Birchbox! April 2012

16 Apr

It’s the best time of the month again: Birchbox time! However, April’s Birchbox is not my favorite box by a mile. 

My April Birchbox:

  • Juice Beauty Oil-free Moisturizer
  • Zoya TRUE Spring Collection in Lotus
  • Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
  • amika Obliphica Nourishing Mask
  • Lifestyle extra: Dropps Laundry Detergent

First impression after opening the box? “Aww, I like the green tissue paper.” Second impression? “A Perfume sample? Noooooooooo! Wait… is this… laundry detergent? I guess the perfume ain’t so bad next to that.”

Lol @ laundry detergent. How could you do me like that Birchbox? Granted I will obviously get use out of it, but cleaning products are the last thing I want be receiving from my beauty subscription. Birchbox, if you’re reading this, please note the things I do not want to receive from you:

  1. Bugs
  2. Amputated limbs
  3. Cleaning products
  4. Anthrax
  5. Perfume vials

I won’t even bitch about the perfume because everyone already knows I hate getting perfume samples.

The Zoya polish in Lotus was really the saving grace of this box. It’s a super pretty muted purple color with flecks of sparkle. The Amika hair mask looks promising and I know I’ll probably like the Juice Beauty moisturizer because I like most Juice products. So I’m 3 for 5, not too terrible in the scheme of things :)

I’m already anxious for May’s Birchbox! If you want to become a Birchbox subscriber, go to their website and get on the waiting list. They seem to be slowly trickling out their subscription slots.

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12 Responses to “Birchbox! April 2012”

  1. Kim Henrichs April 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    That is so weird that there’s laundry detergent… 0.o I love the little Zoya. I got a little Color Club one in mine.

  2. Danielle April 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    March’s box and this month’s (because of the Zoya) make me wish I didn’t cancel my subscription :( I’d be happy to buy that Wonderstruck sample off of you if you don’t want it, though! My email is dhsauers(at)gmail.com if you’re interested.

    • Chelsey April 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

      I’ll just send it to you, I wouldn’t make you pay me for a perfume sample lol emailing now!

  3. Amy April 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    That’s not a suuuper bad box! But I’ll agree, this month’s boxes weren’t particularly exciting. I did really like mine though, I’ve ended up wanting to purchase everything in there except for the laundry detergent!

    • Chelsey April 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

      Haha, yeah it’s not TOO terrible. I just find laundry detergent to be a hilarious inclusion. I was having a pretty amazing streak with Birchbox though, so I was bound to get a box like this sooner or later lol.

  4. BreAnnNicole April 17, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Maybe everyone who has been having a good streak with BB is getting their crap box now bc I’ve been having horrid birchboxes for the last 3 months and FINALLY got a decent one for April! I got BeFine cleanser, Befine Moisturizer, Zoya mini in Bevin (I couldn’t believe it, I screamed lol), a WEI face treatment pad (it looks interesting), Wonderstruck perfume sample (meh!), and my extra was a MicroDermaMitt face mitt which I’m honestly really confused how to use it but now that I know some of you got laundry detergent I’m pretty happy with it! I’m super excited for next months Gossip Girl themed box!

    • Mina Slater April 23, 2012 at 7:31 am #

      I want your box! Lol. Make sure to check the date on your Befine moisturizer, if it’s expired like mine was you need to let BB know so you can get 100 points…basically a refund on the April box.

  5. Linda April 17, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Juice Beauty products are my favorite! I love the Oil Free Moisturizer in April’s box! It feels amazing on!

  6. Shannyn @frugalbeautiful.com April 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    I just got my box and posted the review on Youtube today, my contents were totally different…I think the only similar thing we got was the perfume sample, otherwise I ended up with Pangea organics lip balm, some foot balm and a few facial skincare samples. I knew each box was different but this one was totally different!

  7. Mina Slater April 23, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    I’m with you on April not being my fave box! I received 2 tea bags instead of laundry detergent lol. Honestly I would prefer they completely skip these lifestyle extras and simply add another beauty sample…I can get tea & laundry detergent samples on my own if I want them! Also got an email from BB over the weekend to check the expiration date of the moisturizer in my Befine skin pack…it had a 2010 date on it…yikes! They offered Birchbox points to make up for it but Befine has some explaining to do on that one.

    I liked the rest for the most part but wish I’d gotten a Zoya (my fave nail polish brand) instead of tea bags or expired Befine! Or the Juice Beauty, I love them…Befine not so much. Anxiously waiting for May box time…

    • Chelsey April 23, 2012 at 8:35 am #

      Woahhhhh 2010? Ouch. I loveeee BeFine but I would have been a little upset had I been putting a 2 year old expired moisturizer on my face lmao.

  8. T April 25, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    My moisturizer was expired also, and so was a friend’s… Looking forward to the points, but wtf you know? And I live in a city and don’t do my own laundry (1.5 h at the laundromat every week??) so I was irked by the cleaning supplies also! Tea last month as the lifestyle bonus was nice though.
    If anyone wants my perfume sample, it’s not my type of fragrance. I’ve got a bowl full of perfume vials that I don’t want anything to do with, but don’t want to waste :/

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