birchbox beauty box june 2016 edition

Hello beauties!

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.

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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!

birchbox june 2016 review

Balance Me Congested Skin Serum | Full Size, $30 / Sample Value, $14

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.

birchbox review june 2016

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask | Full Size, $36 / Sample Value, $4.50

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!

birchbox beauty box june 2016

Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow | Full Size, $28 / Sample Value, $4.20

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.

birchbox beauty box review June 2016

The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick – Raisin The Roof | Full Size, $14.95

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.

birchbox beauty box june 2016 review

Whish Shave Crave With Vitamin K | Full Size, $24 / Sample Value, $3.60

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.

FREE BONUS ITEM FOR JUNE 2016 BOX 

Pixi By Petra Eyeshadow Palette Copper Peach | Retail Value, $12

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.

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birchbox may 2016 edition

Hello beauties!

Several months back, I heard of the beauty sample subscription company, Birchbox. I’m not sure why I didn’t immediately sign up – knowing that I love makeup, skincare and hair products, and enjoy receiving beauty products in the mail. But for some odd reason, I decided to pass, until a month ago, when I stumbled on back to back days of some fellow bloggers remarking on how much they love theirs. So I finally signed up and I’m so happy I did!

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 May 2016 Birchbox theme is “Let’s Take This Party Outside, Shall We?”. The box had colorful paint patches on it.

birchbox review may 2016

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 MAY 2016 BIRCHBOX INCLUDED

♡ Dr. Brant PoreDermabrasion
♡ Burt’s Bees Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm
♡ Coola Classic Sport SPF 50 – Mango
♡ Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle
♡ Coastal Scents Style Eyes Eyeshadow
♡ Pixi By Petra Eyeshadow Palette Copper Peach

Now, it’s time to take a peek inside my May 2016 Birchbox Sample Box!

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Dr. Brant PoreDermabrasion | Full Size, $58 / Sample Value, $7.25

I have always struggled with maintaining my pores on my nose and a few spots on my cheeks. I was excited to get this product because I am always looking for a good solution to my problem. I applied a small amount to damp skin and gently massage it in a circular motion for about a minute. I move it around my face without overdoing. Once I have finished this step, I leave it on my face for a couple of minutes to allow the chemical exfoliants to deeply cleanse my pores. Then I rinse my skin very well to remove every trace of this potent exfoliant. The first thing that I notice is that my skin feels soft, smooth and supple, but not in the least bit stripped. I immediately noticed, even after my first use, was that my congested pores were visibly cleared, and that my skin looked radiant and was silky smooth to the touch. And my pores were less noticeable. I’m going to be using this product once a week until my sample size is empty. Then will make my final decision if it’s worth buying a full size tube.

birchbox may 2016 edition review

Burt’s Bees Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm | Full Size, $7

I don’t wear much makeup when I go to work, so I like to keep my lips fairly natural. It’s a struggle to find a lip product that gives a hint of color without being overpowering, but Burt’s Bees hibiscus tinted lip balm nails it. It’s very creamy, lightweight and moisturizing. I usually don’t like the “sticky” feel of many lipsticks and balms, and this product definitely delivered it. It’s fragrance-free. It’s pretty long lasting with moderate use – I apply it a few times a day. Definitely recommend trying this balm out if you’re a fan of natural, lightweight lip colors!

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Coola Classic Sport SPF 50 – Mango | Full Size, $32 / Sample Value, $2.18

I love Coola sunscreen products and this one was no different. The mango smell of this sunscreen is divine. It is very light and refreshing. It blends and penetrates very well and doesn’t leave a white residue on my skin. It has a SPF 50, which is welcomed compared to many of the other high end sunscreens that have only SPF 30 or 35. I was at the beach at the peak of the sun’s exposure for a few hours and I didn’t get sunburn. Instead, I got a nice color and glow (note, I did not reapply my sunscreen). I definitely love the added benefit that product is mostly organic. The sample was very small, so I only was able to use it once. With that said, I will be purchasing a full size.

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Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle | Full Size, $23.50 / Sample Value, $6

I will start first by telling you how AMAZING this product smells. The scent of vanilla cupcakes is incredible. I used Beauty Protector right after the shower on my damp hair. It did a great job of detangling and conditioning my hair and it didn’t leave a greasy feeling. It felt super moisturized and kept my frizz under control. The sample size will last me for awhile, since I only use four spritzes. I will definitely recommend this product to anyone who loves styling their hair or uses heat on their hair a lot!

birchbox may edition 2016 review

Coastal Scents Style Eyes Eyeshadow | Full Size, $12 / Sample Value, $3

I received two shades in a sampler, from the socialEyes palette. My two colors were smoky gray & black. I really liked the color combination that was picked for me since I’m obsessed with smoky eye look. The shadows in general are very smooth and silky and feel nice to apply. I did not notice any creasing so far.

review birchbox may 2016

FREE BONUS ITEM FOR MAY 2016 BOX 

Pixi By Petra Eyeshadow Palette Copper Peach | Retail Value, $12

These colors are fantastic! Not only are they highly pigmented but they blend beautifully and they wear fabulously too. The combination of nude/brown/peach colors look perfect on my olive skin. I’m still playing with colors, creating different looks.

Overall, I’m really happy with May’s Edition Birchbox and all the beauty products that were picked for me. My May 2016 Box had a value of $37.43! The value of all the products was well worth the $10 cost of the box. My favorite product was Coola Classic Sport SPF 50 – Mango! I also loved that they included a couple natural, organic, and ingredient-conscience beauty products like Burt’s Bees Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm & Coola Classic Sport SPF 50 – Mango.

I also want to bring up Birchbox’s changes to their points system, which I know many of us have enjoyed over the past couple of years.  Here’s the update from Birchbox that came in today via email:

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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.

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