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April 20, 2012

April Birchbox

It's finally here! My April Birchbox arrived today. It seems like it got here a little late but I'm not upset about it or anything. This months theme is Natural Wonders - just in time for Earth Day. The products in this month's box are made with natural ingredients and even though I'm not familiar with most of the brands I'm liking what I see!

What's in my box this month?

Alima Pure Organic Nourishing Lipbalm 
Full size $7 (.07 oz)

I tried this lipbalm immediately. It has a fresh minty scent and applies a light wash of color. I was given the color Rhubarb which is a nude pink shade.  It feels really smooth on my lips. It's made with Cocoa butter and Shea butter.
My sample size:  .07 oz (full size)

Benta Berry G-1 Exfoliating Facial Cleanser
Full size $16 (30 ml)

This gentle exfoliator from the Parisian brand, Benta Berry, is made of lots of natural ingredients including apricot seeds and blueberry. The scent is a refreshing fruity fragrance that I love. It's made to purify the skin and remove dead skin cells.
My sample size: 3 ml

Willa Clear Face Moisturizer
Full size $11.50 (1 fl oz)

This moisturizer is actually a clear liquid so it won't clog pores or leave a greasy look. It's made with aloe, mango extract, and eucalyptus. Upon applying this product I could smell a slight fragrance that reminds me of sunscreen and then it the scent faded away after it was absorbed into my skin. It made my skin feel hydrated and soft and it's made in the U.S.A.
My sample size: .05 fl oz

Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
Full size $49.50-59.50

Taylor Swift picked the notes for this fragrance based on her favorite memories and scents. It "embodies the beginning of something magical". I actually like it a lot. I can pick up on fruity notes (especially berries) as well as floral notes. It's a feminine and very "magical" scent.
My sample size: .04 fl oz


Le Palais des Thes Tea Bags
20 bags $12.50
These teas are also from Paris. They are 2 different green tea blends with a mix of flavors. One has green date pulp, orange blossom, rose, and berries. The other contains white peach, kiwi, and watermelon. YUM! They both can be served hot or chilled.
My sample size: 2 bags

Overall, I like the contents of my box a lot. My favorites right away would have to be Wonderstruck and the Alima Pure Lipbalm. I also think I'll like the Benta Berry Cleanser a lot once I get to use it a few times. There wasn't anything I disliked in the box and after looking over everything, I added my samples up to be worth about $25 in product! Not bad for only paying $10 and I'm definitely sticking with Birchbox  for the Gossip Girl themed box next month!

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