A new-to-me thing is Birchbox. Have you heard of it? It’s awesome.
It’s basically like a magazine subscription, except better. For ten bucks a month, this cute little container will arrive in the mail filled with beauty and lifestyle samples in your mail container. You earn points and can use them to buy full size products you love on their website. Their point system is stellar.
Just like that.
Right. So, yeah, it’s April. And I’m just now blogging about my February
Birchbox. Why, you ask? My container got lost in the mail thanks to all the freak snowstorms in the states so they gave me a ton of
free points (!!!) and sent a replacement (this company has awesome customer service, by the way, very much unlike Stitch Fix, a company I (sadly) will probably never support but that’s another
story rant). Now it’s April and I’m finally reviewing my February container, so I’m sorry that I’m about a month late on this <– story of my life.
The theme for February was Red Carpet Ready. So here’s what I got in my Birchbox that has got me so giddy.
Beauty Protector | Protect & Detangle
Instant detangler. Thermal/UV protector. Smooths hair. Adds shine. Weightless. Non-greasy. Smells like cookies. This stuff is pretty much like a miracle in a bottle. I have very fine, naturally straight hair. The wind blows and my ends break. A spritz of this before combing out my wet hair prevented knots and my hair from breaking off.
Harvey Prince | Eau Flirt
I’m one of those girls who has a signature scent. I always have and always will love Ralph Lauren Romance. But this was a beautiful smelling perfume, with fresh citrus and jasmine notes. It’s perfect for summer. Even the Viper Pilot agreed it was fanciful. 🙂
Vasanti | Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
Ok, I’ll admit it. I get acne. Phew. There, I said it. My skin is super sensitive and since I quit using Proactiv (it bleached everything) I haven’t found a good skin care line to clear me up. Why is it that most acne treatments feel more like battery acid on your face? After using this exfoliating cleanser just three times a week, I found that the microderm crystals and papaya enzymes brightened my skin and left me feeling quite refreshed. Buh bye red congested skin. Hello renewed face.
Jouer | Luminizing Moisture Tint
I don’t love tinted moisturizer. I’ve never really used it before, but this mineral-based formula did have a nice even, glowy finish — plus SPF so you really can’t go wrong. I don’t think Jouer is doing themselves any favors with this teeny tiny sample. I think I like it but how will I know if I like it enough to buy an entire bottle? I mean, I think I will, but still.
Votivo | Pink Mimosa Candle
Strawberry, mandarin, gardenia…it smells like edible spring. The tiny little version they sent me lasted for hours and I could smell it throughout the entire house. I’ll be getting one of these big ones, for sure.
Ghirardelli | Milk Chocolate & Caramel Square
Hi, nice to meet you. I’m a chocoholic. The square didn’t last very long before it was in ma belly. The information card suggested I bake into a cookie for an added treat. Umm, why didn’t I think of that?
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