Thursday, May 14, 2015

June 2014 Birchbox

Time for another flashback Birchbox review! This time we're going to the way back, June 2014. Like May of 2014, it was mostly not that phenomenal but one really great item that makes up for it.

Perlier Intensive Nurturing Body Balm Shea Almond: This body balm worked well, but there was something about the Shea Almond scent that I just didn't like. I ended up giving this away because it just didn't work on me, and I had so much lotion at this point there was no reason to keep something I didn't love. But a lot of people loved the smell, so maybe it was just me.

Harvey Prince Hello: This is the gold star for this box. I'd heard a lot of good things about this perfume from other blogs, and so I was really excited to get to try it. It smells so fantastic! I really love it, and it works great on me. This also started my Harvey Prince addiction, I had no idea that they had so many fantastic fragrances. But this is definitely a favorite, and a great find.

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum: This serum and I didn't really get along. It was a bit more liquid than I'm used to serums being, but the big thing for me was that it made my face a bit too far onto the oily side. It was generally okay, on another type of skin it's probably fantastic, but for me it was just alright.

Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo: I remember liking the scent of this shampoo, but honestly I don't remember much else about it. It was nice, my hair was nice after I used it, but it wasn't significantly better than my grocery store purchased shampoo. I do really like the packaging though, there's something about the sort of simplified bottle and label that's fun.

Davines Love Soothing Conditioner: When this sample went out I kept seeing people saying that the size of the foil packet was too small, and Birchbox has actually stopped really doing these kind of packets all that much in their boxes. Which part of me thinks is just silly, I mean it's a sample/discovery box. But I do also dislike these packets because it's actually way too much for me to use at one time and so I have to figure out how to make sure the open one doesn't fall over and spill and waste a bunch of product. Anyway, the conditioner was much like the shampoo, nice but not revolutionary or anything.

Davines OI All in One Milk: This leave in product was nice, smelled good, but was a little more product than I like leaving on my hair. Maybe I used too much, but I decided to stick with my No. 4 Comb and Protect that has done me so well so far.

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain in Sugar: I do really like this lip stain quite a bit, I actually just used it yesterday. It's a good long lasting lip color, though it's a bit liquid-y, I guess that's what you get with a stain. The color is nice, kind of bright, but fun in general. I'm a fan, I might buy some more shades one day when I'm not drowning in lipsticks.

I did love the getaway theme for this Birchbox, and in general it was another fun one, even if only one of the products was a hit. If you think Birchbox sounds great, then please remember to try my referral link!