Here are the cards included in April's Birchbox:
And, here is my review:
As you can see, the theme this month is Natural Wonders. I rate this box 8/10.
My favorite item is the Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer and my lest favorite item is the Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil.
I have never used a tinted moisturizer before and this was everything I could want it to be. This moisturizer is a primer and sheer foundation with SPF 20 included, it is going to my beauty staple. I was very hesitant and bummed at first, because the shade I received was "medium," and I have an olive/tan tone, so I didn"t think this would work. Well, I tried it anyhow, and what do you know?! It's perfect. I guess I shouldn't jump the gun so fast! It added a nice finish to face and really blended my imperfections (blemishes/scarring). I'm very careful with what I choose for my facial skin because most products tend to cause breakouts, or I can't find the right tone to match. Luckily this product did it all. I'm ordering the full size from Birchbox. It's priced at $34 for 1.7 oz. It is a bit pricey for my wallet, but I have a nice collection of Birchbox points racked up.
The Yes to Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes are just as great. They are perfect for a quick make up remover at the end of the day. I know that it seems like a waste to use a brightening towelette at the end of the day, but that is when I would get the most use. I also used when I was running late one morning, so it wasn't a total waste. ;) The pack I received included 8 towelettes, and this is another item I plan to buy. It is priced at $7.99 for a pack of 30. I'm happy to see something more affordable offered in my box this month!
The Benta Berry G-1 Exfoliating Facial Cleanse was alright. I've had a lot of experience using exfoliators so I'm not really excited or shocked when trying another. Another reason I'm just blah about this product is because it is priced $16 for 30 mL. I know that's not crazy, but come on, times are tough.
The Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil and Facial Lotion were just "alright" also. As I said before, I'm VERY particular with the products I'm using on my face. This lotion was a bit to greasy for my combination/oily skin. The oil can be used on the skin and hair, so I plan to use it on my elbows, ankles, knees, etc. (all those rough patches on my body) There is not enough for the long length of my hair. These items are NOT budget friendly. The oil is priced at $36 for 30 ml, while the lotion is priced at $62 for 50 mL
And lastly, the Wonderstruck Taylor Swift fragrance is AMAZING! It is sexy, and feminine. Great for Day and night. Only downside I find, is the price, which is $59.50 for 3.4 oz.
I must say, I am sick of receiving these itty bitty samples of fragrances. I understand I only pay $10 but I can get these samples at the beauty counter, my cosmopolitan, or the spray testers at retailers. I really want to try something else. If I do get a fragrance, I at least want it to be the spray kind, not the bottle with the lid. Those are hard to apply.
So there you have it, my review for April's "Natural Wonders" Birchbox. Let me know what you think of my box, and I would love to hear about yours!
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