July 16, 2012

July Birchbox Haul!

Woot!  I got my July Birchbox today!  This month's box was curated by the beauty editors at Glamour magazine.  Have you read the Glamour girls blog, The Girls in the Beauty Department?  It's a creative, funny place to find out about new trends, hair styles, fashion, & hilarious reads.   Anyway, the theme is designed to bring you the “Five Senses” and coincides with the July issue of Glamour feature "Five Senses of Summer".  This month's box includes beauty goodies and lifestyle extras to treat each one of your senses.




So let's get down to business!  What was in my box?  Let's break it down, give you the details and then rate the products on a 1-5 heart system.
(1=blah/5=love)


See It: Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Turquoise
Direct from London, these punchy color liners feature a pen style applicator that's truly goof proof.  Full Size - $15
Verdict:  ♥♥♥♥♥
The eyeliner has a long applicator tip with fine precision.  It goes on smoothly and the color is such a lovely bright turquoise. 



Touch It: Obliphica Nourishing Mask
Packed with rare omega acids and vitamin C, this lush conditioning mask helps repair split ends.  Full size - $40
Verdict: ♥♥♥
My hair is a lot softer than it was before I used this, but I'd have to buy a bottle before I knew if the results were long term.
 

Touch It:  Obliphica Hair Treatment
A fragrant hair oil that adds manageability and shine.  Use it after the matching conditioning mask to make your strands extra soft.  Full size - $34
Verdict: ♥♥♥
Like I said in the item above, my hair is much softer, and shinier, than before.  I would have to use it more than once to know if the results are long term.

Smell It: Harvey Prince 'Hello' Perfume
Get a glass half full disposition with this optimistic blend of juicy Meyer lemon, white grapefruit & pink plumeria.  Full size - Between $26-$55
Verdict: ♥♥♥1/2
While this is definitely not the type of fragrance that I normally go for, I do appreciate the unique scent.  It's got more of a 'formal' scent than I normally wear but I do really like it.
 

See It: Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA+++
This powerhouse multitasker works as a primer, serum, foundation and SPF.  The sheer formula feels weightless and adjusts to match your skin tone.  Full size - $38
Verdict: ♥♥♥♥
The cream is more of a light foundation but it does create a nice finish with a slight glow.  It didn't completely cover my blemishes but it did cover them somewhat.



Taste It: Larabar Uber Bar in Bananas Foster
The latest addition to our snack drawer, these healthy and satisfying bars are packed with dried fruits and nuts.  Full size - Variety pack of 16 for $27.95
Verdict: ♥
Blech.  This bar was gooey and was not at all tasty. 


Hear It: Neon Earbuds + Glamour Spotify playlist 
We designed these neon headphones just for you.  Pair them with your best playlist.
Verdict:  ♥♥♥♥♥
I could not be more pleased.  Seriously, I love these.  Neon pink & neon green are awesome together (shout out to my DZ's!.  I love that they are the tiny earbuds instead of the round ones that fit inside the ear.  The earbuds are comfortable & cute, with a nice long cord so you can put your mp3 player in your pocket without fear of pulling the earbuds out.



Are you a member of Birchbox?  If not, it's free to join!  It's only $10 per month & is filled with tons of goodies!  The ear buds alone are worth more than that!  If you want to join, click here