Review – April Box From Birchbox

 Last month was my birthday month (yay!) and I really wanted to do some sweet things for myself. Both Julep and Birchbox were having great deals so I signed up for both. I cancelled Julep at the end of the month though, simply because the cost of the boxes going forward were not worth the products I got in them. Birchbox had a lower monthly cost of $10 and I got at least 5 samples in each box. For the month of March, I got a whole second mystery box for free! ❤

This month I received 6 samples. I will go through each one with you and tell you what I thought about each product, as well as where you can buy them from!

* As with any company you get samples from, ALWAYS CHECK AMAZONG AND OTHER SITES FOR CHEAPER PRICES BEFORE BUYING FULL SIZE FROM THE COMPLANY! If price isn’t an issue for you, buy wherever you like. However, if you are looking to get the best bang for your buck, look on Amazon and other sites because they often have lower prices! I’ve listed the links to other sites like Amazon where you can find each product! *

First up was Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow. I have to say, I really liked this product! The color went on well without looking like foundation. It was a very natural look and a very light feeling cream. I have worn it with and without makeup over it, and both times I didn’t have any issues with it. Also, it did not make my skin break out which is a big deal! I really like this BB cream.

You can find it at Birchbox.

You can also find it on Amazon.

The next product was Davines LOVE Smoothing Shampoo. This stuff was wonderful! I loved how my hair felt after using it! The smell was mild, not super perfume-y like some products. My hair isn’t super frizzy but it is drier towards the ends due to dying it (thank you Harley Quinn cosplay….). This shampoo made my hair feel smoother even before it dried. The only downside to it is the chemicals in it. I try to keep my products as chemical free as I can, and this shampoo has some harsh chemicals in it that aren’t deemed safe on If they can work on dropping some of the chemicals it would be great stuff to use every day!

You can find it at Birchbox.

You can also find it on the Davines website.

This next product goes hand in hand with the shampoo above, as it’s the matching Davines LOVE Smoothing Conditioner. Again, the product worked VERY well for me! After using this conditioner and the shampoo above, my hair was super silky and soft. It felt great! I loved the very mild scent and the conditioner was very thick – no watered down mess here. As with the shampoo, the only downside is the chemicals in it. I check especially with shampoo and conditioner. This set just has too many things in it that I’m not okay with using day to day.

You can find it at Birchbox.

You can also find it at Davines website.

The next product I received was Number 4 Jour d’Automne Smoothing Balm. This stuff stinks! I popped open the lid to smell it and some of the crème leaked out of the opening. I thought I’d rub that little bit on my hair to test it, but the smell was SO strong it immediately gave me a headache. Any time I turned and my head and my hair moved closer to my face, my head would start pounding super hard. It wasn’t until I washed it all out of my hair and off my hands that my headache went away! I do not recommend the product simply on that fact alone. Maybe others can use it without that issues, but I could not. The smell was VERY strong!

You can find it at Birchbox.

You can also find it at the Number4 website.

The next product I tried was one I had requested before the box shipped. They gave me the option to pick out one item that I for sure wanted to be in this box. I picked this Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream. I chose it because the info said it was a calming cream good for skin with redness, blemishes, irritations, and inflammation. My skin can sometimes be a pain so I thought this cream might help. I loved the product! It didn’t have a strong scent, it wasn’t greasy, it made my skin feel softer, and it seemed to help it feel better in general. I didn’t notice a magic overnight difference but I like using it in the morning on my skin because it goes under face powder well and calms my skin. Also a bonus – it doesn’t make me break out! I would definitely recommend this product!

You can find it at Birchbox.

You can also find it at Amazon.

The last product in my April Birchbox was The Beauty Crop Liquid Lipstick in Imma Bawse shade. This is from their GRLPWR collection. The tube is frosted so on the outside the lipstick looks way lighter. When you take off the lid you will see that this shade is a very dark red. That would be great – except this lipstick comes off VERY easily! With my first bite of dinner, I had reddish-pink color all over my food. When I tried to wipe it up I ended up with pink all over my hand and my mouth too. Not an attractive look! It bleeds a hot pink color and comes off with food or water. It stained my hand as well… I do not recommend this product due to the fact that it is not long lasting and will stain when it bleeds off. Great color but poor product. It went straight into the trash along with the Number4 Smoothing Balm.

You can find it at Birchbox.

You can also find it at The Beauty Crop website.

My April Birchbox was a combo of hits and misses. I don’t ever expect a perfect box, though I’ve gotten some pretty close ones! I’ve also gotten some real duds in my boxes as well. This box had a face cream and a BB cream that I enjoyed and am happy to use! The shampoo and conditioner I will finish up but I won’t buy full size due to the chemicals. The hair balm and the liquid lipstick were major DISCARDS FOR ME.

I’m excited to see what’s in May’s Birchbox! (^.^) New subscribers get a FREE item with their first box! If you’d like to sign up CLICK HERE to get started! Remember, you can cancel at any time! And it’s only $10 each month with free shipping!

Leave a comment below letting me know what you thought about your April Birchbox!

Don’t forget – if you’re looking for one of a kind handmade jewelry, goodies inspired by video games and awesome characters, busy bags for kids, artwork or prints… check out my Esty Shoppe: Dragon Fire Rose! ❤


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