Birchbox has been amazing the last couple months so I decided to start reviewing them again!It was finally in the 60s this weekend which is super warm for people in Michigan so I sat outside for a while while I was working on this post. I’ve been trying to work on the lighting for my blog photos and some of them turned out a little better than others. I’ve been looking at a lot of blog posts on Pinterest on taking better product photos so I’ll possibly be doing a post on it once I know a little more. I decided to share March and April because I thought they were both pretty good!
MARCH 2015 BIRCHBOX
Overall April Rating – 6/10 • Total BirchBox Value – $50.75
The It’s a 10 & Mirenesse were definitely my favorites from this box. I’m not super in love with the print on this one especially when you compare it to April’s box. The value of March was pretty good and I even got a full size product!
IT’S A 10 MIRACLE LEAVE-IN PRODUCT
Full Size Value – $18 • BirchBox Sample Value – $9
This was my BirchBox choice for the month, I had heard a lot of great things about this brand so I was really excited to try it out. I think it works really well, I’ve only used it a couple times so far because I forget I have it but it definitely works like it says it should.
MIRENESSE MATFFINITY LIP ROUGE IN SYDNEY
Full Size Value – $29 • BirchBox Sample Value – Approx. $7
I really like this color and you can make it super bright or blend it out like I did in the picture on the right. I’ve been wanting to start wearing lip color more often and don’t really know what colors look best so I love getting them in my BirchBox.
PAULA’S CHOICE RESIST MOISTURE RENEWAL OIL BOOSTER
Full Size Value – $35 • BirchBox Sample Value – Approx. $6
I haven’t tried this one yet, I read somewhere that it causes acne so I’m a little nervous about testing it out. I do like the packaging with the little dropper, I’ve never owned a product with it and I think the mini one is super cute. Is that weird?
MICHAEL TODD MOISTURE LIGHT LOTION NON-OILY HYDRATING MOISTURIZER
Full Size Value – $29 • BirchBox Sample Value – Approx. $16
I thought this moisturizer worked great, I’ve never been a big fan of the smell of lavender so I will be using it but I don’t think I’d ever buy a full size of this one. If you like lavender though I’d definitely recommend trying it out.
JELLY PONG PONG GLOW GLAM HIGHLIGHTER IN IBIZA
Full Size Value – $12.75 • BirchBox Sample Value – Approx. $12.75
This is a pretty good highlighter. I have a full size of Benefit’s High Beam so I decided to compare them. High Beam is a little harder to see in the picture because it blend in with my skin nicely. The Glow Getter looks good but at an angle where the light hits it, you can see exactly where it was applied. I will be able to use it once it’s summer and I get a little tanner but for now I’ll stick with High Beam when I highlight (which is rare).
APRIL 2015 BIRCHBOX
Overall April Rating – 8/10 • Total BirchBox Value – $37
When I go this in the mail, the first thing I saw was that is said “The Glowing Emily Finta” on the address label. Then I opened it up and fell in love with the print on the box. I’ve always thought that the Riffle Paper Co. had the prettiest prints and so I love that they paired up with Birchbox this month. The package is the reason I’d love to work at BirchBox, it would be so much fun to come up with the box designs now that they are making them all patterned. Also, I got this on the 11th of the month when they usually don’t send them out until the 10th!
WHISH THREE WISHED BODY BUTTER IN BLUEBERRY
Full Size Value – $24 • BirchBox Sample Value – Approx. $3
This body butter was the only one I didn’t really like out the box and the only reason I didn’t like it was the smell. I’ve never been a big fan of blueberries and the smell is super strong. The body butter itself is great so I’m sure I’d like it in another scent!
CARGO SWIMMABLES WATER RESISTANT BLUSH IN LOS CABOS
Full Size Value – $26 • BirchBox Sample Value – Approx. $8
The blush came a little broken but it didn’t even bother me because I like the blush so much. It shows up a little more orange in the picture but I really like the color. I love that it’s water resistant, I haven’t tested it out to see if it’s actually waterproof but the formula is great and super soft. It’s also a really good size for a sample!
LAQA & CO. SHEER LIP LUBE IN HONEYPOT
Full Size Value – $26 • BirchBox Sample Value – Approx. $18
I got another one of these lip lubes in Menatour in my BirchBox a year ago (it’s purple & thought it’d look terrible on me but I actually liked it). This one it a little more subtle and I’m sure I’ll be wearing it a lot.
BEAVER PROFESSIONAL HYDRO NUTRITIVE MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
Full Size Value – $15 for Shampoo & $16 for Conditioner • BirchBox Sample Value – Approx. $3 for Shampoo & $5 for Conditioner
I thought this was a pretty good shampoo and conditioner for the price. I’m not sure how much of a difference it make from what I usually wear but it smells good! I was also glad that they were in smaller bottles and not just foil packets like most shampoo and conditioner samples.
DID YOU GET BIRCHBOX THIS MONTH? WHAT PRODUCTS DID YOU GET? ALSO, LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT ME TO KEEP REVIEWING BIRCHBOX EVERY MONTH!