3.23.2015

Birchbox [March 2015]


It's Birchbox Time!  How pretty is this box?!  I don't usually care about how the box looks because that's silly, but I think this one is the best.  It was also full of some really awesome product samples.  I'm super happy about it.  The theme for March is creativity.  I honestly have no idea how my box is meant to be creative, but whatever.  It probably has something to do with those emails that I always forget to reply to every month saying I can choose something in advance.  Oh well.  :)


The products included in my box this month are all things I'm excited to try.  There were three hair products, two makeup items and a facial mask.

Products:
(top) Number 4 Reconstructing Masque
(bottom row) Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint - Pearl
Wei Manuka Bee Venom Anti-Wrinkle Mask
Mirenesse Glossy Kiss - Cheeky Kiss
Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo
Beauty Protector Protect & Oil


OK, so let me get this out first: BEE VENOM!  This trendy ingredient has been all over the faces of celebrities for kind of a while now.  I'm not allergic to bees so I'm going to try it.  It claims to help with wrinkles, which at 31 I'm starting to have.  I'm a little nervous though because I am not sure that I want to have tingly venom on my face.  I'll let you know how it works out when I do try it.

The hair products are great this month.  The clarifying shampoo and reconstructing hair mask from Number 4 are totally welcome in my shower and I'm excited about the the oil from  Beauty Protector.  Although I'm sure if my hair could talk then it would say, "Hey you, lazy woman! That oil is not meant to justify you waiting even longer for a haircut!" And to my hair I say, "Eh, you don't own me!"


Finally, the makeup.  I'm not sure how I feel about Jouer's Luminizing Moisture Tint yet.  The name of this color is Pearl and I think it is a match for my face, in theory.  I will say that I have only rubbed it in on my wrist and not on my face so I do not actually know how it will look.  My concern is that I have 31 year old skin and not 21 year old skin and I also have a huge amount of freckles.  My concerns about shimmer may stem from the fact that I lived in the 90s and shimmer always makes me think of the endless pots of face glitter that we all had, even though I know that glitter and shimmer are totally different things...I mean kind of.  I will try it though.

BUT I LOVE THE LIP PRODUCT!!!  The Mirenesse Glossy Kiss is a hydrating lip crayon and it is so pretty.  It goes on smooth and creamy, it's the "my lips but better" color for me and there is NO shimmer.  It's a pretty everyday / all-day color and I might buy the full sized product when I finish this sample size.

If you're interested, I've got a video up on YouTube which you can find at the link below:

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice

4 comments:

  1. Birchbox seems to be a decent subscription, I personally have yet to try it but have been reading good reviews on it. I hope you'll do a further review on the bee venom? I have heard products like it before bt have yet to read any in-depth reviews on it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I will definitely let you guys know what that bee venom stuff is like once I try it! :)

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  2. I can't get Birchbox delivered to Brazil and I really wish I could. It looks like you got some great products this time ! Love your reviews ! :)

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    1. Bummer! Yeah, I think was the best month so far. :)

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