Birchbox April ♡ Unboxing + First Impression

Birchbox April 2016

Birchbox April, not completely disappointed nor super impressed with the items received.

This month I have received a total of six sample sized products, which includes two foiled packets of makeup wipes and a oh-so-mini primer. I wasn't mad about the foil packets, but the hair products included wasn't what I had expected.

Birchbox April 2016

Birchbox teamed up with Rifle Paper Co. (a stationery boutique) to create the April beauty box. The box includes six sampled products from five different brands, it also comes with a 20% off coupon code for your next order at riflepaperco.com.

I had a look at the Rifle Paper Co. website and almost everything is out of my price range; haha. I love cute stationery, but stationery are just... stationery. In my opinion, there is no point spending twenty dollars on a calendar with a pretty flora print as a cover. I mean, don't we all get calendars for free at the end of the year?

Anyway, below are the products I have received in my April Birchbox. For the ones that I have already tried and tested, I will share with you more thoughts on the item.

Birchbox April 2016

image PARLOR BY JEFF CHASTAIN VOLUMIZING LIFTING SPRAY | Full Sized USD $24.00 is described as an innovative body-enhancing spray that will give your weighted hair an instant volume and lift.

I have read both positive and negative review of this volumizing hair spray, some says it smells so amazing and it instantly lift up your flat hair, while some says it made their hair so greasy. I have semi-flat hair as my hair are so thick, I will probably give this a go, but I am afraid that it will turn my hair into a grease ball >.< ~

Birchbox April 2016

image LIVING PROOF PERFECT HAIR DAY DRY SHAMPOO | Full Sized USD $22.00 is described as a dry shampoo that cleans hair using fast-acting powders that soak up oil, sweat and odor. It claims hair will looks, feels and smells cleaner.

I tried this dry shampoo on a third day of my no-wash-hair-day and my first impression upon the first few spray was, it smells flora and fresh. I find that the Living Proof dry shampoo works okay, it's not perfect, my hair looked as if I haven't washed it for too long and it doesn't feel clean throughout the day. Comparing to the Batiste dry shampoos that I always use, I wouldn't spend $22 on the Living Proof one.

Birchbox April 2016

image BENEFIT THE POREFESSIONAL FACE PRIMER | Full Sized USD $31.00, really Birchbox?! The sample sized I have received is small enough to fit into my palm and for your reference I have very small hands. I am sure that you already know what the Benefit Poressional Primer is and what it does etc... It is one of the most hyped up primer in the beauty community; and it is a primer that will minimizes pores and smooth skin.

I have tried the POREfessional primer prior to receiving this sample and it's not a primer that I love so much. I like that it smooth skin and minimizes pores, but this function seems to work best for other primers I own like the Guerlain Meteorites Light-Diffusing Primer and the MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage.

Birchbox April 2016

image RMS BEAUTY THE ULTIMATE MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES | Full Sized USD $16.00 is my number one favourite item from the April Birchbox! It was disappointing when seeing that foil packets were included in the April box, but as soon as I used these makeup wipes, it instantly makes me want to place an order for the full sized.

These RMS makeup wipes are made with pure, naturally antibacterial coconut oil that melts away even the most stubborn makeup, it is recommended to have the packets warm up in your palm for 10-20 seconds before opening for use. I did as instructed and I was surprised to see that it instantly removes the toughest lip stains that I own! Also, the makeup wipes smells so yummy, just like coconut!

Birchbox April 2016

image POP BEAUTY MATTE VELVET "COZY CRIMSON" LIPSTIX | Full Sized Trio USD $24.00 is described as a vitamin-rich formula with high pigmentation that delivers gorgeous hues while hydrates and protects lips.

The shade Cozy Crimson is described as a deep magenta, in real life swatches, it is a true red with a hint of pink. The formula is smooth, it glides on the lips effortlessly with a full opaque coverage and it smells sweet like candy. I wish that Birchbox has added a more neutral shade for me, as I rarely wears red, but I love that the color I have received is so vibrant and pretty.


are you getting the monthly Birchbox?
what interesting items did you received this month?

6 comments

  1. Well, at least you liked the lipstick!

    - Seyra x
    http://www.pavementsarerunways.com/

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  2. I love the packaging of this box!

    These makeup removing wipes sound very nice. I love coconut oil as well as anything that smells like coconut, so I might want to try those!

    I wouldn't spend $22 on a dry shampoo, though. At least you got to try it, so now you know for sure whether it's any better or not. :)

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    1. Thanks Lona ♥ I love the box packaging too ~

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  3. Rifle Paper Co is very expensive. Beautiful but pricey. Sorry the box was hit and miss. I was giggling about the Benefit Porefessional. That shouldn't be included in ANY subscription box. It's so not new.
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    1. Hahah, try telling Birchbox that! I hope that they don't include such silly things in the May box

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