Monday, April 14, 2014

Birchbox April 2014 Review - and a good mail day!

My Birchbox came today! It was actually a REALLY good mail today! I got Birchbox, Influenster and PinchMe samples! Birchbox is a monthly lifestyle/beauty subscription box. It is $10 a month, and when you subscribe you get 4-5 sample products per month. You can use my link to join, and we can both get points! (You can use points to get free products!) If you use the code SFBB100 you get 100 extra points(that's $10 to use in the Birchbox shop!!)

This month's theme is Rainy Days. This is appropriate for Spring. However, our weather in Missouri is starting to really tick me off! Saturday it was in the high 70's... today we woke up to 30 degrees and snow. Um, no! 

Each Birchbox comes with a card explaining what is in your box. Sorry for the bad photos... it's Monday, and I just couldn't bear getting the big camera out and staging everything! LOL

Each box this month contains a card with a Bright Idea for a Rainy Day. I got card #37:
"Treat yourself to a facial, or give yourself an at-home-version, complete with steaming, exfoliation, mask and serum." Apparently, you can buy the entire pack of 52 cards in the Birchbox store. 

I received 6 products this month. 

[the product]: My "lifestyle extra" is a Kind Healthy Grains Bar - Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt.

[from the card]: The perfect combo of salty and sweet, these delicious treats pack a whole-grain punch. 
Toss 'em in your purse or gym bag for a healthy pick-me-up whenever, wherever.

[my thoughts]: I plan to eat this at work tomorrow for a yummy snack!:) I love that this is gluten-free! 

[the worth]: $0.79

[the product]: Davines Oi Shampoo and Oi Conditioner

[from the card]: This hydrating duo uses antioxidant-rich roucou oil to cleanse, protect, and add shine. 
Massage shampoo into hair and rinse. Follow with conditioner, leaving on for 2-3 minutes. 

[the size]: 12 ml each

[my thoughts]: At first I was a little miffed about getting foil packs... however, these seem pretty big, so I think I could possibly get 2 uses out of them... I will end up emptying them into a jar because I hate having open foils laying around! 

[the worth]: Shampoo: About $1.12
Conditioner: About $1.54

[the product]: BeeKind Body Lotion [30 ml]

[from the card]: Made with honey and organic chamomile, this healthy UK fave sinks in to restore skin.
Massage Generously into skin. 

[the scent]: Ok, this kind of smells like Lemon Drops! I love it! It smells so fresh!

[from the tube]: The honey bee population is in crisis. A portion of the proceeds of this product supports honey bee and sustainable pollination research. {That's really cool!}

[my thoughts]: This smells fantastic and it feels really nice on my skin! It's the perfect size for my purse! Love it!!

[the worth]: Around $1.88

[the product]: Shea Terra Organics Rose Hips Black Soap Deep Pore Facial Cleanser [1 oz.]

[from the card]: Customers rave about this natural wash, which clears blemishes and brightens skin tone.
Apply thin layer to face and leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing. Reapply, lather and rinse. 

[from the bottle]: 100% natural. Micro-dermabrasion in a bottle. Made from Ancient African Formula & African Active Ingredients. All skin types. Avoid contact with eyes. No animal testing. 

[my thoughts]: This doesn't really have much of a scent, other than kind of an earthy, organic smell. I like it... I have been having little breakouts here and there lately... which I really am not happy about. I am 40 years old, not a teenager! LOL Anyway, I am really excited to try this!

[the worth]: $4.00

[the product]: Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel [2.5 mL]

[from the card]: Botanical oils and conditioners tame unruly brows for a natural, polished look.
Brush onto brows in direction of hair growth. Wear alone, or over your favorite pencil.

[the color]: Clear lol

[my thoughts]: My brows are kind of out of control. They grow everywhere lol I kind of just let them go... I have heavy bangs and glasses, so nobody sees my brows very well... but I know they are there, so I really should take care of them. This might help!:)

[the worth]: Around $6.69

[Total box worth]: $16.02 - not the best box value ever, but I will more than likely use everything, so it is a good deal for me!

I also got my Influenster Sargento box. I received this really cool lunchbag, a coupon for free Sargento Ultra Thin Slices, and a $1.00 off coupon of the same. The rules say I need to redeem my cheese and let Influenster know what I think of it! I LOVE cheese, so this is pretty cool!

I also got my PinchMe box today. I got a full size Sinful Colors Professional nail polish in Jaune Pastel. These are around $2.00 at the drug store, but I have never tried them. I will review this in a later post. It is NOT as bright as this photo shows... it's more of a dark butter yellow? lol

And last, I wanted to share the cutest ever measuring cups that I bought at Marshalls this weekend! 


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