Friday, July 27, 2012

Birchbox Review July 2012

This month, Birchbox teamed up with Glamour to create  this sample box inspired by the 5 senses, which is also the theme for this month's Glamour Magazine. 
The icons next to each item on the list above indicate which of the five senses the product represents.  I think it is a fun theme.




Ada Cosmetics: Bronzer (color: Golden) -  1 gram - I usually use a matte bronzer, but I can appreciate a shimmer bronzer now and then.  This one is nice.  It definitely gives a golden glow without leaning too orange.  I tried this as an eyeshadow, too and I really liked it.  I will probably get more use out of it that way. - Full Size 3 grams  $12.45

Stila: Lip Glaze (color: Lights) -  .05 fl.oz. - I love Stila Lip Glazes and this really made the box for me this month.  It is a beautiful nude, shimmery gloss and this is exactly the sort of gloss I love wearing in the summer.  It is a thicker, sticky gloss, but I forgive  that because it makes it last longer on my lips.  - Full Size set of 3 $12
Ada Bronzer & Stila Lip Glaze








Gloss Moderne: High Gloss Masque -  no size indicated (2 uses for my long hair) - This masque smelled like cocoa butter, which I liked. I applied a generous amount to my hair and left it in for about 5 minutes before rinsing. I let my hair air dry overnight (I hate the blow drier in the summer) and my hair was silky soft.  It even smelled slightly cocoa butter-ish all day long.  This was a very nice treat for my dry hair! - Full Size 4oz. $39










Harvey Prince: Hello -  spray sample vial - I am never thrilled to see another perfume vial sample.  That said, I do like that this is in a spray bottle and although the size is not specified, it does look a teensy bit bigger that the average sample vial.  The scent? Fruity, floral, sweet and bright.  I love this fragrance for summer!   It is a strong scent but the notes are light and sweet so it is not overpowering for the hot, humid summer months. I love it!  - Full Size 50ml $55

Lifestlye Extras...

Larabar: Uber - 1 bar .82 oz. - These sort of bars are not usually my thing, but this was yummy! I got the Bananas Foster flavor. Very natural tasting, but still flavorful.  They have an Apple Turnover flavor that I may add to my shopping list.  It is a nice healthy, natural little snack. I like this lifestyle extra. - Full Size box of 5  $12.69

Birchbox Exclusive Earbuds - I can always use a back up set of earbuds. I'm not sure about the neon color for me, but they are on trend for this summer! 


I liked this month's box.  I enjoyed all the products, but the surprising stand out was the Harvey Prince Hello fragrance.  I am very excited to get the full size.  I may also pick up the Stila Lip Glaze trio.  I really love those lip glosses!

Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What did you get?
Have you tried any of these products?

3 comments:

  1. Hey doll, I'm giving you the Liebster Blog Award. Go here for details. http://beauty-ninja.blogspot.com/2012/07/liebster-blog-award.html Have fun, you deserve it chickie!! Have a great day love! :D

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