The April Birchbox Brought…Food

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So it’s not really a big deal, but I’m never thrilled when my Birchbox contains a food item or tea bag in place of a 5th beauty item.

April 2014 Birchbox Contents

It’s not that I don’t like food or tea, goodness knows I do. But I subscribed to Birchbox to try new travel size beauty products. Snacks and tea I have much easier access to.

April 2014 Birchbox KIND snacks maple pumpkin seeds

I was even more disappointed because I’ve filled out my profile to try to avoid these things.

Birchbox Profile No Snacks

Funnily enough they also included a little card with ideas for a rainy day, as if they knew the food had rained on my parade. 😉

April 2014 Birchbox Rainy Day Cards

Ha. The remaining 4 items were pretty good. One I didn’t even know existed. Though I won’t have a use for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, it was rather neat to know such a thing existed.

April 2014 Birchbox Anastasia Clear Brow Gel

The Davines Oi Shampoo + Oi Conditioner made of roucou oil to cleanse, protect, and add shine was up next. Not only an interesting product, but also a nice size sample — enough for at least 2-3 washings.

April 2014 Birchbox Davines Oi Shampoo Conditioner

The last two were my favorites. A generous (but still travel size) bottle of BeeKind Body Lotion made with honey and organic chamomile. And a little bottle of Shea Terra Organics Rose Hips Black Soap Deep Pore Facial Cleanser. A little worried that deep pore might mean “drying” but it smells great and I can’t wait to try it!

April 2014 Birchbox Shea Terra Organics Deep Pore Facial Cleanser

In the end I’m reconciled to the  Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt, because I’ll fill out my Birchbox reviews and get $5 towards the purchase of things I actually do want 🙂

If you’re considering signing up for Birchbox I’d love it if you’d use my referral link (which will give me another $5 towards non-food products)!

Did everyone else get food as well?


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