March Birchbox

The March Birchbox is full of products to get you ready for the new season! I’ll admit that when I first opened this box, I wasn’t overly excited. I think it was the lack of color in the packaging of the products (packaging gets me every time)! But after giving these products a try…I am now considering purchasing the full-size of two (maybe even three) of them! Here’s what I got:

COOLA Tinted Matter SPF 30 for Face: This is no ordinary SPF. COOLA suspended two skin-safe mineral sunblocks—titanium and zinc dioxide—in a moisturizing base to ensure a smooth, even application. Shea butter naturally softens skin. Age-reversing antioxidants like evening primrose extract and borage seed oil deflect free radicals, while naturally water-resistant plankton makes the formula extra-durable. My thoughts: WHY have I never tried mineral sunblock before?!?! It goes on like a primer and left my face nice & matte (not oily!!!). I will definitely be buying the full size of this!

DDF® Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizing Dew: A mix of aloe vera, vitamins A, C, and E, and grapeseed extract hydrate for supple, glowing skin. The fragrance-free formula absorbs quickly, so there’s no need to press pause on your a.m. routine as you wait for it to soak in. My thoughts: I like DDF products and this moisturizer doesn’t disappoint. It was nice and light and really does absorb super fast.

English Laundry No. 7 for Her: This fruity cocktail combines hints of pear, jasmine, melon, and apricot to create a fragrance fit for the warmer months (or when you’re longingly thinking about said months). Base notes of sandalwood, vanilla, and musk add warmth. My thoughts: You know I am not a huge perfume fan but I REALLY like this scent. It smells very clean and fresh! Perfect for spring.

Gilchrist & Soames London Collection Body Lotion: This natural hydrator is loaded with antioxidant-rich botanicals like red tea, soy, ginkgo biloba, grape seed, and milk thistle. Naturally derived glycerin and honey provide instant moisture, with a hydrating boost from brassica plant extract. Always cruelty-free, this formula comes to you free of parabens, phthalates, petrol-derived ingredients, mineral oil, urea, DEA, TEA, and propylene glycol. My thoughts: I like the scent of this lotion and it isn’t greasy. Absorbs nicely.

Ojon damage reverse™ Restorative Hair Treatment Plus: This luscious balm is overflowing with ojon oil from Central American rain forests. Rich in essential antioxidants and lipids, ojon oil (together with an infusion of Rouge Oleifera) restores the integrity of each hair shaft while sealing in shine. Over time, your hair will be less prone to breakage and heat damage. You’ll be glad to know that the filler-free formula doesn’t contain a single drop of water, and it’s also free of artificial preservatives, dyes, and heavy silicones. Plus, the invigorating scent is sure to win you over. My thoughts: I was first introduced to Ojon products when I lived in NYC. I haven’t tried these conditioners yet but am sure they will live up to their reputation. My hair needs all of the “damage repair” it can get!

To learn more about Birchbox or to join, click here. It is only $10/mo and worth every penny if you ask me! I’ve been a paying subscriber for almost three years now and still get excited each month to see what I get!

One Comment ( Reply )

  1. megan
    Mar 25, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

    I just tried COOLA the other day and I could not believe it, it felt like butter on my face in the best possible way. SOLD.

    Xo, Megan,