Thursday, August 1, 2013


I've reiterated it time and time again how much I love samples, and I'm sure by now most people are aware of the wonderfulness that is Birchbox. If you aren't aware, you should be. 5 samples delivered straight to your mailbox for ten bucks.


In this month's box I received:

Coola cucumber moisturizer with SPF 30. 
Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips.
Marcelle BB Cream in Golden Glow
Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect leave-in conditioner.
TanTowel self-tan towelettes. 

If they hadn't included a card with the products, I immediately would have tossed aside the Dr. Lipp product based on the name alone. Originally made for nursing moms, it's apparently a lip balm that you can dab onto parched lips. So, if I can get over the "Nipple" in the name, I guess it'll be alright. I still haven't tried it, but since I'm cruising around in a convertible now, my lips are ultra vulnerable to the sun and wind. It might be worth a try.

I'm not one for self-tanning products, so I may or may not use the towelettes, but we'll see. Maybe on a weekend when I don't have to see anyone in case my legs end up looking like a zebra.

The leave-in conditioner is my friend. Sometimes I need a little extra help smoothing out my tangly tresses after a shower and this stuff does the trick. The extra bonus is that it's sulfate-free.

The real showstopper in this box is the Marcelle BB Cream. When I saw Golden Glow on the front I had high hopes. When I opened it up and saw the color, I knew it was going to be a perfect match. When I actually applied it to my skin without moisturizing first and it blended in beautifully, I knew I was in love. So in love that I've already ordered the full size product. That's right. The Birchbox did what it was designed to do - make you buy the full size product. I nearly bought two, but I reigned my shopping impulse back in and decided one was enough. For now. As long as they carry it, I hope to keep buying it. It's a great alternative to my usual foundation. Some days I just don't feel like wearing a lot of makeup and this is a nice compromise to that. Not to mention it's perfect and light-weight for summer.

This box basically rocks. My sole complaint is that it took so dang long to get to me. Hopefully it won't take quite so long next time! 

Looking forward to what's in store for next month!


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