If anyone has read any of my past posts this month, they will know of a few issues I had with Birchbox. They primarily had to do with shipping, and not the customer service. I honestly did not think this would arrive here this month, in fact, customer service said mine was lost in transit and were going to send me a replacement box. They also said I may or may not hear from them when they do so. So… another May box may be on its way. This thing made a trip around the entire lower 48, not once but twice. It got all the way to Seattle and then went back to Tennessee and then tracking said it was delivered in Georgia on the 24th. I received mine on the 28th. The tracking number on the box was not the one associated with this, completely different label on the outside packaging.
I am very excited about my products this month however. No lifestyle samples!!! Yay! I know they were giving out a package with two gummy vitamins and the other was some kind of pop rocks breath crystals. I have never had any products from Smashbox, so I was super excited to receive this sample. It is a makeup primer and it is 1/4 of an ounce. Full size retails for 36 dollars, so this sample comes in at about 9 dollars, almost the cost of the box!
The second product I was most happy about was the Perlier Shea Butter with Almond Milk. It is another one of those brands that I have lusted over and never wanted to dish out the dough for. Made in Italy in small batches, so that puts a smile on my face . I do think that if I were to repurchase I would go with HSN, as they have a better selection of scents and a much better deal on the full size of this product.
The Laqa lipcolor is just a sheer type of pencil. I was hoping to receive the purple shade, but oh well. It smells exactly like a peppermint Tic Tac and I do mean exactly.
I am looking forward to trying out the Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls when I wash my hair this weekend. It is a leave in product for use after towel dried hair, and from the generous size of the pouch, I expect to get 3-4 uses out of it. Even if if the results are amazing, the full price is too hefty for me for a hair product.
The only product I was not really thrilled with was the Supergoop sunscreen. It is a miniscule tube and I had already received a generous sample tube of Hang Ten with my Ipsy subscription. Hmmm…. some self-tanners would be nice! Maybe one or the other subscription boxes will include one of those products this summer.
In closing, this was a great Birchbox for me personally, it was just such a huge hassle trying to find out whether I would ever even receive it or not. Here’s to June! They are already starting to populate the boxes and I hope I get another winner again! Were you happy with your Birchbox this month and did you experience any of the myriad of shipping issues?
Ciao for now!!! Next blog will be my April and May favorites.