This month, Birchbox gave us essential products for our beauty supply kit. They included a little booklet that has some great tips and beauty info along with a chance to help build a school. All month, Birchbox is donating 15% of proceeds from the Birchbox Shop to Pencils of Promise. They hope to build a school in Central America.
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What came in my box...
Beauty Fixation Makeup Remover
Full size $5 (24 applicators)
My thoughts: I love things like this. They're small enough to fit just about anywhere and great to have on hand to fix little mistakes. I already know I'll most likely use these around my eye area. I wouldn't mind paying $5 for 24 swabs just for the convenience of it.
Comodynes Self-Tanning Towelettes
Pack of 8 $13.99-14.99
These towelettes come from a Spanish brand. They are popular in Europe and supposedly give you an all-over natural tan by adjusting to your skin tone. The towelettes are soaked in a formula that is paraben-free and moisturizing. After use, there should be a difference in 3 hours.
Comodynes Hydra-Tanning Face Moisturizing Summer Glow
Full size $20.99 (1.35 fl oz)
This product comes from the same company as the towelettes (as you may have noticed), but this one is a lotion that comes in a tube and is specifically made for the face. It also adjusts to your skin color and is buildable if you use it daily. Paraben-free and dermatologist approved.
My thoughts: I got three little packets of this stuff, but I would've been more happy if it came in a little bottle or tube. When I do go to use it, I'm sure I won't be using a whole packet's worth at a time. I don't see myself using a product like this very much.
DDF Brightening Cleanser
Full size $38 (250 ml)
My thoughts: I love the size of this sample (60 ml!). I'll be able to use it for awhile and really tell if it's something I want to purchase. It claims to be gentle, which is something I always look for given my sensitive skin. I will start using this right away.
Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy La Fleur
Full size $70 (2.5 oz)
This is Juicy's new scent, based on the original Viva la Juicy. Top notes include mandarin and berries; also contains notes of honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine.
My thoughts: I can pick up on the floral notes and a little of the berries. It smells nice, but not something totally different than what I already have. The full size bottle looks pretty, but I always have this problem with Juicy fragrances - Love the bottles, yet not so amazed by the scents.
Schick Hydro Silk Razor
While this is not considered a high-end product, which is what Birchbox mainly focuses on, this razor is something they were eager to share. This razor has 5 blades that are designed to hug the natural curves of your body for a close shave and also has a water-activated moisturizing serum to hydrate your skin.
My thoughts: Great bonus item on top of everything else! It's a full-size product and something I'll really put to use.
This box is definitely worth the $10 because of the amount of product I was given. I'll admit not all of the products are perfect for me, but I think the positives outweigh the negatives by a long shot. This is my 10th box and so far I have not had many reasons to be dissatisfied with the service. I now have 540 points for giving my feedback, which allows me to use $50 in the Birchbox shop. Now is a good time to start shopping...
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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored/paid review. A referral link was used in this post.