March Birchbox time!

I was really surprised when my March Birchbox arrived in the mail on Saturday. My Birchbox usually gets here closer to the middle of the month and I hadn't even received the email with the tracking info yet. But it's here!

Though the info card that is included in the Birchbox talks about "Spring Forward" most of the products seem more winter appropriate since they are all geared towards moisturizing the skin. I even think of cream blush as a formula for drier skins which I associate with winter. So aside from not seeing the connection between the products and this month's theme, I do like everything in this Birchbox. Shocking, I know.

The Balm How 'Bout Them Apples? Cheek and Lip Cream in Pie: The shade Pie is a sample of 1 of the 6 shades available in the full size palette. The product is a cream dual-purpose product for both lips and cheeks. The formula feels like it's a cream to powder finish so it works well on the cheeks over foundation and even over powder. However, I wouldn't opt to use this product on the lips-- comes off pretty sheer, feels drying and accentuates the lines of the lips. The shade pie is a bright coral-- perfect for spring and summer. The only bummer is that the sample arrived with a finger smudge in the product and smudges on the packaging as if the person packing the box accidentally stuck her finger into the

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream Mask: This product is great for the end of winter to get your skin Spring-ready. This mask can be used like a traditional facial mask (apply, leave on 10 minutes, then rinse) or as a sleeping mask (wear overnight, duh). The only thing that is slightly off-putting is the rose scent but that's just personal preference.

Air Repair Rescue Balm: I was thrilled to see an all-purpose skin salve this month. I am currently experiencing the cold from hell and have a very sore nose and chapped lips to show for it. This product is a light-weight ointment with a slight medicinal/herbal scent. I've been using it on my lips and under my nose and it's doing a nice job of keeping those sore, sensitive areas soothed. The concept is pretty much the same as that of Aquaphor Healing Ointment, though Aquaphor is thicker and doesn't have a scent (and is a much cheaper alternative).

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet: My friend Annie brought this back for me from Paris last November so I was already familiar with this product. The formula is mousse-like and has a very light fresh fragrance. It is a light moisturizer that I think I will enjoy a lot more once the weather warms up (maybe this is a good Spring pick afterall!). I've been using this product on and off in the evenings after I use Avon's ANEW Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel pads.

A Ghirardelli  square was also included in this box which I haven't eaten yet. The info card states that Jurlique Rose Hand Cream was included as a Beauty Extra but it wasn't included in my box. Maybe the packer who stuck her finger into the cream blush snagged it-- who knows. Still, it was a good box this month.



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