Birchbox Impressions – June 2014

I have to say, I’ve kind of been hating on Birchbox lately since I’m so gaga for ipsy, but Birchbox¬†really stepped it up this month.

Take a look at these impressive products:


Harvey Prince Hello Рsmells pretty good. Definitely detect the Meyer lemon. A much more generous size than Birchbox usually provides.
Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – quite excited for this, as my skin is kind of being a jerk to me lately. No detectable scent.

UPDATE: Microcrystals, indeed. This feels like rubbing the absolute finest sand in the world on your face. Has a nice scent and leaves skin feeling satiny-smooth. I don’t think I could use it more than twice a week, though, as the grittiness is a bit more abrasive than other exfoliants I’ve used.

Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream – no scent for this one either. All-natural, but one of the ingredients is pollen so that’s going to be interesting. Rubbed into some dry spots on my face and they already feel better. I think I may believe in magic.
LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil in Bees Knees – nice and creamy, but not the greatest color for my complexion. Has a pleasant minty scent, but doesn’t have the same tingle as my horrible addiction, Burt’s Bees.

Color Exhibit A:



Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eye Shadow Palette Set – this is the tiniest, babiest, cutest (cutiest?) little palette I’ve ever seen. Colors swatches beautifully. Very excited to try this out when I decide to look more presentable… which is hopefully tomorrow. Maybe. But what a great, unexpected sample from Birchbox! The full size even comes with three (THREE!) brushes!

Behold its cuteness:



I loudly applaud you, Birchbox. Thank you for finally living up to the unreasonable and loft expectations I had set for you.

After these past two months of boxes, I think they may have successfully redeemed themselves.

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