Birchbox came through this month & I’ve been pretty happy the past few months. I received 4 different brands in my box this month & 2 samples from the same brand. This month was all makeup & skincare which is definitely a turn for Birchbox as I usually receive items off topic or hair related. Interesting! Keep reading to see what I got!
Here’s my card for this month which gives you some more in depth information. Feel free to click to enlarge.
Alison Raffaele Reality Base Foundation- This is an itty bitty probably 1-2 use sample…& as you’ll see in the swatches at the bottom of this post wayyyy too dark for me. I actually like trying new foundations & BB/CC cream products but when they’re not in my shade (or even close) I rarely do. I just hate walking around in a weird shade even if my husband is the only one who will see me.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser + Pure Muslin Cloth- This counts as 2 samples & I’m totally happy with them! I watch & read a lot of UK beauty blogs/vlogs so I have heard about this multiple times as being holy grail. This is a really nice size sample of the cleanser. I haven’t gotten to try them yet because I’m using a specific skincare regimen but I’m REALLY excited & have high hopes.
POP Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Flowering Fuschia- While this looks like a squeeze tube type gloss this actually has a wand. At the end of the wand is a clear plastic paddle type applicator (much like the Anastasia of Beverly Hills glosses reviewed & shown here but thinner) & contains jojoba oil to plump & hydrate. This is supposed to be a clear gloss & it definitely is. This is just okay for me, nothing mind blowing but okay to use.
ChapStick Hydration Lock 8 Hour Moisture Chapstick- From the Vanilla Creme scent to the texture I’m really happy with this product! This is supposed to be an extra & is described as a “mass-market discovery” which is new. This balm is the first from ChapStick I’ve tried which doesn’t leave my lips looking glossy but instead smooth & even. I really like this a lot & have been using it daily since I got it.
Left to right are swatches of POP Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Flowering Fuschia & Alison Raffaele Reality Base Foundation in shade #3.
Overall I’m pretty happy with this box! I am really excited to try the Liz Earle products the most. I liked that Birchbox included a full sized lip product which is rare for them. I really love this ChapStick & I wouldn’t have bought it on my own so I’m quite grateful for the find!
Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription costing $10 a month. If you review each product monthly you also get credit money in the Birchbox shop. If you review each product each month (assuming there are 5) that equals $5 so the box itself pretty much costs $5 which is a great deal! If you’re interested in joining, please subscribe using my Birchbox referral link!
What do you think of this box? What did you receive? Anything in here strike a fancy with you?