Beauty sub review – Birchbox January

Hello everyone and welcome to the January review of my Birchbox items. This month was quite a good month and I was quite happy with the items I received. I received a mixture of hair care, skincare and make up items.

So with no further ado, let’s get into it.

First off let’s talk about the item with the biggest online buzz. Milk Makeup is a relatively new brand that seems to have surfaced out of nowhere. The packaging is great and the buzz is all over, so it makes sense that I was excited to receive one of their items. I wanted to find out what the buzz was all about. Quite frankly, is it worth the hype and the cool factor it holds? The simple answer is, Yes! In my opinion, the lipsticks are most certainly worth the hype.

The lipstick I received came in the colour O.G red and it’s the lipstick I wore in my most recent Instagram post. The packaging was on point, the colour was amazing, the lipstick is also long wear and goes on effortlessly. So it’s a great brand of lipstick and I am looking forward to using more products from this range.

Milk Lipstick in O.G red

Now let’s look at the second most exciting item, the Eyeko Black magic mascara. This is another item I was excited to receive. I have heard lots about this brand and it was a welcome part of this month’s subscription. However, I was not totally blown away by this mascara. I have had drugstore brands such as the L’Oreal Voluminous Million lashes mascara, which I would give a much higher rating too. Don’t get me wrong, it was a fair seven out of ten mascara but I expected more from this mascara because of the hype this brand receives. I used this mascara in my YouTube video titled, Simple Everyday Makeup Tutorial 

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

The Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator is a great skincare product. I have used Vasanti products in the past and I also own a few Vasanti makeup brushes,  one of which I received in another monthly sub, and I have to say; I have fallen in love with this brand. I used this cleanser myself as well as I tried it out on a few persons and they all loved it. My skin was so smooth and soft after just the first use. Just simply an amazing product.

Vasanti Brighten Up Cleaner

This next product has been around for quite some time and it is marketed as a chemical skin peel in a package which is supposed to deliver results of smoother and overall improved looking skin in a matter of three minutes. Big claims, which I am not sure it delivered upon. In all fairness to the product, you probably have to have super bad skin for the changes to be noticeable. I used the Real Chemistry Luminous 3-minute Peel on my face and I saw no difference but then again, at this point, my skin has been quite well behaved. Realising this, I decided to try it on my joints, since I have some terrible looking joints; and there, I noticed some improvements. However, these improvements were short lived. The skin on my joints were smoother (the type of smoothness I get in the palms of my hands whenever I relax my hair without wearing gloves), and like the smoothness I get from the relaxer, it went away within a few hours. So I definitely don’t need for this product.

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-minute Peel

Lastly I am going to take a look at the Nelson Beverly Hills Smooth Creme. This is a great product and is ideal for me. None-greasy, and smells great. Right after I applied this to my hair, I could feel the instant transformation; my hair became so soft and with heat protection, I will definitely be purchasing the full size of this product since I use heating equipment on my hair quite a lot.

Nelson Beverly Hills Forever Smooth Creme

Thanks so much for reading guys! until next time. XOXO!!!!

ps: I started a YouTube Channel, titled Life Tips by Erica as well. It’s still a work in progress but click the link to be forwarded. I plan on uploading weekly videos on this channel. Namely, makeup tutorials, Beauty Box unboxings, product try outs and reviews and so much more. Please comment, like and subscribe.

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