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This month’s Birchbox has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster. On the surface this is a really great box that I really wanted to love but for some reason or another every single item in it fell a bit short for me. But let me explain.
Full Size: 0.7 oz, $32
Sample Size: unknown, $2 estimated value
Remember how I desperately wished for this sample in my last Birchbox and was so disappointed that I didn’t get it that I ended up swapping for it? Yeah, of course it would be in my April Birchbox. Sigh. Even though I really love this blush I can’t help but be disappointed that I got a second one. I’m still trying to decide whether I will keep it as a backup or put it up for swap.
Full Size: 0.4 oz, $16
Sample Size: 0.3 oz, $12 value
The day before I received my Birchbox, I found out that there apparently was an option to pick which color eyeliner to receive. I must’ve missed the email in the slough of spam I get every day. It’s a bit disappointing because I would’ve preferred to get this in black. I’m a bit too old for silver eyeliner so I think I will put it up for trade.
Full Size: 8 fl oz, $20
Sample Size, 2 fl oz, $5 value
It’s mind-boggling to me how supposed salon brands can produce shampoo for color-treated hair that contains sulfates. It’s known to be drying and actually makes hair color fade faster. SMH. I received a sample of this shampoo before and ended up swapping it because I only use sulfate-free shampoo. I plan on doing the same with this one.
Shade: Heirloom Pearl, an opulent off-white
Full Size: 4 x 0.25 fl oz, $13
Sample Size: 1 x 0.25 fl oz, $3.25 value
I’m not a huge fan of white nail polish and I wish I had gotten one of the other colors in the collection. However, this color has a nice pearly sheen to it so I think I’m gonna give it a try to see how I like it. Who knows, maybe I’ll end up loving it.
Flavor: Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt
Full Size: 15 ct (1.2 oz each), $11.88
Sample Size: 1 ct, $0.79 value
This was the lifestyle extra in this month’s box. I’m not a huge granola-bar eater but I would’ve been all over this had it been one of the varieties with chocolate in it. I’m sure the very best boyfriend will love it, though.
As you can see, this has been a somewhat frustrating box for me. I can’t complain about the total value though which came in at just over $23. I hope I can swap some of these items for things that I’d like a bit better.
- Subscription Boxes – Birchbox
- Birchbox – February 2014
- Birchbox – January 2014
- Birchbox – December 2013