April Birchbox

I killed my Dracena.


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!!!!!!


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.


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.


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



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