March 2015 – Birchbox


March’s theme for Birchbox was Creativity. On the card it even gave you a little fill in the blank: I feel most creative when I … I never filled the blank in. Just like I never post on my blog. Laziness is an all consuming disease.

First item out of the box was: amika Bombshell Blowout Spray. I would spray this stuff on my hair a few minutes before I would blow dry it in the morning. When I first got this month’s box, I had long hair, later on in April I got 8 inches chopped off (no I don’t know what I was thinking). When my hair was long, I didn’t really see that much of a difference using the spray. It just kind of made my hair smoother. When I had my hair cut, that’s when I started to see the difference. The shorter the hair, the more volume this spray gave me. (Full size $24)


Next I used: Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo and Reconstruction Masque. Now I read up on this shampoo and conditioner before I used it because I’m very wary of what I put on my hair now a days. This stuff is supposed to be some high end French fancy schmancy stuff. Honestly, I didn’t see the big fuss over it. It smelled nice and it lathered great, but I didn’t see this HUGE miracle that it promised me was totally going to happen to my hair. I used it up in about 2 weeks. I don’t think I would ever actually purchase it because it is SO FREAKIN EXPENSIVE. (Full size $32-$72)

IMG_3599 IMG_3602

Next was: Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Disco Rose. I love a good lip color… but I hate lip gloss. I know. I’m a failure of a beauty makeup girl. But I just hate lip gloss. It always feels so heavy and sticky on my lips and my hair always gets stuck in it! I will say that for the few minutes I wore it, it has a great color and goes on smoothly. I just hate lip gloss so much. (Full size $20)


Next was the oddly named: Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream SPF 40 – Fair/Light. I don’t know who’s in charge of naming things anymore, but Supergoop is not something I would ever call a makeup product. I was hesitant to try it just because it had the word goop in it’s name. This CC cream wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t that great either. It was a nice cream as a primer and as a foundation. It’s most redeeming quality was that it did color correct exactly to my skin shade. (Full size $32)


The last item was: Whish Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel. I really really really wanted this to be some sort of miracle product. When something tells me that it will inhibit me having to shave every day, I get very excited. Honestly, I don’t know if it worked. I shave my legs every day (yes, every day, I’m a hairy beast). I would put this gel on after shaving every morning. The next morning I would still have stubble on my legs… but they weren’t as stubbly? Maybe? I’m not sure. I feel like my judgement was clouded because I wanted this gel to work amazingly and make all of my leg hair disappear. (Full size $26)


And that was my March Box. Stay pretty, people of the internet.