I’m a little late here… I got the February Birchbox just in time to pack it away and move, only now to re-discover. Whoops!
February’s Birchbox was “Red Carpet Ready” themed in honor of film awards season. Mine included a mini Catwalk Your Highness Root Boost Spray, Dr. Jart BB cream, Couture La La fragrance, TheBalm Hot Mama!, and a Ghirardelli chocolate square with caramel filling.
First, the chocolate was a delicious and much needed snack while packing. Catwalk Your Highness did provide some root lift for me, but nothing more than light teasing would do. It might be better suited to very thin hair. The Dr. Jart BB cream was about 4 shades too dark but otherwise I thought the texture was nice. I love Hot Mama, which is a peachy coral blush with gold shimmer. It looks similar to NARS Orgasm in the pan but in reality is much less pink. I love these small blushes because they’re great for travel or a makeup bag in your purse.
March’s box was “March Madness” themed in honor of the basketball series (I’m kind of sad with sports and honestly I wouldn’t have known that apart from all the guys at my office talking about their brackets non-stop). The box included Miss Jessie’s Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo and Creme de la Creme Conditioner, Sumita eyeliner in bright aqua, Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator, Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream, and a Madewell nail file.
Interestingly enough, the Madewell nail file was my favorite item in this box. I love the pattern and the quality of the file was great. We’ll see how it holds up after a few more uses. Otherwise I found the box pretty unremarkable. I’m apprehensive about applying anything “enzymatic” to my face from an unknown brand, I typically can’t use scented shaving creams, I see very little use for an aqua eyeliner in my life, and I’m pretty happy with my current haircare products. In other words, like the real March Madness, this Birchbox left me underwhelmed.
Hoping for a better surprise next month!