My April BirchBox
came in a couple weeks ago. I hadn't really gotten around to trying out the products until today.
Here is what came in the box.
- Oribe Shampoo & Conditioner
- Mirenesse Glossy Kiss - Red
- Supergoop! Anti-Aging Eye Cream
- Kusmi Tea Paris
- Skin & Co Bagnodoccia Body Gel
Oribe Shampo & Conditioner - $37 and $39 each.
I tried one of each of these in my shower this morning. The smell is really light, almost floral. It didn't lather as much as I'd like. I have super thick, medium-length hair so I like to know that all of my hair gets covered. I'm going to stick with my usual shampoo.
Skin & Co Bagnodoccia Body Gel
I used this in my morning shower as well. At first the scent was not impressing. It smelled like a stuffy old lady. But the gel is actually pretty nice. A little goes a long way and it doesn't feel too greasy.
Supergoop! Anti-Aging Eye Cream
This product is for the delicate skin around your eyes. I typically just use my normal face moisturizer on this area. The only thing my normal stuff is missing is SPF. This Supergoop! has SPF 37. Something us Ginger Kids need! Honestly, I probably wouldn't buy this product. The price and the fact that I'm only suppose to use this on a small part of my face doesn't make it worth it to me.
Kusmi Tea Paris
$25.95 - 5 Mini Tea Tins
I don't like tea. To me, it tastes like dirt water. So The Hubbo offered to try one of these for me since he likes coffee and tea. He tried Sweet Love (pink package). Is smelled like Christmas in a cup!
Mirenesse Glossy Kiss - Red
I haven't tried this product. I have a good reason though I promise. Red isn't really a makeup color I wear. I'd rather give this away to a friend who will look better in this color. Any takers?
TIGI Catwalk Session Finishing Spray
I got this hairspray in my February Birchbox. I put it in my bathroom and have been using it here and there to control some crazy ginger-colored locks that like to stand straight up around my hair line. I really like it. I can spray it on and comb my hair to style it and it gives me just enough hold to keep the craziness under control.
Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo
This dry shampoo came in my March Birchbox. I tried it once and haven't tried it again. The directions say to use this to extend your style without having to wash your hair for a day or two. So basically it makes your hair look less greasy. So you spray it on your hair at the roots. You let it sit for a couple minutes and it turns white. Then you are supposed to comb your hair into your desired style. What they don't say is that you hair will feel totally gross like you have a TON of hair product in it. Ugh it was so gross feeling. I'm really not sure that it looked any better. In other words, I'm not a fan. I'll just keep on washing my hair the normal way to keep it clean.
My StrideBox came in last week and even though I’m not running that much right now, I still got pretty excited. There are two reasons why.
1. I like it when blog material literally shows up on my door step.
2. You never know what is going to be in this fun little box.
So, what’s in the box? (That was not a creepy movie quote from the movie Seven with Brad Pitt by the way!)
Barnana Original Organic Chewy Banana Bites
Even though I'm on a Low Carb diet right now, I decided that for my readers I would go ahead and try these even though they aren't low carb. You guys totally twisted my arm! :)
When I opened the bag, it was not what I was expecting. I was picturing the thinly cut banana chips that you would find in trail mix. These are like little brown banana nuggets. They aren't bad. I made the Hubbo try one too and he said they sort of taste like banana nut bread.Interesting Details:
- 140 Calories per serving (5 chunks)
- Zero refined sugar, preservatives, & cholesterol
- 100% Raw & Unprocessed
ENERGYbits - Chlorella & Spirulina Algae Tabs
I've been following this brand on Twitter for a while now and it seems that a lot of runners use ENERGYbits.
Warning! Read the directions on how to consume these! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT CHEW!!!
I decided I wanted to write this blog tonight and I hadn't tried these yet so I popped one in my mouth thinking I'd just chew it up. Worst. Idea. Ever! The packaging is a little lacking in the directions though. It came in a small black zip-lock baggie that only makes me feel like a part time drug dealer when I open it up. But after I chewed one up and nearly gagged, I read the StrideGuide and it says to swallow 20-30 tabs 5-10 minutes before running for consistent energy. Good to know! The little dark dots in the picture are the "bits".
The Mystery Gift!
When I first opened the StrideBox I saw this first and didn't recognize what it was. So I took it out and figured it was the world's largest slap bracelet. These things are making a come-back you know! I had like 5 in the 80's and thought they were the coolest thing ever.
I was just about to send StrideBox a tweet when I got checked my email and noticed an email from them explaining what this really is. Slap bracelet? Yes! But it is actually a lot more useful than that. It's a blinky light you can wear on your wrist or your ankle. Much more functional than the world's largest slap bracelet!
Nuun Hydration Tabs
You say it like Noon. I use these all the time and absolutely love them! There really are very few flavors that I just don't like. I did try their new product line called All Day Nuun
and it is supposed to release slowly to keep you hydrated longer, but it tastes more like medicine. But everything else is good. This product is like a non-sugary version of Gatorade.
Clif Bar Mini Energy Bar, Clif Shot Gel, Clif Shot Bloks
I may have had a slight addiction to Clif Energy Bars
at one point in time. Since I have started watching my carbs I had to put them aside, but I'm definitely a Clif Bar fan! Interesting Facts:
- Made with Organic Rolled Oats
- 1% For the Planet - Means they care about the environment too!
- ClifBar company started on a 175 mile bike ride
- No Trans Fats, Hydrogenated Oils or High Fructose Corn Syrup
Do any of you subscribe to this running box as well or another one? I’m curious to see if people get the same thing that I get in each box. Let me know!