Birchbox: July 2014

July Birchbox 2014

This month’s Birchbox is  a collaboration with Women’s Health magazine.  I’ve been a reader of Women’s Health for years, so it is nice to see companies that I love working together.  Let’s have a look to see what was in store for my box this month.

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Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoos are all the rage right now.  Everyone (myself included) is trying to work the “not washing your hair daily” thing into their routines, but for many, it is difficult.  With oily scalps and sweaty workouts it is hard to keep hair looking (and smelling) clean.  This is where the dry shampoo comes in.  I’ve been trying various kinds, primarily though my Birchbox and Ipsy subscriptions, and they’ve proven to be very helpful.

Klorane’s shampoo has such a reputation that it won Allure’s Best of Beauty award.  This dry shampoo acts as a volumizer, cleanser, and degreaser.  It’s natural formula contains oat milk to help soften hair, and it leaves minimal residue behind.  I can’t wait to give this a try.  It’s the perfect travel size for my vacation coming up!

Full Size: 3.2 oz @ $19.50

Sample Size: 1.06 oz

Sample Value: $6.46

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Cynthia Rowley Beauty Silver Eyeliner

Cynthia Rowley Beauty is exclusive to Birchbox.  This eyeliner has a creamy smooth consistency that glides on easily and the color is shockingly bright.  The sliver just glimmers.  You can choose to smudge it out within 30 seconds or so of application for a more subtle, all over sparkly look, or you can leave it in its bold line.  Whichever way you choose, it’s smudge proof after drying so the bright look can last all day.

Full Size: 0.04 oz @ $16.00

Sample Size: 0.03 oz

Sample Value: $12.00

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Naobay Body Radiance Lotion

This natural and organic body lotion contains super moisturizing ingredients like olive oil. avocado oil, and shea butter to deliver some major moisture to the skin.  The consistency is like a thin body butter.  It’s liquid coming out of the tube, but on the skin there is definitely some weight to it.  It has a clean, citrus smell to it, making it perfect for summer hydration.

Full Size: 250 ml @ $24.00

Sample Size: 30 ml

Sample Value: $2.88

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Supergoop Advanced SPF Anti-Aging Eye Cream

This is the third or fourth time I’ve gotten Supergoop in my box.  Apparently Birchbox is trying to push this brand quite a bit, which makes sense I guess with summer being here and SPF being kind of a big deal.  This hydrating cream reduces the look of dark circles and puffiness and gives a visible brightness to the under eye area, while SPF 37 helps protect that delicate skin from the sun.  I currently have this on, and I actually am really loving the way it feels.  My skin is hydrated and there is a bit of a difference in the dark circles.  I’m just bummed that this sample is so tiny.

Full Size: 0.5 fl oz (15 ml) @ $45.00

Sample Size: 2 ml

Sample Value: $6.00

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100% Pure Gingerade Shower Gel

These little pouches were the lifestyle extra in this month’s Birchbox.  This natural shower gel has herbs, green tea and seaweed in it to hydrate and cleanse your body while the scent of ginger wakes you up.  Perfect for the morning shower.

Full Size: 390 ml @ $15.00

Sample Size: 2, 2ml packets

Sample Value: $0.15

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Women’s Health Magazine Membership and Giveaway

A cool bonus in this box: Birchbox gave all of its subscribers a free 1 year subscription to Women’s Health Magazine.  (a $9.99 value).  All we have to do is fill out the little card and send it in.  Personally, I already have a subscription, so they allow you to submit the card for a refund of the $10 as a secondary option, which is awesome.

Also included was this little booklet for the Birchbox and Women’s Health Power Up Challenge, which contains 12 tips on how to be healthier, more energized, and approach things a little differently.   If you take photos of yourself conquering these challenges and post them with #PowerUpChallenge @Birchbox and #Giveaway, you get entered into a drawing to win a bunch of the July Birchbox picks as well as a trip to NYC for a beauty and fitness makeover.  I will definitely be participating.

Total Box Value: $27.49 (beauty products only)

Interested in having deluxe beauty samples delivered to your door every month?  Head on over to Birchbox’s website and sign yourself up.  For only $10 a month you could be getting these fun boxes delivered to you. 🙂

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