I held off for a long time, but finally gave into the temptation that is the monthly subscription service Birchbox. Birchbox is a cute little box delivered to your doorstep each month for the fee of $10. Inside are a variety of high end beauty samples. I am a sucker for trying new beauty products and love, love, love getting mail so Birchbox was too intriguing to pass up. Basically any beauty sample you can think of all the way to hair ties to face cleansers are a possibility. Birchbox sends out a variety of boxes each month so it is a toss up what you might get. Alright, I know the excitement is killing you so here is what I received in my first box, minus a couple things, but we will get to that in a bit ;)
I have had this box for a few weeks so apologize that not all the products are shown in the above picture/ the Band-Aids are opened. I am looking forward to doing an unboxing on here of my July Birchbox so make sure you come back to see that :)
June's Birchbox theme was Jet Set so the box included samples of products that should be helpful when traveling. There was a little card in my box (the blurry white thing lol) that welcomed me to Birchbox in a sweet manner and had a description of the products I was getting along with their full size prices.
The first product I received was the lifestyle extra- Cynthia Rowley limited edition Band-Aids which I was surprised by haha. I am a child at heart and the only thing that ever got me through going to the doctor for a shot was the prospect of a fancy band-aid at the end, much unlike the plain lame ones we always had at home. These band-aids are designer ones for women and quite pretty. I have broken my toe since my Birchbox came, but luckily have not had the need for these little gems yet.
The next product I have already used and boy did they feel great! BORGHESE Botanico Eye Compresses was the name of the two round spa treatment eye pads in a package. I put one circle shapped damp pad over each eye for about 10 minutes and my eyes felt amazing. I removed them feeling more relaxed and the circles under my eyes were lighter. Unfortunately for a full size of 60 compresses it will cost you a pretty penny- $51. Way out of my price range, but it was nice to try them for sure! (Pictured at end of post)
Next up was theBalm cosmetics Stainiac lip and cheek stain in the color beauty queen. It seems that everyone had this included in their box. The color in the tiny tube looks dark blood red and was scary at first to say the least! Luckily once I dabbed it on my lips and cheeks and smeared it out with my finger it blended in nicely. I am enjoying this sample and think it will last quite a while!
Next up was my favorite sample of the bunch: Scalisi Skincare Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30. The tiny bottle made me sad until I used it! I only needed one tiny pump to cover my whole face and neck. I have been using it for about three weeks under my foundation and it makes my skin smooth and acts as a nice primer. I also love knowing if I go outside my face already has sunscreen on that doesn't include the regular harsh smell. A full sized of this is $110, so it was amazing to try out just an expensive product I otherwise would NEVER be able to!!
The last two products were Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint which was teeny tiny and did not give me much of a tint, and John Varvatos Star U.S.A. cologne for men in order to promote the new Birchbox man (I passed in onto my boyfriend). Oh, and I got some silly discount thing on artwork that I think is too expensive even with the discount, but I guess that could be swell for someone else?
|Here is a much prettier picture of what the contents of my BB looked like :)|
Overall I was very pleased with my Birchbox. It was a treat to try out products I would otherwise never be introduced to or have the funds to use! Some people seemed to get bigger samples such as a full size Stilla bronzer/ foundation, but hey, that just shows me I could get even better products next month. I am looking forward to my July box as Birchbox has teamed up with Glamour magazine and the brands featuring samples all seem super legit!
**If you are interested in Birchbox here is the link :) https://www.birchbox.com?raf=2zl7x
I would love to read your comments/ let me know if you have any questions about Birchbox please! My July box should be coming around the 10th of the month :)