For those of you that do not know, Birchbox is a subscription service that costs $10 a month for 4-5 deluxe sized beauty and lifestyle samples. You can then purchase the full size product on Birchbox's website. If you purchase the product within the same month you that it is featured in your Birchbox, it ships for free.
This month, Birchbox partner with Glamour Magazine, whose July issue celebrates the five sense of summer. Birchbox kept with that theme for their July box. All feature items represented one of the five senses.
I have to say, the box was pretty impressive this month. I received 4 deluxe sample products and 2 "Lifestyle Extras." (Each month Birchbox includes 1 or 2 lifestyle products that go beyond cosmetics or beauty products.) My samples included Alterna Bamboo UV+ Color Protection Fade-Proof Fluide, Dr. Jart+ Waterfuse BB Cream, Sile lip glaze, Suki Nourishing Kit, Larabar Uber, and Earbuds. Each sample represents one of the five sense.
The samples are described as follows:
Alterna Bamboo UV+ Color Protection Fade-Proof Fluide (Sense of Touch) - This finishing gloss prevents UV rays from fading color while organic bamboo extracts keeps hair strong and soft. Full size (pictured), $24
This smells amazing. I only used it once, so I can't say how well it works ass far as anti-fading, but it did make my hair soft.
Dr. Jart+ Waterfuse BB Cream (Sense of Sight) - This lightweight moisturizer, serum, sunscreen, and skin-perfecting tine is the (extremely stylish) Swiss Army Knife of your beauty lineup. Full size (pictured), $32
I didn't actually open the box this came in, but I bought a sample size on eBay to try when I first heard about this BB Cream. Unfortunately it is way to light for my skin tone. I am usually a light/medium and this was just way to light.
Stila Lip Glaze (Sense of Sight) - This tropical shade from the Tiki Lip Glaze Trio combines sheer color with mega-watt shine. Set of 3 (pictured), $12
I got this in the color hibiscus. It is a very pretty pinky bronze color. (see below) I received a pretty good size. The sample size is .05 fl oz. According the birchbox.com, the full size is .04 fl oz. I think that might be a typo because it seems weird that the sample would be bigger and Sephora has the full size listed at .08 fl oz. Either way .05 fl oz, is a pretty good size.
Suki Nourishing Kit (Sense of Smell) - With fresh botanical scent, this all-in-one set uses natural ingredients to hydrate and brighten skin. Full size (pictured), $50
LÄRABAR® über (Sense of Taste) - The latest addition to our snack drawer, these healthy and satisfying bars are packed with dried nuts and fruits. Variety Pack of 16, $27.95
I tried this for the sake of trying it. I'm not very big on fruit and nut bars but this wasn't terrible. It was edible, but not for me.
How cute are these? The sound quality on these are decent and they are so cute in neon blue and pink!
Do you get Birchbox? What did you get this month and what was your favorite item?