August 15, 2013

My August Birchbox

This month's Birchbox theme was back to school. "We love the idea of zeroing in on the details: from the elegance of a handwritten invitation, to the confidence boosting power of a bright red lipstick." While I didn't get any elegant note paper, I did receive a highly pigmented red lipstick. Here's what I received:

derma e® Hydrating Mist with Hyaluronic Acid (2 fl oz $13.50) | EVOLVh UltraShine Moisture Conditioner (2 fl oz/8.5 oz $25) | stila Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick in Beso (.03 fl oz/full size $22) | Whish Exfoliating Body Wash in Coconut Milk (.75 fl oz/6 oz $22) & Hair Inhibiting Deodorant Swipe (8 pack $8)

This hydrating mist claims to instantly rehydrate dry, thirsty skin anywhere on the face or body (just keep your eyes closed!). Contains Hyaluronic Acid, 'nature's moisture magnet' -- an ingredient that can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Also contains antioxidants Green Tea and Vitamin C to help fight environmental stress for radiant, younger-looking skin. It also suggests that it can be used to set makeup. It is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, and GMO-free. I liked having this mist for cooling my skin down. Didn't find it miraculously moisturizing but I'll keep it in my purse for a blast freshness when I need it. Save $5 on any full-size product with code: BIRCH2013 (exp Sept 30, 2013).

This conditioner is designed to provide the optimum level of moisture, amino and fatty acids, and pH level for every hair type, that results in hair that is shiny, full of bounce, without frizz and with greater strength and elasticity. It is sodium chloride free, paraben free, alcohol free, silicone free and vegan friendly. I liked the smell of this conditioner but it was very lightweight. I felt like it needed to be a little thicker to provide more conditioning for my hair. 

Love me some coconut! It contains a combination of sugar cane, lemon, apple, and green tea extract. In addition to the exfoliating action, there are also amazing moisturizing ingredients which include panthenol, organic shea butter, and organic coconut oil. I didn't very exfoliating but I did smell nice after using. Nice travel item.

What an interesting concept - deodorant in a wipe! It smells nice and goes on without irritating after a fresh shave. But it sounds like an on-the-go thing rather than replacing your everyday deodorant.

Damn this liquid lipstick does stay all day! It was highly pigmented and had staining qualities so it definitely stayed put. It does go on dry so I would add some Aquaphor on top to keep my lips moisturized. I prefer to wear red lipsticks in the cooler months so this will definitely be in my bag for fall.

What did you get in your Birchbox this month?


  1. This looks like a pretty great Birchbox! The stila lipstick is a fantastic color!

  2. Your Birchbox was much better than mine! We didn't have any overlap actually. I haven't been impressed with Birchbox lately and that continued this month. I liked 1 out of the 5 products they sent.

  3. Oh wow... that does happen sometimes. Yeah Birchbox goes up and down. Bummer you didn't like your box :(


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