Thursday, August 20, 2015

Review | July Birchbox






















I cannot believe that it is almost the end of August, and that summer is basically over already.  This morning I was going through some of the pictures that I took for my blog and realized that I totally forgot to post my review and thoughts on my first Birchbox! The first box I got was the July Birchbox. So far I have recieved the July and August boxes, but I forgot to photograph the August box when it came in the mail so I will not be reviewing it this month. As I've mentioned before, I decided to try out both Birchbox and Ipsy to see which I liked better between the two. So far I have received two Ipsy bags, and two Birchboxes. Personally, I think I like the Birchboxes better, and I am considering canceling my Ipsy subscription. You get larger sized samples with the Birchbox, so in my opinion it is worth the money while Ipsy is not (I might post a comparison of the two later). so, what was in my July Birchbox?: 

  1. Supergoop! Anti-Aging city Sunscreen SPF 30 - this was the perfect product to receive for the summer. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have very fair skin so I need to be really careful when spending time in the sun, and that means applying lots of sunscreen. Since it was a small tube of sunscreen, I mainly used it on my face, though it doesn't specify if it's a facial or body sunscreen. I used this every day when I was in new jersey last week, and I didn't get sunburnt at all. Not to mention, it isn't oily and didn't break me out either. 

  2. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Hair Primer - this is by far my favorite product that came in this months box. I got a sample of this a month or so ago as a point perk from Sephora but I didn't end up trying it out until I got a sample in my Birchbox too. You apply this to your hair when it's wet or damp, and
    it protects from heat damage from styling tools AND UV rays, which is pretty awesome. I not only style my hair a lot, but I also spend a lot of time in the sun during the summer and this was great for protecting my hair from any kind of heat damage which would cause my hair to break and become even more damaged. I'm actually considering purchasing the full size bottle of this product sometime soon since I really loved it. 

  3. Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator - I actually haven't gotten around to trying this yet since I just started a new skincare regimen that has been working out well for me. My dermatologist also told me that I avoided facial scrubs, because they tend to break you out more, but when I try it, I'll let you all know.

  4. Harvey Prince "Hello" Perfume - I actually really liked this perfume. I am very picky with my perfumes, and tend to go for floral or citrus scents when picking them, and this was just that, a perfect scent for summer.

  5. Stila Look at me Liquid Lipstick in "Beso" - I've been obsessed with liquid lipsticks as of lately, and I ADORE the Stila ones. These typically come in a set of three, but you get one of the three colors in your box. I got the color "Beso" which is a gorgeous bright coral color. They are very long lasting and have amazing color.
    I'll definitely be buying the full-sized versions of these in a variety of different colors in the very very soon.

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