BirchBox Date Night | February 2016 Edition

Birchbox Date Night

As I have weeded down my monthly subscription habit to just three boxes a month rather than six, I wanted to make them as special as possible for myself. So for Birchbox, they have been doing two options every month. If you're early, you can pick either the normal box or the special edition. So I'm getting myself the special edition for the same cost.

Dates are a many splendored thing.A meet-cute with someone new. Colorful cocktails with your fave friends. A hot-air balloon ride over Napa with your husband. (Hey, a girl can dream!) But no matter your plans, we want to help you look and feel like your most confident, vibrant, and glowing self.
— Birchbox

As a bonus there is a coupon in this box for either Benefit Cosmetics Lollitint Deluxe Mini or Benefit Cosmetics Lollibalm Deluxe Mini with $35+ purchase in the Birchbox shop with the promo codes: LOLLITINT or LOLLIBALM. Depending on which product you choose. Offer is available while supplies last.

This box came with five products:

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet

OCC Lip Tar

Full size is $15. It is a cult-favorite, cruelty-free liquid lipstick.

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Brightening Illuminator

Brightening Illuminator
Cythnia Rowley Highlighter

Full size is $28. This is a velvety highlighter which is something that I've been needing for a while now so I'm glad I got one in this Birchbox. They claim it works on all skin tones by giving a subtle sheen that lights up your features.

Whish Renewing Mud Mask

Whish Mud Mask

Full size is $44. As you know I've been on a hunt for something that works with my skin. The charcoal wash by Biore did not work as I was allergic so here's hoping a mud mask will do the trick. For this mask. you rub in a circular motion similar to a sugar scrub then leave on for two minutes before rinsing off.

Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray

amika bombshell blowout spray

Full size is $24. This is a lightweight styler that "volumizes, smooths, and protects for a sleek yet bouncy 'do." We shall see about that.

Catherine Malandrino Romance de Provence

Romance de Provence
Catherine Malandrino Perfume

Full size is between $65-110. I will admit I have been using the same perfume for a little around five years. Admittedly it's the same exact bottle of Vanilla Lace from Victoria Secret that is just about run out. I did purchase another bottle but I was debating on trying something different just to mix it up. This one is a mix of fruity and floral nuance with vanilla and patchouli. I love vanilla so maybe I've just found my new perfume, though I'm not a huge floral scent person. So I'm not really sure at the moment what I think about this perfume.