Sunday, March 20, 2016

Birchbox March 2016

Hello!

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

8 comments:

  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!

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    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.

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

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  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

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

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

    Cultivation of Jasmin

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

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