One of the products that I have to admit I didn’t love is Nail Rock. In theory, the product sounds great! Who doesn’t want a glittery red nail polish to rock out with once in awhile? The reality of the product is a little messier. It requires too many steps and too much precision. First step, put on nail polish. Second step, put on the messy glitter topper. If you are like me and quite untalented at either step, all you will end up with nails that look like they were painted by a 2 year old. It looks like I’ll be sticking with my manicurist when I need a red glitter on my nails.
Mascara! I actually enjoy the idea behind this 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Natural Mascara. I like the idea of a natural mascara, especially for those who search for natural makeup products and can’t seem to find them. However, I don’t think any mascara on the face of the planet will make me leave my Dior Blackout Mascara. It lengthens and volumizes my lashes too much to leave it in the darkness of my makeup drawer, but I respect Birchbox for trying to give natural makeup girls a holy grail mascara.
Last stop on the January Birchbox train was the Juara Candlenut Body creme. I really liked the smell of this body creme, but the sample size was quite small so I was unable to test out the cream on my legs. My legs need the most moisture so the fact that I can’t test it out there means I won’t be buying a full size version. I already have so many body lotions that I love, I don’t see a resounding need to add this one to my list.
I was not too impressed with their January box, but I am excited to see what Birchbox has in store for February!