Birchbox March 2013 Review

March Birchbox 2013
March Birchbox 2013

March’s Birchbox had a “March Madness” theme- but skip the sports, this is about beauty all-stars. Their social media tactics for the month were also with the theme, conducting beauty face-offs on Facebook. Now read on and find out what I thought of my March Birchbox‘s contents!

twistband Headband: I hate these things. The elastic stretches out so quickly, it fails at holding the hair. This headband version is $19 for just 6 headbands. To me, these bands are overpriced and not effective.

Whish Shave Crave Blueberry Shaving Cream: Whish created a new blueberry scent just for Birchbox. It smells delish! This cream is non-lathering and ultra moisturizing. It’s horrible to use in the bathtub though, it kind of clumps up and floats around the bath. Because of that, it got in my hair and made it greasy. For that reason I wasn’t nuts about it, but if I had used it in the shower, it would have worked better. The full 150ml costs $20.

Madewell for Birchbox Nail File: This cute floral nail file was created by Madewell exclusively for Birchbox. They value this at $5, which is kind of a joke for a nail file. Although it does the job, it’s not worth all of that money just for a cute pattern- a dollar file from the drugstore will do!

Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum: I’m not crazy for skincare in my boxes, because I have no idea if it’ll work. This serum, however, I did like. I’ve been having issues with my skin lately and the ingredients in this really dried blemishes up nicely. It smells like tea tree oil to me, which is an old favorite skin saver. I found the ingredients online, and not only does it have tea tree oil, it also has salicylic acid and willow bark extract. I’m a fan of this. The tiny size is a nice sample since you use such a small amount. The full size costs $35.

Incoco Design Nail Polish Appliques: I’ve yet to use these, but the cool blue swirly design will be fun for spring and summer. I will do a review/tutorial on these in the future! These retail for $10 alone, so they pretty much pay for the box itself!


Overall I really liked this box because it was worth the money. Can’t wait till next month!

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  • Angela

    It looks like twistband is making its rounds in beauty boxes, but I honest think that the stuff is so over priced. But overall, this is a great box full of lovely goodies.

    • oliviafrescura

      Yeah I agree- and it's not the first one I've gotten in a Birchbox!