March Birchbox Review

Posted in Beauty
on March 21, 2016

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I’m sad to say that I only have two more Birchboxes left in my six-month subscription. I’m going to miss receiving a package of goodies to try each month. But, I’m sure I’ll make the most of these last few boxes.

I received my March Birchbox a few days into the new month, which is great because then I had ample time to test out the products and really see whether I loved them or not. I’m happy to say I feel very informed about the products in my box to offer an in-dept review of each item.

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theBalm cosmetics Stainiac:

Sometimes, you need to begin a review with the worst product just to get all the feelings out there. This was easily the worst product in my box this month. I tried to like it because I’ve been purchasing more cheek and lip stains, but this product did nothing for me. There was almost no color even if you tried to apply, reapply, and reapply the stain to your lips. When I tried to apply it to my cheeks, it left an awkward, unblendable mark when I set the product on my skin. Overall, it was my least favorite.

Cargo Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette:

The two colors I received in my sample were “Sand” and “The Rocks.” I simply did not like the color sand because it was an awkward yellow-meets-gold shade. I love the pigmentation of “The Rocks” because it would be great for a night time look, but I don’t think “Sand” would be appropriate for any occasion whether it’s day or night. I wish there was an opportunity to choose the shades that come in your sample because trying colors that look good with my skin tone would make me want to purchase the product myself. Even for an inexpensive price of $34, I wouldn’t buy this palette.

Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm:

This product was a little confusing to me because although it said you could apply it to your lips, I felt like the texture and consistency was too thick to put on my lips. I read you could also use it to moisturize cuticles and other dry patches on your body. I will say it worked very well for my cuticles and on my elbows. However, I don’t think it’s a product that’s worth the hype. After a few days, I decided to give it a try on my lips and could not get used to the texture (similar to Vaseline). Overall, this wasn’t the worst product I received, but it wasn’t my favorite either.

Wilma Schumann Skincare Hydrating Collagen Eye Pad:

So many people struggle with puffiness and dark circles under their eyes. There are days where my under-eye area could look better, but there aren’t any major problems. However, after a long two weeks, and a much needed pamper evening, I decided to give the eye pads a try. I loved that the eye pads were a gel material, which left a cooling sensation on my skin. The skin around my eyes after 20 minutes felt soft and hydrated. And, you receive five packs of the eye pads for $18, which is a great deal in my book.

Number 4™ Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil:

This hair oil is magical. I’ve used many brands of hair oil in the past, but I will say that this has restored the life to my dull, dry strands. What I love most about this product is how it transforms my hair before styling. I truly feel like it gives me a celebrity shine to my hair after curling it for the day. The only thing you need to know it that one drop will go a long way with your hair. Anyone more than that will leave it looking greasy. My only concern about purchasing this product is the price for the quantity you receive. $26 for two ounces doesn’t seem like a lot even though you only need one pump for your hair.

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Are you subscribed to Birchbox? What did you receive in your box for March? What products did you like or didn’t like? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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  • Thanks for the review! I used to subscribe but unfortunately never found any must-have products in my box. It just never felt worth the $ to me. 🙁
    http://www.hautemommyblog.com

    • You’re welcome! Thanks so much for leaving your link! I completely understand where you’re coming from. I don’t think I’ll be renewing my subscription after the six months. I’ll be writing a post about my entire Birchbox experience with having it for six months.

  • Burgh Brides

    I haven’t given Birchbox a try yet but I have a few friends who like it. Glad it’s working out for you!

    • Thanks so much! it was definitely an awesome Christmas gift–and I’m glad to hear your friends like Birchbox as well.

  • Elle Schott

    i have always thought about signing up for this or ipsy but for whatever reason i have never been able to pull the trigger on it.

    • It is a lot of fun to receive the new products each month, but it can be a downer when you receive some items you don’t like!

  • I’m in between in getting this or Boxycharm! I still don’t know which one but great review!

    • I have never heard of Boxycharm! If you decide on that one, you’ll have to let me know how it is!

  • laci carlson

    Love getting my box every month !! Always so perfect

  • Karin Rambo

    It’s too bad that the stain was so awful because it looks like it should be really nice! I have totally used cheek stains though that just left a streak and it’s awful!

    Karin | truncationblog.com

    • Yes, it’s the absolute worst when that happens with cheek/lip stains. It just looks awful, and I wish I had a better review for that particular product!

  • I used to subscribe to Birchbox for a few years but eventually stocked up on enough stuff to last me awhile! Sometimes I miss it though!

    • I know I’ll miss it, but I don’t think I could get on board with spending the extra money every month when there are at least two products I don’t really love.

  • I loved reading your review of birchbox. I have never tried one, but it looks like you got a lot of really awesome products!

    • You do! Sometimes, there are some products I don’t love, but that’s part of the surprise with the boxes each month!

  • Ashleigh

    I have received all of these products at one point in a BB and loved them! And as usual, the box design is perfect this month! Thanks for sharing!

    • I do love the design and some of the products, but a few just didn’t work too well for me. But it’s all part of the process with trying new things! Thanks for your comment!

  • Caroline Murphy

    I have got a few of your samples in this months box and in the past. I couldn’t agree with you more about the Stainiac. I got a bright red (Miranda sings) color that I used on my lips and it would not blend!! Bright red all day! I was able to smudge it but it just looked like I’d been all over a cherry Popsicle…ha! I also got the eye gel pads and I’m dying to get 20 min to lay down and apply!! I hope Aprils box is a bit better!

    • I love that you mentioned Miranda sings because I knew exactly what you meant by it, haha! But yes I was very disappointed by it and it was the product I was most excited to try from the box. You’ll love the eye pads for sure when you have a night to yourself to pamper yourself and relax!

  • They eye pads and the oil sound awesome!
    I miss getting Birchboxes each month.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • The oil and eye pads were incredible, and will most likely be a repurchase for me!

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