When my Twitter BFF & fellow blogger, The Stylish Housewife, gifted me with a 3-month Birchbox subscription for my birthday, I was so excited! For those of you who aren't familiar with Birchbox, it is a monthly subscription service that provides you deluxe samples of 4-5 different beauty products (for just $10 a month). If you like one of the samples, you can then order the full-size version. I filled out a survey with my specific interests & skin care needs and they hand-picked items to send to me. So, since this is my first one, I thought I would show you what I received & give you my full review...
Isn't the packaging adorable?! And here's what was inside:
1) Harvey Prince - Ageless
What it says: Most scents just smell pretty, but this one is designed to make you smell more youthful - high tech, no?
My review: I am usually very picky about scents, so I was surprised when I liked this one. It smells very clean at first (pink grapefruit & pomegranate) and then the afternote (jasmine) is a little sweeter.
2) RECHARGE EBOOST - Orange Natural Energy Booster
What it says: Bounce back post-party with this tangy citrus energy booster, packed with a mega-dose of nutrients.
My review: The orange flavor was really tasty - not sure if I felt more energetic, but I like the idea of boosting my immune system without having to take another pill.
3) Benefit Cosmetics - The POREfessional
What it says: Camouflage visible pores with this velvety face primer. The translucent formula works wonders beneath makeup.
My review: It does what it says ~ my pores were less noticeable after applying. I love that it is lightly tinted, so I could see using it on days when I'm not doing my makeup. But, for every day use under foundation, I'll be sticking with my Smashbox primer.
4) Jouer - Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Birchbox Pink
What it says: We teamed up with one of our favorite brands to create this custom fuschia shade. Apply one coat for semi-sheer pigment or build it for a hot pink pout.
My review: LOVE! This color is gorgeous (you know I'm a sucker for a hot pink lip) and the formula was not overly sticky, like some glosses I own.
5) Orofluido - Beauty Elixir
What it says: We don't know what we love more - this hair treatment's trio of nourishing essential oils (argan, linseed, cyperus) - or its intoxicating vanilla amber scent.
My review: I DIE. This stuff smells so good I want to pour it on my waffles & eat it...or marinade in it. And just a drop of it made my hair soft & shiny! I'm officially obsessed ~ will definitely be ordering the full-size tube.
6) PREP ShowStoppers - Designer Fashion Tape
What it says: Celeb stylists swear by these double-sided tape strips, which will ensure that your party dress stays perfectly in place.
My review: Being a mom of 2, I don't normally wear clothing so revealing that it requires double-stick tape. But, I'll save it in my dresser for when I get my invitation to the Grammy's. J