Thursday, April 19, 2012

April 2012 Birchbox

I've received my 'natural wonders' themed April Birchbox and it was a pretty good one. Check out the goodies:

Juice Beauty Moisturizer. I've used this a couple of times and you should only use a thin layer. Otherwise, you get a lotion film on your face and it rubs off. So, I'm assuming this means it doesn't absorb into the skin well, which makes it pretty pointless as a moisturizer.
2oz=$28 so 0.17oz=$2.38

Mini Zoya Nail Polish in Bevin. I really love this color for Spring and currently have it on my toes! Zoya polishes are great because they started the 'three free' movement with the no formaldehyde, tuolene, and dibutyl phthalate formula. Full size=$8 so mini is about $4

Say Yes to Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes. I actually already had this exact product sitting in my bathroom when I received my box. They're great for when you are just needing to clean makeup off your face late at night or just need a quick freshening between work and drinks! I actually buy mine through the Say Yes To website because they have so many other great products I use and they give great discounts. If you follow the link you can get 35% off! Regular priced $2.99

Erno Laszlo Active pHelityl soap. I used this soap once and my face felt squeeky clean. I've since read up on the 'Laszlo splashing technique' and I plan on trying that next time I use the soap. Just seems like soap to me. 6oz=$40 so 0.5oz=$3.33

Harvey Prince Yogini Purfume. So I've already received this in my December 2011 Birchbox and it was a disappointment then. Definitely a Boo! on this product.
50mL=$50 so About 1mL=$1.10

Grand Value total is $13.80. Not the best Birchbox, but still more value than the $10 I paid. Can't wait for May!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dog available for adoption in Clear Lake, TX

For those of you reading this in the Clear Lake, TX area, I'd like to put the word out that there is a small dog available for adoption. He's not really my style (if you know me, you know I prefer bigger dogs and/or short hair dogs), but he's a pretty cool little guy. I'm friends with the guy who is fostering him and we meet at the park most weekdays. I've never seen the little bugger bark and he seems pretty chill with all the other (mostly big) dogs that are playing. He really likes to snuggle in your lap and be pet. So if you're looking for a <15lb adult dog (potty trained), please let me know via email ( Here are some pictures:

Pass it on if you're not ready for a pup!