Birchbox – May 2017

Birchbox is a $10 (USD)/month subscription service (shipping included).  Each month, subscribers receive at least five beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples.  Birchbox is also available in France, Spain, and the UK.

If you want to sign up using my referral link, you can click here.  If you want to sign up sans referral, this link’s for you.

  • The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara (full size: $22)
  • Tocca Giulietta eau de Parfum (sample value: $1)
  • Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion (sample value: $7.50)

 

  • Davines Minu Shampoo, plus packet of Minu Conditioner (sample values: $7.80, $1)
  • Living Proof Perfect hair Day In-Shower Styler (sample value: $4.80)

Box Value: ~$44

Birchbox – April 2017

Birchbox is a $10 (USD)/month subscription service (shipping included).  Each month, subscribers receive at least five beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples.  Birchbox is also available in France, Spain, and the UK.

If you want to sign up using my referral link, you can click here.  If you want to sign up sans referral, this link’s for you.

  • Benefit They’re Real Double the Lip (sample value: $5)
  • Dr Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream (sample value: $4.80)
  • Michael Todd Blue Green Algae Antibacterial Toner (sample value: $1)

  • Number 4 Jour d’Automne Sugar Texturizing Spray (sample value: $4.50)
  • R+Co High Dive Moisture & Shine Creme (sample value: $2.70)

Box Value – $18

Birchbox – March 2017

Birchbox is a $10 (USD)/month subscription service (shipping included).  Each month, subscribers receive at least five beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples.  Birchbox is also available in France, Spain, and the UK.

If you want to sign up using my referral link, you can click here.  If you want to sign up sans referral, this link’s for you.

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette – The full palette features “twenty can’t-go-wrong shades in a variety of textures and colors, this shadow collection comes with blendable hues to craft any smoky look—from subtle and elegant to dark and smoldering.”

ARROW ENHANCE Waterproof Brightener – this “pearlescent pink” pencil “gives eyes an instant pick-me-up, brightening and accentuating your natural eye color”.  The full size comes dual-ended, with a highly pigmented black eyeliner on the other end.

 

TOCCA Emelia Eau de Parfum – “Equal parts zesty and bohemian, the refreshing blend offers fruity layers of clementine, fig and coconut water, backed by warm florals like magnolia and geranium.”

Beauty Protector Protect & Volume – This non-greasy mist adds “touchable body and volume without any stickiness—no product buildup allowed.” It adds shine without weighing down your hair, and has a lovely floral scent.

Real Chemistry Fresh-Start Foaming Cleanser – This “zesty grapefruit cleanser” gently removes makeup, oil, and dirt while leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Great for “dry, sensitive, acne-prone, and even aging complexions.”

Birchbox – February 2017

Birchbox is a $10 (USD)/month subscription service (shipping included).  Each month, subscribers receive at least five beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples.  Birchbox is also available in France, Spain, and the UK.

If you want to sign up using my referral link, you can click here.  If you want to sign up sans referral, this link’s for you.

Wilma Schumann Skincare Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads (full size $18/5 pair; sample value $3.60/1 pair) – These 100% pure collagen pads hydrate the skin under your eyes and reduce puffiness.  Haven’t used my pair yet, but I’m looking forward to it; I’ve had some issues with bags under my eyes lately.

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Antioxidant Serum with Retinol (full size $34; sample value ~$6) – A treatment that is meant to combat aging and acne at the same time while reducing the look of pores.

LAQA & Co. Avo Lip Butter in Ninza (full size $15; sample value estimate ~$4) – This came instead of my sample choice, much to my disappointment (suuuuper not my shade).  Upon opening, I discovered that it was smashed into the lid and that the bullet itself was broken from the base.  It went straight into the trash.  Bummer.

 

Obliphica Professional Seaberry Mask (full size $38; sample value $3) – This hair mask is meant for medium to coarse hair.  Mine is fine and thin.  Another miss in this box, sadly.  It’ll get passed along and enjoyed, especially if it smells similar to the Obliphica Professional hair oil I received in an earlier box.

Bumble and Bumble Repair Blow Dry (full size $32; sample value $3) – A blow dry lotion that heals split ends, prevents breakage, and protects against heat styling and UV rays.  Seems to do the job!  Smells lovely.

 

Box Value: ~$19

Birchbox – January 2017

Birchbox January 2017

Birchbox is a $10 (USD)/month subscription service (shipping included).  Each month, subscribers receive at least five beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples.  Birchbox is also available in France, Spain, and the UK.

If you want to sign up using my referral link, you can click here.  If you want to sign up sans referral, this link’s for you.

