Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Birchbox April 2016

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

I received my April Birchbox earlier in the month, but am just getting around to reviewing it. I loved the box design this month by Rifle Paper Co. Love Love Love!

Here is a peek at the inside.

Birchbox always includes an information card explaining the samples received each month.

The sample I chose this month was Au Naturale Mini Face Palette in Lively. I was so excited to try this. The packaging is small, but this will be great for travel or to throw in my purse and have everything I need in on tiny compact. I loved the neutral ivory eye shadow and it went on smooth and didn't irritate my eyes at all. It had just the right amount of shimmer too. I really liked this! The palermo blusher was also great. It blended in nicely and was a great orange/pink shade that went well with my pale skin. The sangria lipstick didn't work for my skin tone. It was too bright and too purple for my taste. All the products blended in smoothly and I liked how they felt on my skin.

The next sample I received was Amika Silken Up Dry Conditioner. I love Amika products, so I was excited to try this. I love how these products smell! And this worked great to condition my hair and give it some volume. I'm always happy to receive Amika products as samples!

I also received Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask. It's odd I received 2 conditioner samples this month and I would have liked to receive something different in place of this one. It worked well to condition and soften my hair. It didn't weigh my hair down, like some leave in conditioners do. It also had a subtle scent that was pleasant and not overpowering.

I'm always happy to sample a new mask, so this Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask was a welcome addition to this month's box. It dried really quickly and felt like other clay masks I've tried. This mask exfoliates and purges pores. It left my face feeling very soft and clean too!

The final sample I received was Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solution. This product is a toner and makeup remover that is gentle for sensitive skin and has complexion calming ingredients. I love multi tasking products that save on time, so I was excited to try this. Plus I'm always looking for good toners and makeup removers that don't leave residue on my face. It says to apply this with a cotton ball to remove makeup and you don't need to rinse. I usually like to rinse these products off, even though you don't have to, but this felt great on my skin. It removed all my makeup including eye liner and mascara and didn't leave my face feeling icky. My face felt clean and smooth and moisturized, and the product didn't feel heavy on my skin. I really liked this!

I liked most of the products in my April Birchbox, so this was a good month! This will be my last month, because I'm taking a break for awhile. I'm not sure if I'll re-subscribe in the future or not. I just have way too many beauty products to use. I really love all the samples I've accumulated. They're great for traveling! And I've discovered some amazing products that I now use all the time. I definitely recommend Birchbox to anyone that wants to try out a lot of different beauty products to find out what works for you.

*This subscription was purchased and financed by me, unless noted otherwise. Posts may contain referral links and I totally appreciate it when you use them!

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