This months Birchbox "theme" was Earth Day, and in honor of Earth Day the boxes were loaded with earth friendly products. I was excited to receive this months Birchbox because I had heard it contained nail polish. Nail polish can't be shipped by air, hence the special shipping and long wait for my box.
My box was indeed filled with eco friendly products. Inside the box I found skincare, fragrance, nail polish and as an extra, a lovely tin of Italian Chamomile tea. Unfortunately, the cleanser lid had cracked and leaked a bit in my box. It wasn't a catastrophe by any means, just a bit disappointing.
International Women's Day promotion.
The cleanser was the biggest disappointment. It was the Suki, Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser, something I had been wanting to try. Obviously the cracked lid and spilled product played a part in my disappointment, but it was the way my skin reacted that sealed the deal . Birchbox describes this cleanser as a "magical two-in-one" cleanser that foams when you add water "and remedies dull skin and clogged pores with raw sugar, rice flour, and organic lemongrass". I loved the strong smell of lemongrass, the feel of the cleanser foaming up and the gentleness of the exfoliant, but it left my skin stinging and red. A full size of the Suki, Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser is $29.95. Thanks to Birchbox, that's money I have saved.
I contacted Birchbox by phone and by email 4 days ago regarding my cracked cleanser.
Overall I'm very pleased with this months Birchbox. Not all the items in my box were a hit, but that's kind of the point. I got to try products I've been wanting and was introduced to products I was not familiar with. For $10/month I still feel my Birchbox subscription is a good investment. Let's not forget how fun it is to open it every month.
Sorry for the picture quality, my camera took a siesta.
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