Ever since it was announced that April’s Birchbox box design would be by Rifle Paper Co. I’ve been completely obsessed. Is it sad that I was way more excited about the actual box than the contents of it? I feel like I could have received an empty box and still been really happy. Don’t judge me!
Fekkai Pre-Soleil Hair Mist | $6.80
I am so happy I received this in my box. I was just thinking to myself the other day about trying out some hair SPF options, and now I have one from Fekkai with great reviews to play with. I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed with a Fekkai product yet, and this is no exception. The smell is delightful (citrus!), it controls my frizz, and keeps my scalp from getting burnt. I’m actually glad we got the travel sized bottle and not the full size, since this is much more convenient to toss in my purse. When I run out, I’ll be refilling this bottle from the full sized version! Love!!
Obliphica Intensive Hair Serum | $8.63
Usually I would be a bit disappointed to get 2 hair products in the same box, but no complaints about this one. It’s got rave reviews and I’ve been wanting to try it for such a long time. Plus I don’t get to try very many hair serums from my subscription boxes so it’s refreshing to get one. I used it on damp hair before styling, and the results were great: less frizz, super soft texture, and lots of shine.
Whish Shave Cream in Blueberry | $2.93
I feel like anyone who has subscribed to Birchbox for more than a few months has gotten a Whish Shave Cream at some point. I know I’ve gotten several in the past. At this point, it’s really not exciting to see yet another Whish Shave Cream, but on the other hand I find them really great for travel. I honestly don’t think it performs much better than other (less expensive) shaving creams that I’ve used, I just like that it’s in a convenient travel-friendly tube.
LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil | $13.98
I feel like I’ve tried this product before, or at least something very similar from the same brand. I received the Honeypot color, which is a bubble gum pink. At first glance it seems very pink, but actually goes on very very sheer. It adds just a hint of color, and works well with my complexion. I would say it looks a lot like PosieTint from Benefit on me.
WEI Manuka Bee Venom Mask | $7.50
Such an interesting concept! I was intrigued as soon as I saw this. I’ve been completely obsessed with masks lately so anything new is always welcome. This has a warm tingling sensation that feels a little irritating at first but went away quickly. Afterwards my skin felt really smooth and soft and looked brighter. I wish I could try it again before committing to the 8-pack for $60! It’s not crazy expensive or anything, but for the same price point I already have a few masks that I swear by (looking at you, GlamGlow!).
I had such an amazing March box I had no idea how April could top it. But April really blew me away! Not only was the box design completely adorable, the value was great and the curation was spot-on for me. My box had a value of $39.84 and the hair care items and the bee venom mask were right up my alley. So thrilled with Birchbox lately!!
I can only hope next month will keep this trend of great boxes going.
Sample choices for May 2015:
- Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment
- Harvey Prince Sea Salt Hair Mist
- Naobay Body Lotion
- Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel
Or if you aren’t feeling any of those items, you can get the guest curated “Beauty Solutions” Box:
- W3LL People The Expressionist Mascara in Black
- Number 4 Blow Dry Lotion
- Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel
- Cotz Flawless Complexion SPF 50
- Juara Candlenut Body Butter
Personally I think I’ll go with the Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel. It sounds promising and seems to have great reviews! How about you?