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Review: June Birch Box

Thursday June 28th, 2012 at 12:07 am

My mouse has been seriously acting up lately. It randomly decided it wants to double click the majority of the time when I’m trying to single click. It makes doing anything very frustrating and a waste of my time. I have no idea how to fix it, most of the solutions seem to involve me having to buy a new mouse, which isn’t what I really want to do :/ If I can’t figure out, I guess I have no other choice.

Onto my long overdue June Birch Box review…my experiences with Birch Box haven’t exactly been the best. I don’t particularly dislike them but they also haven’t really offered me a box worth me getting excited for yet. This month’s box did much better than previous months! While I’m still debating continuing or canceling my subscription, I can at least say this month has been the best box yet so far for me. I’m glad I fiddled with the questionnaire.

Box contents for June include:

  • Ada Cosmetics Bronzer
  • Likewise Facial Moisturizer
  • Masqueology Brightening Mask
  • theBalm Stainiac in Beauty Queen
  • BAND-AID Cynthia Rowley Dress up Band-Aids
  • I decided to put my new bed sheets to use :) I really miss my blue ones though but it’s time they had to go. This month’s box consisted of only 4 items with the 5th item being a bonus item.

    Ada Cosmetics Bronzer in Golden [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $12.45 (3 grams)
    Birch Box Value: $4.15 (1 gram)

    Description: A talc-free face and body powder that gives you a beautiful sunkissed look with a hint of shimmer. Use on face, arms, shoulders and the decolletage.

    This is one of the items I was excited to get as I don’t have a bronzer in powder form. The Golden Bronzer comes in a gorgeous shimmery bronze color. The actual color of the bronzer looks much better than the image on the website, I have no idea why they depict a more reddish hue. This can be used anywhere you want for a sunkissed look without the sun.

    Likewise Facial Moisturizer [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $44.00 (1.69 fl oz)
    Birch Box Value: $3.90 (.15 fl oz)

    Description: Working as a hydrating moisturizer and protective sunscreen, Likewise Daily Skincare for normal to dry skin has anti-aging antioxidants and niacinamide, which helps calm dry, irritated skin and reduces redness—including redness associated with rosacea. Use it as a day or nighttime moisturizer. This soothing fragrance-free moisturizer works in harmony with all Likewise skincare products.

    This one specifically comes in normal to dry but you can also purchase the moisturizer in oily and normal to oily skin, depending on your skin type. Likewise’s daily skincare moisturizer is both a moisturizer and sunscreen built in one. It has the consistency, look, feel, and smell of sunscreen as well as all the benefits. The moisturizer comes with SPF 50 and added zinc to help reflect sunlight. This moisturizer is great for summer, especially if you’re having a hot dry summer season like I am.

    Masqueology Brightening Mask [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $24.00 (3 masks)
    Birch Box Value: $8.00 (1 mask)

    Description: A rayon cellulose single use facial mask saturated with advanced multi-functioning ingredients that contours to your face leaving your complexion brighter and refreshed.

    This one was of the items featured in Birch Box’s preview video for this month. Since this month’s theme is centered around travel, the face mask is supposed to help brighten your face after a long flight and to give it that refreshing glow. Of course, this can be used even without travel. I personally love face masks and can’t wait to give this a try when I have another long day at work. You can use this before going out, traveling, sleeping etc.

    theBalm Stainiac in Beauty Queen [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $17.00 (0.3 fl oz)
    Birch Box Value: $2.27 (0.04 fl oz)

    Description: Staniac hint of tint works with all skin tones. Dab just a touch on your cheeks or layer to pop the color. Fear not those dreaded streaks that most tints leave behind. Staniac’s water-based formula is designed to give you more time before the stain sets.

    I think I prefer lip stains to lip sticks. Stainiac’s lip stain can be used for both your lips and cheek. The color is great if you want to put a little or a lot of color into your lips and cheek. Personally, I prefer a little on my lips to bring out the color without driving too much attention to them. I was very happy to see Birch Box sent me this item!

    BAND-AID Cynthia Rowley Dress up Band-Aids [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $5.00 (20 bandages)
    Birch Box Value: $5.00 (20 bandages)

    This was the only item in the box that I was disappointed in. There were two lifestyle extra items this month I believe…you either received the pack of bandaids or a tili bag that you can use to store items. I would have preferred the tili bag over bandaids. I hardly use bandaids to begin with and I’m also not entirely fond of these designs at all, I would prefer the plain ones. The only thing I can say yay to is Birch Box actually sending out a full box instead of 1-2 bandaids.

    Total Value: $23.32

    Posted Under: Birch Box, Reviews

    One Response to “Review: June Birch Box”

    1. I got a LUNA Bar for my extra, so I would have been happy with the Tili bag or Bandaids, but I really wanted the Tili bag lol

      I also wrote a post on my birchbox. I like the bronzer and moisturizer you got. I don’t have one in powder form either.

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