Birchbox April 2016 Review

Birchbox is a subscription based service that delivers “personalized beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples, tailored to your profile. Try cult brands, up-and-coming lines, and everything in between.”  Pricing is as follows, all include free shipping:

$10 each month for 5 beauty samples

$110 for one year for 5 beauty samples per month

$30 per month for 5 beauty samples AND 2 full-size makeup or luxury nail products (this is a brand new option)

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My Birchbox arrived a little while ago.  Can’t wait to see my Rifle Paper Co box!

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OMG!  I’m in love with this box!  Every few months I pile up all my gorgeous boxes and let the kids pick their favorites to use in their room for organization purposes.  Each box arrives with a card detailing all the included items, complete with retail prices.  Also, this month there was a special coupon for a discount on a Rifle Paper Co purchase.  Yay!!

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(1) Beaver Hydro Repair Rescue Shampoo, 2 fl oz, $3.70 – This shampoo is great!  Super high quality and lathered great!  I do hate a non-lathering shampoo and this one is perfect for me!

(1) Beaver Hydro Repair Rescue Conditioner, 1.35 fl oz, $3.05 – This conditioner is extra thick and worked great!  It left my hair super soft and really manageable.  I’m definitely a fan!

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(2) RMS Beauty The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipe, 2 wipes total, $2 total – I chose these wipes as my sample.  We go through a ton of them, especially because of my girls’ competition dancing.  I, however, have learned that I do not like these wipes.  The directions say to warm the wipe between your hands to spread out the coconut oil.  I did this, but I still felt like the wipe was relatively hard.  The wipe just didn’t feel wet at all, so it was a little hard and rough on my face.  That’s not a good thing on sensitive eyelids.  But, the more I used it, the easier it was to work with.  Once I finished, though, I felt like I had oil all over my face.  I probably will not use these again, but I appreciate that they are compostable and 100% natural rayon.

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(1) The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick in Guava Nice Day, .009 oz, $14.95 – This is a gorgeous color.  I’m going to save this one to give to one of Natalya’s friends for their birthday.  Here’s a swatch of the color from The Beauty Crop Website:

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(1) Ipkn Moist & Firm BB SPF 45 in Light/Medium, .24 fl oz, $4.83 – I’m using a BB cream that I love right now, but it’s sample size and in a few more days it will be gone.  This Ipkn one is the perfect tone to blend into my skintone.  It went on really smooth, absorbed quickly, and blended nicely into my skin.  The best part is that it is SPF 45!  I will only use BB creams with SPF, so this is perfect!

Overall Impressions: My calculated value this month is about $29, which is a great deal since this box cost me only about $9 with my multi-month subscription.  I love almost every product this month.  The only one I won’t use is the Smoothie Stick, but I know exactly what friend will be receiving it.  The wipe was not actually a favorite either, but the others are perfect.  I absolutely love having this opportunity to try out new products and I think Birchbox does a great job at finding subscribers new products and matching them to subscribers’ profiles.  The box was also a major bonus this month.  So beautiful!!  Did you get a Birchbox this month?? What was in yours??

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