My August Birchbox arrived today, and it just might be one of my favorites yet.
So good that I stopped everything to take pictures immediately after tearing into it, despite the crappy about-to-thunderstorm lighting going on right now. Also, major marketing points for the clever box greeting. You guys are too much. And I love it.
Let’s jump into it!
#TEEHEE (New favorite hashtag.)
First up, Perk Up dry shampoo from Amika. I sprayed some on my roots a few moments ago, and I’m already loving it. The smell (let’s be real, crucial element of a dry shampoo) is really nice. Scent can make or break a dry shampoo for me (Herbal Essences, looking at you, #broken). I also like that this doesn’t contain talc. Can’t wait to play with it!
How cute is this bottle?!
Next item: Dr. Jart’s Dis-A-Pore Beauty Balm. Dat name doe. Dis-A-Pore!
I’m a big fan of Dr. Jart’s Black Label BB, and have also tried the Water Fuse formula, which is decent. I rubbed a bit on the back of my hand and the texture seems spot on… I will test this out tomorrow and tweet my thoughts. Stay tuned!
The third item in my Birchbox is one that I actually had the opportunity to select in advance. For the second time, Birchbox offered subscribers the chance to select one of a handful of (super) deluxe samples. I had my eye on a cream eye shadow from Laura Geller initially, but ultimately chose this bronzer from Model Co. It has a touch of golden shimmer, and looks like it’ll be perfect for these last few weeks of summer. This sample is HUGE, and will last for a long time. Love that.
I was pleased to see another product from Supergoop! in my box, this time around, their new hand cream fortified with Sea Buckthorn and SPF 40. I’m a stickler for sun care, so this is a very welcome addition to my purse. It feels nice and creamy, and the scent is light– not overly sunscreen-y.
The final item, this month’s ‘beauty extra’, is a soothing face mask from nügg Beauty. I love the packaging of this: the perfect little luxury to use when traveling. Or, in my case, the perfect face mask to end a busy Tuesday on a peaceful note.
That’s a wrap! If you’re interested in Birchbox, look no further… it’s my favorite way to try products for only 10 bucks a month before I buy (and rack up major beauty points in the meantime). Think of it like a present in your mailbox each month.
If you subscribe, what did you get in your box this month? What would you dig into first?
P.S.- Like what’s on my nails? That bright green is Color Club London Calling (scored in a previous Birchbox!) topped with Sephora Formula X in Meteoric on the accent nails.