January Birchbox

I received my January Birchbox several days ago, but I’m just now getting around to posting about it! I always love getting this little package in the mail. I’m a product junkie, so anything from hair & skin to nail & fragrance products is exciting to me.
This box was particularly special because I received some blue (light, bright navy) eyeliner that just might be my new favorite. 

“Is there a video tutorial in the works, Kate?” 
Well yes. Yes there is. Stay tuned.

There were some other lovely items in the box too! Here we go:

This is the eyeliner I was talking about. It’s called Peacock. It goes on like a dream and doesn’t budge, It’s “smudgeable” and smooth. I really like it. 
I’m always up for trying new cleansers! My favorite is still Philosophy’s Purity. But one of the other great things about my monthly Birchbox is the products that I receive that I may not use go directly into a basket in my guest bathroom for my guests to try! 
Some granola. . .
Extra lotion is perfect to have on hand this time of year.

And finally some Juicy Couture fragrance. Perfect to pop in your purse or a travel bag. 

The last little item in there was a Birchbox magnet! 

If you have never heard of Birchbox, you can click here to learn more about them.

If you are interested in seeing some of the other boxes I’ve “opened” on here, click here, here and here


  1. says

    I signed up for monthly birchbox and received my first box last week. I would like to say that I have already fell in love with the products and can not wait till my next box comes!

  2. says

    Kate, I’ve been following your blog for a little over a month now. I LOVE it! Thanks so much for the hair and makeup tutorials! It’s been so much fun trying out new ways to do my makeup and style my hair. I’ve also enjoyed the pics of your family and pets. Really loving your blog! :)

    On another note.. I signed up for Birchbox through one of your links, then went out of my way to say that YOU told me about them. I sure hope you got credit! :) I can’t wait to get my first box! (Should be coming next month) YAY!

  3. says

    Kate ,
    As a 45 year old women, I LOVE your blog. I just found it this week and had to read it from start to finish. I was so pumped to start a Birchbox subscription, but when I went to their site it says they are sold out. Do you know if they will be offering Bichboxes again soon? Really sad as I am jealous I did not know amount this earlier. Keep up the blogging! Love it!

  4. Jackie says

    This is the first time I’ve gotten the exact same items you got. It’s funny because some of the other months, you got yours before me and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise by reading your post even though it turned out my items were different! :)This month was defintely a good box!

  5. says

    I love how the couple of other Birch Boxes I’ve seen besides my own are all different in some way! I wish I had gotten the Peacock eyeliner because the color looked so pretty online!! Instead I ended up with this gunmetal gray color… I guess it gives me a reason to experiment more with make up!!

  6. says

    I gave both of my sisters-in-law 3-month BirchBox subscriptions as part of their Christmas gifts. They unwrapped their December boxes on Christmas and then received their January boxes a few days ago. They both love them and can’t wait to get their February box.

    I need to try to hint to my hubby that a BirchBox subscription would be a nice Valentine’s gift for me!

  7. says

    I really love the eyeliner, and will probably buy some in other colors. Birchbox was a great gift for myself, my sister, and my good friend. Love it!

    Thanks for posting about it because I like seeing the other things that come in the box. I didn’t get all of the same things. I received a really nice moisture cream that is used before my moisturizer and I really like it…


  8. says

    I bought that Juicy Couture perfume a few weeks ago, and I am OBSESSED. It smells so good. I smell myself all the time. It’s only slightly weird.

  9. Sarah! says

    Loved my Birchbox this month!!!! I got all the same stuff except instead of the lotion I got triple milled pomegranate bar soap, and my Stilla eye liner was a dark color I could not tell if it was purple or charcoal but I rocked it non the less!!! Thanks for the post I love comparing what we got!

  10. says

    My birchbox is never the same as anyone elses. I got a bunch of anti aging stuff. Have you heard of GoGo Girlfriend or GlamBag? Those are the same type of things as Birchbox.

  11. says

    Thanks to you, I signed up and I was so excited to get my box! I got the eyeliner in purple and how did they know my current purple liner was about dead. PS, does it make me ahead of the trend? :)
    I got soap instead of that cleanser stuff but I think I’d trade if I could!

