Monday, March 24, 2014

Birchbox March 2014 Review

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This is my first one since breaking up with and then almost immediately getting back together with Birchbox.  I didn't actually miss a month, the previews of this one and finally getting around to using some of the skin care samples from previous month's Birchboxes, got me to give it a few more months.

(March 2014 Box Contents)

From Top Left to Right:

Supergoop!, City Sunscreen Serum (Full Size, $20-$40):  So a lot of people didn't seem very excited about sunscreen in their box, but I was actually quite happy with it.  This one has SPF 30 and is a jump up from the SPF 15 my daily moisturizer has in it.  My cheeks and upper cheeks on the side have the most evidence of skin damage, with some hyper pigmentation.  I've been trying to find something a little stronger to use on these areas, that doesn't have a totally nasty sunscreen smell and this fits the requirements nicely.  It's a bit expensive but since it's the best I've found and it also works as a primer, I will probably go for a full size.

Air Repair, Rescue Balm (Full Size, $12): This balm is supposed to be great for your chapped lips, cuticles, hands, elbows, and knees.  The sample sent was minuscule considering all the places it's supposed to work it's wonders.  I have been trying it out on my cuticles but it seems too expensive for using on elbows and knees.  There is no way I could tell if it worked on larger areas for this sample anyway.

Harvey Prince, Cherie Blossom (Full Size, $55): A nice scent for spring, the floral component is too strong for me to wear on a daily basis.  I really only wear citrus scents and this has enough pink grapefruit to make it fine for when I want something a little different.  My seven year old loved it and immediately stole it for her own use, so it looks like I won't be getting to wear it any more anyway.  It's a nice size for her, to get  several wears out of but I will not be buying it.

Jergens BB Body Reflecting Skin Cream (Birchbox Finds): This is a mass retailer find that isn't officially part of this month's samples, it's an "extra".  I used it on my legs and was thinking it would be great during that transitional time, when the weather finally begins to warm up and I break out the capris.  A little prep with this and maybe my skin won't be scary winter white.  It is basically self tanner, but then I read some of the reviews and a lot of people think it's ingredients aren't very safe so I will have to do more research into this one.  Anyone know anything about this?

Stila, Lip Glaze in Sparkling Purple (Full Size, $8): I LOVE this lip gloss, hands down one of my favorites from Birchbox.  I wasn't overly excited to get one, and really wanted a sample from the Balm cosmetics, "How "Bout them Apples" instead, the mini sample some people got was oh my gosh, so darling!    I had a Stila Lip Glaze previously in a neutral brownish tone and didn't get the hype over it, it was okay.  But this purple is lovely!!!  I would never have bought it, I mean...purple, realy?  But having tried it, I will totally buy it in this color and branch out to others, even the bright ones, because it's so sheer on and looks super layered as well.

Because I rejoined, I got an extra sample as a special promotion.  Like practically everyone else who's ever tried Benetint, I think it's a great product and was very happy to get it!  I wear it on my lips for a pretty done but undone look.

So what do you think, worth the $10 subscription price?  I think so, the lip glaze at $8 is almost the entire cost of the box.  Did you get a Birchbox?  What was in yours?


1 Friends Said:

Glazed Over said...

Wow! Your birchbox had WAY better value than mine!

xo Brianna | Glazed Over

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