Birchbox June 2014

Why are subscription services so addictive? As if my handful weren’t enough, I may or may not have ordered a few new ones for next month. Oops.

But Birchbox has a special place in my heart. I’ve found some of my favorites, like Embryolisse Moisture Cream from DecemberWhish Shaving Cream last month, and the Supergoop City Serum from March.

So now that we’ve gone down memory lane… here’s what I got this month.

Birchbox June 2014 / hellorigby!

Birchbox June 2014

Catherine Malandrino Style De Paris Eau De Parfum / birchbox june 2014 / hellorigby!

Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris Eau de Parfum – This smells really pretty, it reminds me a lot of Lancome La Vie Est Belle. Notes of orange blossom, sweet jasmine, fresh gardenia, amber and musk. While the price point is similar, I’d personally choose Lancome over this one. Only a few short hours later and I can’t smell this anymore. (Value $3.20)

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Sunset Palette / birchbox june 2014 / hellorigby! Coastal Scents Revealed Sunset Palette Swatches / birchbox june 2014 / hellorigby!

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Sampler in Sunset – I’m a huge fan of a neutral eye, so this is definitely perfect for me. The shimmery brown shades are really pretty, and I really like the matte shade included too. Colors go on smooth and feel really silky. I haven’t worn this all day yet, so not sure how much fall to expect from the shimmer. Plus, Coastal Scents is cruelty-free.  (Value $3.40)

Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner / birchbox june 2014 / hellorigby!

Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo – This shampoo sample is quite large! It looks a little funny compared to the conditioner sample I received, but whatever. It smells good, though maybe slightly chemically, and unfortunately contains Parabens and SLS. Will probably not repurchase for that reason. (Value $7.50)

Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner / birchbox june 2014 / hellorigby!

 

Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner – See how tiny this is compared to the shampoo? Weird right? Well, whatever. This is what you get in sub boxes sometimes I guess. This smells good, but again contains those pesky Parabens. (Value $1.40)

Davines All In One Milk / birchbox june 2014 / hellorigby!

Davines OI All in One Milk – Another small packet sample, boo. No Parabens though, yay! This is advertised as a multi benefit beauty treatment. (Value $.82)

Gilchrist and Soames Body Lotion / birchbox june 2014 / hellorigby!

Gilchrist + Soames Body Lotion – Another rather large sample, yay! This is a body lotion that is both made in the USA, cruelty and Paraben free. I can’t say I love the fragrance (smells a bit like men’s products to me) but it does seem quite hydrating. (Value $3)

Vasanti BrightenUp! Rejuvenating Exfoliating Cleanser / Birchbox June 2014 / hellorigby!

 

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator Exfoliating Cleanser – Woo, what a mouthful! Longest product name ever award. Anyways, this is a rather thick cleanser with tiny little grains for exfoliation. I tend to avoid cleansers with the little grains because it tends to irritate, but these do seem much finer than many others I have tried. Not sure on longterm results yet, but this is Paraben and Sulfate free, and 99% natural. (Value $11.34)

All in all, a pretty great Birchbox. I’ll be keeping all of the items (which isn’t always the case) and the value was way above the $10 I spent, with a value of over $30, plus the $7 of Birchbox points for writing reviews. (Don’t forget about those, fellow Birchboxers!)

You can get your own fabulous Birchbox delivered to your door for $10 a month. Use code “BBJETBLUE” for 100 Birchbox points (equivalent to $10) to use in the Birchbox shop.
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Did you get Birchbox this month? What was your favorite item?


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16 thoughts on “Birchbox June 2014

  1. Lisa

    Subscription services ARE addictive! At one point I was subscribed to 4 at once, but right now I’m not subscribed to any. Ipsy Glam Bag is tempting me again, though.
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  2. Kristan

    I got the same three Davines samples, which I think is funny, considering our hair is so different! I used to use some of their stuff, but stopped due to the SLS and parabens– it’s too bad they use that stuff because my hair looked great with their products. The smell is too artificial to me now, too. My favorite thing in my box was the Harvey Prince “hello” sample, which smells warm and vanilla-y (but somehow not sweet!) on me, slightly floral, very little citrus. I was worried it would be too youthful for me, but I really like it!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Maybe because I have “frizz” listed in my hair profile? I also really liked the shampoo/conditioner and am bummed about the ingredients. The hair milk doesn’t have the parabens, I don’t understand why the shampoo/conditioner needs it! I liked Harvey Prince “hello” too but found it didn’t last very long on me!

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