April 2015 Birchbox Man Review

Birchbox Man is $20 a month (less if you pay for the year at once) and includes lifestyle and grooming items.

The April box again let Birchbox Man  subscribers choose their lifestyle item.  Luckily, I was able to get in before all the items were gone and selected something I knew my husband would love.

This box actually arrived at the end of March, but I’ve been so backed up in posting reviews this month, that I’m just finally getting around to posting it.

The Products:

 

Tommy John Cool Cotton Trunk

Tommy John Cool Cotton Trunk

Tommy John Cool Cotton Trunk: $29.00 FULL PRICE

This was our lifestyle choice this month.  It was an easy decision since they cost more than the cost of the box and you can never have too many pairs of boxers.  My husband didn’t have too much to say about these, but he did say they are comfortable.

das boom industries Everywhere Lotion Detroit

das boom industries Everywhere Lotion Detroit

das boom industries Everywhere Lotion Detroit: $24.00 full size/$3.00 sample value

My husband has used this and not commented on the scent which I’m a little surprised by since it’s supposed to smell like tobacco, musk, and motor oil.  It’s not something I think I’d want to smell like, but he hasn’t said he minds it.

PLANT Body Wash

PLANT Body Wash

PLANT Body Wash: $20.00 Full Size/$2.10 Sample Value

Now my husband did comment on the scent of this body wash.  It’s Sandalwood, Cedar and Ginger scented and I think those are really love it or hate it type scents.

Billy Jealousy Headlock Molding Cream

Billy Jealousy Headlock Molding Cream

Billy Jealousy Headlock Molding Cream: $16.00 Full Size/$2.00 Sample Value

This molding cream is not sticky and provided great hold.  My husband isn’t too picky about styling products for his hair, but he definitely doesn’t like any of them to be sticky or make his hair look greasy.  This did neither, so he was happy.

There were 4 products included this month, so we got $4.00 back in Birchbox points for reviewing our products on the website.  We paid about $19 for the box (we have a prepaid year) and received $36.10 in product.  This was not the most valuable Birchbox Man we have received, but we were introduced to new brands/products we had never heard of and got to try them out at an affordable price.

~Elizabeth

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Currently…

I’m linking up with Becky at Choose Happy for her Currently post.

Eating… healthy foods.  I’ve done really well eating healthy the last few weeks, but Thursday was my birthday and I got off track Thursday/Friday.  We went grocery shopping yesterday and I’m ready for another successful week.

Wondering… Why none of my scheduled blog posts actually posted this weekend.  That’s the first time it’s ever happened.  :(

Organizing… the laundry room.  I’d post a picture but no one wants to see that mess.  Everything I took out of Ava’s room when we redid it ended up there.  Instead I’ll share the only picture of her new room I have on my phone which was before we put any bedding on it!photo 2

Planning… Ava’s third birthday party.  The place is booked and the invitations are ordered!

Loving… Every minute with these two.  I can’t believe how grown up they are both getting :(

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~ Elizabeth

 

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Thursday Thoughts

 

TTGood-copyI’m again linking up with Jennifer at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for her Thursday Thoughts link-up.

~ The weather has been gorgeous lately and we are all loving going outside.  The kids are exhausted by bedtime and I love it.

~ Ava’s “big girl” bed was set up today.  I can’t wait to see how she does tonight.

~ Today is my birthday, and I stayed home to get my license renewed (it only took 45 minutes – not too bad) and to be home for Ava’s mattress to be delivered.

~ I should have done more cleaning today than I’ve done, but I really wanted to clean out the cellar some.  We are still missing one tire from the jogging stroller and it’s driving me crazy.  I was going to sell the toys on Facebook (which is a total pain) but our neighbor’s have a 1 year old.  They happened to be outside playing so I offered them what they wanted of the 6 or so toys I’d taken out and they took them all!  So glad to have them all gone and going to a good home.

~ I finally have all my reviews that I’ve been slacking on drafted and scheduled to post!  Just in time, because we have more boxes coming soon!

What’s on your mind this week?

~Elizabeth

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Finish This…

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I’m again linking up with Nicole over at Three Thirty One for her Finish This… series.  She provides the prompts and I provide my answer.

You have a first date. Where do you go?

Okay, I am going to tweak this a little bit since I’m married.  If I could go on a date with my husband, it would be like this.

1. Go out to breakfast (without the kids) and be able to eat at our own pace and sit and drink coffee without helping someone cut their food or clean up a spill.

2. Head to the beach.  Spend the rest of the morning/early afternoon hanging out at the beach.  Just laying in the sun, reading and talking.

3. Go for a walk – there’s a bike path near one of the beaches we go to and it’s gorgeous.  The trail goes between people’s back yards and the ocean.  It’s AMAZING!

Thanks for reading!

~ Elizabeth

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Currently…

I’m linking up with Becky at Choose Happy for her Currently post.

Singing… The songs from the Disney Junior DJ Shuffle album.  We bought it from itunes and the girls have been listening to it every night at bath time and while they get ready for bed.

 

Shopping… Ella’s teacher is getting married next month, and she invited all of the kids to the ceremony.  I’m trying to find something special for Ella to give to her teacher.

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Daddy reading Ella the wedding invitation

Loving… these two monkeys.  Ella was all dressed up for Red Sox day at school and earlier in the week, Ava got dressed up as a bug with her Koala Crate.

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Planning… All the posts I haven’t written yet – Birchbox Man, Kiwi Crate and Koala Crate (same as last week!)

~ Elizabeth

 

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Thursday Thoughts

 

TTGood-copyI’m again linking up with Jennifer at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for her Thursday Thoughts link-up.

~ I think I posted on Monday how I was behind in subscription box reviews.  Yup.  Still behind.  This week is flying by!

~ We are finally going to get some warmer weather around here.  It’s cold and rainy right now, but next week is looking FABULOUS!  I have the worst case of spring fever.

~ Since the weather this weekend looks so nice, I can’t wait to get outside and start going for walks again.  I LOVE going to the gym, but I really like the peace and quiet of going for walks.  A little sad for me because this will be the first year I won’t be bringing Ella with me.  She would still go, but at 5 she’s starting to get to be a little heavy to push.  :)

~ I keep losing my Fitbit charger!  I am usually so good with chargers (they are all pretty much in the same place), but every time my Fitbit needs to be charged I can never find where I left it.

~ I’m trying to decide if I should preorder the Allure beauty boxes.  I got my code yesterday, but that’s A LOT of money to put out at once.  This box looks good, but I’m worried I won’t like the next two.  Hmmm…..

What’s on your mind this week?

~Elizabeth

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Finish This…

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I’m again linking up with Nicole over at Three Thirty One for her Finish This… series.  She provides the prompts and I provide my answer.

Things I miss about being a kid …

Saying what I want, when I want.  I love that kids can just lay down and sleep when they want, announce they are hungry or bored and because they are little it’s cute.

Naptime.

No responsibility – I’d love to just play all day and not worry about bills or dinner or clothes for the next day.

Honestly, our best days with the kids are the ones where we just let them dictate what we do and play.

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Thanks for reading!

~ Elizabeth

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