Welcome to the July 2014 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’s Birchbox was a little underwhelming. There was nothing that I was super all about, but nothing that was just supremely horrible either. But! It was a good mix of products. So, let’s get started.
Number 4| Super Comb Prep and Protect | Full-size, $32
Ugh. I had such high hopes for the going in because my hair has been *`*~fRiZzY~*`* lately. But, after using this a few times, my hair was drier than ever. I would not recommend it. It basically did nothing, so no harm, no foul.
Supergoop!| Daily Correct CC Cream | Full-size, $32
This stuff actually pleasantly surprised me. I used it just after a long day at the beach when my face was peeling and 10 different colors and it actually evened things out. The best thing about this guy: no primer needed. The worst? The price. Yikes. I think that I’ll stick to foundation and maybe try some drug store CCs if I’m really wanting to try it.
Cynthia Rowley| Beauty Eyeliner (in silver) | Full-size, $16
So upon first glance, I was OBSESSED with this packaging. I still am. I’ve bought metallic eyeliners before, but this blew them all away. It’s not really sparkly, just really silver. It’s so incredibly pigmented and smooth and glides on like a gel liner. That said… How in the hell do you wear silver eyeliner? I feel they just had a ton of silver eyeliners laying about and were like yeah, I guess this will be the sample. I think I would consider buying the black version of this though.
Smartypants| All-in-one Gummy Vitamins for Adults | Full-size, $29.99
Alright well there’s not much to say about these because they literally give you 1/3 of a serving size. Yeah, you have to take like 6 of these a day to get results. They basically taste like those fruit chews that out at Christmas parties a lot and covered in sugar (which I may or may not have bought at Whole Foods today… oops). I sincerely feel that vitamins should not be sugar-coated and presented in a form like this if you have to take that many to be effective. Also that’s a lot of money. It’s a cool idea (because you get a ton of good stuff in a little package) but I’ll stick to my Vitamin D and biotin that I bought at Target for $5 a pop.
Hello| Body Cream | Full-size, $22
Oh, boy. We all know how much I love (hate) lotion. It does nothing for me. This was pretty standard lotion created by a perfume company. It smelled pretty perfume-y on in the tube and then when it made contact with the skin, it started smelling a little like baked goods, which was nice. The only thing is, it made my skin burn a little afterwards, so eh. Not for me.
Thanks so much for reading and as always please feel free to leave your thoughts on these products below! XOXO.
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