Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Birchox... FINALLY!

Hi loves!!  I have some new followers (thanks to Roz) so I just wanted to say thank you for taking an interest and I look forward to getting to know each & every one of you!!!  I finally received my April Birchbox in the mail (almost 2 weeks late).  I'll spare you the details, but it ends with me tweeting the company in a rage because nobody was getting back to me.  It's normally been on time every month, but for some reason it wasn't.  

For those of you unfamiliar with Birchbox, it's a subscription-based company that sends a monthly box of luxury beauty products for only $10/month!  They've introduced me to so many brands and they also sneak in some goodies in there like NARS, Sephora Collection, AHAVA, etc!  This month, in honor of Earth Day, they partnered with EcoFabulous and greened their box (inside and out) and apparently will continue doing so  This is what their new carbon neutral box looks like:

It's usually pink

And here is what's inside that box:

(Excuse the fugly brown carpet you will see in every picture from here on out)

Once you open it up there is a card sitting on top of the products.  It normally states what this month's box's "theme" is or what they are trying to convey to the customer.  Obviously this month they talk about what they are doing to help the earth and how the products they've chosen tie into the "Earth" theme.

It also lists the products included in your box.  Each box is a bit different depending on the person and the preferences you list when you sign up for the subscription.  This is what mine held!

LIV GRN, Natural Eau de Parfum - Made from biodegradable and sustainable ingredients.  This scent is bright, grassy and laced with orange and neroli.  Plus, 10% of sales go directly to Global Green.  The full size of this Eau de Parfum is $60 for 3.4 fl oz..

Suki, exfoliate foaming cleanser - This is a two-in-one which lathers once you add water and helps with dull skin and clogged pores.  It contains raw sugar, rice flour and organic lemongrass, and a full 4 fl oz size goes for $29.95.

Weleda, wild rose smoothing facial lotion - this is organic rosehip oil and I think the brand is German.  A full size of this would be 1 fl oz for $28.. eesh.  It better be good.

Zoya, Nail polish in "Dove" - they also included the entire spring line on the sample nails - Marley, Dove, Caitlin, Dannii, Jules & Gemma.  A bit disappointed in the color as I already have a gray/taupe-like nail polish already, but I've never tried Zoya before and I hear it's good!  So I won't complain!

Last but not least, they've included a tin of Zhena's Gypsy Tea (Italian Chamomile).  I love it when they do this because even though it's not really beauty related, they try to include other luxury items and who doesn't love that zen feeling of warm organic chamomile tea sliding down your throat?  I love tea if you haven't noticed...

And that concludes my Birchbox blog!  Hopefully next month's box will come on time so you're not waiting forever, but if you are interested, you can just go to their website - and sign up in a matter of minutes.  I believe they're also affiliated with HauteLook (I could be wrong), but I'm not canceling my subscription any time soon!  Even if they are 2 weeks late!!  Hope you guys enjoyed!!  xoxoxoxoxoo


  1. I was only checking out the UK version of this last night called glossybox, such a cool idea. Like getting a birthday present in the mail!! Wish we had something like that in Australia!! Congrats on winning Liebster award BTW

  2. @Me, my best and I - omgsh thank you for pointing that out! I probably would've never noticed!!! And I'm so glad UK has a Birchbox version.. I almost felt bad posting this knowing it was only available in the States. Australia needs to catch up with the times!!! :)

  3. Just spotted this , i wonder if there is anything like this in Ireland? I think its a brilliant idea! Would love to be waiting for a monthly delivered like this

  4. @beauty, life and things I like - check out ! It seems like the same concept for you guys!!