Birchbox – July 2013

My Birchbox for this month contained:

  • theBalm InStain Long Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Swiss Dot
  • Beauty Protector Protect & Shampoo
  • Beauty Protector Protect & Condition
  • Tan Towel Self-Tan Towelettes
  • Caldrea Body Lotion in Aloe Water Apricot

Quick thoughts about each item:

theBalm’s Instain is a great product.  Although the sample size makes it difficult to pick up product with a large blush brush, I still end up with a result that is both natural looking and long-wearing. Swiss Dot is a beautiful peach shade and I will be picking up the full-size soon!

Beauty Protector’s Shampoo and Conditioner work well together to give me smooth, shiny hair.  I don’t get a ton of volume from the products alone, but blow drying my hair upside down solves that problem.  Also, the scent?  Excellent.  Exactly like the Protect & Detangle spray I received in a previous Birchbox.

The Tan Towel… I didn’t use.  I don’t use self tanners, so these samples are always a loss for me.  I will be giving it to someone else.  *shrug*

Caldrea’s Aloe Water Apricot body lotion is decent.  It’s moisturizing and doesn’t feel greasy at all.  The scent is a pleasant light floral, though I don’t pick up on the apricot at all.


I was very pleased with this month’s box, despite having a Birchbox Extra that I won’t use.  Birchbox continues to impress (and I’ve been a subscriber for over two years… so I’ve been through quite a few boxes).

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