Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Birchbox: April

One word: BLAH


This month's theme is 'Natural Wonders' featuring skincare made with ultra nourishing natural ingredients. Yes, natural is a good thing but even sometimes too much of good thing just gets boring. I am actually excited about the full sized Pangea Organics Ecocentric Lip Balm, Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit and Sweet Orange. Another item that looks promising: J.R. Watkins Foot Repair Salve, Peppermint. It's almost sandal season and who here DOESN'T need to moisturize those ashy heels?

Yes, I love trying new skincare but when you have sensitive, eczema proned skin you can be a bit leary to try so many new moisturizers and cleansers at one time. I think my monthly boxes are skincare heavy because of my profile.

There have been hits:


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(Both images from Birchbox.com)

When asked if I were to spend big bucks on item what would it be - I answered 'FACE CREAM'. If this moisturizer and serum were not over $94, I'm pretty sure I'd own them both right now. My skin drank this stuff up. Right now I'm using stuff from the bonus Vichy Skincare box I was sent. It's not as great as these two items.

So I'm going to do a little experiment. I am going to change this answer monthly just to see how much my box will change. I changed my answer to 'FRAGRANCE' to see what I will get for May. Since I have been discovering more and more niche type fragrances, I'm curious to see if I'll get anything better than what I have gotten in the past. This month I received a sample of Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck. It's girly and I think much more suitable for a teen, young woman in her 20's or a young spirit woman of any age that loves a Freesia, Apple Blossom, Vanilla scent. I just found it too sweet for my liking and that's just from a whiff from the test bottle.

I am crossing my fingers that May's Birchbox is more exciting, if not more fragrant. But I won't be holding my breath!

Any other Birchbox subscribers bored with their boxes? Or is it just me bitching and complaining as usual?




4 comments:

  1. The lip balm and JRW foot salve sounds like great box members. I love peppermint foot creams, so I'd like to hear your thoughts when you get around to trying it. I didn't know Birchbox contents could be different until today when I saw a totally different box on Blog Rince!

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    1. Hey Dovey,
      I tried a bit of the foot salve and it's super emollient as a salve should be. It's a bit tingly so I'm excited to try this layered with thick socks at bedtime! Yeah, I want to see if there's a noticeable difference in next month's box if I tweak my profile.

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  2. I am still liking my Algenist mask, so I may save up for the cream when Sephora has their FF event again.

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    1. Awe, you got an Algenist mask? LUCKY!

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