Welcome to the third edition of “It’s My Birch In A Box,” my monthly feature covering what I get in my Birchbox! For those unfamiliar, Birchbox is a company that sends personalized samples of different beauty and lifestyle products each month in a box. Lovely, right? You can then go online and order full-size products that you enjoyed.
This month, I actually enjoyed a lot of the products that I got in my Birchbox. I know, big shocker. It was a nice mix of face and just a little bit of beauty products. So, without further ado, let’s do ittttt.
Harvey Prince | Hello | Full-size, $26
I’m a big lover of fragrance samples because I am just too plain lazy and fickle to buy entire tubes of fragrances. This was a lovely scent for summer and spring. It was super fresh and not overbearing. It didn’t stick around too long after I put it on, which was a bit unfortunate, but overall I liked it and I’ll finish the sample.
LAQA & Co. | Sheer Lip Lube Pencil | Full-size, $18
C’mon, let’s all take a glorious second and laugh at the name of this product. Lip lube? WTF. OK, so basically I hated this stuff a lot. You’d be better off just rubbing foundation on your lips and smearing some Vaseline over it. Most unpleased. It was super sticky and super ugly color and just not good for really anything. Epic fail.
Davines OI | All-in-One Milk | Full Size, $28
OK, see, I swore to you there were things I liked, and this was it. This is the last in a three-step system but I tested them all individually as well. This stuff smells like angels and a perfect kind of musky, salon shampoo smell. And the smell of this shit stays in your hair allll day. I couldn’t stop feeling and smelling my hair. It almost made it feel like Agave oil (almost). I think I might have to buy it.
Davines Love | Smoothing Shampoo | Full Size, $24
I actually weirdly liked this a lot as well. They seemed to hear my plea of bigger hair samples because this lasted me several washes. It made my hair smooth and smell really good. It eliminated frizz, which I always appreciate. I think if you have the money to splurge, go for it.
Davines Love | Smoothing Conditioner | Full Size, $27.50
God, I want to have more to say about this, but I just don’t. It smells lovely, but literally did nothing for me. They didn’t give nearly enough in the sample which sucks, but also I just didn’t really see any difference from my Aussie conditioner. Maybe buy the shampoo and the milk and use regular conditioner and save yourself some money.
Liz Earle | Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit | Full Size, $24.50
GUYZ, this stuff was so cool. It came with a muslin cloth and you poured hot water on it to wash the cleanser off. I like anything with lots of steps and bells and whistles so this was perfect. I liked this a lot. If nothing else, this felt really good. I’m not super into simply wiping things off because I feel like it leaves so much stuck in my pores and, like, how often do you wash the cloth? But, I enjoyed it and I’m still using the sample. I might purchase ’cause my current cleanser sucks butt. (Any suggestions?)
The Aloe Source | Vitamin C Antioxidant Creme | Full Size, $40
It hurt me so deeply when I saw this was $40 because I am so in love with it. I seriously want to buy this so badly, so I think I might. This is basically a heavy cream that smells like oranges and sunshine and I use it once at night and once in the morning and my skin has improved so much. The discoloration is so faded and bumps have faded and it’s brighter and I’m so pleased. Try this stuff, seriously. It might make me $40 lighter.
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