Birchbox: June 2014

Since I haven’t gotten my July Birchbox yet, I’m not behind with this post of my June one. June’s theme was “away we go” and the idea was to include “travel-ready samples.”

Let’s bust into Birchbox’s super cute packaging and see what we got.

Box Box 2

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Egyptian Magic Skincream

(4 oz. Retail: $38.00)
Description: Celebs and health professionals alike swar by this all-natural, al-purpose salve. Use to moisturize, fight wrinkles and treat burns and bruises…”
Verdict: Gift
I actually already own a jar of this. I find it to be more of health product than a beauty one. I use it for heat rashes and to help with chaffing as well as a treatment for burns. It’s like a thicker type of Vaseline, but it doesn’t have much of a scent and just doesn’t have that luxury spa feel I go for in my beauty items. Since I have a big size of this, I’m going to add this little one to a travel kit I’m making for a friend.

Cynthia Rowley Creamy Lip Stain in Sugar
(Retail: $20.00)
Description: A long-wearing stain from the NYC-based designer that gives unbeatable moisture and shine.”
Verdict: On the Fence
Well this is certainly sized for travel. I don’t care how tiny your bag is, you’ll be able to fit this little guy in there. This lip stain is a nice neutral shade of pink, but I’m not quite sold on the feel of it. For me it doesn’t feel moisturizing and the texture on my lips is a bit odd. I’ll have to try it out for a while and see.

Antica Farmacista Bergamot & Ocean Aria Body Wash
(Full Size: $25.00)
Description: “Made with sweet almond oil, this nourishing cleanser has a captivating seaside scent..”
Verdict: Love!
I love all scents and products that remind me of the ocean and this one is lovely. The size is large enough for me to get a few uses it of it as well.

Liz Earle
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit
(Retail: $24.50)
Description: “British award-winner that uses a two-step ritual to gently purify all skin types.”
Verdict: Love!
I’ve heard a lot about the Liz Earle cleansing system but haven’t had a chance to try it so I’m super excited to use this. I’m setting it aside for a “spa day” where I can use this cleanser and then give myself a facial and a mani/pedi.

Miss Jessie’s Original MultiCultural Curls
(Retail: $16.00)
Description: “First formulated for multiethnic hair, this styler smoothes and shapes curls of all types.
Verdict: On the Fence
I’m of Italian descent, but I look Scottish, does that mean my wavy hair is multi-cultural? As you know I’m always happy to try hair products since I need all the help I can get but I’m not sure this will work for me. I’ll give it a try and see what happens.  I also hate these packages since it’s so hard to use just a bit of it and save the rest.

 Full Box

Except for the Egyptian Magic, all these items were things I hadn’t tried before and I’ll have fun testing them all out.

With tax I paid $10.70 and after reviewing each item, my points got me the equivalent of $5.00. The Liz Earle Kit alone was worth the $5.70 I ended up paying.

What did you get in your June Birchbox?


Birchboxsubscriptions cost $10 per month or $110 per year.

Your options: Women’s Box or Men’s Box

Points System:
Whenever you buy something at Birchbox they give you Birchbox points. $1.00 = 1 Birchbox Point.
Each 100 Birchbox reward points can be redeemed for $10.00.
You can also earn points by reviewing the samples they send you (10 points per sample) and referring/subscribing friends. If your review all the items you receive in your box each month, you’ll receive 50 Birchbox rewards points!
If you purchase a full size of one of the sample items they sent you in that same month, you receive free shipping on them and often extra points.

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