Birchbox: July 2016

I received my July Birchbox a couple weeks back. Let’s jump into this.


Birchbox has monthly themed boxes. Usually, I do not go for the themed box because they seem hit or miss. This one seemed really good. The theme was ideal mornings and your morning routine.

Let’s start with the shampoo and conditioner packets in the back. I love trying new shampoos and conditioners in these little packets. Also great for traveling. I haven’t found a Living Proof product I don’t like. I can’t say for certain the Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner cut down on frizz, since this is only a one use packet, but it was a nice sample to receive.

Next, is the blue packet which is the Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches. It is an under eye mask patch you leave on for 20 minutes and then peel off. I used them when my eyes felt tired and puffy. It was very soothing and relaxing.

I received a Milk Makeup Sunshine Oil sample. I still don’t fully understand what I’m supposed to do with this. The info card that came with the box said it is a rollerball that brightens, deeply hydrates, and gives skin a dewy glow. Am I supposed to role it on my face?! I don’t need a “dewy glow” during the summer. I have no dryness issues in the summer. Also, the smell isn’t my favorite.

My favorite sample is the Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream. I have sampled this before and I love it. I love the smell and I usually apply it to damp hair to cut down on frizz. My hair gets real frizzy during the summer so anything that will cut down on that is great.

The Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion is a gentle exfoliator. I have received this sample before and don’t mind getting more of them. My sensitive skin doesn’t react to it and it is a nice little scrub for my face.

Finally, the last sample I received it the Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara. This mascara is great for separating my eyelashes. I have found I like to put a layer of this on before applying my current in use mascara, Stila’s Huge Lash. The Stila mascara has an almost fluffy brush that isn’t great at separating my lashes. This sample has been a nice first coat to initially coat my lashes.

Overall, this month was pretty good. I received a good mix of products and am happy with the products I received. Except for that weird rollerball face oil…

I have another subscription service review coming up and it’s an exciting one! Stay tuned!


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