I’m coming to really look forward to getting my Birchbox every month. Some are better than others, but there is always something nice in them. I’ve found some really great products from Birchbox, and I’m always looking for more! Particularly with skincare, and hair products, I always struggle with maintaining a routine because I’ve had great products that stop working after a little while because my skin gets used to them. Either way, it’s a great way to find new products to try out!
what’s in my birchbox?
arrow boost color enhancing lip balm:
“Meet Arrow, the new paraben-free, cruelty-free, vegan brand from Birchbox! Designed to fir into your active schedule, this balm protects lips and adjusts to your pH to create one that’s totally unique to you!”
my impression: The first thing I noticed was how much softer my lips felt every time I applied this lip balm. They also made my lips crayz pink!
modelco more brows:
“Up your brow game in a flash with this quick-dry gel. Containing hair-like particles to create the illusion of fuller brows, this wonder-stuff reshapes, thickens, and perfects in a flash.”
my impression: what a great on-the-go product! I’m still relatively new to brow maintenance, but back in the day I’d sometimes put a bit of mascara on my brows to tame them a bit. This little beauty is a similar idea. My brows are dark, but the shade of the gel is just right! If I’m going for a natural look, I’d definitely use this to tidy them, but continue using my brow kit for a fuller make-up look!
philip b drop dead straightening baume:
“Say goodbye to sleek hairstyle struggles! This silicone-free treatment not only shortens your blow-dry time on any hair type, but it also helps relax unruly hair for a straight ‘do!”
my impression: I was a bit reluctant to try this one because I don’t really straighten my hair. It’s not worth the hassle and really damages my hair. I did try it just for the frizz aspect, but it didn’t do much for me. I imagine it’sheat activated or works better for blowing out. Ah well, can’t win ’em all!
indeed labs hydraluron moisture boosting mask:
“An innovative sheet mask with a unique approach to hydration – releasing hyaluronic acid slowly into the skin over time for longer lasting relief from dry skin. A big drink of water for your complexion.”
my impression: I’ve never really used a sheet mask like this before, and I have to admit it unnerved me a little bit. It didn’t really fit my face too well, but they can’t really make them to fit, so I made due and folded it in places so it would fit better (my face is wider and shorter than the face mask…). Once I got it on, and relaxed, I could feel it working. My skin felt cool and hydrated, and once I took it off, felt light and airy! The mask did smell a little chemically, but I wasn’t too put off by that.
whish shave crave shaving cream in coconut:
“For a close shave without stripping your legs of moisture, this non-foaming formula is packed with kind-to-skin ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil to nourish and protect against irritation.”
my impression: I don’t normally like the scent of coconut (unless it’s a pina colada. soz!) but I actually liked this! It left my skin feeling nice too, not too dry, which often is how I feel after a shave. It wasnt very foamy which I liked because it stuck around a bit longer and didn’t wash off as I was shaving. If id had other scents, I’d be interested in trying those!
this works pillow spray in deep sleep:
“The secret to naturally radiant beauty lies in a great night’s sleep. This Works have come up with the perfect way to help you catch those all-important Zs. Using the natural benefits of essential oils – including lavender and vetivert – spritz will help to calm the mind and relax the senses so you’ll find it easier to drift off and stay asleep.”
my impression: This stuff smells so good, and it definitely relaxed me. I sprayed it on our pillows as we were about to go to sleep and we both relaxed! I don’t know that I fell asleep faster, but I was more relaxed and could feel sleep coming on in no time! The smell was lovely and not too overwhelming, which is a definite bonus. I’ll be using this baby a few more times this week to see how it helps my sleep!
the verdict: I thought this month’s box was pretty good! My favorite things were definitely the lavendar pillow spray, the ModelCo Brow Gel, and the Arrow lip balm. I’ve used them on a near daily basis since my Birchbox arrived! I was happy having more beauty products to try, and even though not everything was a hit, I’ve got a few more things on my radar!