My First Birchbox April 2013

20 Apr

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April 2013 Birchbox!

Okay, I paid my $10 and added a Birchbox monthly subscription to my budget. Was I the last one to receive Birchbox this month? Arrived 4/18.  A week ago I got my first Ipsy subscription bag and was so thrilled by it that this Birchbox doesn’t seem as wonderful by comparison, but it’s like apples and oranges. Ipsy is mostly makeup, no makeup in my Birchbox.

vertical april birchboxCaudalie Divine Oil – Grape, argan, hibiscus, and sesame oil blend to use on skin, hair and nails. I tried a little bit on my arm and it was all absorbed into my skin! Such a nice feeling rather than a sticky lotion BUT it has an added parfum ingredient in it and I cannot stand overly smelly products. If this came in a NON-perfume version I would probably get the 100ml $39 size of this, my boyfriend would also use it as a moisturizer. So close, Caudalie, so close.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream in Warm Glow – I used this today and I totally approve of the light, tinted coverage! I was expecting a thick cream, but this absorbed into my skin and did not leave a layer of product smeared everywhere. Added a subtle evenness so it looks like my skin is naturally healthy. Feels more like a primer to wear under a foundation. Wore it yesterday with my new Be a Bombshell “Beach Please” blush (code IPSY30 for 30% off and Free pink eyeshadow) and got 3 compliments at work on my “glowing skin” before 10am on Friday! That Never happens!

Ojon Deep Conditioner – This has really good reviews, but I will be giving this away to my sister. My hair is too thin for a heavy conditioner.

Supergoop! SPF 40 Anti-Aging Eye Cream Hmm, maybe a good idea to try this for long walks with dog. I am probably at the age to start using something like this, however, I doubt I will buy the full size $45 version.

April 2013 BirchboxHail Merry Chocolate Macaroons – Lifestyle Extra. These would taste better if the package didn’t say macaroons, I was expecting something different. These are melt-in-your-mouth real coconut and cocoa balls. Impressed that Birchbox went there, not sure most people will like this type of product. No added sugars, organic, gluten-free, vegan, non-gmo, kosher, raw treat. Maple syrup, dark cocoa, coconut oil, vanilla, and sea salt are the only ingredients! Brave Birchbox – good for you! I liked these and will definitely buy some. $5 for a 3.5oz bag

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Cleanser, Serum and Lotion Sample – Beauty Extra. The sample of exfoliating cleanser is a product I would like to use maybe once or twice a week, it was smooth and silky – not strip-your-skin rough like an apricot scrub, but it would be an added step to my normal routine.

My winning items: Hail Merry Macaroons, Juice Beauty CC Cream, sample foil of Elizabeth Arden exfoliating Cleanser.

I’m not sure about this box, though I have to say it’s been really exciting seeing other reviews of this months Birchbox and seeing such a HUGE variety, it becomes very suspenseful waiting to see what came in MY box!! I’m glad I didn’t get the color changing nail polish, I have too many polishes (especially with my new Julep Maven Monthly Subscription Box) I’ll keep Birchbox another month at least 😉

If this review is helpful and you don’t currently have a Birchbox subscription, here is my referral link.

I want to see pictures and reviews of what’s in YOUR box this month! What was your favorite item?

7 Responses to “My First Birchbox April 2013”

  1. Must Have Boxes April 21, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    Lovely box. The macroons looks delicious! I just posted the review of my April Birchbox on my blog too :).

    – KW

  2. abbydoo343 April 21, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    There were 40 box selections this month! How crazy is that? I got Box 1, and also just posted a review of mine the other day on my blog. I like yours though, it looks nice!


  3. Stephany April 21, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    I wanted to thank you for this fantastic read!! I absolutely loved every little bit of it.
    I have got you book-marked to check out new things you post…

  4. BoxSubscriptionGoddess April 21, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    This month was awesome 😀 The macaroons were delish! I really liked the supergoop as well.

    -Lauren BSG

  5. captivatinglifetolive April 22, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    Oh a first time Birchboxer? I remember my first box, it was a while ago now, but I still love it! And as for the shipping date, I’m in the same boat as you because Birchbox’s headquarters is on the east coast and I live in California, while, I’m pretty sure, Ipsy’s headquarters is on the west coast. Also I just reviewed my box this month, and I’ve got some great, close up pictures if you’re interested!


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