Another Birchbox I feel 50/50 about...first I received a mini Color Club polish and Beauty Balm which I am really excited about. BUT I received another perfume sample and Twistband hair tie which I am very unhappy about. I also got a shampoo and conditioner sample in packets which I think has no value what-so-over. They also included a $25 off $75 coupon Madewell and a Fall Lookbook which I really enjoyed reading!
Dr.Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25+:
“A moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum all-in-one, this tinted BB cream even helps hide imperfections—so there’s no need for foundation or cover-up. A combination of glacier water, deep ocean water, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera deeply hydrate skin to ensure you that you look dewy, never dry. Sebum-regulating ingredients keep your complexion from becoming greasy, while portulaca oleracea extract protects skin from environmental damage. The cherry on top of this multi-tasking product is broad-spectrum SPF 25+, which blocks harmful UVA and UVB rays from reaching your skin.”
I’m really excited I got this because I was thinking about buying it at Sephora! I’m glad I got a sample of it instead of just buying it because although I do really like it, I prefer my Holika Holika BB Cream. This smells a lot like sunscreen, the coverage is light and it doesn’t last the whole day. It makes your skin look dewy and feels very moisturizing. I just started using BB creams this summer so I don’t have that much to compare but Dr.Jart is supposed to be really good. Full size of 1.7 oz retails for $32.
LiQWd Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner:
“Some girls are born with naturally lush locks, but the rest of us need a little help in the volume department. That’s why we’re fans of this body-building shampoo. It’s made with Nano-Hydrasphere™ technology, a moisturizing complex that separates each strand, helping hair appear fuller. Plus, it contains color protectants to keep dyed locks true to hue (though it’s great for all hair types). Rich in fatty acids, rice bran wax pumps up volume while protein-rich wheat amino acids penetrate into the hair shaft to smooth rough cuticles and tamp down frizz. Meanwhile, soy and wheat proteins restore strength to hair, making it appear fuller.”
I was really disappointed to receive these packets in my Birchbox, you can usually get these for FREE. I only got one use out of them and it wasn’t enough to decide if I like them or if I really noticed a difference in my hair.
LiQWd Professional Volumizing Catalyst:
“This lightweight spray is made with Nano-Hydraspheres™, high-tech moisturizers that penetrate deep into each hair shaft to make them look visibly fuller. It’s a catch-22: we love the look of sleek, flat-ironed locks, but the heat styling leaves our hair lacking volume. The solution to this conundrum? LiQWd's body-boosting spray. It’s made with a revolutionary moisturizing ingredient that amplifies each strand, even after straightening with a flat iron. Unlike traditional styling sprays, the light mist isn’t sticky and leaves hair soft and bouncy.”
I never use products for more volume in my hair even though I could REALLY use it. My hair always looks so flat but I never care to do anything about it. I’ve tried a few different products but since I don’t blow dry my hair (I let it air dry then straighten it) I never really notice a difference. I didn’t notice a difference with this product :( it may just be the way I’m styling it though...I’m terrible when it comes to hair!
Color Club Insta-This:
Birchbox designed a custom collection with Color Club for all the social media addicts out there! I got Insta-This for Instagram and I LOVE IT! It is a seriously amazing cobalt blue, the formula is perfect and opaque is two coats. They also have Status Update (creamy gray), Tweet Me (chartreuse) and Put a Pin In It (rose gold). Next time I buy something from Birchbox.com I plan on getting Put a Pin In It (hopefully it was still be available!).
BVLGARI Mon Jasmin Noir:
Another perfume sample, fail.
Twistband hair tie:
Okay I am really mad because this is the THIRD Twistband hair tie I've gotten from Birchbox. I don’t really like these hair ties but I'm really mad because I’m not paying for Birchbox to receive the same samples over and over again, I want to try something new! I emailed Birchbox about it (and about how I don’t like receiving perfume EVERY month) so we’ll see what they say/do!
This month was definitely hit and miss. If it wasn't for the Color Club polish and Dr. Jart+ BB I would have been extremely disappointed. Hopefully Birchbox gets back to me soon about my repeat samples. What do you think of this month's products? Thanks for reading!