So I know I’m a little late in getting this out, but better late than never, right?
Here is the review of my March Birchbox! (If you are wondering what a Birchbox is, click here to learn more.)
MAKE Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Purple Sage, full size is $18
I am loving this eyeshadow! It is super small (the compact is the size of a quarter) but I can see it lasting me a really long time. The color is a beautiful deep purple but doesn’t look loud or crazy- it looks more like a neutral tone on my skin- love it! It holds up well during the course of a work day (although I use a eyeshadow primer from Clinique to start with.)
This primer has SPF 30 in it, which is a an added bonus to a primer. The primer is white, but blends in clear. However, I wore it a couple of days and I noticed a shiny film on my face the days I wore it. I felt like a greasy kid and probably could have filled up a couple of those oil blotting papers easily. Sorry for the overshare! That said, I’m sticking with my usual primer, which is the Prime Time Foundation from BareMinerals. I LOVE it and it really makes my makeup last and gives me an even complexion. Having a primer is a must have in a makeup bag!
This cute nail file has a floral print on one the rough side for shaping and filing down breaks or snags, plus a smoother face to gently finish nail edges. It is a full sized nail file but I would definitely carry it in my purse because it is so springy!
I wasn’t really aware, but traditional shampoos rely on sulfates to create a thick lather. As a result, they can be incredibly harsh and drying on color-treated hair which needs moisture the most. But this shampoo is formulated without sulfates to ensure that it removes buildup without stripping color. My hair is color-treated so I needed something like this to make my highlights shine through! Plus, it has a citrus scent that I really like! As a coupon junkie, I don’t know if I want to pay $22 for shampoo, so I think I will try to find a cheaper sulfate-free brand or just stick with my once a week routine of using my hair cleansing shampoo from Redken.
Interested in trying out Birchbox for yourself? Click here and sign up! You can also give them as gifts!
Did you receive a Birchbox? What did you think?
To view my other Birchbox reviews, click here. Here’s what some other bloggers thought of their Birchbox goodies:
Lynette Marie | Must Have Boxes | The Small Things Blog
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I haven’t done Birchbox yet, but I’m tempted! It looks like they’ve sent you some great stuff. I might have to try it… Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my blog!
Valerie @ The Style Files says
It’s seriously so fun to get a little box of goodies in the mail every month! And only $10 makes it even better (because I don’t know if I’d pay more..) If you sign up, use my referral link https://www.birchbox.com?raf=6171j. And then I’ll send you a virtual high five :-)
glad you had a few winners in this months box!
Valerie @ The Style Files says
Me too…sometimes it’s hit or miss! Either way, still fun to try out little goodies like these! :-)