When I first heard of Birchbox I was excited about the possibility of receiving beauty items right at home. I wanted to write about more than just social media. So here it is, my 1st review of the Birchbox!
Birchbox includes a “take away” with tons of great info.
This month’s info includes:
- Tools of the Trade: Learn more about these makeup artist staples and how to use them like a pro
- How to read a label
- 5 tips to a better shave
- Makeup quick fixes
- Super speedy skin care
This month’s box consisted of the following items:
What they say: This modern scent is a feminine blend of wild berries, mandarin, and waterlily. Full size, $70
What I say: This is a light scent that is sweet (but not too sweet) with a bit of spice. #Fresh
What they say: We’re crazy about this two-in-one lip and cheek stain: the sheer gel formula stays put for hours. Full size, $17
What I say: I’ve tried other products like this before and I’m not a big fan. Whatever goes on my lips must serve its purpose of moisturizing my lips and if not it better have a ton of sparkle or shine in it. This left my lips feeling dry and I can’t imagine applying it to my cheeks for color.
What they say: Give your ponytail a makeover with these colorful, snag-free elastics. 12 pack, $18
What I say: These ribbon-like elastics are gentle on the hair and come in great colors. I think they are a great addition to every ponytail-loving woman’s beauty toolbox.
What they say: The organic shea butter in this foam-free shaving cream softens skin as you shave. Full-size, $20
What I say: While it was super soft and left my skin feeling great, it seemed thick and obstructive while shaving. I guess I’m old school and prefer a foaming gel shaving cream for $1.99 If you have the cash and want super soft skin during/after shaving then check it out.
What they say: Schick Hydro Silk™ hydrates skin like no other razor can. This uniquely designed razor goes beyond an incredibly close shave to actually care for your skin. With Water-Activated Moisturizing Serum & 5 Curve-Sensing blades with skin guards to help protect skin from irritation, the Hydro Silk™ razor leaves skin feeling silky smooth! And it’s preferred over the leading 5 blade razor.
What I say: I’m somewhat picky about my razors. I absolutely cannot shave with a 2 blade razor and prefer 3 or more. 5 blades seemed a bit overkill but did the job well. I guess for me it would come down to price and durability. If the 5 blade lasted longer than its 3 or 4 blade counterpart then I would look at price. If the “price per shave” was close I wouldn’t mind an extra blade or 2 on my razor.
Stay tuned for September’s box!