Birchbox April 2016

In case you are unaware, Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription box. It costs $10 a month and you receive multiple sample size item. These boxes allow you to try tons of new products that you may have never even heard of before. The other fun thing about Birchbox is that every time you purchase an item from their site, or review a product from your box, you receive rewards points! Once you collect 100 points, you get $10 off of your next purchase. These points definitely add up quickly between buying your box, and reviewing the products.

Each month, Birchbox allows subscribers to pick one of their samples. If you prefer surprises, you don’t have to pick one. You can choose to be surprised instead. They also offer curated guest boxes where you can see what the samples are going to be. The sample choices this month were the Au Naturale Cosmetics Trio Set in Lively, rms beauty ultimate makeup remover wipe, and Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask.

The products I received this month are as follows:

Beaver Repair Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner (Full-Size $15.90 & $16.90)- I am so annoyed that I received these products in my box. Not only was I not excited about this brand the first time I received them but I just received a shampoo and conditioner sample last month. Additionally, since neither is a foil packet they each counted toward my sample count which is very annoying. It says that te shampoo and conditioner are meant to repair your hair. It doesn’t smell very good, but I might give it a try. Most likely this will be donated to someone.

IPKN Moist & Firm Beauty Balm SPF 45 (Full-size $35)- This is a BB cream with SPF 45. It also includes vitamin E and collagen. I haven’t foully swatched the color as I find that the BB cream samples tend to be very sparse, but it looks like it should work. I’m excited to ry this soon.

Rms beauty ultimate makeup remover wipes (Full-size $16)- This was my sample choice this month. I’m always on the lookout for a good makeup remover wipe as they’re great for traveling. These wipes have coconut oil which they claim is antibacterial. I am curious to try these but am a little disappointed with how expensive they are, especially when you consider that only includes 20 wipes. I have an expensive wipe that I know I like that includes more than that for a bout the same price.

The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick- Guava Nice Day (Full-size $14.95)- This is a lip crayon hat is matte and said to be hydrating. The color I received is a really pretty berry pink color. It’s nice because i love wearing berry/wine shades in the fall and this is a nice lighter shade along those lines for spring. It is surprisingly opaque and also has a nice sweet scent. I haven’t had a chance to wear it for a long period of time yet, but it will be interesting to see the wear and whether or not it ends up feeling drying.  

Honestly, I am extremely disappointed with this box. I'm excited about 1 1/2 of these products which is a bummer. I have seen some of the curated boxes and I'm definitely regretting not going with that instead of this one.