Sunday, April 13, 2014

Birchbox April 2014 Review

My April Birchbox arrived the other day along with my Popsugar Must Have Box.  I had looked at the website ahead of time to see which items I would be receiving, but of course it wasn't quite the same as seeing them in person!  Here's what I got:

Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolute:  The description of this perfume is "a burst of sweet blood orange and bitter orange laced with heady jasmine and rich sandalwood."  This is an interesting and unique scent, but it's not really for me.  I don't usually wear citrus scents, so that's probably why.

BeeKind Body Lotion:  This body lotion is made with honey and organic chamomile, and it has a strong lemon scent.  It's lightweight and absorbs quickly.  I don't think I like it enough to buy a full-sized version, but I will certainly use up this sample.

Color Club Gala's Gems Collection Nail Polish in Gold Struck:  I was hoping to get the cream colored version of this nail polish, but this one was my second choice.  I really like this color, and the color is opaque enough that it only needs two coats.  I will paint my nails with it this weekend.

Sumita Color Intense Pencil in Suman (Black):  Considering all the eyeliner I've gotten in subscription boxes lately, I think I am going to have to start wearing it more often!  I did use this as soon as I got it when I was getting ready to go out on Friday night.  This is a soft wax liner pencil.  The liner is much softer than other pencils I've used.  The upside is that it goes on very smoothly.  The downside is that it breaks easily; the point of the pencil actually broke off when I removed the cap.  I also found it more difficult to draw a thin line, but maybe I just need to sharpen the pencil more.  I did like this formula, and it lasted all through the night.

Broken tip

KIND Healthy Grains Bar - Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt:  I eat KIND bars all the time.  I usually buy them in bulk from Costco and take them to work for part of my lunch.  I ate this at lunch yesterday and really enjoyed it.  I will have to buy a box of these if I see them at the store.  

This was a good box for me.  With the exception of the perfume, I'm sure I will be using everything I received.  

Did you get a Birchbox this month?  Which variation did you get?  

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