Are y'all signed up for Birchbox yet? Because if you aren't, you're missing out.
No, I wasn't compensated for this post, nor do I represent Birchbox in anyway. I just love them. $10 a month for high end/salon quality products sent to you via a profile you fill out online. It's also an online retailer for you to purchase said products, unlike other monthly subscription boxes. So if you love something, they make it real easy for you to purchase it. You know what this new mom loves? The easy things in life!
The box I got for August was especially great. Let me begin:
- Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
Y'all. Y'ALL!! The smell of Amika products, tho! So good. So, so good. I digress, back to the dry shampoo... The spray comes out in a fine mist. I went super light with the application, and ended up going back over it again very lightly to absorb more grease (I have very oily hair!) This is the first dry shampoo I've used that doesn't make my head feel like it's full of product. And, uh, I've used a lot of dry shampoos! It's my new favorite. I WILL be purchasing the full size.
- laura mercier Flawless Skin Tone Perfecting Eye Gel Creme
Coming from the land of the frozen tundra, I had developed a love affair with Mary Kay eye creams - super thick and rich. When I saw this was a gel, I thought there was no way it would be up to par with the moisturizing level of a creme. Wrong! This stuff is luxurious. It kept the skin around my eyes soft and moisturized all day. Win.
- Hello brand breathspray
I received the pink grapefruit mint flavor... And I'm not too sure about it. I might just stick with a mint/peppermint. But, the packaging was great! And it wasn't too sweet - you know, some mints are like eating a glob of sugar. Give me a new flavor, and I'd purchase it for sure! Because honestly, some days I kinda maybe might forget to brush my teeth before leaving the house... I blame the baby.
- Supergoop! Hand Creme
The funny thing about Supergoop! products is that I never immediately love them, but I always use all of the sample. I mean, I scrape it dry. So I tried the hand cream and thought, "Meh." And I promise you it will be the only sample from this box (outside of the dry shampoo) that I use until I can't possibly squeeze any more out of the tube. I love that it doesn't have a strong scent. Heavily perfumed lotions get tossed ASAP by me.
- ModelCo Shimmer Bronzer
This looks super dark in the container. My first thought was, "Dang! It's going to be super pigmented and I'll have streaks all over my face since it's so dark!" But it applied fairly evenly. It also has a nice shimmer to it - nothing too 16 year old girl-ish, but a flattering glow. It will be perfect to round out the color in my face for the remaining three months of summer (living in Texas = summer until October, folks!) since I've gotten really strict about applying sunscreen to my face, always.
Do you have a subscription box that you love? If so, tell me about it! I'm always up for trying new things.