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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August Birchbox: The Bumper Crop!

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.

13 comments:

  1. I think I'm going to bite the bullet and get a Birchbox. I've done Ipsy, and liked it mostly, but it's time for something new!

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    1. Welcome to the club! I promise, it's awesome and you wont regret it :)

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  3. sounds like you got some good stuff! i have heard really good things about all laura mercier stuff

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    1. I had to, but at the price point I wasn't just going to go buy a full-sized laura mercier item. I can attest that it's def worth it!

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  4. I haven't heard of Birchbox but after reading this post I know I need to check it out!

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    1. Yes! It's a great way to get exposed to (and samples of) higher-end products without having to invest in the full sized product.

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  5. I just did a review on dry shampoo yesterday and someone recommended Amika. I'd never heard of it before but looks like a cute bottle. How do you like the smell? Is the texture powdery?

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    1. The smell is amazing! Even if I didn't like the product, I would spray a bit of it in my hair to smell it all day. And the texture is great - it's light and doesn't make my head feel full of product like other (aka cheaper) brands of dry shampoo do. The bottle sprays in a really fine mist so it's easy to distribute and you don't end up with white spots all over your head.

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  6. I'm impressed, those look like quality products. I love dry shampoo but it is hard when you have dark hair and everything comes out thick and white. I like the idea of it being a light spray. Have you ever heard of a brand that does coloured ones?

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    1. Oh, that is tough! I don't know if they make colored versions (I'm blonde so I love how it lightens my roots!) but if it's not done already, I think you just figured out how to make millions! Quick, go patent that!

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  7. I also received that Amika dry shampoo but haven't tried it out yet...thanks for the great review, I'll have to break mine out this weekend!

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    1. It's really great! And the smell is so, so good. I think you'll love it!

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