Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April 2015 Birchbox

Birchbox is a $10/month subscription box full of 4-5 sample sizes of beauty products. You can review each item you receive in your monthly box and receive 10 points. 100 points nets you $10 to spend in the Birchbox Shop (in increments of $10) and you get 1 point for every dollar you spend as well.

They frequently offer coupon codes for bonus points for subscriptions and percentages off in the shop. Current promotion codes that I'm aware of are SUBSCRIBENOW50, for an extra 50 points and GAP10 for 100 points. You can only use one promotional code per order though.

On to my April 2015 box:

Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Shampoo & Repairing Conditioner

I'm not picky about shampoo and conditioner as long as it doesn't leave my hair greasy. This shampoo and conditioner smells like a hair salon. I will probably use it next time I wash my hair. The shampoo is 2.0 fl oz/60 mL and the conditioner is 1.35 oz/40 mL.

Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush

I received the color, "Los Cabos," which is a nice peachy-orange blush. I've had the same makeup look for my entire life (foundation and eye makeup only, no color elsewhere) and have been wanting to branch out into the world of cheek color so this is great. This sample is 0.11 oz/3.19 g and to the world of beauty, it's probably pretty small. But in my world, this is the perfect size! It'll probably last a very long time. It doesn't feel cakey on. I'm looking forward to trying out other colors from Cargo.

LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil

In addition to wanting to explore the world of cheek color, I've also been trying to figure out how to wear color on my lips. I received this in the color, "HoneyPot," which is a nice pink. This one is 0.07 oz/2 g, so again, perfect for me. It looks like Pepto Bismal for Barbies in pencil form, but on my lips it just gives off a tint of pink. It smells and feels minty and smooth, similar to Tarte's LipSurgence. I will likely buy this in other colors if it turns out I don't look like a clown with lip gunk on.

Whish Three Whishes Body Butter - Blueberry

Reviews of this said they hated it because it smells like IHOP. I don't like IHOP either, but I don't think this body butter smells like IHOP. I think it smells more like the blue Skittles or Starbursts. Yum. Fruit and candy are my favorite scents. This is 0.75 oz/22 mL and while looking that up, I noticed that Whish an Arizona company, which is super cool! I love lotion and body butter and anything moisturizing since I also live in AZ and this stuff is great. It's not greasy at all and the scent perfect. I will throw this one into my purse and absolutely buy full sizes and other scents.

Overall, I am very happy about my April 2015 Birchbox. They had MadMen inspired boxes you could choose in place of a customized box, but I missed out on ordering one of those. I was bummed about it because, though I haven't ever watched MadMen, the boxes looked amazing but I'm pretty sure mine is even better.

Don't forget to use my referral link if you want to sign up. For every member you refer, you get 50 points!

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