February Birchbox Review

I was really impressed with the products in my February Birchbox, including the sample from the ARROW brand recently launched by the company’s founders.  Here’s what I received…

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Naobay Oxegenating Cream Moisturizer  | $36
So, weird thing.  This moisturizer was AMAZING.  It’s one of exactly two I’ve ever tried that didn’t cause breakouts after a week of use (the other one is Proactiv’s Green Tea Moisturizer.  Yes, I’m twenty-five).  It absorbed without a trace of greasiness and had a light rosy scent thanks to the rosehip seed oil inside, an ingredient that can apparently do everything from remove makeup to fade dark spots.  But when I logged on to buy the full-size, I saw that the product description listed avocado rather than rosehip seed oil as the key ingredient.  And then this was the first review in the customer feedback section:

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I obviously decided against purchasing – so sad!  Did anyone else run into this problem? Hopefully Butterscotch and I can find another moisturizer like this someday.

amika Bombshell Blowout Spray | $10 – $24
This product added nice texture to my hair, which is what I look for in a blowout spray over smoothing ability since my hair is generally cooperative (at least in the winter, when there’s zero moisture in the air).  It had a pretty sea salt scent that remained in my hair most of the day, and the sample will probably last three weeks. 🙂

Etat Libre D’Orange Remarkable People | $85 – $149
This was a high-quality fragrance with no traces of alcohol. It had kind of an orange-and-spice scent that would be really lovely for the holidays, and it wasn’t overly feminine, which I liked.

ARROW Revive Cooling Cheek Tint in Berry Flush | $18
I didn’t know quite what to expect when I squeezed this sample tube and out came what looked like a jelly bean the color of Hawaiian Punch. But, applied sparingly, this is a pretty stain I’d consider ordering in the future. It provided a more natural-looking flush than any cream or powder blush I can remember trying recently.

POP Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstick in Satin Rose | Trio for $24
True to its promise, this matte lipstick didn’t dry out my lips. The shade was more of a bright pink than a “ballet-slipper nude” as it was described on Birchbox’s website, though. It’s not a product I’ll wear often, but it might come in handy for a fun night out.

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