Monday, March 17, 2014

March Birchbox 2014

I have been quite absent on the blog recently and it's mostly because I'm busy, but that's honestly no excuse! My last post was the February Birchbox so honestly I'm just being lazy. My more understandable excuse is that I'm really trying to purge products that are either expired or on the list of "no-no" products according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep cosmetic page. I've been really into learning more about natural products and keeping it simple with skincare and makeup lately. I've found some new brands I like and will hopefully stop being lazy soon so I can post about that if anyone who reads this would be interested.

Anyway, my last Birchbox came the other day and I was so happy to see it appear at my doorstop. I have enjoyed getting Birchbox for the past three months, and I have to thank my best friend for that, but I will not be continuing my subscription. I highly recommend it as a gift because it's a fun way to get mail and a fun gift that keeps on giving. I currently don't have $10 extra each month to spend on sample products.

This month my favorite product is the INIKA Eyeliner in Green Lagoon. It's an organic brand and I'd been having trouble finding a good pencil eyeliner from an organic line. Most come in gel form with the little pots, and I'm a pencil girl all the way. Although I would have preferred a color that is a little bit more wearable, I really enjoy this shimmery green color for spring and summer. I'll definitely be checking out their brand a little bit more to see what other colors they offer.

I got the Control Corrective Oil Free Healing Lotion and Cucumber Bead Cleanser. Getting samples like this is always hard because it has so few uses that I can't really decide how I feel about a product. I enjoyed the soothing cucumber scent, but can't really rave about either. They were nice to try, but I'm sure they're full of chemicals. I'll be sticking to my 100% organic raw coconut oil for a moisturizer and cleanser.

Gilchrist & Soames showed up again in this box and I really like the scents of their line. The shampoo and conditioner from last month's box didn't do anything for my hair, but my roommate loves them both. The body lotion is very nice because it's light and doesn't leave you feeling greasy. It's not something I'd buy, but I love lotion samples because they easily fit in my backpack or handbag.

Air Repair included their Rescue Balm in the March box and what perfect time! With the changing of the weather my skin has been super dry and that means my lips are chapped and my hands hurt. This is an all-natural salve that is supposed to repair dry, cracked skin anywhere on the body.

The Obliphica Professional Intensive Hair Serum was the last thing in my box. I absolutely love the scent and it says it repairs damaged hair with omega-rich sea buckthorn berry. I don't know what is contributing to the wonderful scent, but it's great. I'll be using this until the very last drop. Hair oils didn't used to be my thing, but with long hair like mine, my ends just drink it up like water.

I'll be sad to see my Birchbox subscription coming to an end, but I've thought about trying another box like RunnerBox or NatureBox sometime in the future!

Do you subscribe to any boxes? Any reccomendations?

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