My Birchbox arrived a little later than usual this month (and I’ve heard it wasn’t just me!), but it did finally arrive and I was very excited to check it out.
This time I received Birchbox #6.
Here’s what I received in this box (*calculated value of the samples in parenthesis):
Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow ($4.73): For the summer, I usually go a little lighter on my makeup (not that I wear a ton of makeup in the winter, ha!) and I switch from liquid makeup to BB cream (or CC cream!) when I can. It’s just that it is so hot here in the summer months, that any heavier makeup practically slides down your face over the course of the day. This BB cream evens out the skin tone and leaves a bit of shimmer (hence the name “golden glow”). I wish it would feel like a bit more like a moisturizer. Some BB creams feel like they’re drying out your skin and this one falls somewhere in the middle for me. It’s still a nice size to throw into your purse to use ‘on the go’.
Nexxus Color Assure Pre-Wash Primer, Shampoo & Conditioner ($0.93, $0.27, $0.33 = $1.53): How did Birchbox know that I just recently colored my hair a bit? This comes at the right time to see if it can preserve the color a little longer. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but I am intrigued by the “pre-wash primer”. I hadn’t heard of primers for haircare before.
PIXI Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balm in Pixi Pink ($8): This is a full-size product! I am a big fan of lip balm, lip stick not so much. That’s why I usually love lip balms that come with a little bit of color (as a change to my usual sheer lip balm routine). The Pixi Pink color looked a bit obnoxious in the package, but when applied just gave a hint of pink color. I like!
Supergoop!® Everyday SPF 30 with Cellular Response Technology ($0.91): Gimme all the SPF! I am a fair-skinned girl and need protection. The smell is pleasant and it’s relatively light-weight.
Lifestyle Extra SmartyPants All-in-One Adult Complete Gummy Vitamins + Fiber($0.53): Mmh. Multivitamins with fiber that help you manage your weight? Is this a weight-loss pill in disguise? I find it kind of funny how they’re trying to combine all kinds of purposes in one single gummy. This not something that I’d buy and regularly use, but maybe I see at least if they taste any good!
The total of this month’s box came to $15.70. Since I love all three products and will be using them, I am not too mad about the relative ‘low’ value of the items this month. Keep it up, Birchbox!