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June Birchbox

18 Jun


Love the colorful box this month!


Davine’s SU hair and body wash. The bottle says it’s a good wash to use for sensitive skin. I LOVED the last Davine’s  shampoo and conditioner sample that birchbox sent, but the shampoo is regularly $26 for a normal size bottle. I could never justify spending that much. I own the Davine’s leave in conditioner spray, it’s really nice.

Benefit Gimme Brow. It’s a tinted brow volumizing gel. I didn’t notice volume, but does work as a gel. Mine is marked with a 3, which I assume is the color for dark brown,  though it doesn’t deposit heavy color.
– Coola spf 30 sunscreen. I’m a fan of getting sunscreen samples. It’s a practical product that will get used up. This sample will probably last one day hiking or a day trip to the beach,  perfect size to toss into a travel bag.
Oribe dry texturizing spray. I saw a birchbox tutorial using this, I’m looking forward to trying it out.
Ardency Inn modster black eyeliner. I’ve received a different eyeliner that I wasn’t  a fan of from Glossybox. It had a brush applicator, so you would be painting your eyelid black. Yeah, I never used it. I’m more willing to try this pencil style, though.

I noticed that there is a padding layer at the bottom of the box now,  that is a great idea. That will protect the products more than shipping in a piece of tissue paper. The winners this month for sure are the Benefit brow gel and the Davine’s body wash. Those will definitely be used up asap!

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February Birchbox!

14 Feb



Birchbox Limited Edition Strong Start Box

29 Jan


$45 Strong Start Limited Edition Box

I finally used my birchbox points toward a purchase! I had 400 points built up from my subscription and reviews of products,  so I only paid $5 plus tax for this box! Ahh! So cool.

I love the BKR water bottle. It’s 500ml, glass with a silicon sleeve outside. It has a small opening to drink from so it won’t splash on your face like most water bottles.

I used the Arrow lip balm immediately while I was opening the box.

I love the Whish shave cream (I’ve received a sample I’ve my birchbox a long time ago) but I could never justify spending $20/bottle!

The Acure wipes and the Bombas socks are super practical.

Headphones from JLab, I already own a few but I’m sure they’ll come in handy after losing a pair! It’s inevitable. Maybe these will be better quality.

Eyeko waterproof/sweatproof  eyeliner….I have no verdict yet, I’ll have to use it to see how it compares to others I’ve used.

I’m excited to try the Supergoop setting mist! I don’t have anything like it.

Overall, very cool box. Look out for birchbox coupon to get it cheaper than $45!

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I already own 2 Klorane dry shampoos, I like it, but I don’t use it very often.

Birchbox – July 2013 Least favorite so far

19 Jul


Birchbox $10/month subscription


I couldn’t wait for my box to arrive this month. I was dying to get the Balm’s sample of their new InStain blush. Since I’m in California I have found out that it takes a lot longer for my box to arrive than everyone else in the country. I had to peak in my account online to see what I would be receiving. No theBalm, but I was getting a Benefit product so that was a great trade off in my mind. I don’t currently own any Benefit makeup.


Dissapointed to get Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in Nutmeg. Too bad it’s not even close to being my color, even if I spent everyday at the beach for a month. I will have to give away the only product I was excited about receiving. I think this color may work for my friend next door (also gets Birchbox sub and didn’t get this in her box). I hope so that it doesn’t go to waste.

That makes the “beauty extra” Bobby Pins the runner up for taking over as my favorite item in this month’s box. I will use these to keep my hair off my face at work, they’re cute!

TIGI Rockaholic Fun Times Flexible Hairspray is a large sample size at 2.3oz. This will stay on my shelf and I’m sure will come in handy some day. +extra cool points for hot pink and orange packaging.

Caudalie Divine Legs Tinted Body Lotion sample foil packet. Okay, enough with the bronzer and self tanners. I haven’t tried out any of these types of products yet that I have received over the last few months in boxes. This is “easily removed with water”, aka don’t use this at beach or pool scenario. Tossing this in my box with other foil packey size samples to use some day.

G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream. Never heard of it, but I do appreciate a good face cream with my perpetually dry skin. “Apply morning and night.” Okay, front of shelf status and this 3ml sample will be enjoyed within a week. It’s French, so sassy to use a French face cream. Oh yeah.


I suppose it could be worse. Still, these are all nice brands and even though I was hoping for something else in my box, I will probably use 3 of the 5 samples. Wish I could have skipped this month’s box and just spent $5 for a set of 6 of these cute Bobby Pins from Birchbox. We pay for the excitement of a box of mystery items, I suppose. Can’t win them all.

I need some uplifting. Either make me some guacamole with chips, or tell me something nice about your Birchbox this month!! What was your box’s highlight for July??

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Birchbox – June 2013

16 Jun



Alright! It’s Birchbox time! $10/month

It doesn’t seem like such a big deal to me that their logo and box are a little different than before. The mailing box is still pink, the wrapping paper inside is still pink. The website color changes and all the complaints made it seem like everything changed to square and black. This is still a cute little box.


