Thursday, August 14, 2014

August Birchbox 2014




I was pleasantly surprised when my Birchbox arrived early this month, on the 6th or 7th. Generally, this subscription box pops into my mailbox around the middle of the month (at the earliest). If you've never heard of Birchbox, it's a monthly subscription box. This service mostly delivers "hand selected" makeup and skincare products, based off of a quiz you take when you first sign up. 

I began my journey with Birchbox in the spring of 2012. My dad had seen Birchbox advertised in the San Francisco Chronicle and ordered a three-month subscription as an early birthday present. I ended up signing up for a full year after that and renewed my subscription this summer. But more stories next month...

On to the products...
Naobay Body Radiance Lotion: it claims to use olive oil and avocado to hydrate and firm skin. I haven't tried it yet but I would assume that it will be hydrating with the oils. It is a good travel-size. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo: I am always thrilled to receive dry shampoo samples in subscription boxes and I am a huge fan of this brand already (thanks to Birchbox). This product smells delightful and does not leave a white cast. Thumbs up!
Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream: I was disappointed by the size of this sample (there were two, however, I've used up one). It works fine but by no means is it my favorite eye cream.
Dr. Jart+ Dis-A-Pore Beauty Balm: I have greatly enjoyed products by this brand in the past. This BB cream blends easily and produces excellent coverage (for a BB cream). It also contains SPF 30, which is something I look for in a foundation, BB cream, or tinted moisturizer. I have way too many base products so I'll pass on purchasing this right now. I am contemplating purchasing their primer though!
Noir Cosmetic Long-Wear Eyeliner: I can't find anything special about this eyeliner. It is waterproof (a summer must in my opinion) and it's enriched with Vitamin E to create a creamy texture. I like it, however, it doesn't stand out to me. 

I hope you've enjoyed learning about my August Birchbox! What did you receive in your Birchbox?


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