It’s that time of the month…it’s time for another Birchbox Beauty Box review. I had a lot of fun last month writing a review of a May 2016 Edition box and I’m excited to do it again. Today, I’m reviewing Birchbox June 2016 Edition. This is my second month of receiving and reviewing this beauty box. If you have missed Birchbox May 2016 Edition review, then click here.
What Is Birchbox?
Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription box that sends a curated box of 5 beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples. All you have to do is sign up, then make sure you fill out your beauty profile, so your first box will be tailored to your preferences (i.e., hair type, skin tone, etc). You can shop your box on your profile page, get free shipping on that month’s sampled brands, and review your products for points—you’ll earn 10 Birchbox Points for each submitted feedback form.
The June 2016 Birchbox theme is “Everyday Kind Of Magic”. The box has multiple colors in a mesmerizing diamond pattern.
The information card described the products in my box and the price for the full sized options in their online shop. Remember to go to to Birchbox.com/MyBox to review your samples for points!
MY JUNE 2016 BIRCHBOX INCLUDED
♡ Balance Me Congested Skin Serum
♡ Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
♡ Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow
♡ The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick – Raisin The Roof
♡ Whish Shave Crave With Vitamin K
♡ Pixi By Petra Eyeshadow Palette Copper Peach
Now, it’s time to take a peek inside my June 2016 Birchbox Sample Box!
I have been using this little gem for the past few weeks and I can literally see it working on my pesky breakouts, just like it says on the packaging it really is a little saviour! This is a super light weight serum that contains spruce knot, eucalyptus and lavender which are natural anti-bacterial and skin soothing treats. It has a really relaxing aromatic smell. The packaging is quite simple yet chic. The beautiful forest green detailing on the packaging instantly makes me think of nature which is closely linked with the special natural ingredients within the products formula and as you can see there are 99% natural origin and is free from nasties which sometimes other products are the main causes of skin breakouts and so on. The sample size will last me for another month or so, and I will definitely be purchasing a full size.
I’m in love with this hair mask! To my surprise, the miracle worker isn’t just for those with damaged hair, it’s also essential for preventing dryness and breakage. Let me tell you, over the next week I experienced hardly any shedding and my ends were less brittle. Best of all, the Briogeo product line caters to a diverse array of hair textures and types. So whether your hair is thin, wavy, curly, coarse, dry, or chemically treated, they have custom blended formulas that address your specific needs. I have short hair (shoulder length), so the sample size last me for about a month (I used it once a week). If you on the hunt for a good hair mask, I would definitely recommend this product!
I love, love, love BB creams. It’s definitely a staple in my makeup routine, especially in summertime. So, when I received a sample of Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow, I was in heaven. From the first application, my skin looked luminous without looking glittery. It hasn’t made me breakout or clogged my pores. The yellow undertone corrected most of the redness and diffused spots. When it first comes out of the tube, it looks like a traditional foundation. When blended onto the skin, it actually delivers more of a translucent/light coverage that still corrects uneven skin tone and redness – minus any chalky or heavy appearance. The only minus about this BB cream in my opinion is that it doesn’t include SPF protection, but otherwise is great and I would definitely recommend it to others.
This is a a smoothie stick that boasts a soft tint and moisturizes lips with a ingredients such as sweet almond oil. I found this to be much more of a chap-stick like quality since the pigmentation is quite light unless you apply with several layers and more pressure. It is very moisturizing and carries a nice sweet scent. This is also a full size product this month. My only suggestion, considering the shade color, is to exfoliate really well before application because any excess skin will be apparent upon application of this lip crayon. I would be interested in trying other shades from this brand.
I don’t ever use shaving cream on my legs, instead I’ve been using Veet Hair Removal Cream for years now which I love. So, with that said I didn’t try it on my legs. But, I did used it to shave my underarms and my bikini area. Loved the scent and the way my skin felt after shaving, but it’s really nothing special to it. I’m OK sticking with old-fashioned soap.
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I have already received this palette last month. You can read my review about this product here. I think it was probably a mix up when putting my products together for this month. And I say that because I picked Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel to include in my June 2016 box. Oh well, things happen.
Overall, I’m really happy with June’s Edition Birchbox and all the beauty products that were picked for me. My June 2016 Box had a value of $53.25, which is AMAZING! The value of all the products was definately well worth the $10 cost of the box. My favorite products were Balance Me Congested Skin Serum and Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask!
Are you subscribed to Birchbox? If you are, have you gotten your Birchbox yet this month? What’d you think? Share some of your favorite beauty products with me in the comments section below! And if you have any questions for me about a certain product or products mentioned above, I’ll be happy to answer.