Monday, May 6, 2013

April Birchbox Review

This is my first official Birchbox, and I'm so excited by it.  I love the presentation of the box itself. If any of you don't know what Birchbox is, let me tell you about it. It's a monthly subscription service which is $10.00 a month where you get sent 5-6 high-end samples each month. First you take a little survey so they can find out more about your skin, make up likes and dislikes so they know what to send you. If I like any of the samples, then I can buy them. If I don't like them, then no big deal. 

So here's what I got and my thoughts on each product. I know it's close to when the next box comes, but I like to have plenty of time to try things out.

Nexxus® Youth Renewal™ Rejuvenating Elixir: It has a nice smell, but I didn't notice any difference to my hair. I think I'll stick with my biotin to help my hair grow better, and to save myself some money.

Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-on: This by far is my favorite product that I received. I've been wondering about these products for awhile, but I didn't want to spend the money if it broke me out. I have super sensitive skin. This works wonders! It's great if you leave it in the fridge, or pop it in the freezer real quick. You can find it at your local drug store. 

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream: It smells great and doesn't leave any shaving bumps, as it claims that it doesn't. It doesn't take as much to shave with either. 

Caudalie Divine Oil: You can use it for your skin, hair, and cuticles. It's supposed to be like the argan and maracuja oils. I have argan oil and really the results are about the same. It has a nice smell to it. I don't think I'd buy it, just because I'm interested in other oils.

Ruby Wing Color Changing Nail Polish: Honestly I was pretty excited to see this product. I ended up being extremely disappointed with it though. It takes at least 4 coats to get the right look, it clumps up by drying to fast when you're trying to paint, and it's very matte. It doesn't say anything being a speed dry, and I mean it's drying as you're putting it on. Most nail polish has some sort of shine to it, unless you buy a matte polish, but this has none. I did like that it changes colors in the sun, but that was the only good thing. I wouldn't buy again.

I also received a subscription to Women's Heath Magazine for a year. It had an option to send back for a refund if you didn't want it. 

Overall I liked my first Birchbox. I can't wait to see what's in May's box!

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