my own! Check out the video to see my first impressions of the products included!

Birchbox Unboxing – January 2015

**My box was missing a lotion sample so I emailed them and they responded within minutes apologizing and saying a lotion sample was on its way!**

Join Birchbox here:

Here’s some links to the products in case you’re interested in them:

Harvey Prince Ageless Pink Grapefruit Perfume

The Balm Cosmetics- Stainiac

Beauty Protector – Protect and Detangle

Lord & Berry Paillettes Eye Pencil

This is the lotion that was missing – Gilchrist & Soames – Spa Therapy Sea Fennel Body Lotion

I’ll be back with my full review of these products in next month’s Birchbox unboxing!

*This post is not sponsored. All products were purchased by me unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own. All reviews are 100% my honest opinion.