Monday, March 19, 2012

Birchbox - March

I received my Birchbox in the mail last Friday. I love getting packages in the mail, and it's even more fun when you have no idea what you are going to get. I thought it would be fun to show you what I got in my box, just like I did last month.

The box looks like this:

This month's theme was "Spring Training."

This is what it looked like when I opened the box:

As always, there was an extra package in the box that you get to open, which is always fun.

This is what was in that package:

Here is what was in my box:

1. Color Club Nail Lacquer - Age of Aquarius

       Brighten blah nails with this on-trend, '60's-inspired green polish.

*I have tried this already, and I love the color! I am already thinking about ordering the full size.

 2. Harvey Prince - Ageless

        Most scents just smell pretty, but this one is designed to make you feel more youthful.

*I haven't worn this yet, so I might change my mind, but just going by the smell, I don't think that this will be a scent that I like.

3. Lulu Organics - Lavender + Clary Sage Hair Powder

       Revive flat locks by sprinkling this lavender-scented organic dry shampoo onto your roots.

4. One Love Organics - Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm

        This all-natural two-in-one cleanser and moisturizer is completely free of fillers, which means it's extra concentrated and extra effective. 

5. Supergoop! - Sunscreen Swipe

        Shield yourself from harmful UV rays anywhere you go with these portable wipes - they're soaked with an award-winning, skin-safe sunscreen formula.

6. Tea Forte - skin-smart Teas

        An antioxidant tea that tastes amazing and helps your skin look more radiant.

That's it for this month's Birchbox post. I enjoyed this box more than my first. I felt like the things in this box were things I would actually like to use, or at least try.

I felt like last month's box had stuff that I would try just for fun since they gave it to me, but they weren't products I was actually interested in.

It makes me wonder what they will send me next month.


Friday, March 16, 2012

5 on Friday- Week in Review

1. Monday 

My week started early Monday morning at the gym. I'm slowly getting into the habit of going to the gym. I hate getting out of bed so early, but I'm always glad that I did.

Also, I am excited to have these in the house this week...

Forget what I said about the gym, these have been the highlight of my week. SO GOOD!

2. Tuesday

I opened the windows for the first time this year on Tuesday. The weather has been amazing this week.

I also lit my First Bloom candle from Bath and Body Works for the first time.

3. Wednesday

It was back to the gym on Wednesday morning.

I received a couple of books that I had ordered from Amazon. These are books that I had read as a kid and have been looking for for years, but they aren't in print any more. After looking through every used book store, I just decided it was easier to order them from Amazon. I'm pretty sure that shipping was cheaper than all the gas used going to different stores.

4. Thursday

I finally received my Panem I.D. card in the mail. I have been waiting for this thing for weeks!

Is anybody else excited for The Hunger Games movie?

I also went to lunch with Nicole. We went to Chapala's, which is becoming our favorite spot for lunch.

5. Friday

I went to the gym again this morning. This was the first time I actually made it 3 times in one week even though that has always been the plan.

I used my twilight bath bomb from Lush today. My bathroom smells great now and so do I!

I should be getting my March Birchbox in the mail today. If so, that means that I will probably have a post about it sometime next week.

Have a good weekend!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Lush Haul

It is quickly becoming a Thursday for my friend and I to go to Lush.

At first we went to "just look around."

Then, it very quickly escalated into trying bath bombs, facial cleanser, and shampoo.

I thought it would be fun to quickly share what I bought yesterday.

I have a feeling this won't be last Lush post on this blog. I am loving this store!

1. Bath Bombs

It wasn't easy, but I was able to narrow it down to 3 bath bombs that I wanted to try. (I have a feeling that I will be trying the others soon enough.)

- Dragon's Egg

Lemon oil has an uplifting aroma and is toning and refreshing for the skin.

- Twilight

Lavender acts as nature's melatonin to relax your mind for a more restful sleep.

- Sakura

Mimosa flowers yield an intense floral fragrance and sea salt is added for it's soothing effects on the skin.

2. Facial Cleanser

I picked up one for me and one that I thought that my husband might like to try.

- Angels on Bare Skin

A gentle, lavender based scrub that is suitable for all skin types.

- Dark Angels

A velvety cleanser, sprinkled with black sugar and powdered charcoal to gently exfoliate and cleanse away excess oils.

3. Fresh Face Mask

- Catastrophe Cosmetic

A mixture of blueberries, calamine powder, and rose to keep your skin happy and comfortable.

4. Samples

The lady at Lush was nice enough to send me home with some samples when I asked about the Big Shampoo. She also sent me home with 2 different conditioners so I could decide which one I like better. I have been wanting to try the Big Shampoo, so I was pretty excited about getting a sample.

- Big (shampoo)

Contains sea salt to degrease and volumize hair, and lime and lemon juice to add extra shine.

- Veganese (conditioner)

Contains seaweed to soften hair, lavender and rosemary to soothe easily irritated scalps, and fresh lemon juice to add shine.

- American Cream (conditioner)

Great for hair that needs extra moisture. A blend of strawberries, oranges, and sage leave hair full of shine and smelling good.