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Birchbox doesn’t always make me happy but when it does it stuns. This month I got some awesome products from recognizable brands in pretty good sizes. Keep reading to see what the August Birchbox labeled “Finishing School” is all about!
Like the Ipsy bag I shared yesterday (which is also $10 a month!), the theme is about going back to school. Although I’m ancient & no longer attend school I kind of expect this theme every year. The box is the regular (well kind of new, less girly) version of Birchbox so nothing new. As always it comes with your info card which I included.
This month I got 4 items & a beauty extra:
Derma E Hyaluronic Hydrating Mist- This is a full size sample which retails for $13.50 so this pays for my box right off the bat! I am a huge fan of facial mists/sprays so I was thrilled to see this included. Basically this will refresh your makeup when it looks a bit powdery or when your skin looks a bit dry. Having combination dry skin myself, these products are lifesavers! This also claims to help set makeup in place.
EVOLVh Ultrashine Moisture Conditioner- I haven’t personally tried this yet but the sample is a nice 2 fl oz, much better than a foil packet! This claims to be made from 20 different herbs & will make my strands “obedient” which is a new claim for me! I expected to smell…well…herbal! But instead I smell a slight floral, not a very strong scent in the bottle. I have some full sizes of this product tucked away that I still haven’t tried…thanks for the reminder Birchbox!
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick- Yay, Stila! This is their new liquid lipstick & my shade is a fierce red called beso. Beso means kiss in Spanish (thanks high school!) & this is definitely a sexy shade! If you aren’t familiar with liquid lipsticks they apply like a pigmented gloss but are supposed to wear like a stain. This definitely stayed put for the few hours I wore it but I need to do some more testing before I can call a verdict! So far, extremely pigmented & smells of vanilla pound cake!
Whish Exfoliating Body Wash- I can always use a good exfoliating wash, perfect for self tanning! This one smells like coconut with a hint of citrus & claims to also brighten.
Extra** Whish Hair Inhibiting Deodorant Swipes- I haven’t tried this but it looks perfect for travel…especially getting off a plane! I always use wet wipes afterwards…I just feel grimey until I can jump into a shower! Not a bad extra, at least I’ll use it!
I got a pretty nice variety this month & products I’m actually interested in either trying now or reserving for travel. If you’re interested in signing up for Birchbox it is only $10 a month (referral link!) & it has a pretty great point system. The way it works out if you do the monthly quizzes you usually pay around$5 which is great! This box paid for itself with one product I actually really enjoy, I can’t ask for more!