It’s a Manic Monday and I’ve decided to cheer myself up and finally get to my June subscription unboxings. I said this before, but just in case you missed it, I am waiting until I actually get a chance to use the products before posting. I feel like I can give you guys a better sense of what I think this way.
Every month Birchbox provides a curated box of beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples for $10/month. You can either pick one sample per month or choose the curated box with all products chosen by the guest editor. They also have a point system that translates to cash for purchases online or at the Birchbox store. A beauty profile questionnaire is available to better suite your interests. I find that they do generally follow your profile answers. Birchbox tends to send higher end products so they rarely include full-size items. Birchbox can be purchased yearly or gifted. They have now added a build-your-own-box feature. You can subscribe to Birchbox here.
I opted to pick my sample choice versus the curated box this month. I really wanted to try the Benefit’s Gimme Brow and I am so glad I did.
Birchbox June Theme: Everyday Magic.
Benefit Cosmetics-Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel in deluxe sample size|full-size $24 USD
Coola-Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer in deluxe sample size|full-size $32 USD
Jane Iredale-Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener in deluxe sample size|full-size $48 USD
Oribe-Dry Texturizing Spray in travel size|full-size$44 USD
Whish-Shave Crave with Vitamin K in deluxe size|full-size $24 USD
Review: Overall this month was okay. I did get to try some new products, but of course Birchbox had to throw some Coola in there. I knew it had to be Coola or Supergoop. I seriously can’t wait for the winter months so I can be done with those 2 overrated and overpriced sunscreens.
Benefits Gimme Brow Gel is AMAZING!! The very first time I used it, I went back on Birchbox and ordered the full-size. If you typically fill in and then use a gel to hold your brows in place….forget about it!! This is a super quick muti-tasker that has a cool little brush that works great.
The jane Iredale face primer & brightener is light-weight and works really well, but I honestly haven’t used it enough to know if I want to spend that kind of cash.
I was excited to try the Oribe Texturizing spray but I just couldn’t get this to work that great with my fine hair. It made my hair have this strange slightly sticky texture. I have to work with this some more to get the amount right.
This is now my 4th Whish product and while I do love the moisturizers, I wasn’t a fan of the last shave cream I received and this one isn’t much better. I like that it has Vitamin K but it still requires a large amount to get a good lather.
I would rate this box a 6/10 just because of Benefit and Jane Iredale.
Do you see any favorites in this month’s Birchbox? Any tips or tricks for me? Give Me Some Lip!!