April 20, 2013
Birchbox Review: March
Birchbox is on a roll lately. I proclaimed last month's box to be my favorite yet, but this one is pretty awesome, too. Here's what I got!
MAKE | Eyeshadow
Birchbox description: This new brand's pretty pigments have serious staying power, & we love that one-third of all sales are donated to charity. Full-size, $18
My Review: I'm not in the market for new eyeshadow, but I tried it. I received the Great Lakes color, which is a pretty grey shade. I've been using a cream shadow this past year & had a hard time switching back to powder. I felt like I had to apply a lot of it to get the pigment to show. Meh. I'll keep the sample, but I doubt I'll use it much & I definitely won't buy it.
MAKE | Face Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Birchbox description: Pump up your makeup's endurance & protect skin with this two-in-one base & SPF. Full-size, $30
My Review: I've enjoyed receiving all the various primer samples lately. I'm new to primer & I like trying different brands. I felt like this one by Make is more of a moisturizer/SPF than a primer. It's actually the exact same consistency as my Oil of Olay SPF 30 moisturizer. I can always use more SPF, especially SPF 30, so I used this, but I won't buy it.
Nick Chavez Beverly Hills | Color-Saver Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Birchbox description: The Hollywood stylist devised this sulfate-free shampoo to enhance the vibrancy of your hue. It's loaded with yummy apple & lemon extracts that boost volume. Full-size, $22
My Review: I love this shampoo! I've been using Aveda Shampure for a hundred years & this is the first time I've ever thought about switching. The scent is weird, but it works; it foams like a normal shampoo even though it's sulfate-free; & it made my hair so soft & fluffy! I'm probably buying this.
Whish | Shave Crave Shaving Cream
Birchbox description: The organic shea butter in this foam-free shaving cream makes for an insanely close shave & leaves skin incredibly soft. We love the exclusive blueberry scent. Full-size, $20
My Review: I've actually changed my mind about this product. When I first received it, I loved it, but as I've continued to use it all month, I'm not all that knocked out with it. I assume all women have this problem - I have issues with the skin under my arms. That skin is so sensitive! It's constantly bumpy & itchy & the more I shave it, the worse it gets. Oy. At the end of the day, I'm no more happy with this product than I am with my drugstore sensitive skin shaving cream. Sigh...