My favorite time of the month has come around again – my Birchbox allows for a little surprise every month, plus who doesn’t love packages? Birchbox’s theme for the July box is “Go Bold”. Birchbox says, “Summer is the season for wearing brights and taking risks—so dial up your beauty routine with this month’s picks.” So check out some of my favorite and not so favorite from this month.
stila look at me liquid lipstick trio
Besco (Classic Red)
First off once this lipstick is set, it is on for the long haul! Once it dries it gives a really pretty matte look. But I am pretty sure that I could work a kissing booth all day and still have a perfect pucker. My skin is usually dry so long lasting typically does not mix well. I find that lipsticks (especially red) always bleed. This did NOT. The lipstick does pack a colorful punch though, so caution is advised when applying. You have to work quick and carefully, but overall I enjoyed the product.
Jouer Daily Repair Treatment Oil
I was really hesitant to try another oil treatment on my problem combination skin. I suffer from adult acne and have been on a strict dermatologist regime for almost 2 years. About a week ago, I gave this a shot after reading rave reviews online and have been delighted by how moisturizing and luxurious it is. I did not breakout and it helped with severally dry areas on my face and neck. I have not noticed my skin as tighter or having a slight glow (that other reviews had(, but that’s fine by me if I can get moisturized skin!
Atelier Cologne Pomélo: Paradis Cologne Absolue
First of all the packaging was adorable! The problem? Birchbox shoved the adorable postcard and pretty bag into a little holder bending and tearing the package. I know that has nothing to do with the product but Birchbox c’mon! ANYWAY! I have my favorite fragrances and perfumes. I have my go-to scents that I really love but try to switch up my scent depending on the season and my mood. This fragrance is different and would not be one I would pick out in stores. I didn’t hate it but I won’t buy it, it’s light, airy, it’s not overpowering. So much so that it wears off pretty quickly. Overall lovely scent, if you like citrus, but not meant to last all night.
theBalm® cosmetics Balm Desert® Bronzer/Blush
I was looking forward to trying this. I did LOVE the color of the product.
It did go on nice, and stayed on, unlike some bronzers I have tried.It works really well on my pale (pasty) skin. I have have a lot of pink tones in my face and this complements them nicely. The packaging is darling but the size was too small! How do I get a brush in here? It’s quite difficult when it’s about a half inch in diameter. Lastly I love that there are no sparkles in this, it’s a pretty matte color.
Davines MINU Shampoo
I always worry about shampoo because of my very bleached hair. Too drying and my hair is like straw. This shampoo was different. First off, this shampoo works well at getting hair clean. My favorite part though is that it smells great, similar to any higher end salon you would visit.. However, for my dry hair, it does not have the conditioning power I need. It made my hair much dryer than normal especially on the ends and a bit of a frizz on my bleached ends. That was until I paired it with the conditioner. They go together like peanut butter and jelly.
The same amazing scent and I loved the results. My ONLY issue with the product is that it is a deeper conditioner so it is recommended to towel dry hair and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Doesn’t seem like a long time but when you aren’t a morning person like me you find yourself missing you old “easy” routine. The results are amazing though. My hair felt healthy and looked great. It brought back some much needed moisture, to my color treated blonde locks.
…and Hair Serum
I have been looking for a good hair serum. I love after I get my hair done and the stylist puts in what seems like a magical concoction of moisturizer and love because it always makes my hair shiny, soft, and smell so good. So far this product has a good smell, and is very concentrated like many other salon products. I was not happy with the one time use. The serum is a liquid unlike the conditioner that is a cream base. The serum is put (like It’s a 10) in a bottle, the sample should do that same. I don’t think it will be leaving my hair oily, however the size of the trial made it really hard for my to tell if it really works for my hair.
Are you a Birchboxer? Did you try any of these products? Comment below I’d love to hear all thoughts on Birchbox! Until next time loves!