Monday, April 23, 2012

April Birchbox

It's that time again!

I'm linking up with Tara and Katie for another round of...


My April Birchbox arrived early this month woohoo!! After an AWESOME box in March I was pumped. Then I opened it and saw this...
Dropps: laundry detergent
These small squares pack a big punch: each is filled with a fabric-friendly detergent that keeps colors bright while respecting the environment. Fresh Scent has a light, spring-inspired fragrance, the packs are great for those who want to go the odor-neutral route.


hmm... laundry detergent. okay. I tried them, but I'm not really sure they would be worth the cost. I actually make my own laundry detergent, I'll do a post on that another time, but I personally think mine is better.

WONDERSTRUCK: by Taylor Swift
Wonderstruck is that awe-inspiring feeling that comes from experiencing something magical. Eclectic and traditional with whimsical flair, every element of the brand is authentically Taylor.

Okay.... this might be worse than the laundry detergent. Don't get me wrong. Love me some T Swift. But I'm generally not a fan of super sweet floral perfumes (especially if they're made by a celebrity). Not good friends. not good.

willa Lavender Facial Towelettes 
Sometimes you want to wash your face when there’s no sink in sight. Since it’s not always a good idea to stop what you’re doing and run to the nearest bathroom, keep these super cool towelettes by your side. Perfect for girls on the go, they’re made to cleanse and refresh skin. Each 30-pack comes with a month’s supply of sweetly scented lavender wipes. Store them in your backpack, your locker, or your purse, and take them out whenever you want to remove all signs of oil and debris. Even the packaging is as cute as a button.

The Willa towelettes are awesome. They smell super fresh, are really soft, and they're natural! What's not to love?

ZOYA: TRUE Spring Collection in BEVIN
Zoya’s latest collection of polishes has us even more excited to brighten up our wardrobe and show off fun mani-pedis this spring. If you’re looking for a subdued shade, check out Bevin, a sage green with faint teal undertones. 

I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE this Zoya polish. It's a beautiful muted mint green color.

J.R. Watkins: Hand & Cuticle Salve
From hangnails to dry knuckles, your hands are subject to a whole slew of issues. Luckily, this intense salve provides long-lasting relief to delicate, over-worked hands. Formulated with over ten natural oils and plant extracts, it penetrates deep beneath your skin’s surface, revealing softer skin and revitalized cuticles. Plus, we love how all its ingredients are ethically sourced.

My thoughts on the J.R. Watkins salve: ehh. I could take it or leave it. smells good. moisturizes well, but I'm not drawn back to it.

Not the best box I've ever gotten... but as always I will continue on with the Birchboxes.

PS I heard from Krista that next month will be a Gossip Girl themed box. So excited.

12 comments:

Nellie said...

I really like the nail polish color! Wish I would have received the face wipes.

Allison said...

Look forward to your post on making your own detergent, how cool!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like you received some fabulous goodies! I love that Zoya polish color! xo

tara said...

So confused about why they sent out detergent to some people this month! So odd! I am pumped about the gossip girl box!!

Blue Dog Belle said...

I know. Me too.

Angel said...

The polish looks adorable! I need to get it!

smk053078 said...

I got the detergent too! What the heck!?! I actually canceled my subscription. My boxes have been super downers lately. At least you got a fun Zoya color and the cuticle balm. And I love T Swift, but that perfume is stiiiiinky! Cute blog!
xo,
Shanna

Blue Dog Belle said...

Oh no! Not before the gossip girl box!

Elizabeth said...

Presents before the big birthday... yes, please! ;)

Casey said...

I got the same polish color, and I really liked it. I also got a different set of face wipes, but I liked them too.

Kat Tanita (With Love From, Kat) said...

I heard zoya polish is amazing - I still need to try it!

xo
kat
www.withlovefromkat.com

A Southern Belle in DC said...

Glad we are in agreement on this month's birchbox. I hope next month's is better. Did you notice on pinterest they have a whole board dedicated to Gossip Girl? I will have to pay more attention to their pinterests to see what hints I can find!

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