Wednesday, May 18, 2011

March and April Birchboxes

Well, well, well, look who's back. I didn't foresee a two month hiatus, it was very unexpected, I promise!

Shit Life happens. 

HAH. I'm surprised I have any followers left! Thanks for sticking around guys, if I were you I would have abandoned me and my sporadic blogging behavior. Truth of the matter is, I'm not obsessed with makeup as I used to be (shocker). I'm really appreciating finding the perfect products and using those religiously. So yes, I will be holding a blog sale soon if anyone's interested!

Anyways, it seems like every post has an intro with why I haven't been blogging... but on to the real content!

A while (a long)) time ago, I posted a short article about Birchbox, a monthly subscription where you can try out deluxe sample sizes of random beauty products. Since I haven't been here for awhile, I wanted to share my (short and intitial) thoughts on the March and April boxes. 

Blow BlowUp Thickening Mist- I have yet to actually try this. It looks promising however
Befine Night Cream- It's rather thin to be considered a night cream. It's simply just OK. Decent enough moisturizing properties for me, but my skin isn't very dry either.
Pangea Organics lip balm- At first, I ABHORED this lip balm. That's because it smells like a hippie (herbal-ly). However, the balm itself works rather well, and it's huge, so you get a large amount. However, at this point, I believe my lips have become immune to its properties. 
Pangea Organics facial scrub (just a wee packet)- I haven't used this yet.
I need to heal face mask- I haven't used this yet either, since I still have my Beauty Diary masks to work on!
A mascara spoolie of some sort- not much to say about this little tidbit.. It's a spoolie, and I've used it to unclump my mascara-ed lashes.

Zoya nail polish in Dove (grey)
Zhena's Gypsy Tea (Italian Chamomile)
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser
Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Facial lotion
LIV GRN Natural Eau de Parfum

Alright, I haven't actually tried any of these products, besides the Weleda facial lotion. Which is absolutely disgusting to me. I can't get past the scent. It's rose scented, but more like rose-urine scented. I can't bring myself to put this back on my face. I haven't gotten around to trying out the other products, but I wanted to show you ladies what was in the boxes!

But, my absolute favorite part of the April box were the plant seeds in honor of of Earth day. It's so cute and innovative. The seeds are in the card, and you just put the card in the soil and water. Presto, flowers.

My May Birchbox should be coming soon, it shipped out about a week and a half ago, but I will explore its contents with you when it arrives at my doorstep! 


  1. lmao - "rose urine". I've been reading more and more about Birch Boxes, but I haven't seen any box contents so far that make me want to subscribe. Cool concept.. but with they had cooler items.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Glad you're back :) I'm scared that I'll drift away from makeup because I use the same products over and over again as well >.< But that doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon....

    Birchbox seems pretty cool but some months are definitely more worth the $10 than others. I love trying out samples though. I also like how they incorporate less well known brands that a regular consumer might not have found out about otherwise. If I have a little extra money I might just try out a few months of it :)

  3. Them putting the seeds is an awesome idea!

  4. Finally!!!!!!! :)
    Love the nail polish color!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

  5. in england they have glossy box. i so want to get it. nice blog by the way.



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