Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April Birchbox

My April Birchbox was in the mail yesterday, and I couldn't be more excited about the great things inside. Right off the bat- it felt heavier. Heavier is good, right? To me, it means more things. And I was right, for the most part. While each Birchbox typically has 5 items, 2 of the items have a larger quantity than what I received before.

The theme for this month is "Natural Wonders", with an emphasis on fresh products packed with natural ingredients. As always, the wrapping was adorable, and it as all I could do to not tear into it to find my goodies.

Inside my April Birchbox:

1- Yes To Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes: I wanted to use one of these immediately on my grimy, sweaty, post-run face, but I decided to wait (only because I picked a different product instead). I did open the bag and these wipes smell wonderful. The sample size has 8, but a full-size contains 30 wipes for $7.99, which I think is a great deal. I can see carrying these around for post-workouts just to avoid sweaty face for too long.

2- Be Fine Exfoliating Cleanser and Daily Moisturizer: I decided to use 1 of the 3 samples of this exfoliating cleanser to get rid of all the dirt I picked up from running on the trail after work. The exfoliator is made with brown sugar, almond oil and oats. I was expecting it to smell great, but not so much. I think that's a good thing though, because it didn't have any artificial fragrance in it. The exfoliant part was really thorough, but it resulted in a fairly creamy lather. My skin felt fantastic afterwards. There are also 2 samples of the Rosemary and Pomegranate Moisturizer that I'll likely try tomorrow. At $25 for a full-sized tube, I'll think a little more before deciding to purchase one of these. I'm always looking for a good day-time moisturizer though.

3- Lulu Organics Lavendar+Sage Hair Powder: I have only tried one dry shampoo before (a cheap grocery store one) and was less than impressed. I'm looking forward to giving this a try, because I can rarely get away with not washing my hair every day. It's fine, and a little too oily to look good. The site promises that it doesn't leave a chalky residue. If that's true, it's a winner in my book.

4- Zoya TRUE Spring Collection Nail Polish: The color included in my box is Bevin, a greenish-blue tint that I can't imagine will look good on my cadaver-white feet (I usually stick with reds and pinks). The polish itself looks like it would paint on thick and smooth, but I'm not going to bother painting my toes with it. If anyone has a color they want to trade, please let me know.

5- Wonderstruck Taylor Swift: I can't believe I'm saying this, but I love how this smells!! It's fresh, and not too strong. There are hints of both fruit and floral- I really can't put my finger on anything in particular though. All I know is that I dabbed it on my wrists this morning, and continued to catch whiffs of it all morning. It's a great summer scent!

So- who else gets a Birchbox? Did you get yours in the mail already? What do you like/dislike?


  1. Girl, mine sucked!! Canceled this week. They sent me freaking laundry detergent! Really? That is so what I was wanting to sample. Yours was much better.

  2. I signed up a week ago and haven't gotten the official "invite" yet. I can't wait to join! I can't figure out where to fill out my profile so I don't get crazy things. I'm super excited!