April 16, 2015

Birchbox April Review + Mad Men Curated Box

When I heard that Birchbox was releasing Mad Men curated boxes for the big premiere of the next seven episodes, I knew I needed it.

I have developed a deep love for Mad Men when I watched the entire series for the first two weeks after graduation, back in May 2014. I love Don Draper, Betty is a bad bitch, and Joan is incredible. Being such a media junkie, I love the feel of the advertising agency and the 1960s add the perfect touch.

It's just an amazing series; if you haven't it yet, I suggest you do before the series ends in a few weeks.

With that, I knew I wanted to have the Mad Men April Birchbox, and then when I saw what was inside, I knew for sure I needed it. Birchbox featured two Mad Men boxes, one for New York and one for California, since towards the end of the series, some of it takes place in Cali.

I stalked my email for sample choice and clicked Mad Men New York box since that had, in my opinion, the best products.

I literally couldn't wait to open this box and dive into all the products. I think this is the first Birchbox in a while that I was excited for every single product. I've already incorporated every product into my routine and it's so exciting.



//Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel: I got this product in an Ipsy bag a few years ago, before I got more into blogging and Youtube vloggers, and I was in love. Ever since I went through my first tube, I wanted another one but I can't justify the price. I was so excited and then a little disappointed because I don't remember this brow gel being as tacky and crispy as it was this time around. It definitely held my brows in place all day but it felt like hairspray on my eyebrows and I didn't like it. I'll probably keep using it because I have it.

Sample size: 4/5
Full size: $22


//Beauty Protector Protect & Oil: This is a hair oil that protects against UV rays and heat. I've been wanting to try a heat protector forever since I am constantly putting heat on my hair. I haven't tried this yet but I am planning on using it tonight when I wash my hair. I love Beauty Protector as a brand so I know I won't be disappointed.

Sample size: 3/4
Full size: $25.95



//Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush in Los Cabos: I once got a Cargo blush in a Birchbox but it came broken and they couldn't replace it. I was so disappointed but I knew I'd get a chance to try it eventually. I've been on a huge blush kick and I was super excited to try out this brand. I've heard great things about Cargo and this blush and it definitely lives up to the hype. It's such a soft texture, not too powdery, and it's the most beautiful peach color with gold sparkles. I wore it the other night and it just looked beautiful; I think it'll look even better with a tan!

Sample size: 5/5
Full size: $26

//Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion: I think I was most excited for this product and when I saw the size of the sample, I was even more excited. I'm all about eye creams and lotion and I was running out of mine so I needed a new one. This one is very liquidy and I usually use it in the morning; I pour it on a cotton pad and rub it around my eyes and on my eyelid. It claims to de-puff and refresh tired eyes and I honestly think it does work. I'm obsessed!

Sample size: 5/5
Full size: $25

//Whish Shave Cream in Blueberry: I've had a Whish Shaving Cream before and I got a body butter a few months back and I love it. I love the brand and the products and I will never say no to a shaving cream. I haven't used it yet but I know I love it!

Sample size: 3/5
Full size: $20



All in all, I was clearly happy with this Birchbox. I already can't wait for May!

What did you get in your Birchbox this month? Did you choose the curated box? What was your favorite product? Tell me in the comments!


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