Before we get too much closer to the end of March, I thought I should post a little review of what came in my March Birchbox. Here's February's review if you're interested.
Ta-da! I love this moment after I lift off the lid and see everything packed in there so sweetly.
First up, a packet of massage lotion and a bottle of shower cream from I Coloniali. I haven't used the Deep Massage Body Cream with Myrrh yet - mostly because it says that the cream will "complement [my] significant other's kneading, chopping, and de-knotting efforts." Pssst Birchbox - next time include a significant other in the box.
The Tibetan Shower Cream with Rhubarb I have used, however. The smell is different, in a good way - spicy and interesting. Not an everyday sort of thing, but a girl likes to have options when she gets in the shower, am I right?
This tube of Miss Jessie's Original Quick Curls styling cream smells fantastic.
BUT. The directions on the tube say to use a tablespoon of product - a tablespoon! 1 Tbs! I had my doubts and should have heeded them because that was way, way too much for my hair. It obliterated my frizz and left me with heavy, gummy hair. The next time I used much less, probably more like a teaspoon.
I think for girls like me who have a frizzy, curly/wavy texture that isn't terribly thick, a teaspoon is the way to go. I had defined waves, minimal frizz and still felt like I had some volume.
Bottom line: I like this product but feel like I've used less expensive stuff with similar results.
I was quite excited to see this little gem in the box (pls forgive blurry focus).
One Love Organics Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm. I've been wanting to try a BB for a while now and lucky for me, one came to my door! You can use it as a cleanser or a moisturizer. Or - get this - you can mix it with a mineral powder for a customized foundation or even broken eye shadow and powdered blush!
So far all I've done is use it as a moisturizer, but I'm excited to breathe new life into old eye shadows for sure!
These little packets of WEI Pomegranate Buffing Beads had me confused and a little underwhelmed at first. But then...I read the instructions and they're actually pretty neat.
You mix a packet with your face cleanser and instantly you've got yourself an exfoliating face wash! I tried it with my tried-and-true Clinique Mild Liquid Facial Soap and was left with seriously smooth, glowy skin. Here's what I like - I can still use my favorite cleanser without having to find another one for when I want some exfoliation. Hmmm...perhaps a purchase is in my future.
And lastly I got a little bottle of Color Club polish in Jackie Oh!
It's bright, practically neon pink (though the photo below makes it seem a little watermelon-y) and is perfect for hopping on the neon trend-wagon without actually committing.
I loved how it added a certain something to my outfits for the whole two weeks I had it on. Catching a glimpse of it on my fingers throughout the day made me happy. And that, I think, is what all good nail polishes should do.
I'd say March brought a solid box. No stickers, everything's a product that I can use, etc. I was really hoping to pull out a full-sizer based on what other Birchboxers found in theirs, but alas, this was not my month for that. Nevertheless - I really liked my box!
I'm a loyal user of Clinique's skin care regimen (Mild Liquid Facial Soap followed by Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion), but I want to know - what works for you?