I haven’t had a chance to try this month’s items, so general descriptions from Birchbox are below!

Birchbox January 2017

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment (full size $105; sample value $17.85) – This is a lactic acid treatment that exfoliates dead skin cells, plumps fine lines, and evens out hyperpigmentation.

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (full size $18; sample value $10.29) – Per Birchbox, “this user-friendly liquid liner goes on velvety smooth and features a pen-style applicator to control the thickness of your eyeliner look.”

Arrow Endure Water-Resistant Mascara (full size $20; sample value $9.23) – From Birchbox’s own brand, this mascara is deeply pigmented and water-resistant, giving clump-free length and volume.

Birchbox January 2017

R+Co Oblivion Clarifying Shampoo and Restorative Gel Conditioner (full size $24; sample values $4 + $0.96) – This deep cleaning shampoo removes product buildup with a mix of rosemary leaf extract, coconut oil, and witch hazel.  The conditioner nourishes and strengthens with vitamin E, sweet almond oil, and coconut oil.

Juliette Has a Gun MMMM… (full size $100-$135; sample value $1) – A newer launch from Juliette Has a Gun, MMMM… is a floral, gourmand, oriental fragrance.  Notes include: neroli, raspberry, geranium, orange flower, jasmine Sambac, tuberose, iris, patchouli, sandalwood, and salicilates.

 

Box Value: ~$43

Birchbox – December 2016

Birchbox December 2016

Birchbox is a $10 (USD)/month subscription service (shipping included).  Each month, subscribers receive at least five beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples.  Birchbox is also available in France, Spain, and the UK.

If you want to sign up using my referral link, you can click here.  If you want to sign up sans referral, this link’s for you.

I haven’t had a chance to try this month’s items, so general descriptions from Birchbox are below!

Birchbox December 2016

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel (full size 1.7oz/$48; sample value .17oz/$4.80) – An acid-free exfoliating peel that leaves behind smoother, brighter, softer skin.

Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray (full size 8oz/$24; sample value 1oz/$3) – A lightweight styling spray that volumizes, smooths, and protects hair.

Nuxe Creme Fraiche de Beaute (full size 1.5oz/$34; sample value 0.5oz/$11.33) – “This best selling moisturizer is made of aloe vera and plant milks that help your skin maintain optimum hydration levels so it feels soft and refreshed.”

 

Birchbox December 2016

Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel (full size 6ml/$18; sample value 4ml/$12) – A clear brow gel that “lifts, holds, and grooms each hair into place.” Can be used on its own or over another brow gel/powder.

Coastal Scents Blush and Highlighter Duo (full size 8 pan palette 1.58oz/$19.99; sample value 0.023oz/$0.29) – Two favorites from the Blush & Bronzer palette to add a pop of color to the cheeks and a shimmery highlight “wherever you want a lifted and defined look.”

Also included this month was a little mirror, though I would be a bit hesitant to take it anywhere without a padded case.  Perhaps it’s best to slip it into my desk drawer for touch-up purposes.

 

Box Value – ~$31

Birchbox – November 2016

Birchbox - November 2016

Birchbox is a $10 (USD)/month subscription service (shipping included).  Each month, subscribers receive at least five beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples.  Birchbox is also available in France, Spain, and the UK.

If you want to sign up using my referral link, you can click here.  If you want to sign up sans referral, this link’s for you.

I haven’t had a chance to try this month’s items, so general descriptions from Birchbox are below!

Birchbox - November 2016

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink (full size $25; sample value $5) – This lip and cheek stain is “specially formulated to adjust to your body’s unique chemistry to create a customized, ultra-flattering hue” and contains olive and avocado oils to soften your skin.

Chella Eyebrow Pencil in Tantalizing Taupe (full size $18) – This mechanical brow pencil is made with a “creamy consistency that glides on for a true, hair-like finish”.

 

Birchbox - November 2016

TokyoMilk Eau De Parfum Dead Sexy (full size 1oz/$30; sample value $1) – Deep vanilla, exotic wood, white orchid, and ebony.

Phyto Phytokératine Repairing Mask (full size 6.2oz/$45; sample value 1.7oz/$12) – This hair mask is “formulated with botanical keratin, which encourages your hair’s natural reparative properties, hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump, plus pomegranate to protect against environmental stressors.”

Marcelle New-Age LumiPOWER 3-in-1 Moisturizer (full size 1.7oz/$26; sample value 0.23oz/$3.50) – A moisturizer with an “oil-free formula to fight the signs of aging and fatigue, protect skin from environmental stressors, and get a radiant glow.”

 

Box Value: ~$39.50