Tiny Tweaks, Big Results: April 2013 Birchbox Reveal

30 Apr

Birchbox is a monthly beauty and lifestyle subscription box. I love Birchbox because it is a great way to sample new products, but I also love it because they have a point system that is hard to beat. You receive 10 points for reviewing products in your monthly Birchbox, 50 points for referring new members, and for every $1.00 spent you earn 1 point. Each 100 reward points can be redeemed for $10 off of an order. I have been a member for 8 months and have always had a huge discount when I purchase items from the store!

If you are interested in purchasing a becoming a member (which I highly recommend) you can click here: https://www.birchbox.com?raf=fc3p4

For the month of April Birchbox teamed up with Women’s Health for the theme “tiny tweaks, big results.”

My April 2013 box included:

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Weleda Body Lotion 

Weleda Body Lotion

They gave me three small packets of the lotion– Wild Rose, Sea Buckhorn, & Pomegranate. This lotion smells heavenly (especially the pomegranate) and left my skin silky smooth. I like that it wasn’t as thick as most lotions, but it still left my skin moisturized and smooth. The full size product is $16.50 and that is basically the reason why I will be passing on purchasing the full size product. 

Youngblood Anti-Shine Mattifier

Youngblood Anti-Shine Mattifier

This balm formula is supposed to keep “oil in check” and “up your makeup’s staying power”. They gave me a very small sample with no lid. I didn’t see much of a difference when using this product. I don’t have very oily skin (even in the dead heat of summer) so maybe that is why this product didn’t work for me. I also really hated the presentation of the sample. It had no lid and so it had to stay in the cardboard box which takes up a lot of space in my makeup bag. The full size product is $36.00. I am also not really interested in purchasing this product. 

StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate

StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate

StriVectin and I go way back. I was introduced to this amazing line of products when I worked at a flagship Bath and Body Works Store in college. It really does work wonders, eliminating the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness! The sample I received was fairly small but will last a few weeks. The full size is $65, but it works so I think it is well worth the price tag! 

Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir 

Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir

This product is supposed to give you healthier younger looking hair in just one week. I have long very thick hair and felt that I didn’t see much of a difference with this product. I wonder if I needed more of the sample to see the results. The full size is $20.99 and I probably won’t purchase. 

Skin&Co Bagnodoccia Body Gel

Skin&Co Bagnodoccia Body Gel

This body gel is made specifically for sensitive skin and is made from olive oil. I wasn’t thrilled with the scent of this body wash, but I did like that it was gentle on my sensitive skin. The full size product is $17.50, and that is precisely why I won’t be purchasing this product.

As you can see I had a pretty sad little Birchbox this past month… the only redeeming quality was that we received a one year subscription to Women’s Health which was worth $9.99 which basically means this box paid for itself. I hope I get more makeup samples in my next Birchbox!

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6 Responses to “Tiny Tweaks, Big Results: April 2013 Birchbox Reveal”

  1. Must Have Boxes April 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    We received the same Birchbox this month. I was so happy with the products!

    – KW
    http://musthaveboxes.com

  2. Ginny May 1, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    Bummer about the Nexxus product, I thought it looked good.
    Ginny

    • graceinman May 1, 2013 at 11:27 am #

      It was such a small sample it was hard to tell 😦

  3. lorahogan May 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    WOW! I get Birchbox too and EVERYTHING you got was different from what I got!! What are your settings?

    • graceinman May 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

      I know my sisters is different that mine too, this month she got a full sized Nexxus product and I was so jealous! My profile says I typically get my beauty intel from style or beauty blogs, My level of beauty knowledge is dedicated enthusiast, If I’m going to splurge on a product its going to be the latest makeup color… I am signing up for samples, to experiment with routine, to receive relevant beauty how-to’s and tips… My styles are adventurous, classic, & trendy… my hair is color treated and thick.. skin concerns sensitive 🙂 Plus they have those questions about your hair color and what not!

  4. Ira May 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    Great review! So cool:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

    Join my giveaway: http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/2013/05/firmoo-giveaway.html

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