Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March Birchbox: Celebrate the Madness!

I was never much of a basketball fan until I went to graduate school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and then I caught the fever.  The fever broke a few years later, but it was fun for the duration!  There was the year I happened to be in D.C. with friends during March madness on St. Patrick's Day when UNC was marching towards the final four.  That day began with a planned visit to an art museum, but somehow veered into an epic bar crawl that started in D.C but ended in Maryland.  The next year this same group of now graduated friends met me in Nashville for the tournament.  Standing room only in Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Ashley Judd sightings, and crowds singing patriotic songs, as I believe we had invaded Iraq a few days before. 

Wait, this post is about the March Birchbox, right?   I wouldn't call it epic, but it's pretty nice, nonetheless!  I got a new BB cream from Marcelle to try out.  It is supposed to give skin a golden glow, and while I was a bit afraid excessive shimmer as a result, it turns out to be quite subtle and a good color match for my skin.  Minus points for not having any SPF, but other than that, very nice!

I'm hearing good reports of the Evologie skin blemish serum, and goodness knows my skin still breaks out, so looking forward to giving it a whirl. 

The Caldrea lotions come in 3 different scents, and the one I've tried thus far was very nice. 

I also received an exclusive to Birchbox blueberry scented shaving cream from Whish.  I rarely buy shaving creams but do enjoy using them, so this is a treat.  I'm liking the natural and organic ingredients:-)

The extra this month was a floral patterned emery board, the result of a Birchbox and Madewell partnership.  Pretty and practical, nothing wrong with that!

Well done, Birchbox! 

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