I secretly love rainy days, and I know I’m not the only one. A gloomy forecast is a welcome excuse to cancel plans, put on cozy sweats, and spend some quality time on the couch. Or, if I’m feeling ambitious, it’s a great time to tackle those to-do list items that always fall by the wayside—like cleaning out my closet—or whip up something homemade (for the record, chocolate chip cookies are always a good idea).
This month’s Birchboxes should provide plenty of rainy (or sunny) day entertainment. In particular, we expect to see some extra fun manicures—we partnered international blogger phenom Gala Gonzalez to create an exclusive collection of Color Club polishes. I’m personally hooked on “Breakfast At…,” a pearly seafoam green. Also on this month’s sample agenda: Number 4 Haircare’s Reconstructing Masque, which makes hair feel like you’ve just had a professional cut and blowdry; and Nyakio’s Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub, which buffs away dry winter skin with actual java beans and smells delectable.
Every subscriber will also receive a Rainy Day Ideas card with a few tips for making the most of grey skies—you can see additional suggestions here. There’s plenty more on the Birchbox Magazine, from our favorite waterproof products (those spring rainstorms come on unexpectedly, after all) and a pastel makeup tutorial.
My April Product Hot List
Here are just a few of the things I'm excited about this month in the Birchbox Shop (who says you can't have multiple favorites?):
W3LL PEOPLE Narcissist Deluxe Set
This two-piece kit combines an all-natural, creamy foundation with a pitch-perfect blending brush.
Miracle Skin Transformer Miracle Revival Mud
Need a complexion refresh? Slather on this mud-based mask, which removes impurities without stripping your skin.
Jurlique Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer
Drop the Purell—this sanitizer removes up to 99% of bacteria with an all-natural, moisturizing formula.
Number 4™ Super Comb Prep & Protect
Shield your hair from the ravages of heat styling with this vegan mist, which also detangles and protects against UV rays.
Vasanti Liquid Cover Up Oil-Free Foundation and Concealer
Behold, the rare oil-free foundation that blends seamlessly. Not only that, it works as a concealer too.
Dr. Jart+ CC Essence Balm
This CC cream in a compact helps brighten skin, minimize imperfections, and even out tone.
Kérastase Masque Chroma Captive - Treat
Fond of your hair color? Keep it vibrant and shiny for up to 40 days with the help of this nutrient-packed mask.
Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System
No offense to your hands, but this brush cleans up to 6 times better. Snag this travel-friendly size for radiant skin on the go.