August, BB Review


Birchbox recently made it to my best friend list and was also part of the reason why I had to write this blog. I had to share the excitement! When I signed up I was apprehensive, could ten dollars a month really be worth it? A little box of mystery samples sent each month seemed worth it to me. But I don’t think I was buying the products, inadvertently what I was buying was this priceless feeling. A feeling if youth, adventure, challenge. What will I get? Will I be able to use it? Will it be something that I’ve always wanted to buy but just didn’t have the guts to? (Like the hot pink lip stick below!) 

And on top of this amazing excitement I’m left with travel sized products perfect for camping! I’m hooked! Two months of products are still in my bags, as the “trial size” lasts longer than a one time use! (Usually) 
I wanted to do a breakdown of each product I received in my June – Wanderlust themed – Birchbox. Most are must haves for my girls on the go! 

1. Color Club Nail Polish/ 0.25 fl.oz./ Mod in Manhattan #6023 
My eyes went immediately to the nail polish when I opened my box this month. What an awesome sample! The bottle is a good size, and will be around for many manicures. The color is also a striking tone, when in the bottle I almost thought it was yellow but after opening could see it was nude, with a pinkish hue. Perfect for all year round! With this color you can easily fix a chipped manicure on the go, or leave it! And it won’t show! 
2. Suki Skin Care Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser/ 0.25 fl oz/ lemongrass extract and natural sugar
First off, this is my favorite beauty scent EVER. Lemons and sugar cookies go together like peanut butter and jelly! I could put this scent on EVERYDAY. Even possibly take a bite out of a good lipstick if it smelled like this. Back to the sample, oh yeah it smells like lemons and sugar cookies! And feels like sugar in your hands! I’m in heaven with this sample and may need to find the 30 something dollars for the full size jar! My skin after using, is incredibly soft, almost scary soft. I may try the sample on the backs of my legs and arms! Also a good size, the sample, it looks small but you only need a very small amount to get a good lather. Thumbs up! 
3. Tweezerman Mini Files
I’ve never been more excited for a nail file! But these convenient matchbox style files are going straight into my camping bag. Perfect for the broken/rough nail out on the trail! I usually rub it on my jeans or on a small stone but this is much easier! And chicer duh! The ombre polka dot print is also fun, thanks BB! 
4. Comodynes Urban Cosmetics / Self-Tanning Intensive & Uniform Color/ 1 Towelette 
Being that this sample is literally only going to give me a one time go at it, I haven’t tried it yet. I have an airbrush self tanner I’m obsessed about and will talk about later, so this sample may sit around for as bit. Self tanner is scary! And I don’t always need it, living where I do. Could throw it in my moms next care package! Still a great sample! 
5. LAQA & CO Lil Lip/.07 oz/ Color: Lambchop 
Quite possibly the best sample this month! The color is perfect for summer! Its fresh, like a bucket of berries. Glad they sent it to me because sometimes I’m afraid to buy something like this, what if I hate it? You know? Go for those bright lips! They make your smile/teeth shine in contrast, pair it with black or bright hues! It all works. The sample size is fair, definitely good for a couple nights out, only $18 for the whole fat lip! Might need to invest in this lambchop! 
Extra: Birchbox also included adorable paper/cartoon postcards from dreamy destinations around the world. Chase already snagged one of the postcards and used it to send his father a quick hello. Fun, and something I will use as all of my loved ones live on the east coast! (Postcards used as backdrops for photos!)
Postcards are sincere, thank you BB! 
June proved to be a hit in my mailbox. With a handful of products packed perfectly for travel, I’m happy with the ten dollar sacrifice, to be truthful I had forgotten I paid for this, it all seemed so awesome! I guess that’s what they do right over there, I’m hooked! (Crossing my fingers for the next box). If readers have questions or comments about these products or products like them, leave them below! I would love to hear what you ladies think. 
I do have one suggestion for BB: If we could time the monthly box shipment with my menstrual cycle that would be AMAZING, thanks!! 🙂 
This just in, they have a badas$ reward system! 
What’s great about this is, I probably would’ve written the reviews regardless, but now I’m even more happy that I did! 
I chose to order a liquid eyeliner by Eyeko, I needed a new one, and I love the slim design of the case. For six dollars (after gift card and free shipping) how could I not?! 
Thanks BB! Stay tuned to see what I think about Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner, and to find out what’s in the July BirchBox! 

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San Bernardino National Forest, California 2013

Raised in Maine, living in Los Angeles county, continuously exploring my surroundings, wondering, observing, loving. Daring myself, picking up new hobbies and passions come almost everyday. I skate, paddle, climb, board, hike, swim, and flip. Yoga enthusiast and dog momma! I will also be sharing beauty secrets for the road, and TRAIL 🙂 

Encouraging everyone to see our planet, unedited. 
Stay tuned for my first beauty post! Featuring the products I received in my BirchBox. 

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