Saturday, March 15, 2014

Birchbox March 2014

Rating: Like It!!!
Cost: $10/month

I received my March Birchbox and the theme this month was Spring Forward. This month is all about smart DIYs, clever beauty shortcuts, and ways to improve your Birchbox experience (Hint: it involves getting products for free) Yes, please!!!

Here is what I received in this month's box. I'll be honest this month nothing in my box really made me excited. It seemed like the sample sizes were quite small this month and I wasn't crazy about anything in my box. But I still try everything (because you just never know what you will end up loving).

Birchbox always includes a card detailing the product samples you receive. I always read these.

The first product was Agave Healing Oil Treatment. Frankly, I'm petrified to use any oil product in my hair. I have very fine, thin hair and oil usually makes my hair look wet and disgusting. And it is extremely difficult to get out of my hair once it's in it. I'm still trying to work up to trying this product. I also hate these one time use packets. I like to be able to try the products a few times before deciding to purchase.

The next item was Air Repair Rescue Balm. This is an all natural salve that repairs dry, cracked skin anywhere on the body. You can use it on chapped lips, cuticles, hands, elbows, knees, anywhere. This was a very tiny sample, which was disappointing. I tried it on my lips and it felt soft and nice. I hope I'm able to try it on my elbows and cuticles too, but I'm not sure the sample is large enough.

I also received Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. I received the eye cream last month, which is nice, so I'm happy I get to try the moisturizer also. I haven't tried this yet, but the size of this sample was larger, so I should get a few uses out of it.

The next product was COOLA Tinted Matte SPF 30 for Face. This is an organic tinted moisturizer with sun protection that evens tone and masks flaws. I like that this has everything all in one product. I tried this and it feels smooth, but didn't feel like it sunk in right away. I liked it because it didn't feel like I had a bunch of make-up and sunscreen on my face. It seems to work well, so I will continue to use this. Plus it is completely unscented.

The final product included in my box was a Birchbox Find. These items are a mass market discovery that is in addition to your usual 4-5 sample products. This month it was Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream. It promises to hydrate, illuminate, even, firm, and correct. I'll be honest, a tinted moisturizer doesn't really appeal to me. I'm very pale, so it may just look odd on me. Plus I'm worried about it coming off on clothing. I haven't tried this yet, but it smells decent and I may save it to use on my legs when I'm wearing shorts in the summer.

Like I said earlier, this box wasn't too exciting this month. I'll try the products, but there was nothing included that I was really happy with. I'm off to change my setting once again, haha.

Do you get Birchbox? What products have been your favorites???

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