My favorite item was the Eyeko skinny eye liner in Navy. It is a long felt tip liner pen in liquid navy blue. This is my new best friend – it makes the perfect wedge at the corner of my eyelid. No sharpening needed! Pen, not pencil. No smudge, long lasting. Cool.

2nd favorite is Reign in Spain neon coral colored Color Club nail polish. I’m so glad I got this color, it was the only one of the 4 options that I actually wanted. I was worried I was going to get the cream color similar to the bleh Zoya polish I received in last month’s Ipsy bag. I was already planning out which shadow pigment I was going to mix in to change the color! Reign in Spain is going to make its debut on my nails for the girls trip to Palm Desert next weekend. Can you say poolside at the resort any better than with a bright nail polish twinkling on your toes?

Ooh, travel size Whish Shave Cream with shea butter formula. Yes, this went directly from my Birchbox to my travel toiletries bag.

Furlesse Frown Line Reducing Patches. I’m all for trying this at some point. I hope it works! I do furrow my brow more often than I realize.

Tiny box of Glee Gum – I’ve never tried this, I like the retro packaging. Going straight into my purse.

It was an interesting idea to include the travel postcards in this month’s box to make sure we knew there was suppose to be a theme. I set those aside for now, not sure where to keep them.

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Did anyone else get the Eyeko eye liner?? Have you tried it out yet??

Salma Hayek Nuance Sample Box

27 May


Woohoo! I also got the Salma Hayek Nuance sample box from Birchbox! I opted in to the email notice to possibly receive Nuance samples, I didn’t know I would get a whole box of items to try. There were 5 items in my box. Free of parabens, based on her grandmother’s home made beauty recipes, and all available at CVS stores.


Mamey Fruit Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner – I usually use EO brand from Whole Foods since it’s free of all the sketchy chemicals found in most shampoos. I am glad to try another “clean” brand. Regular price $7.99 each

My Super Secret Moisturizing Body Cream – Shea and honey infused family recipe, it’s pretty thick with a very light, sweet scent. Very awesome I used it on my arms and legs after shower today and my skin was thirsty! Okay, I’ll use this for a few more days and see what I think. Full size $14.99

Lights, Camera, Action Eye Trio – Hmm, I missed something, I can’t figure out where the liner is lol. No prob, I will use it as a duo!! Lol. I got a bronzey color “Champagne/Gold Shimmer”. Oh! It was a little stuck, I figured out the liner is on the opposite end as the shadow, the highlighter untwists in the middle, the shadow wand twists out of the gold shadow end. Folks, we now have a Trio! Yay! Full Size $8.79

AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream – Antioxidant rich moisturizer. I haven’t even opened this to try it yet, all in good time. Too many boxes, so many products to sample!

How exciting! The card included says this is a sponsored box, probably by cvs and Salma Hayek, so it was sent separate from my regular Birchbox subscription. I’ve seen this brand in the makeup aisle at CVS, but never thought to try it since it was a new, unknown brand. I may be wearing the eye trio tomorrow! 😉

Birchbox – May 2013

24 May


Birchbox came last week, I was feeling pretty sick and didn’t have it together enough to post my box. For $10/month this box is worth it. Onto the goods!

Beauty Protector – protect & detangle elixir. A little is all you need, really. I have used this a few times, but it kind of builds up if I use it too much.

Cotz natural skin tone spf 40 – I got this in my sample society box last month and I really liked it. It’s a tinted moisturizer, but it is matte! Like nothing I’ve tried before. It works really well as a makeup primer, too.

Fusion Beauty
lip gloss in La Lip Jolie- slight tingle with this lip plumping gloss, feels nice, though. I tossed this in my purse this week and apply over lip color at work. Lip Gloss makes me feel really girlie, I usually don’t go for the shiny lips look. I have been since I’ve gotten at least 3 new glosses since April, mostly due to all my box subscriptions 😉

Laface age defying primer – I haven’t tried this yet, it’s suppose to be a seriously moisturizing first layer under foundation.

Tweezerman mini nail files, box set of 12 – this was the “beauty extra” in my box. I’ll probably just leave these at work in a communal drawer for all us girls to grab as needed, I would never use all these on my own. Big points for the cure pink/white polka dot print!!

This month’s Birchbox is a really useful combo of items! I am starting to really like the Cotz sample, I may have to give in and purchase it at some point. Oh! I may not need to, though, because the June Julep Maven box is going to include their new DD Cream! I am debating getting the new DD concealer, as well as the new brush duo…but I am not sure if it’s worth it. I don’t really wear concealer, but I like the idea of having it in case I need it! The brush duo looks cool, it’s two smaller brushes that attach to each other.

I didn’t see as many variations in Birchbox boxes this month, I guess some months are really different than others!

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I just got my email that my Glossybox it’s in the mail! Yay!!