Monday, March 18, 2013

March Birchbox!

After I changed my settings from "low maintenance" to "I know what I'm doing when it comes to makeup", I was holding my breath for my March Birchbox.

Drumroll, please!

I think changing my settings was the way to go!

Top row: Whish shaving cream:  This stuff smells like blueberries and has a lot of air whipped into it.  It claims to be (and so far, seems to be) super moisturizing, which is great for dry winter over-shaved skin!  I'm a fan!

Benetint!!! I have to admit that I've been lusting over Benetint for probably years now, but I've always felt too frugal to pony up the money for a bottle--I think it's around $30.  I squealed when I saw a sample in my box! I'll probably buy it now that I can use a Birchbox coupon and earn points.  (For those of you who've never heard of it: Benetint is an awesome lip and cheek stain that looks super natural and has pretty decent lasting power.  I didn't know this until I read the package, but Benetint was actually created for a exotic dancer who wanted something to paint her nipples with to make them more pronounced!  So, I guess it's a great all-in-one item! 

(That little piece of paper was just an announcement for a new product, not a sample or a coupon.  Boo.)

Bottom row:

Macadamia Natural Oil: Healing Oil Treatment.  It says on the back that you can use it as a masque, leave-in conditioner, or for "styling and finishing".  I've only used a tiny amount of it on dry hair to smooth down some fly aways, and to give me some added moisture while blowdrying, as I don't use conditioner.  It smells really good, a little bit musky and nutty but in a good way.

SuperGoop Everyday Face and Body Lotion:  Confession!  I know I'm supposed to use sun block every day, but I usually don't.  My tinted moisturizer has SPF 15 in it, so I wear that sometimes, and my lipstick also has SPF 15...but other than that, I don't usually wear it seperately unless I'm going to be outside for an extended period of time.  BUT, that being said, there are definitely times when I've been caught outdoors without it when I've really needed it!  So keeping these little packets in my purse will save my butt (well, my face...) on a sunny day!

Macadamia Natural Oil: Deep Repair Masque.  Seeing as I quit dying my hair years ago, I don't really need these "deep repair" kind of things like I used to.  But I will give this a try! I'm just not sure if I want to use it now or wait until I get my dead ends snipped off...

And then at the bottom, a Madewell nail file.  Nothing terrible special about this, except for the pretty design.

All in all, I'm much happier with my Birchbox this month. I think I'll stick with it and see what else they have to offer me!

As always, this is not a sponsored post.  But if you'd like to sign up for Birchbox for yourself, please feel free to use my referral link.  Thank you!


Jessie said...

There's nothing wrong with sponsored posts. Advertising PAYS for the internet. Anything "free" on the internet actually means the salaries of the people who run said free stuff are paid by advertising. I don't understand why people get so POd about sponsored posts! sigh. rant over! :)

Alison said...

Haha! I've never had anyone get POd about a sponsored post, but when they are sponsored you're required to state so. I always just throw in that it's not sponsored for two reasons: in case birchbox might actually want to sponsor me in the future (wishful thinking!) and because I feel that it gives reviews more validity, you know?

But that being said, I have no problem with sponsored posts! Wish I could do more!