Saturday, April 26, 2014

April Birchbox

Another month, another Birchbox.  I have been going back and forth on whether or not I want to keep posting about my birchboxes or not.  This may be the last one, at least for a while.  

Any who, this months theme is "Rainy Days" and we all know the phrase "April showers bring May flowers". It actually has been raining quite a bit lately, and I don't hate the rain, but I don't love the rain.  This box is about finding new things to do and try out on those rainy days.  They even included a little card with a rainy day idea on it.  

First up...

Sample Size: 1 fl. oz. 
Sample Value: $2.50

"This sulfate-free cleanser repairs, strengthens, and keeps dyed locks va-va-vibrant.  Massage a dime-sized amount into damp hair before rinsing."

I will be going on a trip this summer and it is a perfect size for travel, so I will probably wait until then to actually use this. I have never tried a sulfate-free shampoo.  I know they're really good for your hair, but I've heard that they are really hard to get used to using. 

Sample Size: 1 fl. oz. 
Sample Value: $2.50

"Rich in argan oil, this sulfate-free hydrator keeps color-treated hair shining bright.  Work a generous amount through clean, damp strands before rinsing."

Again, I will be keeping this until my vacation.  I am glad that they sent color enhancing, because I am going to California and my hair will need all the help it can get from the sun and the water. 

Sample Size: .03oz
Sample Value: $12.30

"The NYC-based designer's new metallic liner goes on smoothly for long-lasting wear.  Glide along lash line for a defined look or blend within 30 seconds for a smoky eye."

I would have preferred to get black or the violet color, silver is just not a color I would wear.  It is very creamy and reminds me a lot of the Urban Decay eyeliners.  I may try to do a look with it or give it to a friend. 

4. Color Club Art Duo Pen - Black
Sample Size: 0.35 fl. oz. 
Sample Value: $10.00

"It's all in the details: This nifty polish puts nail art perfection at your fingertips.  Pull the lid for an ultraprecise pen tool or twist to reveal a slender striper brush."

This is actually really cool! I have always admired people who do nail art and have wanted to try it out myself.  Well, now I can! We shall see how it actually goes...

5. Kind Healthy Grain Bar - Maple Pumpkin Sees with Sea Salt
Sample Size: 1.2 oz
Sample Value: $0.79

"This 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."

To my surprise, really enjoyed this! I will definitely be looking for these at my grocery store. They will be perfect for a mid-afternoon snack or post gym snack.  

Total Box Value: $28.09

Like usual, this was just an okay box.  I will use the shampoo and conditioner for my upcoming trip, the nail art duo pen is really cool and I just ate the Kind bar.  I probably won't use the silver eyeliner. 

I have really been contemplating cancelling my subscription lately. I haven't been the happiest with my boxes and I have been curious about a few other subscription services.  I think I may be ready to move on after 2 years with them and try something new.  I have been really interested in Glossy Box.  If you have any suggestions on any other subscription boxes you have heard about or are subscribed to, please comment below!


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