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:


(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?


  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!

    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.

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

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