ok, i think it's safe to say, this month's birchbox was the top contender for my favorite... i loved every product it contained!
for those of you who don't know what Birchbox is, in a nutshell, you receive 4-5 samples and 1 full size product every month according to the beauty profile that you fill out. you receive beauty products (which includes hair and makeup) and one lifestyle item for $10 a month. you also can cancel at any time. it's a pretty nice "try before you buy" service, as no box is ever the same.
the theme of june's box was "away we go" and birchbox teamed up with jetblue to bring us a fun box full of things that you could take on vacation with you. and as a bonus, you could enter to win a round-trip airfare from jetblue by instagramming a pic of your box and/or a fun little travel quiz. yeah, i hope i win, cause i really want to go see my bestie in dc.
this was my amazing box:
this was my amazing box:
sure, it doesn't look like much, but i received: vasanti brightenup! enzymatic face rejuvenator, folle de joie eau de parfum, egyptian magic skin cream, cynthia rowley beauty eyeliner, davines oi / all in one milk, davines love smoothing shampoo, & davines love smoothing conditioner.
i had seen the sneak peak video of this months box, and had prayed that i would receive the eqyptian magic cream... why you ask? well, other then it apparently being a cult favorite, it works on sunburns; and i had burnt rather badly the day before. so, when i checked my e-mail and saw that my box had arrived, i rushed down to my mailbox. i got back, opened it, and ta-da! it was in there!!! i was sooo happy.
basically i used the cream, and loved it! it took the heat away, and soothed my dry skin, so needless to say, i will be ordering it in the near future.
right before using the cream, i decided to take a shower, and use my new shampoo and conditioner. now, maybe i should tell you guys that i am a ride or die redken girl, but the davines was ah-mazing! the shampoo smelled so fresh and clean, didn't weight my thin hair down, and had a great lather! and it had a decent amount in the bottle. in contrast, the conditioner was rather small, and i was only able to get one use out of it, but it did make my hair feel like silk. love love love. the davines oi was also rather small, and unfortunately, even the smallest amount made my hair greasy... yeah, i wasn't a fan.
i also really liked the vasanti brightenup! it's an exfoliator, and believe it or not, smelled really good. crazy, huh. it also wasn't overly gritty- which means that it didn't irritate my sensitive skin- and made my face rather smooth.
the eyeliner was really nice- even though i'm not a silver eyeliner type of gal- but i would buy it in black. it went on smoothly, and stayed through an 8-hour workday. and wasn't over glitzy, when i layered eye shadow over it.
and the perfume... wow! it was so light, airy, girly, not overly powering, and didn't smell like ole' lady (yes, i just said that). in my opinion, it is a great summer/fall perfume.
remember i said something earlier about the travel quiz? well, i got san fran! never been, but would love to go- my cousin lives out there.
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if you would like to see my previous month's birchboxes, you can do that here.