April 2015 Birchbox + Photos

I know, I know. I said I was going to put up this post on Friday… but I didn’t. The stress of everything is getting to me, but if all goes well, I should be putting the deposit on an apartment tomorrow…. Cross your fingers that all goes as plans.

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Anyway, enough of my problems. 😛 Let’s talk about this month’s Birchbox. The box is very unique this month, because of Birchbox’s partnership with the Rifle Paper Co. I have to say that I really like the box, but it isn’t one that I’m going to hold on to. It doesn’t match my style in the same way other boxes do.

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I will say, as a bit of a spoiler, that I am quite happy with my box this month. It isn’t the best one that I have ever received, but I am not disappointed, that’s for sure.

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Let’s check out what is inside!

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The first thing that I received is the Fekka Soleil Beach Waves Tousling Spray. I am quite excited to try this project, especially because my hair is so much shorter than it was last summer. I think that it will give me a really nice texture and wave (I hope!). When I try it out, I’ll post a picture of the result. It was quite a high value sample at $6.80.

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The next thing is a body wash sample from Not Soap, Radio. I saw a bunch of people go this sample (but in a different scent) last month, and I was curious. The brand name is really the reason why I am so drawn to the product. I can’t say I really understand the name. This shower gel is called Bathing with sharks and has a very fresh scent. I have a ton of travel-sized products, so I think I’m going to start using them before I buy any more full size products, since I idon’thave a vacation planned for quite a while. Therefore, look for a review of this product coming in the next couple of days. The value of this sample is 1.39 which is quite nice.

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Next up is an eyeshadow trio taken from the POP Beauty POP Portfolio Eyeshadow Palette. I have to say that my first impression of these shadows is that they are fantastic. They are all shimmery and neutral. They wore all day (the one time I wore them) and the shine lasted, too. I am really impressed by them right now. Keep an eye out for a full review. I have to say that I may not buy the full palette, though. If you look at it on the Birchbox website, it is filled with a lot of colors and not so many neutrals, which makes me less inclined to purchase it. The value of this sample is $2.17.

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Next up is a perfume sample from Harvey Prince called Yogini. I have to say that I don’t love it. This is something my mom will probably enjoy, so I’ll pass it on to her. So, even though I won’t use, I know someone who will get some use out of it. $1.63 is the value of this sample.

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Finally, I received the Cynthia Rowley Beauty Brightening Illuminator. I do enjoy trying things from this brand, so I am quite excited about this. And, I love highlighters! This one is a beautiful, pink-toned cream highlighter. It gives a very pretty sheen, and I’m excited to keep wearing it to see how well it wears. I’m very happy with this sample. This sample is the highest value sample in this box at $10.18.

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Well, there you have it. I am pretty pleased with this box. Not my favorite that I have ever received, but the makeup products make me very excited. I am looking forward to playing around with them some more. The total value of my box this month was $22.17. That is quite a good value for money, seeing as it is a $10 a month subscription service.

What did you all receive in your Birchbox this month? Link to your blog if you have one! I’d love to check it out.

I bought this myself. All opinions are my own. I’m not getting paid for this post.

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