Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June 2015 Birchbox Review

Birchbox is a $10/month subscription box full of 4-5 sample sizes of beauty products. You can review each item you receive in your monthly box and receive 10 points. 100 points nets you $10 to spend in the Birchbox Shop (in increments of $10) and you get 1 point for every dollar you spend as well.

Use code BBJETBLUE10 to get $10 to use in the BB store.

On to my June 2015 box:

amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Now that it's summer, I wash my hair a lot more often than I do when it's not 110+ degrees out. I use a lot of dry shampoo when it's cooler though and it's kind of hard to find a good one. I like this dry shampoo. It doesn't leave my hair white- I've tried other brands that even after "scrubbing" my hair has a white, powdery tint to it which usually ends up with me in the shower really washing my hair. My biggest problem with dry shampoos is that a lot of them have really intense floral scents that give me migraines, but this one has a nice, light clean scent. It says it's Sea Buckhorn Berry and it reminds me of hanging out on the coast.

COOLA SPF 50 Sport - Mango

It's sunny year-round in Arizona. I don't like the typical scent of sunscreen, or the greasy feel that most leave on your skin while not offering much in the way of moisturization. This stuff is great! I really like the mango scent, it's not too sweet or strong, but leaves a nice hint of fragrance and it makes my skin less thirsty. I used to buy Ocean Potion's sun screen since it smelled amazing, but that's really hard to find. I'd be surprised if I don't end up purchasing a full size of this stuff, it's awesome!

La Fresh Eco Beauty Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover

I usually just remove nail polish with some cotton balls and regular nail polish remover, but I like the appeal of not having to carry around a bottle of remover and bag of cotton balls, especially while traveling. These pads are the "fresh tuscan orange scent" and they do smell good. The package says that one pad cleans & conditions all 10 nails. I used one on both of my feet and that claim is true, but it took a LOT of scrubbing around the edges of my toe nails to get all of the polish off. 

Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner

We were supposed to receive a fat Eyeko liner in this month's box, but they got held up in customs and I guess this is a replacement. I received the color Blue Lagoon, which is a light metallic blue. Eyemakeup tends to melt off my face since my lids are oily so I hope this one actually lasts.

Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer

I have been on the lookout for the perfect moisturizer for before bed and this could be a contender. It's very lightweight but does a nice job quenching my thirsty skin. The scent is nice too, not strong.


This thing is huge. When I got my sneak peek e-mail, for some reason I was thinking this was going to be something you wear like a bobby pin or one of those metal clips to tame flyaways but it's actually more of a styling clip. I've been toying with the idea of dying my hair a few different colors so receiving this was actually a good thing. I have a lot of hair and this one looks like it'll do a good job of sectioning it all.

Overall, a great box. I subscribed to Birchbox a few years ago but quit because I got too much perfume, too many foils and the value just wasn't there. This is my 4th box since resubscribing and I haven't had a bad box since. Plus, now that they've been sending out decorated/themed boxes, it's even better. The boxes themselves are the perfect size to store/organize smaller objects. 

Don't forget to use my referral link if you want to sign up. For every member you refer, you get 50 points!

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