Birchbox – July 2014

Birchbox - July 2014
Birchbox - July 2014 - contents

To find out more about what Birchbox is, click here.

I think I’ve been noticing a trend with Birchbox: the later my box ships the more I like its contents. This one was another awesome box and I’m excited about every single item in it.

This month Birchbox teamed up with Women’s Health to bring us beauty products to “power up” our routines. The Birchbox themes always seem a bit random, but okay. This is the second time since I’ve been with Birchbox that they collaborated with Women’s Health and like last year this box also included an offer for a free one-year subscription to Women’s Health magazine. Last year I decided to subscribe but I’m not sure that I liked the magazine enough to get it for another year. I’m just not that much into working out. The offer also gives you the option to receive a $9.99 refund which will almost cover the cost of this box so I might just do that.

Birchbox - July 2014 - Ruffian

RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer

Shade: Ambrosia
Full Size: 0.17 fl oz, $11

This month Birchbox offered their subscribers the option to pick one of the samples in their box. You could either choose  one of three Ruffian nail polishes from the Rapture collection or one of two Cynthia Rowley lip stain colors. I opted for the Ruffian nail lacquer in the shade Ambrosia which is a gorgeous metallic, shimmery lavender.

RUFFIAN Dressing Room Nail Lacquer Remover Towelettes

Full Size: 10 ct, $12
Sample Size: 1 ct, $1.20 value

Nail polish remover wipes are always a welcome sample for me. I like to stash them in my travel case, purse, or at work in case I my polish chips while on the go and I want to remove it to look presentable.

Birchbox - July 2014 - Naobay Body Radiance Lotion

Naobay Body Radiance Lotion

Full Size: 8.4 fl oz, $24
Sample Size: 1 fl oz, $2.86 value

“Olive oil, shea butter, and avocado oil deliver serious moisture, while aloe vera soothes and protects skin. More than 98 percent of ingredients in this creamy lotion are natural, and over 19 percent are organic”

This lotion smells just like lemon drops and it has a very light consistency which makes it absorb really well. Normally I don’t go crazy over body lotion samples but this one I love.

Birchbox - July 2014 - Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel

Full Size: 1.7 fl oz, $48
Sample Size:0.17 fl oz, $4.80 value

“Suitable for all skin types, this pH-neutral protein peel gently exfoliates delicate skin without the use of harsh acids or abrasives. The unique gel binds to dead skin cells on the face, neck, and décolleté, forming solids that can be easily washed away with water.”

I tried this chemical peel on the back of my hand and all of that dead, dry skin came right off. It was a bit gross, but kinda amazing, to see all of that gunk peeling off but my hand felt a lot smoother afterward.

Birchbox - July 2014 - Benefit Posiebalm

Benefit Posiebalm

Full Size: 0.1 oz, $18
Sample Size: 0.01 oz, $1.80 value

This lip balm looks like a bubblegum pink in the tube but it goes on very sheer to the point where it almost doesn’t have any tint to it at all. Most people would probably be disappointed by that but I personally am okay with it. The sample is really tiny though. The little bit that is sticking out of the tube in the picture is all there is to it. Maybe I’ll be able to finish it off during the Sample Killah challenge.

Birchbox - July 2014 - Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask

Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask

Full Size: 4 oz, $25.95
Sample Size: 2 x 0.5 oz, $6.49 value

“The formula is loaded with antioxidants to neutralize damaging free radicals. Argan oil, honey, amber, and crushed pearls (if the mask’s creamy texture wasn’t proof enough of its luxuriousness) revive strands and preserve their youthful texture and shine. What’s more, the mask works with all hair types, and is cruelty-free.”

Hair masks are one of my vices. This one smells like marshmallows and the description sounds great so I’m really excited to give it a try.

This might be my favorite Birchbox to date. I love every single thing I received and I will use all of it. The total value of this box was almost $30 which is pretty great for Birchbox standards. Keep up the good work, Birchbox!

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