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Birchbox – April ’15 Review

April 14, 2015

This month’s Birchbox illustration was done by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. I absolutely adore everything Anna creates and own a few things myself, so I was really excited to just get the box! I normally throw the boxes themselves into recycle, but I’m keeping this one.

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There were two Mad Man boxes to select from or be surprised like a normal month. I decided to test my luck and not get a themed box.

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Harvey Prince Yogini Perfume: To get straight to the point with this perfume…I just didn’t care for this scent. It’s too heavy for me. I’m normally one that likes getting perfume samples, but after subscribing to ScentBird for three months I’m no longer impressed with the size of perfume samples. I do wish we could fill out a scent profile for Birchbox.
Value: $1.10

Temple Spa Face & Body Balm: I honestly wasn’t excited to see this product in my box. It’s a lotion carried in hotels, and I’m never excited about those. I don’t care for the scent of this lotion either.
Value: $4.85

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel: This is a product I hadn’t heard about. I tried it out and wasn’t sure I did it correctly. I could tell the product was working, but I don’t know if I had enough on my face or massaged it on my face long enough. I was expecting more out of the product, though. I also thought the size of box was misleading compared to the tube inside.
Value: $4.80

Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream SPF 35+: Oh man, I love this stuff! The coverage is great for a CC cream, maybe even too great. I use Origins CC cream right now and will probably switch after that is gone. I was a bit disappointed at the sample size, though. Of course you want a bigger sample when you find something you really like!
Value: $2.00

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain: Uh, the name isn’t kidding when it says it’s a cheek stain. I tested it out on my cheeks (put it on quite poorly) and then literally couldn’t get the color off! Not even with makeup remover. I really like the color once applied to my lips, so I’ll keep it to that area. It’s “specially formulated to adjust to your body’s unique chemistry to create a customized, ultra-flattering hue.” The sample is half the size of my pinky…so tiny!
Value: I really have no idea.

So I’m really happy with two items, neutral on one item and not excited about the last two. So this box wasn’t quite as successful in that sense. Bummer.

—m.

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