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Sunday, July 22, 2012

July Glamour Birchbox

Hey beauties! It's that time of the month again where I share my monthly samples from Birchbox! Last month I was pretty unhappy with the items in my box, so this month I was very anxious to see if July would redeem itself. Let's start with the box itself!
I LOVED how the box looked!!! Too cute with the 5 different nail polish colors. This month Birchbox linked up with Glamour magazine to used the "5 senses of summer" (smell it, touch it, taste it, hear it, see it) to pick out the products in this box. 
Right when I opened the box I was already so excited!
The first thing I noticed right away were these ear buds. This was a "Birchbox Exclusive." I love the pretty blue and neon pink buds! It's so girly and stylish! They're not stellar in quality of course, but they really are too adorable :)

The next thing I noticed was this snack bar, Uber by Larabar. This was the roasted nut roll. It contains many different nuts and is gluten free, non-gmo, and kosher. It smelled like caramel popcorn and was SO DELICIOUS!!! The nuts tasted so fresh...I've never had a snack bar like that before. AMAZING!
Next product is by Manna Kadar, and this is the Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion. This shimmery lotion can be used with foundation, used as a highlight or even bronzer. As you can see, it exploded once I began to open it. That was disappointing, but the product was beautiful. I rubbed it on my shoulders and it gave me such a beautiful and healthy glow!! I like to use it on my cheeks as a subtle touch of something extra.
Now it's time to get inside the wrapped bag :)
The first products I noticed were by Suki. This 5-pack balancing kit is an all-in-one set that calms and purifies troubled skin. I didn't really enjoy this kit. The exfoliate cleanser was nice and had a strong lemon scent. The concentrated nourishing toner felt refreshing on my skin, but I didn't like the scent. The balancing daily lotion did not make my skin oily, but the scent was strange and way too strong for me. It also made my skin burn a little.
The scent of the month is by Harvey Prince, and it's called Eau Flirt. This scent layers fresh citrus, jasmine, lavender and pumpkin. It's supposed to be a flirty and seductive scent, and I'd agree that it is!! Normally I don't care too much for the scents that Birchbox sends out, but I actually happened to LOOOOOVE this scent!! I also got compliments wearing it, so that's a bonus!
Next up is by Gloss Moderne, and this is the High-Gloss Masque. This is a vitamin-rich conditioning hair mask that is meant to restore bouncy and shine. For me, the masque did not wow me. I've felt more of an effect from regular conditioners than this treatment.
Last product is by Color Club, and it's in the color Blue-Ming. It's a beautiful green-turquoise color, and I LOVE it!! I don't have a color like this in my collection, and I have never tried this brand before. I was a bit disappointed on the quality. Two coats was not enough with this polish. After two coats it was still looking streaky and translucent in certain areas. For the price of this brand, I expected more. I much prefer Zoya or Essie over this.

So overall, I am extremely happy with this month's box! I am very happy with every item. The only item that I am least looking forward to is the Suki face balancing kit, just because I get nervous trying out new products on my face. For me, Birchbox definitely redeemed itself this month and I really look forward to using these products all month - except for the Larabar because I already devoured it haha! If you haven't seen my latest video on this box, please watch it here :)

As always, thank you so much for reading my blog and watching my videos! Your support really means a lot to me!! 'Til next time loves! MUAH









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