For this month’s Birchbox I once again went with the curated box. I also did Birchbox Plus for the first time and added on items at a special rate.
The regular Birchboxes were designed by Rifle Paper Company and super gorgeous. The Birchbox Plus items were also from Rifle. I chose the tumbler and notebook pack for $20.
I opted for one of the special Mad Men inspired boxes this month. I don’t watch Mad Men so I have no idea why these items would relate to the show, I just wanted to try some of the items and have been afraid lately of the regular boxes! Here is one of the Mad Men box options:
Beauty Protector Hair Oil – I LOVE the scent of Beauty Protector but hair oil doesn’t really do much for me. I find it works best if I use it at night and wash it out in the morning. More like a treatment. I have had this before and traded it and this one I will likely swap as well.
Whish Shave Cream – another item I have received before. It’s such a small sample (the tube is far from full) but it smells nice (blueberry!) and would be good for an overnight bag, so I’ll likely keep this and maybe use it during my hospital say when I have my baby.
Liz Earle EyeBright Lotion – this is a watery liquid with a light scent, not your typical eye cream/lotion at all. It says to use it to “soothe and refresh tired, puffy eyes.” I swatched in onto the back of my hand and it does leave your skin feeling smooth adn more hydrated. This is another item that may come in handy as it gets harder to sleep and for after the baby comes. A huge con for me though, is that it does contain parabens so I won’t buy it unless they reformulate it.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Eye Gel – this is an item I have wanted to try. Why? I don’t know. My eyebrows aren’t really unruly, but I’ve heard good things. Maybe they will look even better? We shall see!
Cargo Blush in Los Cabos – I have a lot of blushes I haven’t even opened yet but I HAD to have t his one too. It’s a darker peach color with some shimmer so it doesn’t look too good on my winter pale skin. I think it should work great come summer though!
Overall I am happy with this month’s Birchbox. I really do like the option of the curated boxes or the Pick Your Sample Choice. It definitely helps me feel more like I am getting what I am paying for and keeps me looking forward to each months box. Plus, the rewards system is awesome!