Wednesday, March 30, 2016

#MarchBirchbox Review with #ReadyforAnything and Surprise Boxes


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March has been a pretty business month between being warm and blossom to dumping a ton snow in some part of the US! Plus its our month to celebrate Women History Month and International Womens's Day also St. Patricks and Easter, too! I know am a little late but here is my double Birchbox review on my Selected Sample and Featured Boxes for March !

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Let me start out with the March Birchbox featuring my selected sample choice of Number 4 Haircare products with its contents below:

nugg Beauty De-Stress Mask (Full-size, $16.50)

Number 4 Hydrating Shampoo (Full-size, $34 - $72)

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil (Full-size, $42)

treSiQue Color & Smudge Shadow Crayon in Aspen Pine (Full-size, $26)

Wilma Schumann Skin Care Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads (Full-size, $18)

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I have received Number 4 Haircare products from Birchbox and I enjoyed these quality salon products on my relaxed/wavy hair!  I love how luxurious lather of the hydrating shampoo feels in my hair while I love clean and non-heavy feel of the hydrating conditioner on my scalp and hair strands! I highly recommend using this hair care products carried by Birchbox! 

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Last summer, I have tried the Smashbox Primer Water Spray but I really love this Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil on my dry skin! Whether use it day or night in my moisturizing routine it works well on my skin and with my current moisturizers! And this primer oil works well with my current foundation, too!

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 I love eye masks and enjoyed trying these Wilma Schumann Skin Care Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads after doing #Easter dishes and clean up during my bedtime routine! After cleansing my face, I placed both gel pads on my under eye areas for 20 mins plus I used the extra "juice" in the packet on my face, neck, and chest areas which also needs collagen and anti-aging properties! It was a good eye mask after a long day and evening of holiday activities!

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 I love a good face mask and enjoyed trying nugg Beauty De-Stress Mask during the end of the day! This pod has enough for 3 masks as you only need to spread a thin layer over cleanse skin and wait for 20 mins while watching your fave program or reading a book!  This mask left my face feeling soft and moisturized!

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I have mixed feelings for this makeup sample which was great in some ways but not in others! Although I liked how treSiQue Color & Smudge Shadow Crayon in Aspen Pine glides without tugging on my eye areas, I was not to thrilled about this shade of green and wished I tried the other three mentioned colors! At least there is no lost at trying a different brand and honest effort in trying this shade of green for my hazel eyes!
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I am so excited in getting this "Ready for Anything" box for March esp for the Smashbox, Kiehl's, and MILK lipstick! 
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I love the theme for "Ready for Anything" for this Featured Birchbox because March has been a busy month for me but I want to look my best for the day with these items:

PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Smoothing Blowout Spray (Full-size, $24)

MILK Studios Lip Color in C.R.E.A.M (Full-size, $22)

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Filter (Full-size, $28)

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream (Full-size, $26.50)

Wilma Schumann Skin Care Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads (Full-size, $18)

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Since I saw the March Birchbox preview, I wanted to try  MILK Studios Lip Color in C.R.E.A.M because it was a lovely mauve-nude lip shade! This color was perfect for my skin tone plus this demi-matte formula was not drying to my lips!! Plus, it is perfect for nude makeup looks and great for the Smashbox eye shadow trio as well!

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I was so glad to try Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream on my dry facial skin type and I will personally recommend to anyone with dry skin issues!

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I am so glad to receive a extra pair of Wilma Schumann Skin Care Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads to use later this month after a long day or evening to give my eyes TLC !!

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I know there are ladies that are over the moon with PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Smoothing Blowout Spray or PARLOR product, but I personally prefer either Number 4, Amika: , or another brand from Birchbox! This will end up in my sample swap!

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I have so wanted to try one of there cosmetics and now I got the opportunity to try  Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Filter ! The colors complement my skin tone and make an awesome eye nude shadow for Day time wear!

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I enjoyed both my boxes for #Marchbirchbox and except for one item out of each box, I pretty much happy with my beauty products! I have already selected my sample for #AprilBirchbox but will forego the featured box as I don't personally preferred the three out of the five samples! Most of my samples except for the hair conditioner and the eye pads were one time use but everything else I can enjoyed a few more times for March!
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I personally give each box a " Four out of Five" rating because I did not like the eye liner nor was I thrilled about receiving Parlor hair product!  What did you enjoyed or not like about your March Birchbox?

Until next time...

Ursula

aka Blueridge Beauty Blogger

12 comments:

  1. Great review Ursula! I love the Smashbox Primer water but I'm definitely going to have to try the Smashbox Primer Oil!

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    1. Thank you, Amy and you should try it! It is great for Spring breezes or indoor heating or AC which dries out the skin natural oils!

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  2. I need to try Smashbox products I always hear such good things! x
    Katherine Rosie | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you, Katherine and you should give them a try! :)

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  3. I have a lot of the products you mentioned either like you through Birchbox or from ipsy, but the one you got that I'd love to try is the MILK lipstick. How lucky that you got it! Glad to hear the Number 4 Shampoo is a good one. I have the leave-in serum and I love it

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    1. Thank you, Allison, and I am loving my Milk lipstick which is a mauve nude shade! And I always love receiving Number 4 Hair care products!

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  4. Great post! I've just bought the green color from treSiQue and I choose this color due to my hazel eyes :)

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    1. Thank you, Laura! I don't like the Aspen green personally but I hope to try the other shades in the future!

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  5. You got some great items! That smashbox primer oil is the best!

    -xx Tay
    when-im-older.com

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    1. Thank you, Tay! I am loving my Smashbox, Number 4 hair care, and so many other goodies!

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  6. This box sounds fantastic! Both the smashbox products look and sound as though they are good xxx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Jasmine, and yes they both are awesome!

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