Birchbox - April 2014

Would you look at what showed up yesterday! Birchbox of course. A bit early I must admit, but when is that ever a bad thing? April is profoundly known for it's wonderful spring showers so it's no surprise that Birchbox didn't hesitate to make this month's theme Rainy Days. Here's a peek:

April is all about the simple things in life and the impact it makes on us, such as enjoying a favorite movie or even treating ourselves to a lazy day off. 

What makes this month extra special is the special tip Birchbox included for every subscriber on what to do on a rainy day. I received tip 7 out of 52: Turn off your smartphone and crack open a novel. On our shelf: Elenor Catton's ambitious The Luminaries and our latest not-so-guilty pleasure, the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. If you want more rainy day ideas you can visit for more tips or you can purchase the whole deck of 52 cards in the Birchbox shop!

This is what's included in my box this month:

First off, this box is A-OK.

I received (from left to right) KIND Snacks Healthy Grains in Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt (lifestyle extra), Davines Oi Shampoo & Conditioner, Shea Terra Organics Rose Hips Black Soap Deep Pore Facial Cleanser, BeeKind Body Lotion, and Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel.

I can agree to loving the majority of my box this month. I would have enjoyed the lifestyle extra if it didn't have pumpkin seeds as an ingredient as I dislike seeds. My sister sure did take a liking into that one so it didn't go to waste. 

Right away I had to enjoy the Davines Oi Shampoo & Conditioner. I haven't received any Davines products since my very first Birchbox all the way back in June. I absolutely love the smell and literally didn't want to wash the product out of my hair. I will definitely considering splurging on those in the future. I really wished my sample size was enough for more than one use! 

I found the Shea Terra Organics cleanser to come in super handy. As you guys know, I'm always up for trying new skin products. It's super hard to find black soap where I live so I'm super grateful. I know that black soap can be great to help diminish acne, blackheads, blemishes and etc which my skin becomes prone to every once in a while so I definitely won't mind the help. I also love the packaging. The plastic 1 oz bottle is really sturdy to just keep on the go. 

The lovely BeeKind lotion is a new addition to my cosmetic bag (lately my bag has been getting full). I absolutely love the smell. My boyfriend seems to think that it smells like "lemon pledge". Also another friend did mention that the scent was overpowering but not necessarily in a bad way. Maybe it'll have a different impact on you and your senses. It's natural and organic with ingredients such as honey and chamomile and goes on a bit greasy at first but eventually smooths your skin. Hey, I like it!

Last but not least is the wonderful Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel. This is my second time trying a clear brow gel and it's in competition of my currently owned perfekt lash perfection gel. I never knew the difference between plain brows and brows with clear gel. Now I can't help but comb my brows with it! It keeps all the hairs in place and gives it a neat defined look. I honestly wished Birchbox was generous enough to give us this product as a full sized item. I wouldn't mind at all! :)

Ipsy vs Birchbox anyone? There are ups and downs about them both BUT they're both $10 a month. I gotta admit I think I may have found some new favorites from both subscriptions. This month, I think I loved more of my Birchbox items but Ipsy does tend to have a greater value. I can't wait until next month!

Here's everything that was included in my box to shop for as full size items in the Birchbox shop.