It always feels a bit like Christmas when two packages arrive at once. Recently, I received my March Birchbox (note: referral link) alongside an order from Miss A. Having those two boxes sitting in front of me was super exciting, and I decided to draw out the anticipation a bit by opening them slowly and taking pictures as I went.
I have to say, I was…not all that excited about this box at first. The eyeshadow palette looks great, and as a pasty person, I do love a good everyday sunblock (in the little white tube), but other than that, it seemed kind of meh. However, I have not yet tried everything, so I’m reserving my final judgment until I do. I am a bit intrigued by the body peel, partly because one of the reviews said pieces of dead skin will come off, and I’m a disgusting excuse for a human who loves that kind of thing.
I’m not really sure what “replumping hair serum” is supposed to make me look like, because while many parts of me have always been plump, my hair has not. I put some in my hair yesterday, but I can’t really tell if it’s any plumper. The lipstick is supposed to make your lips look fuller, which it achieves by basically being two-colored to mimic the effect of lip liner. I like the idea, but the bright pink shade they sent me isn’t one that I would normally wear.
From opening the box to trying a few things, I went from disappointed to intrigued. I’m interested to see what they send me in the future.
Since everything is $1 a pop, I don’t expect quality when I order from Miss A. Sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised, and sometimes pieces break on the first wear. It’s kind of a crapshoot, but I generally get enough cute stuff out of an order to make it worthwhile. It’s a great way to get things that are extremely trendy, because you’re not going to wear them for long before the fad passes.
Everything comes in a cushioned package wrapped in blue paper. The blue kind of makes me chuckle because, well, this is a far cry from Tiffany. I used this order to play around with a few looks, like tassel earrings and chokers. I will say the chokers are very short — I need to make extenders for all of them — but that’s an issue I have often. I also had an issue with one of the bracelets: the blue one with the flower is stretchy, and one of the strands broke as I put it on. It’s still wearable, but it meant cleaning up a bunch of little beads.
I’m pretty into most of what I got. I don’t doubt that I’ll order from them again; like I said, it’s a great way to play with trends and different looks.