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Monday, July 11, 2011

My First Birchbox!

I was SO happy today when I came home from the beach...I saw a bright pink box from Birchbox!! YAY.  I wrote about Birchbox a couple of posts ago, I while I said I was hesitant at signing up, the good news is...I LOVE EVERYTHING IN MY BOX!

First off, the packaging is so cute.  When I opened the box I saw that Cynthia Rowley was a contributor to this month's box.  I love Cynthia Rowley, I have a super cute silver sequin pillow by her and I take it everywhere with me...literally...it's in my car right now.  The products in this month's box are her favorites, which works perfectly for me because my favorite facial product of all time is in it!  



I'll begin with my favorite, "Purity made simple" facial cleanser by philosophy.  This is my favorite makeup remover ever.  My mom and I both use it, and we're addicted.  Of course, it's a travel size, which is perfect because I'm going to Chicago at the end of the month, so I'll def need it then.

My next product is "Redken shine brillance" glistening mist.  I thought maybe at first this was a light hair spray, but I sprayed it on my hand and it's not sticky at all...which is what I was hoping for.  The smell isn't so lovely, but we'll see how it works out.

The next two products are Joya perfume and Nuxe dry oil.  I'm not familiar with either of these brands, so I'm excited to see if I like the products.  I don't typically use shower oil in the summer (spray tan killer), so I probably won't start using that until the fall.  The Joya perfume is a roll on, it smells very clean and fresh but I'm not sure I would really consider it a fabulous scent.

The last two products are a ybf beauty eyebrow pencil, in taupe, and a KIND almond and apicot snack bar.  Um, I was slightly confused as to why there was a snack bar in my beauty box...but then I read the note in the box and Cynthia Rowley says she always has one on her, so it's an extra for this month.  I'm excited to use the eyebrow pencil, I've honestly never used one before because I really love my eyebrows, but whenever I go get my makeup done professionally they always still fill them in.  It'll be a good experiement...hopefully.



SO, that's my July Birchbox!  My expectations were definitely exceeded with this first box, from the products to the packaging.  I hope next month makes me just as happpyyyyy!

2 comments :

  1. Do birchboxes every month! I'm still hesitant whether I should subscribe :/ Even for only $10 a month (I'm a high school student and I don't have a job OR allowance). Some feedback from me would be to use bigger pictures and have them the same size because it just looks prettier when pictures are perfectly fit on your blog !

    xoxo,
    Arielle

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  2. I've been thinking about doing Birchbox for a while. I've heard lots of great things!

    http://wwww.stylish3.com/marylane

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