Saturday, April 14, 2012

Birchbox: April Box

I received my April Birchbox today!  This month had a green theme, in honor of Earth Day, and focuses on natural products and ingredients.  While I wouldn't say this box is super exciting, I am happy with it and will be using everything in it!

It's always fun to find the pink box in your mailbox. :)

This month had the same outer packaging as usual.  I love these boxes, and I use them to organize makeup, nail polishes, hair ties, and other small items.

In keeping with the green theme, they used green colors on the inside. Pretty! I love the little notes they put on their intro cards.

The list of items I got this month.  I love that they list the full sized prices on the card.

This is what it looked like when I opened the tissue paper.  I love that they always have a couple of small things wrapped up like a present.  

I received the Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream.  I have never tried Jurlique products before and I look forward to trying this one out.  It contains rose hip and avocado oils, and while it seems very rich and moisturizing, it absorbs readily and does not feel greasy.  The full size retails for $40, making this sample a $12 value.

I am excited about the Alima Pure Organic Nourishing Lipbalm.  I got it in Rhubarb, which is a very natural color for me, and very close to my natural lip shade!  This is made with plant butters and it feels very hydrating.  I swatched it on my hand below.  This is a full sized balm, and retails for $7.

This hand and cuticle salve from J.R. Watkins is in the Aloe & Green Tea scent, which smells great.  I was worried about getting a floral scent, and this one is subtle, clean, and soft.  I love how soft the salve is, it is easy to rub into the skin.  Very happy with this, and this little tint will last FOREVER.  The  full size retails for $7.99, so this sample is worth about 95 cents.

Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift is a fragrance I have not tried.  Fortunately, I really like it!  It's a soft, sweet scent, and so far, it's long lasting.  It's a bit fruity, with vanilla and woods in the background.  I would consider buying this in the future! The full size retails for $59.50, giving the sample a value of about 70 cents.

The lifestyle extra this month is dropps laundry detergent.  These are single use, eco-friendly little detergent packs that you just drop in the laundry.  I got the fresh scent.  I will be trying this out today on my scrubs from the week!  A pack of 20 of these retails for $6, so the sample is worth about 60 cents.

In all, everything in this box is useful for me and I'm happy with it. I appreciate the natural ingredients as I am trying to utilize more green products in my daily life.  The box has a monetary value of about $21.25, which isn't mind blowing but definitely not bad!


Ashley said...

Looks like a pretty good box. I have a few samples of Wonderstruck too I like how it smells! Kinda strange they gave out laundry detergent tho I think that is the last thing I would expect from them but I guess at least they still can surprise everyone.

yousoldtheworld said...

Right? My first thought was "laundry detergent? Really?" but then I considered how much more useful this is for me as a lifestyle extra than things like the Larabars, so I've no complaints.

Eugenia said...

Looks like you got a pretty good box! I haven't received mine yet.. I'm getting anxious!

yousoldtheworld said...

I was super anxious because the tracking info hadn't updated since the 11th! But yes, I'm pretty happy with it.  There were other items I was hoping to try, but I got good things anyway. :) I hope yours comes Monday!

Ashley said...

 Yeah especially because not all the Larabars taste that good lol I had a chocolate chip cookie one the other day it was dreadful

yousoldtheworld said...

The brownie one I got in my box a few months ago was TERRIBLE and a disgrace to the word brownie! :(