Birchbox: June 2014


LAQA & Co Sheer Lip Lube Pencil

At first glance I saw this and cringed at the color, thinking it would definitely not be for me.  Turns out I love it.  This more purple shade, which I never would have imagined myself liking, is fun and not nearly as overwhelming as I anticipated.  It’s a sheer and buildable color, making it ideal for the bold skeptics like me.  The formula of the pencil is great.  It’s made with shea butter and has long lasting, comfortable wear that also fills in those unsightly lines.  There’s also a hint of mint in here making it feel cooling when applied.  LAQUA & Co. and Birchbox definitely surprised me on this one, and I’m very pleased.

Full Size: 0.07 oz @ $18.00

Sample Size: 0.07 oz (full size!)

Sample Value: $18.00


English Laundry Signature for Her

A beautiful scent by Christopher Wicks with notes of jasmine, white chocolate, and quince that later blend with a little bit of rose and orris root giving it a floral smell with a touch of woodsy-ness to it.  It’s lovely.

Full Size: 1.7 oz @ $70.00

Sample Size: 0.05 oz

Sample Value: $2.06


JuneBirchbox 3

Costal Scents Revealed 2 Palette

This palette seems to be a mix of both matte and shimmery shades that all fall along the natural tones leaning toward rosy ones.  The color combination I got in my Birchbox is perfect for summer with its shimmery gold and taupe shades that help me get a beachy, natural look with a hint of shimmer.  The dark color is matte which makes a nice contrast.

Full Size: 20 colors (30g) and 3 brushes for $34.00

Sample Size: 0.08g

Sample Value: $0.10 (I did the math twice..correct me if I’m wrong. lol)



Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum

According to the Birchbox site (because they will say it better than I can): “Polyphenol and vitamin C ward off pollutants and other harmful environmental factors that age your skin while they stimulate cellular turnover for a fresher complexion. At the same time, hyaluronic acid and olive squalane lock in moisture and plump skin to correct existing fine lines and wrinkles. The formula is hypoallergenic, nonphotosensitizing, and noncomedogenic.”

Full Size: 1 fl oz @ $62.00

Sample Size: 0.06 fl oz

Sample Value: $3.72


Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

BB cream for the body??  Yes! This body lotion claims to have 5 visible results in 5 days: hydrates, evens, illuminates, firms, and corrects.  While it goes on sheer, it does say to let it dry a few minutes before getting dressed.  I haven’t seen any major improvements, but my skin feels soft and smooth.  The shades are self adjusting so you buy for light, medium or dark skin tones.  Who knows, maybe there will actually be firming and correcting results?  Birchbox also included a $2.00 off coupon so we could get a full size at a lower price.

Full Size: 7.5 fl oz @ $12.99

Sample Size: 1 fl oz

Sample Value: $1.73


Total Box Value: $25.61

Not bad at all this month!  Thanks Birchbox for an awesome June box 🙂

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