My March Birchbox celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month arrived on Saturday. The box itself is in my favorite colors especially for spring and summer: aqua, spring green with accents of gold and beige. I love the look!
And I was not disappointed this month like I was in February, thank goodness!
I didn’t look at the contents of the box in advance because I like to be surprised. Like I said, it was a good surprise this month!
Here’s what I got:
- Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, 1 ml size $10
- Number 4 Lumiere d’hiver Fluoro5 Elixir Restore & Repair Oil, travel size
- Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Filter, neutral brown shades (it comes in at least 2 other color options), full size $28
- theBalm cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen, a red translucent shade, travel size worth about $2.30
- Wilma Schumann Skin Care Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads, 2 pads
When I saw the hair oil, I made a face. I have sooooo much haircare. But when I washed my hair last evening with StriVectin Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner, I decided to use this leave-in oil on my damp hair. It is AWESOME! My hair is like silk! Very nice stuff. Look how smooth my hair looks!
I also immediately used Stainiac from theBalm. I’m a big fan of stains. I used Stainiac on my lips and it’s OK. For some reason, it stains the outlines of my lips more than the lips themselves, so it looks like I’ve got an ombre thing going. I wish the color was more uniform, but I’ll use this for everyday or perhaps under a similar-colored lipstick that I know fades. Even though it’s not perfect, I was glad to get to try it out. Plus red.
I have so many cleansers, I don’t really need another. But Ultra Facial Cleanser from Kiehl’s looks so gentle, I’ll be putting it in my travel makeup bag.
The cute little Smashbox eyeshadow trio is tough to open, but a great size for travel or to keep in my purse makeup bag. The shadows are super buttery, and they didn’t seem to have any fallout at all when I swatched them. Love this little trio and the neutral shades.
I plan to try the collagen eye pads tonight. I have some from another brand that I have to write up. These pads are quite on trend. They’re everywhere!
To be honest, I don’t know what the total value of all these samples is, though the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser alone is $10 and the Smashbox shadow trio is $28 so with the Stainiac sample, the box is already worth more than $40 not including the other two items. I’m glad that Birchbox included a couple of full size products (petite full size) this month. The March Birchbox box is worth well over the $10 that someone else paid for my subscription. I can’t complain because so far, I’ve discovered a number of really good products. Definitely more plusses than minuses in 3 months!
Also, I was sent a coupon code for 20% off purchases from the Birchbox store for my 3 month anniversary. I used the discount as well as my points that were worth $10 to pick up another tube of Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm and a very cute polka dot travel bag. Birchbox seems to do all kinds of things to encourage you to shop their store at a discount.
If you think you want to give Birchbox a try, I would appreciate it if you would use my referral code. 😀
Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What do you think about my goodies this month?