May 2014 Birchbox

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It’s late and I’m playing catch up here. Here’s what was in my birchbox for May:

I am in LOVE with the PIXI lip balm. It’s just enough shine for me now that it’s hot and I stopped even attempting to wear makeup. It all just melts off anyway but I do like to have a little bit of pizzaz to my already lovely face.
The rest I haven’t tried yet but the tea will probably end up at iced tea figuring that it’s JULY and hot as ballz (aren’t I a lady?).
Tomorrow will be June’s box. I’ll try not to fall behind again.

Cooking Light Selects Cravebox

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Spices and snacks? You are so speaking my language.

First and foremost, I gave away the artificial sweetener. If I’m gonna eat sweets, I’m gonna use real sugar. I gave the fake stuff to people who need it because they CAN’T have real sugar.

I love the McCormick salt free seasonings. With BBQ season coming, that Southwest seasoning is gonna get a LOT of use. 🙂

I am familiar with Stash herbal tea. I keep packets in my desk for when the office is freezing but if I have one more cup of coffee, I’ll launch to the moon.

The Newtons I put in my daughter’s snack bag. I take their disappearance to mean they’re good. XD

The Zone bars I haven’t tried yet. I wager they taste like every other ‘health’ bar I eat. *shrugs* Nothing to really write home about.

As for the Pop Chips? Those were really good. They were just spicy enough to make them interesting and salty enough to satisfy the craving for salty/crunchy. I would totally buy those.

September Birchbox

I was really excited for this box but it’s sorta hit and miss. However, I do have to say: When these boxes arrive, I have been saying “Oh! I can’t wait to try that!” instead of “WTF is that?” This shows growth and progress. XD

So far, I’m most excited for the tea. XD But hey, I got a new nail polish color to play with.

This is a nice color! Although, I have to say I would rather have tiny bottles in multiple colors than one bottle in a sorta regular size bottle. It’s more to play with,  ya know?

Yeah, I’ve used shampoo before. It’s always good to have small ones for travel, though. 😉

This product made me confused. It does all sorts of things I didn’t know I needed something to do. o_O

Mmmm… I love a good cup of tea. 🙂

Aromatherapy? Why not? I’ll give it a try.

And a hair tie. I’ll be growing my hair out so I can use this. Can’t see spending so much on something I’m so likely to lose or break but hey, to each their own.

I’ll do my best to review these as I use them.

April Birchbox

Ah, it’s been some time since I posted about my Birchbox.

I am a tea lover so I’m excited to try the tea. But I’m at a loss as to what to do with the beauty balm. I am the type of chick who is lucky to remember her spf 15 face cream in the morning so I’m sure I’ll beg my much more knowledgeable friends for help. XD

The Be Fine Moisturizer was expired but Birchbox sent me a 100 point credit for that. I used that credit with the 110 I got for signing up and purchased the Zoya Blogger Collection. With my points and including shipping, I got it for $3.95! 😀 And I enjoy bright nail colors when I have the time to put them on. I’d love to use these colors to try the Sponge Manicure. I think it would make this really cool sunset/fire looking effect. 😀

Tomorrow it’s back to writing news but if I ever do that sponge thing, I’ll post about it. I’ve got to get back to prepping the house for my husband’s birthday “party.” (meaning just a couple people and an ice cream cake)