Birchbox is a beauty sample subscription box that sends 5 new items to test out each month so you can try before you buy. Birchbox is $10 a month and you can choose a monthly sample during selection time, let Birchbox decide, or pick a pre-curated box. This is a review of a monthly box with sample choice!
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Birchbox sends the cutest boxes and I have them all over my dresser, corralling beauty products.
Everything in the box! I filled out a profile when I joined so I could let Birchbox know which types of items I would like to receive, plus I selected my skin type, hair type, and other info so they could send products that work for me.
The theme for the March Birchbox was Budding Beauty and the items are supposed to help freshen up my routine!
The information card gives brief details on each item as well as the price if you were to buy the full size. Keep in mind that Birchbox sends a variety of product combos each month and your box may vary from mine.
HUM Nutrition Glow Sweet Glow Gummies ($0.83) I think they should change the name of these to “YUM” because they are so tasty. Vitamin C, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid help give skin a lit from within glow.
The gummies are gelatin-free so vegans can eat them too. I liked the flavor and texture but obviously I can’t say in one dose if they can help my skin or not but at least I know they are palatable!
Amika Reset Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil ($3.73) was my sample choice but I haven’t tried it yet since my hairdresser just did a great job of cleaning my scalp the other day so there hasn’t been time for anything to build up yet, maybe by next weekend! Just clip the tip off the top of the bottle and apply in sections to a dry scalp. Massage product in, rinse, then follow with shampoo and conditioner. It smells great, like all Amika products, and I am looking forward to giving it a try!
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye ($7.40) I am always appreciative of under eye products, even if I feel that they don’t do much for bags or lines. I thought this one had a pleasant herbal scent that faded quickly and it was provided by plants and not perfume. Sunflower seed oil and jojoba oil along with some other plant oils help provide moisture and this cream can be used twice a day, not just at bedtime.
Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow ($4.35) is a multi-purpose product that combines face cream, primer, skin tone corrector, and illuminator into one. I used it over moisturizer and while it may have a bit more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, it isn’t enough coverage for my rosy complexion. I would wear it on my days home from work.
Manna Kadar Beauty Eye-Dyllic Gel Eyeliner Pencil ($19 Full-Size .11oz) I was confused about the value on this one because it looks full-sized but the website says “.11oz” and the container says “.011oz” making this worth only $1.90. After comparing the sizes to my other eyeliners I am thinking that Birchbox has it listed incorrectly on their site.
The liner glides on effortlessly and while it wasn’t as dark as some of my black liners, it worked well and managed to stay put for most of the day.
Doucce Freematic Highlighter ($14?) Again, not sure about the value here but I am basing it off of the price given for a refill on the Doucce website.
I tried this highlighter, which is called Sparkled Ray, two different ways. I used it dry and could barely tell it was on. After reading about it on the Doucce website, I decided to wet my brush and then “POP”! I could really see it then! The pan is magnetized so you can place it in a metal holder.
From top I have swatched the BB cream, eye liner, and dry highlighter.
Birchbox is a fun sampling service, and I am happy to say that all of the items this month fit my beauty profile! Three makeup products, a hair product, an under eye cream, and some vitamins made for a nice assortment and it’s going to take me a while to use up two of the items. Birchbox just announced some big changes so I am excited to see where this box is going in the coming months! My box had a value of around $49.31 using the full values for the eyeliner and highlighter.
What did you think of the March 2019 Birchbox Box? What did you get in your box?