July 2012 :: Birchbox #3

It’s that time again! Time for my monthly Birchbox review.

For July’s box, Birchbox joined Glamour magazine in celebrating our 5 senses with summery picks to indulge each one in.

The box included 4 beauty samples and 2 extras.

1.) Alterna – BAMBOO UV+ Color Protection Fade-Proof Fluide – full-size: $24 – I’ve only used this product once so far and I think it’s probably most effective for thinner hair than my own. It promises to prevent UV rays from fading color-treated hair as well as strengthen hair. If it does, I’d say it’s totally worth the $24 for a bottle but I wouldn’t be able to make that determination from this sample. The reason why I believe it to be best for thin hair is because it takes a lot of this products to even begin to gloss over my hair.

I like that many of the [long list of] ingredients are natural but there are plenty of chemicals in it’s formula making it far from “organic”.  ♥

2.) Eyeko – Skinny Liquid Eyeliner – full-size: $15 – I can only assume this is a full size “sample”. It’s also my favorite item in the box!

It is so easy to apply! The coverage is fantastic! I’m in love with this eyeliner. Honestly. I will absolutely buy more of these eyeliners. They are available is several fun colors and right now, I want them all. The one I received is Olive green and with football season right around the corner, I will love wearing this on game-day when I’m cheering on my NY Jets! ♥♥♥♥♥

3.) Harvey Prince – Hello – full-size: $26, $55 – I like this scent. A lot. It’s light and fresh, perfect for summer fun! Meyer Lemon, White Grapefruit, Forsythia & Pink Plumeria all add to the scent. I thought the reasons why Harvey Prince chose them (printed on the packaging) was pretty cute too. I would strongly consider buying a full-size bottle; depends on how much it grows on me. ♥♥♥♥

4.) Supergoop! – City Sunscreen Serum – full-size: $20-$42 – I love that this provides UV protection while incorporating other skin care solutions. This 30+ spf sunscreen also helps moisturize and repair aged skin. It applies thin and doesn’t feel too heavy. I might buy this again… ♥♥

Extras

5.) extra – Tea Forte – minteas – 3 tins – $9.95 – These are pretty delicious. It gives the perfect little refresh. They’re all natural, sugar free and made from organic teas.

6.) extra – Birchbox Exclusive – Earbuds – They work. Awesome. I haven’t checked out the “getting pretty” playlist created by Glamour Magazine on Spotify yet…

July’s Birchbox total: 12/20♥s. The Eyeko Liquid Eyeliner is by far my favorite products in this month’s box! (love it!)

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

Coming soon: I’ll use and review Organix AwaPuhi Ginger Shampoo, Conditioner and Repairing Dry Styling Oil.

I’ll also use and review, as promised, Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner and Wen Cleansing creme.

I’ll have another review of Birchbox goodies next month and pretty soon I’ll be reviewing Julep Nail products (I’m so excited!) You can become a Julep Maven by signing up for a monthyl subscription. If you click my link and use the promo code MAVENINTRO at checkout, you can get the first month for only $0.01. You can cancel at anytime (wink. go get a months box for a penny and cancel if you want!)

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