  12. says

    OMG you are going to love LARABARS, so good! And that’s my fave flavor. They are all natural, have like 4 ingredients on average and most of them have no added sugar (the ones with chocolate chips do though) def yummy when a cookie craving comes on.

    I am dying to try that eyeliner!

  13. Anonymous says

    I got all different products in my Jan Birchbox, but I think it’s because of what I checked off when I signed up (probably anti-aging). I made sure to give you credit when I signed up! :)

    nimokana a yahoo dot com

  14. says

    I love your blog! We have very similar hairstyles and I love trying out each of your tutorials. My grade 9 students love when I show up with something new and I always get compliments (from adults too) when I switch things up! lol

    Yesterday, as I was watching your eye makeup tutorial (and besides thinking if we knew each other we would be fast friends, as we seem to love and use the same products) I was going to suggest that you try the Stila Smudgestick eyeliner, when lo and behold you got it in your Birchbox! I am SOOO sad that I can’t get Birchbox here in Canada. Do you or your readers know of anything similar?

    Thanks again, and keep up the great work (as long as you enjoy it!) lol

  15. says

    My box was totally different this month and not in a good way! Yours looks much better…wonder what I did wrong on my profile to get the short end of the stick…

  16. says

    You have totally turned me onto this birchbox thing! I just went to purchase a subscription and they are sold out for the time being, but I’m on the waiting list! These products you’re getting are expensive and for 10 dollars? I can’t believe it!

  17. says

    oo exciting! mine hasnt come yet!!

    on another note…nothing to do with birchbox…BUT there’s an organization i think you might like. im not sure if you have heard about it yet or not, but my friends and i LOVE it! its called 31Bits (www.31bits.com) that sells jewelry that is fair trade, made by women in Uganda with recycled materials, and the money goes to a profit for them as well as providing for their needs and the needs of their families and provides education on important things. its a GREAT organization and founded off of the proverbs 31 verse. and their jewelry is awesome!!! i have 2 pieces by them currently that i LOVE. i recently hosted a “house party” with them over the holidays and a lot of my friends got into it and now are 31bits lovers too! just thought you might like their jewelry :)

  18. says

    I like your box SO MUCH more than mine. I think I need to go in and change my settings and take away “anti aging”. Would have loved that Stila liner instead I got a nail polish. Totally different box. I also received two serums.

  19. says

    I have to change my settings, too. What settings do you use? I don’t like what I have been getting – it seems like you are getting much better stuff!

  20. says

    I signed up the other day I paid for 1 month so far just to see if I will like it!! Like you I am a samples junkie I love when I get samples from Ulta, Sephora, or even Clinique. I get my first one in February I can’t wait. I have heard of it before but was wish washy about trying. I am so glad I have found your blog and seen something that actually uses it and loves it. Thanks Kate I will let you know what I think :)

  21. Jess says

    I received the Stila eyeliner in mine this month too and I LOVE it. Got the same perfume by Juicy and it’s a good scent but the Twirl by Kate Spade I got last month is heaven!

  22. Jess says

    I received the Stila eyeliner in mine this month too and I LOVE it. Got the same perfume by Juicy and it’s a good scent but the Twirl by Kate Spade I got last month is heaven!

  23. jennifer says

    I’m jealous of your Origins soap!!!! We live in the same area (I’m in a suburb of Raleigh) but my box is always different from yours. They must know I’m getting old, because I always get anti-wrinkle creams. Seriously, tell us how you like the Origins soap–I might have to pick some up.

  24. says

    I was so bummed when I got my Birchbox this month. The juicy perfume must have broke during shipping. When I opened it up there was broken glass everywhere :( On a plus the box itself smelled great! LOL

  25. says

    I just got my first birchbox this month & I am so bummed, especially after seeing yours! Instead of the facewash, there was a tiny bottle of shampoo and conditioner and no lotion. Instead of the eyeliner there was a little thing of mascara… would definitely have preferred the eyeliner since I’m kind of ocd about my mascara :)

  26. says

    Just a hint. Though the subscriptions were sold out, I found that I was still able to gift myself a subscription. They must not want to miss out on the chance to hook 2 people or something. Have a try and see if you too can skip the waiting list!

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