This past weekend I was up in NorCal for work and had a blast! If you follow me on my Instagram, you would have seen that I went to Kittea Cat Cafe in San Francisco. I had so much fun, the cats are adorable. Maybe I will do a review on my visit. Let me know if you want to know what it was like. Other than that, I ate a lot. The food up there is amazing and it’s fun to see the different variations between SoCal and NorCal. For example, I saw a huge line for Boba Guys. Growing up in the San Gabriel Valley – we have a ton of boba places. I couldn’t believe why there would be a line at this place. Well, it’s the hip, organic, delicious version of what we have down here. I approve.
Now back to the real reason for this post – March Birchbox review! This Birchbox was curated by Reese Witherspoon and her lifestyle brand Draper James. This one had some great products in it and I was super excited to try everything out. Also, I love Reese!
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream | Birchbox $27.50: This is a no-brainer. I love Kiehl’s products. This is right in between being lightweight and creamy. It’s great for an everyday face cream. It has no scent which I do like. This is the best every day no nonsense face cream!
W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara | Birchbox $21.99: It doesn’t matter what kind of mascara it is. They never work on my stick straight eyelashes. However, I try every single mascara that is sent to me and sadly, this did not work for me. *insert sad face*
Davines Naturaltech Replumpling Shampoo & Conditioner | Birchbox $26.50 each: I know I say this a lot, but I was really looking forward to trying this out. I love Davines. However, this smelled musky and like an old lady. AND when I used the shampoo my hair didn’t feel clean. When I used the conditioner, my hair didn’t feel soft. PASS!
Davines Naturaltech Replumping Hair Filler Superactive | Birchbox $40: I was skeptical about this. What is it supposed to do? Fill my hair? Well, other than the smell which I didn’t like (it’s the same as the shampoo & conditioner) – it did what it said it was going to do! My hair is full and plumped. I wish it didn’t smell like an old lady, but I will be using this whole sample bottle up! Who doesn’t love fuller hair?
Real Chemistry Fresh-Start Foaming Cleanser | Birchbox $24: I loved the Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel that was in my December Birchbox so I was really looking forward to trying this out. It doesn’t dry your face out like normal foaming cleansers do and it’s moisturizing! Not bad! This would be perfect if you have a Clarisonic.
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Double the Lip in Lusty Rose| Birchbox $20: This product is really cool. It’s a lip liner and lipstick in 1. You can see in the photo that there are two layers. However, even though I was super excited to see this and try it – it was a bust for me. The first problem, the color. It just wasn’t a good look on me. Also, having to put the “liner” part on your bottom lip is a bit of a task. It’s a great concept and Benefit is some high quality stuff – but this just wasn’t for me.
I liked 4/7 of the products sent to me. I say that’s a win!
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