I received my second Birchbox on Friday! This will be my last subscription box for a while, I’m taking a big break from shopping and spending. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Birchbox is a monthly makeup and beauty sample box. For $10 a month, you get 5 samples of high-quality beauty items tailored to you & based on the answers you provide to a quiz. The theme of this month’s Birchbox was “go bold”.
The first item in the box was this Oribe Beach Wave and Shine hairspray.
This spray is supposed to give you beachy waves and shine when sprayed on wet or dry hair. I will gift this since I have curly hair and don’t want to try to make natural curls into crunchy waves. If I resubscribe to Birchbox, I will need to see if I can change my profile so they don’t send me hair products meant for other textures.
This Skin Tonic Spritzer is a toner for your face and body. While I’m not sure what a toner is, I did find this really refreshing when I misted my face yesterday. Would I buy the full size of this? No. But it smells good and I’ll keep it in my purse for when I need something cool during this hot Davis summer.
I like getting sunscreen samples because they are easy to just put in a bag and go and because I need sunscreen if I go outside for more than 15 minutes or I burn. I haven’t tried this yet because I’m still working on last month’s mango-scented one but I’ll definitely use it. I like that Birchbox is sending a lot of sunscreen this summer.
I love getting full-size (or at least many use) samples! The liquid lipstick from stila is full-size from what I can tell and the Jelly Pong Pong highlighter will last a long time. The highlighter is my favorite item this month because it’s exactly my style- subtle but shimmery and pretty. I thought it was nail polish at first but I read the label and was able to use it correctly. The liquid lipstick is crazy pigmented. This is definitely the “go bold” item in the box. I will need to be really careful putting it on because it smeared under my lips when I put it on the first time and it stained pretty intensely.
I liked the box this month, although the hairspray is not for me. Birchbox is a great idea and I hope to come back to it someday, but I don’t know how much I’ll miss it now that I’m taking a break. If you are really into makeup and beauty and looking to discover and try new products, this is an awesome box for you.
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