Yesterday was my daughter's birthday. But, she wasn't the only one who received a present. Oh, no siree bob. Mom received a present too. A little present that comes in the mail once a month and make that day like Christmas!
I joined Birchbox a few months ago. For $10 a month, I receive a box of awesomeness in my mailbox. The box it comes in alone is worth a portion of that $10. I will be reusing and repurposing these for a long time to come!
Plus a Larabar sample in a flavor I've never tasted.
The perfume sample from Harvey Prince smells absolutely divine. Very citrusy and clean--such a needed combo during the ridiculous summer heat.
Askin cream sample from boscia seems intriguing as it's described as something my skin could definitely use. That's what's extra cool about Birchbox--when you sign up, you put in information about yourself so that the products that come in your box are aimed at your skin, hair, etc. I like the idea of products targeted to me and my areas of concern. And, although I find some of the make-up colors, etc. for 20-year-olds interesting, I'm not 20 anymore and my job isn't really somewhere that neon green eyeshadow would be seen as a sign of mental stability and maturity.
I'm looking forward to the hair treatments, but may need to share at least one with M1--she's always looking for new things to experiment with when it comes to her hair. Hence, she's on the Birchbox wait list as we speak.
The Birchbox site keeps track of your boxes and the products inside which is super helpful because you can purchase any of the items via their site. You can refer to that handy list to remind yourself what exactly it is you love so much.
The plastic bag (mine was in orange & bright pink--love!) is perfectly sized for carry-on travel.
The full-sized lip tint accompanied with the lip stain made me very happy--I've never used a stain before and having a product for my lips and cheeks in one container is nice.
The tonic for my hair is something that smells delicious and does leave the shiny results it's supposed to--not sure it's something I'd purchase outright, but I have enjoyed using it since receiving it. Maybe once my color is freshened up, I'll try it again and see if its results are even more noticeable.
May was my first Birchbox shipment and in it, my very favorite product so far.
But, I've spent $40 on moisturizer that has broken out my skin and sat in my medicine chest until it went bad.
This sample of the moisturizer has lasted even until now because you have to use so little of it.
Am I planning on spending $90 on face cream? Not anytime soon. However, all the stuff I use from now on will be measured agains this cream. The only one I've used that has even come close is from BeautiControl. And, that product is $52 for 28 grams/1 oz. The Algenist is 60 ml which converts to 2 ozs. Not that I'm trying to make it out to be a bargain, but just that you never know when you might find something new that works that seems expensive until you compare it to something you've already used & paid more for less.
Birchbox has been a fun experience & I LOVE when it's Birchbox day!