Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Unboxing: Birchbox April 2016

Birchbox was pretty much a miss this month however there is one product that might just make it all worth it. I opted out of picking a sample this month, nothing appealed, however I ended up getting one of the samples still and it was the one sample that I really didn't want. I probably would have been better off selecting one.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with Birchbox it is one of those monthly beauty sample boxes where they send you a box of 5-6 (sometimes even 7 with bonus extras) samples and deluxe samples. Occasionally there will be full size products too! The brands they send are all fairly high-end and they have a point system and customer service staff that just can't be beat. For $10 a month you are able to select a sample from a select group of choices and have more surprises delivered to you based on your beauty profile! Have I convinced you to sign up yet? If so I would love it if you would do it through my referral link here! Feel free to also go to if you want to look around without any strings attached to me.
The theme for April 2016 is Spring Awakening and it features their second collaboration with Rifle Paper Co. What does this mean? A beautiful floral box, that's about it.
Aquareveal™ Satin Bright Soft Water Peel for Face
Full Size Value: $58 | Sample Size Value: $8.70
This water based skin peel has been on my radar for a few months now. In fact it's just been sitting in my favorites list waiting for a justification for that price tag. I have yet to find one still so to have this sample come to me is serendipitous. I can finally test out the product and decide whether I still want it. There's amazing reviews for it claiming that it will leave you with the most luxurious skin ever.
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
Full Size Value: $34 | Sample Size Value: $4.25
And here is one of the lows of this box. I've had this mask before either in BB5 or Ipsy, but either way, I wasn't a fan. It made my hair feel like straw and my scalp a little itchy. It's a blend of oils which I'm sure is the real culprit since my hair is not a fan. I think I might use it as a pre wash mask just so I can really make sure that I can wash it all out, but yeah, I was less than thrilled to have this show up at my door again.
PARLOR® by Jeff Chastain Volumizing Lifting Spray
Full Size Value: $24 | Sample Size Value: $4.89
Here's the next disappointment. HAIR PRODUCTS GO AWAY. It's been so long and I can't believe it's not an option to opt out of certain products yet. I have such a collection of hair products at this point I don't know what to do with them.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Liquid Lipstick - The Reds
Full Size Value: $16 | Sample Size Value: $2
I'm starting to have more lipsticks than I know what to do with. I think it's a sign to start using them again, but maybe not.
REN Keep Young and Beautiful™ Instant Firming Beauty Shot
Full Size Value: $54 | Sample Size Value: $18
I guess I'm not mad about this one. I'm always pleased to test out new skincare but I must say I changed something recently and it seems to be working phenomenally. Stay tuned for that!

Value of Box: $37.84

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