July Birchbox

Thursday, July 19, 2012

So it took me a while to post this review but i have to say that i was so bummed that i did not get to review the June box at all because it was such a killer box!  I mean, June was pure madness around here!  Between finishing off the school year, packing for vacation and preparing for the HBA Global Expo with Allure Magazine, i just couldn't find the time to create a beautiful tribute to this box.  But i will tell you this, i got a ton of use out of it during my vacation!  I'll quickly tell you just some of the things included... Stila bronzer, Rose Water hydrating spray (hello, best thing on the airplane... even my little girls were asking for a spritz!), Staniac by the Balm which i happily applied on my cheeks and lips for a soft glow and my super cute and useful Tili bag which housed some yummy snacks for the plane!  So there you have it, a quick run down of what was possibly one of the best boxes!  Though this month certainly did not disappoint!

So without further ado, here are all the wonderful goodies that arrived at my doorstep this month!   For the month of July, Birchbox teamed up with Glamour magazine for a 'senses' themed box!   The first item i received was Blinc Mascara.  It was housed in a tube, making this product even more intriguing!  I'm a sucker for great packaging, and this certainly did not disappoint!  As for the product itself, it totally delivered making my lashes incredibly glossy!  Best part, no make up remover necessary... a dab of warm water will wipe this shiny beauty to mascara heaven!

The next product was a wonderful luxe salt scrub in lemon leaf by Dirt.  Honestly, it was like the people at Birchbox could read my mind!  I've been in the market for a body scrub, so the timing on this baby was puuuurrrrfect!  I actually used it for the first time today and loved, loved, LOVED it!  The texture was just abrasive enough to make me feel as though it was truly scrubbing away all the impurities, yet gentle enough that it didn't feel like i was getting sand blasted!  The delicious citrus scent was intoxicating in the most pleasant of ways making for a spa like shower experience for sure!

In this box, was a charming scent called Eau Flirt by Harvey Prince.  This fragrance was layered with notes of Jasmine and fresh citrus along with a base of lavender and pumpkin.  Although the scent is quite lovely, i don't foresee myself wearing it on a regular basis. 

So this next product was really interesting!  I received a Stila eyeshadow palette in 'the light eye'.  The colors consisted mainly of neutrals.  I can't wait to sample some of these since i love Stila products!  In fact, i already own some of the colors included in this palette.  I'd never seen a palette sample like this.  It basically resembles a post card.  I'll have a blast playing with these... i LOVE getting make-up samples! 

The next two products were actually Lifestyle Extras.  The first was a Larabar.  I personally am a huge fan of Larabars.  I was initially introduced to them by my wonderful yoga teacher during a 'detox' type seminar.  I've been in love with their products ever since!  Interestingly enough, i had yet to try this particular type of Larabar that fused sweet with savory making it the perfect snack!  I will absolutely purchase this again!

Lastly was a super cool and very useful item!  I received Birchbox Exclusive Earbuds!  Glamour put together a playlist available on their site that you can listen to using these sweet earbuds.  OR, you can simply use them on your ipod or iphone!  Can i just tell you how awesome it is to have an extra set of earbuds!  I go through these like water!  Oh and i was secretly hoping for this very color combo! (Here's a little secret.... they're washing machine proof... don't ask!)  Yay!

Overall, i thought this box was just as good as last months!  Birchbox is quickly becoming my absolute favorite monthly delivery service!  After all, for $10 per month, you actually get a lot more product than you pay for, that's for sure!  Thank you Birchbox!  I'm a very happy customer indeed!

Thank you SO MUCH for reading!  Don't forget to become an official follower of FMM!  XOXO Carla


  1. o my god looking so good!cosmetic is my love also)i want eyeshadow palette.great post.kiss

  2. Gosh such lovely products - I want! :)

  3. great post! come by n lets fllw each other if you love to do:)

  4. Love Birchbox! I did the same post!


  5. Wow, this box is really cool! Lovely products and review:)this dirt product looks so nice.
    happy weekend,
    xx chris

  6. We got the EXACT same box down to the flavor of Larabar and Stila palette.

  7. Love those stuff!