March 2014 Birchbox: Spring Forward

So this is what my Birchbox should have looked like:

This is what I ended up with instead:

Confusing, right?
Originally I didn’t receive the Gilchrist & Soames conditioner or the 100% Pure eye cream. I sent an email to Birchbox and they told me they’d send my missing samples within a few days. So I got my samples and…they still weren’t the right ones! I got another packet of the 100% Pure wrinkle cream (are they trying to tell me something?) and two packets of Ojon hair masks. So…now I’m just confused. What I’m guessing is that they ran out of the original samples. That seems likely, right? In any case, it’s nothing to get up in arms about. I’ve never had a problem with getting wrong or missing samples before in the past year and a half of subscribing to Birchbox, and I don’t feel like it would be terribly likely.
In any case!
I love tinted moisturizers- although this one is labeled as both a beauty balm and a tinted moisturizer, so I don’t know what it precisely qualifies as. But I love that it has a high SPF, because FLORIDA. I wear sunscreen 24/7.
Gilchrist & Soames London Collection Shampoo and Conditioner Duo (full size: $29)
I only got the shampoo. It smells really nice, though! I’ll still use it, most likely with my Organix moroccan oil conditioner.
It’s a hand cream. It smells nice, but really. Hand cream isn’t something I’m really looking to try.
Didn’t get it in my box, and I’m sad.
Dark chocolate, cherry, and almond. YES. THIS IS A WIN.
Final verdict for my March 2014 Birchbox: It’s a pass. Other than the chocolate and the Coola, nothing was terribly exciting, and the sample mixup made me sad.

Time for #dapperday makeup, including my teeny treasured baby sized bottle of Miss Dior Cherie. (Spoiler alert: the false lashes most definitely did NOT happen. I compensated with like four coats of mascara.) (at The Dollhouse)

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium (Delirium, #1)Delirium by Lauren Oliver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this book up on a total whim, just looking for something to keep me entertained while I waited in the parking lot to my husband to finish up at work. It was an intriguing premise (the idea of love as an illness; the systematic “cure,” the arranged loveless marriages) and started off rather predictably (ooh, she met a handsome boy and they fall in looove), and then it got a little more complicated.

It was an easy, fun, breezy read, and then the ending is like a suckerpunch. I loved the ending- it literally took the book from something rather average to incredibly gripping and memorable. I’ll definitely read it again, and I need to get my hands on the sequel!

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