Birchbox | April 2016

This is a little late, but I decided to change up my posting to featuring what I get in Birchbox as a blog post instead of a video. I hope this change works out for my loyal readers. 🙂 Also, I am not that impressed with Birchbox lately. I have gotten a ton of hair samples – foil packets, shampoos, conditioners, leave-in conditioners. And I really am not getting any makeup products (as you will see). I have recently subscribed to Sephora Play Box, so, just like with my previous Ipsy subscription, I’m going to give Birchbox another month or two, then I will probably unsubscribe.

But anyway, here’s what I got and what I think of the products:

First of all, the box is super cute. I like the botanical feel of the box, and it included a 20% coupon to Rifle Paper Co., which is cool. However, I got three hair products.

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They are all from the same company called Davines. I got the OI All in One Milk and foil packets of the shampoo and conditioner. The smell is very fragrant and strong. It lingers for days…not kidding. I like them, but it’s way overpriced. I may be able to spend 30 bucks on a lipstick, but I can’t do that for hair products. Not sure why…just can’t.

Then, I got a perfume sample from English Laundry…smells like a grandmother…not a fan. Then I got Acure Organics Pore Minimizing Facial Scrub. I have only used this once, so I can’t speak of it’s efficacy yet. I also got Whish Shaving Cream. $20 for a full size version! Crazy! And it didn’t work any better than a drugstore priced shave cream. I already used up this sample in about a week.

Lastly, and the most disappointing product was this trio. It’s from Au Naturale. It has a berry colored lipstick, peachy blush, and champagne eye shadow. All  cream. It’s terrible! First of all, the pans are so small I can’t get my finger or brush in them without making a huge mess. The lipstick and the blush are pigmented enough, but you can’t even see the eye shadow (see swatch above). And they feel really oily, so I am just chunking this in the trash. Total waste.

Do you subscribe to a monthly box or bag? If so, which one and what products do you get? I’d love to hear in the comments below! Have a great weekend! xoxo

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