Subscription Week: Birchbox July 2015

Hey Everybody!

I just got my July Birchbox in the mail! I know in my previous Ipsy post I had mentioned that I cancelled my subscription – however, I was lucky enough to get a 6 month subscription as a gift :).

July 2015 Birchbox

Sign up for Birchbox here! I will say that while my initial feelings on Birchbox were a little mehh – they too have really upped their game and have started to include some great brands and samples (as you will see below)!

Samples (left to right): amika - texture spray, COOLA - cucmber sunscreen, Stila - stay all day liquid lipstick, dr. brant - microdermabrasion exfoliant, and Juice Beauty - CC Cream
Samples (left to right): amika – texture spray, COOLA – cucmber sunscreen, Stila – stay all day liquid lipstick, dr. brant – microdermabrasion exfoliant, and Juice Beauty – CC Cream

In my box this month – actually can we first talk about how adorable this box is. Sooo pretty! I will def. be holding on to this beauty for storage. Back to the point – in this month’s box I got the following samples:

amika – Un.Done Texture Spray – This product would be ideal for flat or dull hair. I have insanely curly and frizzy hair – so the last thing I need is more texture. I may try using this after flat ironing my hair though, when I want a more Victoria Secret kinda look.

COOLA – Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face – This is a super lightweight sunscreen. Sample size is pretty small but it smells delish!

Stila – Stay all Day Liquid Lipstick (shade Venizia) – I was SO EXCITED when I saw that we were getting one of the stay all day liquid lipsticks! I currently own the shade Bellisima and it is such a great formula I can’t wait to try out this shade! 

Stila - stay all day liquid lipstick - Shade Venizia
Stila – stay all day liquid lipstick – Shade Venizia

This is a bright pinky/red coral shade that fits in perfectly with my current coral obsession this summer. These also smell amazing and have a moussey texture so they are fairly easy to apply and less drying than other liquid lipsticks. I highhhhhly recommend these if you are debating between these and say the Anastasia or Kat Von D versions.

Stila - stay all day liquid lipstick in Venizia
Stila – stay all day liquid lipstick in Venizia

dr. Brant – Microdermabrasion skin exfoliant – I haven’t tried this product out yet but I love skin exfoliants. I have dry skin so anything I can do to bring some life back into it helps! I have heard really great things about this product and can’t wait to try it. A+ to Birchbox from me for this sample!

Juice Beauty – Stem Cellular CC Cream – I love a good CC cream and here is where the sample size gets to me. I like to be able to try out a CC cream / foundation a couple of times before splurging as most are notttt super wallet friendly. I know Juice Beauty is utilizes great ingredients and this product specifically targets anti-aging. (Side Note – if any of you got this product it does say to apply to slightly damp skin for best application) I recommend spraying a little bit of Mac’s fix + (mentioned previously here). I LOVE the lavender limited edition scent of the fix + if you can get your hands on it!

The one con of Birchbox is really the sample size. I do think they give really quality products and all the brands they include are well respected. However, I typically get enough product to try a sample once or twice – which for me kinda sucks. When I compare it to some of the more “deluxe” product samples or even full sized items I receive in my ipsy bag I just feel as though I don’t get as much for my $10. I will say though, for someone who likes skincare – Birchbox may be the box for you. I find that I do get a lot of really amazing skincare products – and the smaller samples are great for travel!

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Hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what samples you guys got this month!

xxoo Melissa

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