Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March Birchbox (oh and February too)

I realize that I haven't done a Birchbox unboxing in FOREVER!  I have been a little ehhh about my subscription boxes in general lately so I haven't really wanted to post on them. Birchbox has stepped up their game over the past couple of month and I have received products that I have really wanted to try.

I haven't been able to post on my February Birchbox, so today, I want to show you both my February box and March box into one post.  FIRST, MY MARCH BOX . . . 

I received the follow products in my March box:

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream Cream

Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer
Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum
Caldrea Body Lotion
Madewell for Birchbox Nail Emery Board

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream - Made in the U.S. with eco-friendly ingredients, the non-drying formula gives you a mighty close shave without leaving legs devoid of moisture. And, unlike its distant peers, it’s designed not to foam up: instead, the rich lotion is chock full of organic and natural botanicals that soften skin.  Full Size, $20/150 ml 

I haven't used this yet, but I got a blueberry scent.  I don't typically like anything blueberry, but this is very light.  I don't mind it at all. 

Benefit Stay Don't Stray PrimerThis little gem is a foolproof way to ensure that your undereye concealer and eyeshadows stay put from morning to night (to late late night). It comes in one surprisingly versatile shade that brightens underneath and above the eye. The lightweight formula blends in easily and won't clog the delicate skin around the eyes. Full Size, $26/10 ml

I have never used Benefit's Stay Don't Stray, but I love the brand and very excited about this.  I'll probably throw this in my travel bag as the size is great for a weekend or a few days away.

Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum - In our quest to eradicate zits we’ve tried our fair share of pimple-busting products—with mixed results. This radical serum may very well be The One. The doctor developed formula penetrates the skin, going straight to the source to eliminate trapped bacteria, dirt, and oil. It gets the job done quickly and gently, without irritating or over-drying your skin. Bonus: The serum also tackles surface scars and hyperpigmentation. Full Size, $35/15 ml

I had never used evologie until I received a similar sample in my February Glossybox. I used this serum on a breakout and while it didn't exactly wow me it did help dry it out a bit.  It does have tea tree oil in it, which you can smell right away. 

Caldrea Body Lotion -  A good body lotion is hard to find. Too oily, too sticky, too thick—the list goes on and on. Lucky for us, Caldrea has been perfecting its body care line for a decade (yes, a decade!). This nourishing body lotion comes in three signature scents: Aloe Water Apricot, a modern white musk with floral notes; Tea Olive Lime, a green citrus scent with vanilla and orchid; and Coconut Fig Leaf, which is fresh and exotic with top notes of white fig, plum, and coconut.  Full Size, $22/8 oz

I love Caldrea lotions and think these scents sound delicious.  I haven't yet used them but I am very excited to try the tea olive lime. 

Madewell for Birchbox Nail Emery Board - Inspired by Madewell’s new spring collection, which features sun-ready prints and patterns like this one, the emery board is as practical as it is pretty. The double-sided nail care essential is perfect for daily maintenance and as a quick fix for snags or breaks. Full Size, $5

I can't have enough emery boards.  I love that this comes with a little sleeve.


I received the following products in my February Box:

Skin&Co Bagnodoccia Body Gel 
Color Club Fiesta Collection
Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
twistband™ Headband Collection
Ghirardelli Milk & Caramel Square

Skin&Co Bagnodoccia Body Gel - Our shower had very little in common with sunny Sicily until we tried these delightful body washes. Lightly scented with zesty ingredients sourced from Italy, Skin&Co Roma’s gels work into a rich lather that purifies skin with moisturizing olive oil and plant extracts aplenty. Full Size, $17.50/8.45 fl oz.

The sample size was quite generous on this.  It is a full 2 oz so I think I am going to save this for travel.

Color Club Fiesta Collection - The color pros at Pantone would approve of these must-have shades—and we couldn’t agree more. Universally flattering on all skin tones, each hue is daring, but not so out-there that we can’t wear it in the office or to dinner with Grandma. Full Size, $8

The picture doesn't really do this color any justice.  I got it in the color wild cactus and it is so gorgeous.  I typically only wear traditional/classic colors on my nails, but this is such a beuatiful color and I really like Color Club's polishes.

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips - Discover the secret passed from nursing mothers to make-up artists. Originally created for new mothers facing sore nipples from breastfeeding, Dr. Lipp’s ultra hydrating, healing formula later gained a rep as the ultimate lip gloss, primer and multipurpose balm among savvy London makeup artists. Full Size, $14.50/15 ml

I have mixed feeling about this product.  The product itself is amazing.  It does what it is supposed to to condition lips, cuticles, feet, even nipples (hence the name).  In theory this little tube would be absolutely amazing to tote in my purse and be able to use it on my lips and cuticles.  My problem is the packaging.  The product itself is so thick, that I have a very difficult time dispensing it.  Its as thick as bag balm so I barely get it out of the tube.

twistband™ Headband Collection - We never seem to have a headband when we need one, like those times we’re trying to salvage a bad hair day or running on a treadmill with sweaty bangs. Happily, these hip elastic bands are remedying the situation for good. Perhaps the most versatile hair accessory ever, they look equally awesome paired with your workout gear or a sweet sundress. This six-pack comes with a variety of fun colors—from orange to turquoise—to match every mood and outfit. Full Size, $20/Set of 6 bands.

I love these elastic ribbons so I was very excited to received a headband in my Birchbox.  It is a super cute way to keep my hair out of my face

Ghirardelli Milk & Caramel Square -As Mary Kate and Ashley, Simon and Garfunkel, and Mickey and Minnie would probably attest, it takes two to make a thing go right. Enter our latest Birchbox Find: Ghirardelli’s melt-in-your-mouth milk chocolate squares filled with velvety caramel. The individually-wrapped squares are perfect for snacking, and each is just under 75 calories. If you can be convinced to share, they make thoughtful treats for fellow chocolate-lovers.  Full Size, $4.25/5.32 oz


What did you get in your Birchbox this month (or last)?

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Disclaimer:  This is not a sponsored review, nor was I compensated for this review.  Both Birchboxes were purchased my me.  All opinions expressed are my own.  

1 comment:

  1. Wow you have such amazing boxes over there compared to ours! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie


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