Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Birchbox: March

My March Birchbox sat at the Dallas Post Office for 5 whole days before they decided to actually deliver it to my mailbox.  Color me annoyed.  So, I cheated and looked online at what was in my box.  I was pretty disappointed.  Let's take a look.

Caldrea - Body Lotion
Description: Elegant body lotions, which come in three ethereal scents: Tea Olive Lime, Aloe Water Apricot, Coconut Fig
Full-size: $22
My Review:  I don't really have a review.  This is heavily scented body lotion and I'm allergic to fragrance.  Birchbox is aware of this allergy.

Dermablend Professional - Smooth Indulgence Concealer
Description: This velvety concealer masks flaws without triggering breakouts.  Plus, it's smudge-proof and lasts up to 16 hours.
Full-size: $22
My Review:  I received a really nice sample size of this product.  It's hard for me to say if I really liked it or not.  The shade I received was way too dark for my skin, so I couldn't really even use it.  I did put it on the back of my hand while I got ready for work, just to see how well it would stay.  It definitely didn't smudge or run.

Stella Cadente - Miss me Descrete? Eau de Toilette
Description: This chic Parisian perfume is made with rose and orange blossom notes.
Full-size: $49-$69
My Review:  The scent is very, very sweet.  I did not care for it at all.

WEI - Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask
Description: A velvety soft mask with China clay to purge dirt and oil from pores, plus golden root to lessen signs of premature aging.
Full-size: $42
My Review:  This actually made my skin nice and soft.  It's definitely a product I would like to use once a month or so.  I just can't get over the price.

Whish - Shave Crave Shaving Cream
Description: The organic shea butter in this foam free shaving cream makes for an insanely close shave and leaves skin incredibly soft.
Full-size: $20
My Review:  I don't have a review on this, either.  It is heavily scented (blueberry).

Madewell for Birchbox - Emery Board
Full-size: $5
My Review: I always need an extra emery board.  I threw it in my purse for on the go nail touch-ups.

I really like the idea of Birchbox.  Really, I do.  However, with my allergies I'm beginning to think it's just not a something that's feasible for me.  I can't really expect Birchbox to go through each product and not send me something scented because of an allergy.  I've decided to give Birchbox one more month.  I'm hoping I get more make-up samples and less scented products.


  1. Sounds to me like some of your Christmas gifts for those that might make your list has come to you via Birchbox. Could be a good thing. lol Have a good day.

    1. Oh very good idea! Thanks, Brenda.

  2. Have you tried the pop sugar must have box? Its a mix of beauty, fitness, food and fashion items in a box each month.

    1. I haven't tried that box. Thanks for recommending it, I will have to check it out. Thanks, Bobbileigh!