Birchbox April 2016 Subscription Box Review + Coupons – Effortlessly Elegant Box

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BirchBox April 2016

Birchbox is a beauty sampling subscription box. You’ll get at least 5 items every month (I often get more) to try out and see what you love. Birchbox is $10 a month, plus you accumulate points after reviewing the items in your box! You’ll get 10 points per item reviewed, and 100 points are equal to $10 in the shop.

Every month you can select between a sample choice to get a box tailored to your profile, or a pre-curated box. This is the curated Effortlessly Elegant box which is already sold out! That Rifle Paper box is so delicious – already put it in my drawer!

From sprouting buds to the first truly sunny day, spring is all about renewal—and what’s fresher than a revived look? Our editors have assembled this box of products that will help you feel pretty, polished, and effortlessly put-together for of all your springtime adventures. For the second year, we’re celebrating the season with an exclusive Birchbox designed by Rifle Paper Co. Their vibrant floral motifs make us even more excited about the return of spring—and we hope they do the same for you.

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The card gives brief details on each item. Remember to go to to to review your samples for points!

BirchBox April 2016 review

Everything in my box

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Dr. Jart+ Liftra Contour Cream ($6) Dr. Jart+ makes many of my grail items, all of which I have discovered in Birchbox, so I grabbed this curated box as soon as I saw that it contained a new to me Dr. Jart+ item!  This is too complicated to rewrite:

This high-tech, first-of-its-kind collagen producing cream works hard to visibly firm and add volume to skin. With a skin-fitting formula of polymer and collagen threads, it attracts moisture and elasticity for a clear complexion while lifting and tightening. Meanwhile, three kinds of peptide complex ensure all active ingredients are fully absorbed.

This made an actual visible difference in my skin instantly. I haven’t tested it with makeup yet and because it’s so hydrating I feel like it may need some significant time between application of this product and makeup, so I will be experimenting more thoroughly with it, and probably get the full size! It may be a use at night only product for me.

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Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solution ($3.5) Hello magic water! For me this didn’t work on ultra waterproof items but it does the job for sure on regular makeup, and is super handy! Plus it’s soothing with aloe and cucumber.

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Laura Geller New York Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($6.36) I was excited to get another Laura Geller blush – I really loved the full-sized one I just got in my Beauty in Bloom LE box! The blush is baked because they cook it from liquid pigment, and it’s very pigmented, but blendable.

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Subscribers received either Pink Grapefruit or Tropic Hues – I received the latter and although I was sad not to have something grapefruit, I loved the duo-tones of this blush!

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Tocca Crema da Mano Hand Cream – Giulietta ($5) This is a product that I go out and buy because it’s nice and light and appropriate for all the time use. The scent on this one leans heavily towards the apple, but brings a nice floral with it too.

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PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Volumizing Lifting Spray ($4.9) I love the scent of Parlor products – like peaches and grass.  Performance wise it’s a pretty standard root lifter but it smells great!

The value of the Effortlessly Elegant box this month was about $26. I was thrilled with my new Dr. Jart+ discovery so it didn’t really matter what else the box contained, but I’ll use everything and I was super happy this month!

Pick a code for your subscription if you’d like to sign up:

Get 50 points ($5 in the shop) when you subscribe – use coupon codeSUBSCRIBENOW50. OR


Birchbox is offering a free set of Rifle Paper Co. Pocket Notebooks with any women’s Birchbox subscription, while supplies last! Just use code RIFLEBOOKS at checkout!

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The Description:Birchbox is a discovery box that will send you 5 samples or full-size products. Earn rewards points by subscribing and reviewing your products that you can spend on full-size items on their site.
The Price: $10 per month
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  • Courtney

    That Dr.jart cream sounds awesome, complexion clearing, lifting, and tightening……Yes please! Someone throw me in a vat of that and when I get out I’ll be ready for those fabletics swimsuits 😉

    • Brandy

      bahaha you win the comment of the day!