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As I have mentioned in my previous post about Birchbox, I have been granted a free April box due to the shipping delay of my February box (that I got in March). For those of you who have never heard of Birchbox, it is a company that offers monthly subscription box filled with beauty products usually for sampling purposes. Most boxes contain at least 5 beauty products (makeup, skincare, haircare) all for just $15 + free shipping.
I know this post is so late since it’s already May (how crazy it is we’re almost halfway through 2019?!), but
the past couple of weeks have been so busy for me I just have the worst time management. Anyway, let’s get on to unboxing my April 2019 Birchbox!
APRIL 2019 BIRCHBOX UNBOXING
Here’s an overview of all the products I received this month.
Birchbox ships their boxes in light pink box with cute titles next to your name such as Your Marvel in this case (my previous months had The Stunning and The Famed). I also quite like this month’s iridescent box!
Upon opening the box, there was a card with a short message regarding the new Birchbox experience since they recently increased their previous price of $10 to $15. On the other side of the card were little snippets of information regarding the products that are inside my box. I also got a coupon code for $15 off my next order in their shop!
Now let’s get on to the products themselves.
1. Vasanti® BrightenUp!® Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator ($34, full size)
This post-cleanser treatment tackles dullness, uneven skin tone, dark spots, and wrinkles in one glow-inducing step. Plus, it helps the rest of your skincare products absorb 20% better.
My thoughts: I have never heard of this brand, but as a skincare enthusiast, I would love to try this product! It also says that it’s paraben-free, sulfate-free, vegan friendly, 99% natural, never tested on animals, and no plastic beads. Sounds promising!
This volumizing hair spray lifts roots and creates instant all-over volume without added weight. Plus, each of the brand’s products come in an addictive hibiscus scent.
My thoughts: I don’t think I really need this since my hair isn’t actually fine and flat, so I feel meh about this. Would probably still try using it, though.
3. TPSY Lip Crush Lip Oil ($14, full size)
This sweetly scented oil hydrates your lips while adjusting to their natural pH, imparting a just-for-you hue that lasts all day. Not quite a gloss and not quite a balm, the satisfyingly smooth stain sinks in fast without leaving behind flakes or residue.
My thoughts: I’m excited for this product because it sounds like it works like a lip tint and lip tints are the BEST for girls like me who are usually too lazy to re-apply their lipstick throughout the day! However, most lip tints are drying but this lip oil claims it’s hydrating. Awesome.
4. 100% Pure Green Tea EGCG Concentrate Cream ($45, full size)
This face moisturizer is highly concentrated with potent antioxidants from green tea, acai, and olive. Its nutrient-rich formula protects against environmental damage and leaves your skin softened and fortified.
My thoughts: Yay for another skincare product! I’ve never heard of this brand, but an antioxidant moisturizer sounds very promising to me. I don’t think I’ll see much of a difference because it’s such a tiny sample (I initially thought it was an eye cream), but we’ll see!
5. Love of Color Liquid Shimmer Shadow in shade Eclipse – Rose Gold ($10, full size)
This liquid shimmer eye shadow provides a subtle, sheer hint of color and shine that can be easily layered for a bolder look. The water-based formula feels lightweight and comfortable on your lids while providing long-lasting, flake-free wear.
My thoughts: I’ve been meaning to try liquid eyeshadows, so this is a nice addition to my Birchbox. I also love that I got the shade Eclipse which is rose gold because it’s definitely one of my favourite colours!
6. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil – 1.18 oz. ($105, full size)
This retinol nighttime face oil is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of pores, wrinkles, and redness and visibly improve uneven texture, age spots, dryness, and dullness. In the morning, you’ll see more plump, smooth, luminous, and even-toned skin.
My thoughts: This was actually a personal choice because Birchbox gives you the option of customizing your box before they ship it to you. You can choose between two curated boxes (so you’ll know the exact products that you will receive) or you can choose 1 sample from 2 Sample Choice options then have the rest of the products be handpicked for you. A more detailed explanation regarding Birchbox’s customization can be found here.
Anyway, I chose this Sunday Riley night oil over a Wander Beauty lip retreat because I’ve been hearing so much good stuff about the brand. And can you just look at the price tag?! I don’t think I can ever splurge more than $100 on just one skincare product, so I’m glad I have the chance of trying it out with this 15ml sample.
Check out my previous subscription box unboxings:
My final verdict: This is, hands down, my most favourite box from all of the subscription boxes I have received. I am SO glad about the fact that I didn’t receive any black eyeliner or mascara (they really ruin boxes for me) and got more skincare products instead. The Sunday Riley alone was enough to make this box so worth it. Granted I didn’t pay for it because it was a complimentary box from Birchbox (their customer service is amazing, by the way).
I can definitely see that this is a new and improved Birchbox. If their future boxes are also like this one, then paying an extra $5 (as I’ve mentioned, they’re now $15/month instead of $10) every month wouldn’t be so bad. What do you think of this box? Are you also subscribed to Birchbox or any other beauty subscription box?