April Birchbox

I killed my Dracena.

Yup.

After all that…..I noticed she was getting a little dark, but I chose to be obliviously ignorant. Then one day her top fell over. I refused to give up. Three days later, Jimmie pointed out that she was no longer standing upright, and I was forced to admit defeat.

But never fear….because we got our garden planted, and I have RADISHES. Seriously. Started from seed, and there are little sprouts already. WINNER.

Hmmmm….maybe I’ll do a garden post. (I know, I know, I’m quickly creating a list of posts that you’re going to have to wait for. I’m sorry. Blame it on the Good Idea Fairy.)

Anyway, it’s BIRCHBOX time!!!!!!

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I’ve got to say, my boxes have been getting better and better. I don’t know if it’s that I’ve finally stopped messing with my profile, or if it’s that I’m more open to what I get. Either way, I’ve been happier the last couple months. April was no different. And isn’t that blue tissue paper gorgeous? Ok, ok. To the goodies.

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Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle: I was THRILLED to get this in my box. I love love love the shampoo and conditioner, and Birchbox has a deal for the set – shampoo, conditioner, and this spray. Now I get to try all three – and I love the spray just as much as the other two. I’ll buy the full size for sure. This stuff kept my hair from being frizzy on a rainy day, no joke. And call me crazy, but like I said about the shampoo, the smell reminds me of the My Little Ponies I had as a kid…good memories.

Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner in Jamun: So for some reason Birchbox doesn’t list the color I got. Weird. It’s a dark purple. I seriously love this eyeliner. Like, I’ll pay $11 for it. It goes on so smoothly, it doesn’t smear (and believe me, I rub my eyes), and it doesn’t irritate. The color is awesome too.

Supergoop Daily Correct CC Cream: I’m not sure about this one – I actually think I like the Coola tinted moisturizer I got last month a little better. I don’t know, this stuff was ok…but didn’t blend very well, and I kinda broke out the next day. I’m not saying it’s a total fail, just not a total win.

KIND bar in Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Butter: Stoked to see this. Haven’t tried it yet, but I have no doubt it’ll be delicious.

52 Bright Ideas for a Rainy Day: Everyone got one of these cards in the box. Kinda cute! I got #8, which told me to make something artsy with my Birchboxes. Highly appropriate, since I have all of them on a shelf. Decisions, decisions…

Color Club Gala’s Gems in Aquamarine Azulino: I was excited about this, since I’ve been thinking about getting a pale blue polish for a while. And….wow. It sucks. Oh, the color is pretty. But the formula is horrible. It’s super gummy, and it looks like crap up close. It’s fine from a distance, and I will say that it hasn’t chipped. Maybe I just got a bad bottle.

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In other exciting news…..we finally sent our passports off for renewal. Lucy helped.

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