At the start of this year, I subscribed to beauty box Birchbox. Every month, (for only $10!) I receive 4-5 deluxe beauty and lifestyle samples tailored just for me, based on my profile upon sign-up. One of the main reasons why I chose Birchbox over other monthly beauty subscriptions is because of the fun elements they include, aside from the incredible samples, from challenges to fun tips and tricks catered to a wide variety of lifestyles. I really wish I shared every box I’ve received so far but I think I got too excited and forgot to do so – oops! I’ll do my best to post them from now on, starting today, with the June edition (I know, I know, it’s July!).
For June, the theme was “Away We Go”, which meant travel-ready samples, on-the-go inspiration, and an exciting partnership with JetBlue (one of my favorite airlines!). It’s definitely the season for road-tripping, destination-hopping, and, what I’ve been doing the most, staycation-ing. Take a look at my June Birchbox unboxed below! If you like what you see and want to give it a try yourself, use my referral link at the end of this post!
First up, JetBlue has a fun little quiz for us to take to determine where we should travel to next! Surprise, surprise, I got San Francisco (it’s a dream of mine to live there)! What about you?
I love skincare samples since I have yet to find my holygrail skincare line-up. The BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator by Vasanti Cosmetics claims to mimic the effects of microdermabrasion for a glowing, smooth complexion. I can’t say too much about it yet since I’ve only used it once but I will say that it’s pretty gentle on my sensitive skin and I hope to see some glowing results in a couple of weeks!
I’ve been hearing about the wonders of Egyptian Magic for years now but have yet to try it! The all-purpose skin cream can be used to moisturize, fight wrinkles, and treat burns and bruises – and that’s just the beginning! It definitely felt smooth upon application on my hands and there was no residue or icky feeling left.
Next up is haircare with three products by Davines (I immediately used one of them and forgot to snap a photo – oops!). The Love Smoothing Shampoo, Conditioner and Ol All in One Milk Treatment should soften, detangle, and tame frizz for super sleek locks. I didn’t like the smell of the shampoo that much but it definitely left my long, thick hair very silky smooth, especially when I followed it up with the conditioner and leave-in treatment, both of which smell and feel lovely. I had no trouble brushing my hair either which is a miracle for me!
Right in time for summer festivities, we have a luxe, creamy liner from Cynthia Rowley designed for smudge-proof, all day-wear and full-on glam. The middle picture is the liner on my bare arm in natural sunlight; the image on the left is smudged on without any other makeup; and in the final picture, I applied it to the inner corner of my eyes to make them pop! I’m absolutely in love with the smooth application of this eyeliner and the color can be used both during the day and at night. I definitely see myself buying it again and again.
Last but certainly not least, Birchbox loves to have us smelling just as good as we feel! The Folle de Joie Eau de Parfum by Joie is a fresh blend of mandarin, rose, and sandalwood that just screams summertime. The citrus scent is so fresh and the rose isn’t too powerful, which I like.
That’s that! Stay tuned for July’s box in a few weeks. Like what you see? Use my referral link and subscribe now – I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! Subscribe to Birchbox