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Last month I remarked on how creative Birchbox has been with their box designs lately, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that this month's theme is creativity. Extra-pretty design this time too! But I suppose it's what's inside that counts... who wants to know what I got?
Not familiar with Birchbox?
It's a monthly beauty and lifestyle subscription box. For $10 per
month, you get 4-5 samples, plus the opportunity
review the samples you received for rewards points to be used
towards purchases in the Birchbox shop. They're now shipping to Canada too—check out the Canadian site for details.
As I said above, this month's theme is creativity. The info card urged me to fill in the blank and share my answer on social media. Guess I'll humor them.
Is that a creative enough answer for you, Birchbox?
Roloxin™ Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment (2x 3.3g sachets, approximate value $22):
My honest first reaction to this sample: What the hell is this shit and why is it so expensive? Luckily it came with a list of instructions and ingredients, which provided some insights:
Ant-aging wash-off treatment. Mm-hmm. Second reaction: OK, I know what the hell this shit is, but why is it so expensive? Still unknown. Of course now I'm curious if this stuff is really worth $11 per treatment, so I'll give it a try... if the results are amazing, I'll update. If not, expect to never hear about it again.
Elite Therapeutics Rosemary Eucalyptus Body Crème (0.5oz/14ml, approximate value $1.19):
A creamy body lotion made with aloe vera, shea butter, and a bunch of natural oils and extracts. This stuff has kind of a strong herbal scent... not exactly my thing, but if you're a fan of rosemary-scented products, you'll probably like it.
It's a 10® Miracle Leave-In Product (2fl oz./59.1ml, approximate value $9):
Birchbox subscribers now have the opportunity to choose one of their samples (or a special curated box) each month, and this is the sample I chose. It's a spray-on, leave-in treatment that's supposed to protect hair from heat, restore shine, prevent split ends and all that good stuff. I've only used it once so far, but my first impressions are good—it doesn't feel overly heavy or greasy, which is good for my fine hair type. The only downside is that it doesn't smell amazing—certainly not bad or anything, just kind of a generic fruity shampoo scent. I guess I'll see how I feel after I finish the sample!
Jelly Pong Pong GLOW GETTER Highlighter in Ibiza (4ml, value $12.75):
This is kind of an unusual product. It's a luminizing fluid, but it has sort of a strange, gel-like texture. And it comes in nail polish bottle. Odd. It's a bit on the glittery side, so I certainly wouldn't use this all over my face, but the peachy color blends in nicely with my pale skin tone, so it makes for a good highlight.
Pretty! But still a little strange.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser (1 cloth + 15ml, approximate value $6.75):
I've seen this product pop up in a bunch of other people's Birchboxes before, so I've been curious about it for a long time. Basically, it's a two-step cleansing system: You massage a bit of the creamy cleanser into your dry face, wet the cloth, and use it to wash wash wash for some good ol' manual exfoliation. So here's the thing—I really like the cloth. It's rough enough to give a good facial scrub, but not so rough that it's harsh. I'm dubious of the actual cleanser though. It contains several ingredients that are possible triggers for acne and irritation, and frankly, I don't want that. So I haven't tried it yet, and I may never at all. Totally digging the muslin washcloth though!
Total box value: Approximately $51.69
I thought this was a very good Birchbox. A wide variety of products were represented, and the skincare products I got this time were actually sort of interesting (I already have enough bland, generic moisturizer to last a lifetime, thanks). I'm still not sure what to think about the Liz Earle cleanser... I'm sure some of you have tried it though? What did you think?
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What do you think of my March Birchbox? If you subscribe, did you get any of the same stuff?
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