Birchbox: April 2012

To summarize last night: We went out for an amazing happy hour with friends that dragged on until 8:00 PM.  By the time that I had fro yo-ed (we were near-ish to Yogurt Lab…their Salted Caramel flavor is basically a Spiritual Experience) and we made it home to eat some semblance of a proper dinner, I was beyond the point of exhaustion and was nursing a the beginnings of a migraine that I would be dealing with until 3 AM.

Not cute.

Anyway, today was a new day.

What I was actually going to post last night was The Great Reveal of my April Birchbox, which arrived in the mail last weekend.  So naturally, we should probably dig into that.

After I posted last month’s box, I got a text from a girlfriend asking if a Birchbox subscription was worth it.

Answer: For $10 per box, it’s totally worth it.  You get interesting samples that encourage A Spirit of Totally Selfish Pampering and more importantly, you’re never going to ask if the $10 you spent sabotaged your diet.

Did I mention the element of surprise?  Because there’s that, too.

This month’s theme: Natural Wonders.

I’m all for giving Mother Earth a hug and all of that, but getting an eco-friendly box wasn’t really the selling point of joining-up.

If that makes any sense.

Regardless, I’m 11/10 pleased with what they managed to round-up for me this month.

The contents: A Befine Skincare Sampler (Daily Moisturizer and Exfoliating Cleanser), Lulu Organics Lavender + Clary Sage Hair Powder, Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift (fragrance), Zoya Nail Polish and Yes To Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes.

I will say that I’m looking forward to trying out the hair powder, only because I’ve never used dry shampoo before and now that my hair is Officially Growing In Blonde, this actually seems like a realistic thing to use.

Not that I have any grand plans to legitimately use dry shampoo (the running negates this), but allegedly it’s 11/10 as a hair-fluffer/resurrector after a long day and before an even longer night.

Have you ever used dry shampoo?

What is your favorite moisturizer?

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8 responses to “Birchbox: April 2012

  1. 1. I have used dry shampoo. In fact, just today I did! I plan to bring it to Africa, because I hear there is a possibility of being without water for extended periods of time.
    2. I am glad that we are frequenting the same places. I was at Yogurt Lab last night also, from about 6:30-8:30. But I went with a fruity theme last night, so no salted caramel for me.
    3. I’m so glad you came to say hi tonight :) we’ll have to legitimately see each other more than in passing sometime soon.

  2. Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder (basically, dry shampoo that you spray in AND comes in a variety of colours) has changed my life. I have super-fine hair, so daily washing was basically a necessity due to oiliness. I have been able to dramatically reduce the amount of time I spend getting ready in the morning because I don’t have to wash my hair every day (I ponytail most days during the week) and I can use it after a workout in a pinch (plus a blow dryer) if I haven’t the time to shower immediately. I should note that I also use baby wipes for the rest of me and get to a shower later in the day, just in case you were questioning my personal hygiene. :) For moisturizer, am currently using DDF’s Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew and love it.

  3. I love dry shampoo, and I’ve tried two and the off brand is the best one out them. But, above she talks about the Bumble and Bumble and I’ve heard it’s awesome. So someday I will try it. See she said it’s changed her life. I think that means we all must get it….ready set go. Did you get it? :) It’s actually on my list, seriously. I know at least five people in the beauty field that love it.

    Best moisturizer….? Hmmmmm? I’ve tried many. But, I think I would have to say Oil of Olay has been one of my favorites. But you know what my all time favorite product is?…..Finacea. Ever heard of it? You can only get it from a derm, but the stuff is awesome. It acts like a retinal but there is less peeling, irritation, etc. It somehow magically sluffs off the nasty layers and leaves you with dewy, soft skin. And this is saying a lot for me because I have the worst skin. I loooooove it. Too bad my insurance won’t pay, it’s $212 without insurance and I keep begging the derm for samples. When will they stop giving them to me? I hope never.

    I”m using an eye cream by Philosophy that I love. My mom got if for me for xmas. I think it’s called “eye hope.” But, again above I see she is recommending DDF’s Oil-Free…never heard, but I like oil free, will have to look into this.

    Good job on your will to log your running. You’re amazing. An inspiration.

    Take care!

    Shauna

  4. I’ve tried to try dry shampoo. I thought it would save me a lot of time (re: no blow drying). I was hoping to just wash my hair every other day and dry shampoo it the other days. But, since I work out every morning (and most afternoons, too), my hair just gets too sweaty. Sometimes I just let it air dry to give it a break or sometimes in the afternoon I’ll just rinse my hair instead of actually using shampoo. Ugh, hair! Can’t wait to see which goodies turn out to be your favs!

  5. I love dry shampoo, it really gets me through those lazy days! And this is also my second month with Birchbox, I’m still kind of meh about it though. Maybe one more month.

  6. Hello, Miss Kat. It has been too long since I’ve been able to read and comment on your blog. I’ve missed the running/planting/happy houring/general shenanigans.
    I recently bought dry shampoo, but I’ve been too nervous to use it before going out in public. I always chicken out and shower at the last minute. haha That defeats the purpose, but I will try it out soon. Let me know how it goes for you!

  7. Birchbox sounds like fun! Although I can’t say dry shampoo is for me. My super curly fro probably wouldn’t be too excited about it… Pampering, however, is always good.

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