Birchbox May Reveal and major apologies

So I need to start with major apologies.  I am down to one week in New York and it’s crazy!  I was in Los Angeles for my sister’s college graduation (pics to come later) and it was FABULOUS!  I took a red eye back to NYC Sunday night-Monday morning and that was incredibly hard.  I love the ideas of a red eye-not wasting a day traveling but as I’m getting older, they are getting harder and harder to do.

This past week and next week are definitely being spent finishing things up at work and trying to experience New York as much as possible before I leave in one week, eek!  My father is actually flying out here and we are driving back to Oregon in a SUV with my cat, fun times :)  I’m positive we will all survive but I will keep you posted.

May Birchbox was pretty fun-still enjoying and in fact gifted my mom a three month subscription for her birthday and mother’s day.  I got an email from her excited to share with me when I get home–I’m excited for that!

May Birchbox  Inside of Birchbox

 

I’ll be honest, it’s been a busy month so I haven’t had a ton of time to try everything.

Birchbox Eyeliner

I was excited to get an eyeliner because I recently had a near brush with pink eye (they thought I had it but it was misdiagnosed–argh!) so I had to throw away my nice stila eyeliner.  I liked how smooth it was but found the black to be a little harsh after the lighter browns I’ve been using.  I’ll probably keep using it until I get around to buying a new one.

Birchbox toothpaste

 

I should have brought this with me to LA last weekend because I forgot toothpaste!  But it will drive cross country with me and be my toothpaste then.  I look forward to trying it.

Birchbox sunscreen

 

Again haven’t tried yet but am looking forward to trying new sunscreen.  I’ve been pretty sensitive with sunscreen the past several years-only using Aveeno on my body and Boscia on my face but am hoping this one will work!

 

 

 

Birchbox hair mask

 

I just won a contest of face items with Sea Buckthorn from Santana at http://www.curlygirlbeauty.org/ so I’m excited to try this mask with the same ingredient.

Birchbox Tea

 

As we know, I am very excited about tea and can’t wait to try it.

So all in all, another super fun box from Birchbox and I look forward to trying things out with my mom soon!

If you are interested in Birchbox, use my link to register: http://birch.ly/10Skw2o

I will do my best to post next week but no promises as I am out doing stuff EVERY SINGLE DAY and then I am driving cross-country.  But, I know that when I get home, I will have some good time to post about all the fun shenanigans I will be getting into this coming week as well as the fun times in the past week and a half!

Have a great holiday weekend!!!!

 

April Birchbox Reveal and Special From the Garden Box

Have you heard of Birchbox?  I love it!  I started receiving boxes about a year ago, they are $10 a box and you receive a bunch of awesome samples.  I’ve found so many makeup brands that I’ve never known existed (being that I have been sort of clueless about these sorts of things) but now am loving discovering.

Birchbox Package

This month’s box was co-sponsored by Women’s Health Magazine which was cool.  It also means that there’s a subscription postcard for a free year of Women’s Health which could be interesting–not a magazine I’m super familiar with.

Box

The box was wrapped in this special wrapper and I liked the idea of the tiny tweaks, big results as I think it’s a good motto for life.

Subscription Postcard

 

Here is the offer for the magazine.  I love physical magazines so I will probably subscribe to it-if I can figure out where i put the darned postcard.

Now the products I received this month:

The products

 

I received:

A small sample of Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir.  The directions are to put four or five drops onto your hair before styling.  I like it but not enough to purchase again.

Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-On.  This is supposed to give vitamins and minerals to that sensitive area under your eyes and wake them up.  It’s supposed to reduce puffiness and wake up your tired eyes.  Again good product, not sure I would buy it.

Fleur de Baies which is a hand boxed soap. Smells yum and I will probably use it.

Kiehl’s-Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate.  I haven’t tried it yet and am not sure I will.

Mirenesse Glossy Kiss which I LOVE!  It’s a lip gloss crayon type thing and the color is gorgeous.  I’ve used it every day since I got it and this I will most likely purchase again as it’s a good every day color.

The special box.  Birchbox did a winter/holiday box that I really enjoyed so I thought I would also get the spring box.  It ended up being next to nothing because I had enough points to purchase it.

BirchboxThe box is green-already a good sign for me!

From The Garden Tips I love how they always send tips and good ideas

KnifeA fun knife with onion print-I hope it works well.

Bergamot and JasmineBergamot and Jasmin perfume–smells yum.

Strawberry Raspberry JamStrawberry-Raspberry Jam

Peach Apricot JamPeach Apricot Jam–I can see good things for both of these!

Basil KitA grow your own basil kit-yum

Mint CandleYummy smelling mint candle

MatchesSuper smart to put matches on the cover!

Shopping ListBeing a writer, I love any items I can use for writing!

LotionSuper yummy smelling apple/tulip lotion

BagguPerfect bag for the farmer’s market.

All in all, I loved the spring box as much if not more than I loved the holiday box!  I again love birchbox and would recommend ordering it!  In fact, if you are interested, please use my link!  I get points if you sign up through me :).