JUNE BIRCHBOX REVIEW

 

June Birchbox Review

June Birchbox Review

 

 

So, I am finally getting around to doing a review of my June Birchbox. This is the third box that I have received, and thus far, I have not been impressed.  I received July’s box on today, but have not opened it as of yet.  If I am not impressed with the items in my July box, I am seriously considering canceling my subscription and switching to Ipsy.  I kinda subscribed on a whim and I am starting to regret my decision.  I was leaning toward Ipsy but decided to go with Birchbox. I have gotten some really good reviews from people who are subscribed to Ipsy, so I really think I want to give them a try.  Anyway, we will see how things go.  

 

June Birchbox Review

June Birchbox Review

This month’s box was all about products to help you put your best face forward.  It included facial moisturizer, an eye shadow stick, brow pencil, perfume and scalp oil.

 

 

June Birchbox Review
Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel

Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel

“Enriched with green tea, cucumber, and vitamins C & E, this moisturizer hydrates skin while providing pollutant protection.”

I used this moisturizer daily for three days. This gel did very little in terms of hydrating my skin.  I have somewhat sensitive skin, and therefore am a bit leery of trying new things, but this product did not cause any breakouts.  I am not too fond of gel moisturizers anyway, and this one was really nothing to write home about. 

 

June Birchbox Review
Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris

 

Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris

A fragrance from designer Catherine Malandrino “mixes summer fruits and florals for an elegant vibe.”

This perfume has a light, citrusy scent to it.  It certainly wouldn’t be my top choice as far as perfumes go, but it has a nice scent.  It was not very long wearing, as the scent seemed to fade rather quickly. 

June Birchbox Review
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brown Pencil

“This waterproof pencil grabs onto brow hairs to create natural-looking definition.”

I really like this brow pencil.  The angled tip makes application very easy, and it is waterproof.  It did a great job of holding up in this summer heat. I was really impressed with this pencil and may actually purchase it. 

June Birchbox Review
Earths Nectar Scalp Oil

Earth’s Nectar Green Olive and Lavender Scalp Oil

“This soothing scalp treatment busts buildup and relieves irritation.”

I liked the scent of this oil, and the lavender was not overpowering.  I think it would be a good oil for scalp massages.  I liked that the oil penetrated my scalp easily and was not too heavy on my hair or scalp.

 

June Birchbox Review
Eye Candy Priming Shadow Stick

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Eye Candy Priming Shadow Stick

“This two-in-one shadow stick offers high-pigment with comfortable wear.”

This shadow stick arrived broken and was smashed against the top of the cap.  After trying it out,  it applies smoothly, but it is a bit too shimmery for my taste. I’m not much of a fan of shimmery eyeshadows.

As I mentioned earlier, I have not really been all that impressed with the items I have been receiving in my monthly box.  I am still on the fence but will be making a decision as to whether or not I will cancel after opening this month’s (July) box.

Are you a Birchbox subscriber?  How do you feel about the products you have received?  Share your experience with me.

 

 

 

 

SUMMER LIP GLOSS FAVORITES

I am a lip gloss lover, and prefer glosses over lipstick. LA Colors Moisturizing Lip Gloss is one of my summer lip gloss favorites. I purchased these goodies at my local Dollar Store for only two dollars.   Even though this is a bargain brand lip gloss, it feels good on my lips and does not give me that icky after taste that I sometimes get from some bargain brands. They are available in six different shades, and comes with a sponge applicator tip. I like that this lip gloss in particular gives me a very sheer coverage, which is perfect for summer,  and it also gives me just the right amount of shine.

summer lip gloss favorites

summer lip gloss favorites
LA Colors Moisturizing Lip Gloss – Pink Pearl
summer lip gloss favorites
LA Colors Moisturizing Lip Gloss – Rose Petals
summer lip gloss favorites
LA Colors Moisturizing Lip Gloss – Altered Beige

I like to use Elf Pout Perfector to add a bit of highlight to my lips. You only need a dab of it in order to add a nice glow to your lips, so don’t over-do it. I use this when I am wearing either lipstick or lip gloss.

summer lip gloss favorites
ELF Pout Perfector

In my opinion, this is a great lip gloss for those who appreciate a bargain without having to sacrifice quality. I always have my LA Colors lip gloss and Elf Pout Perfector in my makeup bag.  You never know when you might need a quick touch up.

Do you have a favorite bargain lip gloss?  Leave me a comment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sonia

 

MY TOP 5 DRUGSTORE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

The amount of money that we spend on makeup and beauty products can quickly add up.  So when I find a bargain that works well without breaking the bank, I am pretty excited.  

The amount of money that we spend on makeup and beauty products can quickly add up.  So when I find a bargain that works well without breaking the bank, I am pretty excited.  Below I share with you 5 of my favorite drugstore beauty products.  

 

Facial Cleansing Wipes

Skincare is very important.  Most nights, I follow a very strict skincare regimen.  There are however, times when I am in a rush to get to bed, and I just want to cleanse my face quickly.  Garnier SkinActive Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes are my saving grace.  They do a great job of removing ALL of my makeup (including mascara).  Unlike some other wipes, these are very gentle on my skin.

Top 5 Drugstore Beauty Products
Garnier Cleansing Wipes

Mascara

Mascara is the one product that I do not leave home without. If I don’t apply any other makeup, I have to have my mascara. I love the Elf Volumizing and Defining Mascara.  It lengthens my lashes without adding too much volume to them. It provides a good coverage for everyday wear,  and does not run.  And with a $2 price tag, you can’t beat that.

Top 5 Drugstore Beauty Products
ELF Mascara

Foundation

L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup is my fave! This liquid foundation provides a very lightweight coverage and it matches my skin tone perfectly.  I don’t like a heavily made up look, so this foundation is perfect for me.

Top 5 Drugstore Beauty Products
L’Oreal True Match Makeup

Exfoliating Scrub

I use a facial scrub 2 – 3 times a week to remove dead skin cells and to give my skin a youthful glow.  L’Oreal go360 Clean Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Scrub is very gentle on my skin.  It comes with a facial scrublet to help gently exfoliate and cleanse your skin.  It does a great job of cleansing and exfoliating without drying out my skin.

Top 5 Drugstore Beauty Products
L’Oreal 360 Clean w/ Scrublet

Lip gloss

I am a lip gloss lover! LA Colors Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Tickled Pink is one of my favorites. This gloss does a good job of moisturizing.  It goes on smoothly and leaves my lips nice and shiny – just the way I like ‘em.

Top 5 Drugstore Beauty Products
LA Colors Lip Gloss

 

What are your favorite beauty bargains?  Share them with us! 

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Sonia