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Birchbox Review April 2017


This month’s box was slightly disappointing for me. I’m so used to quality items from my boxes that I was really let down by what I tried.
Number 4 Texturizing Spray: ⭐️

The spray left my hair strainer than it started as and heavy. It promised beach waves and I received none. It smells nice and left my hair shiny and sleek, so if I want my hair to look nice and straight I will use it. 

Schmidt’s Naturals: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The deodorant was lavender and smelled great. It lasted all day and worked way better than Toms deodorant in that sense. I had a problem with the texture, goopiness, and the residue left behind. Also, I’m not sure if my skin was irritated by the lavender or not.  I had some irritation after using the product.

The Beauty Crop, lipstick: ⭐️⭐️

Great color, great staying power… terrible application. It went on with no control and didn’t blend well on my lips. I’m not sure if it was user error or the formula but I’ve not had a problem with my other liquid lipstick. 

ToykyoMilk Dark: ⭐️

Personally was disgusted by the scent. It first gave off a babypowder smell and then a woodsy smell (which I didn’t mind) but in general did not mix with my personal scent taste.

Visanti: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Smells great, absorbs well… takes a lot to feel moisturized and no noticeable difference in skin texture. I liked it but would never buy it. 

Birtchbox May 2016

I received my first $10 Birtchbox this month, and I was very impressed.

My favorite item I received was a sample of Vera Wang’s Appleberry Champagne perfume. The sent is very strong and pleasant. In fact, I spilt some on my bed and it made my room smell for two days. The large size is around $50 and the small is around $30. I would definitely buy it full price. It reminds me of autumn days at a apple orchard.

I also loved the Cargo blush/bronzer. It gave my face a healthy glow and didn’t feel cakey. The color would be good for most skin tones, except possibly the lightest.

The Coola sunscreen smelled amazing! Once it absorbed into my skin it wasn’t greasy. It’s perfect for the on the go person who wants quick absorption.

The Berts Bees lip tint was the only product I had previously owned. It was slightly pinker than my lips, which is a look I normally rock. I would suggest it for pale to tan skin tones, but it might get lost on a darker tone.

The final product was the Beauty Protector for hair. I’m not big on hair products and usually dry and go. If anything I’ll put mousse in my hair and straighten it. So this product was not meant for me and my hair knew it. I sprayed it through my hair and brushed it out. The smell was great, as with all the products, but my hair became greasy and icky feeling. I used it as a detangler for my friends 4 year old and it was amazing. So, it’s a bit or miss product for me.

Birtchbox is a great way to sample Beaty products without the commitment. I highly suggest it for those of you who like to try new and exciting things.