Birchbox March 2016


I wanted to try a new subscription box. I had heard good reviews about Birchbox, so I signed up. You receive five personalized beauty samples every month. It's $10 a month, and they even let you pick one of your samples. This month's theme was Ladies First in honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month. 

A card with details of the products and prices are included. I wish the prices would be of the actual product size, and not the full sized ones. 
Product description and prices
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo 

I use dry shampoo probably once or twice a week. Amika Dry Shampoo absorbs any oil I may have and makes my hair look refreshed. It has a lovely scent to it. It doesn't leave any white residue behind. 

Cargo Land Down Under Eye Shadow 

I was shown a picture of a full sized palette when I saw what would be in my box. The pictures can be misleading, which I didn't like. The duo is called "Beach & Bridge." Beach is a pale golden shimmer. It crumbles to the touch and looks just like shimmer with no color on my eye. I also experienced fallout with it. Bridge is a deep brown with shimmer. It's the better pigmented of the two colors. Bridge is a bit powdery, but I preferred this colors versus Beach. 

Beach & Bridge Duo

Coola SPF 50 Sport Moisturizer - Mango

This moisturizer is described as being sweat proof and a water-resistant sunscreen. I usually apply my day serum and then follow in with a moisturizer. This one is nice and I like that it has SPF 50. I wish it wasn't mango scented though. I'd prefer the regular scent of sunscreen.

Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow

This BB cream gives me a medium coverage. It covered my imperfections nicely for being a BB cream. It can be worn alone or as a base. It gives a nice glow to my face. I started getting a bit shiny by the five and a half hour mark. 

Wilma Schumann Skin Care 

I used this the day my box had arrived. The collagen pads made my under eye area tingle a bit. It did hydrate my under eyes. I like these for a little spa day at home. 

Overall, I liked only three out of five items. The BB cream was my favorite, and will be purchased. The moisturizer is just okay, but I hated the mango scent. Hopefully next month will be a bit better. 

♥ Lupe


  1. I tried birch box a long time ago, I don't think we were able to pick any of our samples though so that's cool that you can pick one of them! Try using a wet brush for that gold eyeshadow and maybe you'll get better results with it! The packaging on the dry shampoo is super cute!

    1. Yes, that's one of the things I like about them. At least I'll be getting something I picked. Thanks! I'll try that.

  2. Love this birch box! Great post!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  3. I cancelled my Birchbox back in January. One thing I loved was that they let you pick a sample or a special curated box, every once in a while.
    Amika is a great haircare brand!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    1. Aw, I still thought you had it for some reason. Ooo nice! This is the first thing I try from them.

  4. I've just signed up to Glossybox and can't wait to receive my first one!

    Cultivation of Jasmin

    1. Nice! They have good products from some unboxings I've seen.


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