BirchBox (June 2012)


June Birchbox!! I got mine in the mail I think sometime last week but didn't have time to take pictures of it and edit/post them because my boyfriend was at my house all week! When he is here all I do is lay in bed lol.. I was also out practicing my driving all week too =).. yay! All I need to learn is parallel and I am ready to go for my test!  Like what you see in the sneak peek photo?  Go ahead and read on to see the product details and my thoughts on them!



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This month's theme is Jet Set!! Travel friendly items.  I actually enjoyed this month's box!  Usually when a box has more than 1 makeup item that works for me I am a happy customer =) lol.  Let's get it started!


 Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream | $16 for Full Size
"This bestselling Japanese cream has a concentrated formula that heals cracked hands, chapped lips, an d other forms of dryness.  It's your new carry-on essential"

I've never heard of this brand but I have been wanting to try Japanese products for the longest time now.  Kind of sucks because I have really sensitive skin.  Tends to break out right away when I use something new.

What I don't really like about it is the strong scent it has at first.  It reminds me of my grandma and biological dad.  They would put something on a spot that hurts to release the pain.  If you're asian then you know what im talking about.  Like those really strong medicine scented band-aids.  The note that came along with it, does state that the scent fades quickly.  I have to say that the scent did fade within a few minutes.  I think it's pretty moisturizing made my hands pretty soft but I can't remember how long it lasted for.  I have not used it since the swatching though because of the scent.



Melvita Rose Floral Water | $22 for Full Size
"This organic mist works as a light toner and mid-day skin refresher.  We also love the delicate scent"

I had no idea what this was lol!.. Never heard of the brand or such a thing.  It does smell good!  I have yet to use it, since I have been going make-up free lately.  I should try it as a toner and see how that works.  Will update next week.


 Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner | $15 for Full Size
"Direct from the UK, this user-friendly liquid liner has a genius pen applicator and a super smooth formula"

For some reason I always thought Eyeko was a Japanese brand lol!  Maybe it's just me? the name sounds Japanese. Another liquid pen style liner =).  I think this would make a great liner for the top lashes.  You have to be really careful if you use it on your lower lash line.  I think it's a bit watery.  If you look closely to my swatch you will see some of the liner bled into the lines on my skin.  Not really a good sign to use if you have really fine lines around the area you are applying the liner.  Not sure how lasting it is since I washed it off about 10 minutes later.  Came right off with some soap and water.


 theBalm cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen | $17 for Full Size
"We're crazy about this two-in-one lip and cheek stain: the sheer gel formula delivers a subtle, long wearing flush"

I have been wanting to try a tint for the longest time! lol.. Especially the Benefit one.  Well both of the Benefit ones lol.  I will eventually buy them =).. I wonder if they still sell that little set with the highbeam =)  Anyhow back to the Stainiac.  I believe theBalm came out with this recently.  So it is great they included it in the June BB.  I like it for the lips! Gives you that I just had a cherry lollipop or ice pop kind of look.  It really does stain your lips and last a while.  As for a cheek stain.. I think you will want to go very lightly if you just want a natural blush effect because Beauty Queen is a red tint it sort of leaves your cheeks looking like rash if you use too much.  Hint: If you end up using too much just brush some loose powder over it and it should lighten it up =)  Works with any over done blush.


 Band-Aid Cynthia Rowley Dress Up Band-Aids | $15 for pack of 20
"Be prepared for life's little emergencies with these stylish designer bandages"

These are cute band-aids but also the most expensive band-aids I have ever owned lol.  I wouldn't purchase these again.  $15 is too much for a pack of bandaids.  I'll just stick to my Hello Kitty ones for $3-$4 =)  I love the one with the bows and the one with Cynthia Rowley's name.  Haven't used them yet =).. but when I do I will post a picture! haha



John Varvatos Star USA | $55-$70 for Full Size
"In honor of Father's Day, we've included this dapper cologne, a blend of ginger, juniper berries, and vetiver.  Pass it on to a lucky guy friend or family member"

I didn't want to open the package till my bf came.  When he finally came and opened it, I forgot to snap a picture lol.  It's just a tube sample of cologne.  It is not a spray sample, but one of those lids you pop off.  I hate those! You guys already know how I feel about those.  I like the scent, goes well with my boyfriend's natural body scent.  It's kind of funny, when I told him I got something in my box this month for him; I was trying to pronounce Varvatos and I said Varavavatoes lol!.. and he corrected me right away before I even showed him the sample.  I went to fashion school (FIDM) but my boyfriend knows more designers and brand names than I do =.= FAIL! haha


That concludes what was in my BB! I hope those of you that are subscribed are happy with your June boxes as well!  I cannot wait till next month.  They are collaborating with Glamour magazine.  I hope they are giving some nail polish and makeup lol!.. of course what else would I want ><.  Plus since it is a beauty/fashion magazine.. what else would I expect?.. anyhow I don't want to get my hopes up.. because the Gossip Girl box wasn't that great.  However, their Teen Vogue one was awesome! 

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like you got a good box! I saw a lot of people were complaining about the bandaids. Its getting really annoying seeing so many people complain when their box is worth more than the $10 they are paying.

    I like the lip/cheek stain and I definitely applied too much once, so thanks for the tip to lighten it!

    I wanted to get the colone for my bf but it wasn't in my box. So many people complained about that too.. >_<

    I got the stila bronzer which I was super excited for and I loveeee it so much. I also got the tanning towelettes which I havent used yet, taylor swifts wonderstruck (also in the stupid tube with the cap :/) and a luna mini bar. Wanted the Tili bags..but you can't get everything you want ahah

    If you are interested in reading my post check out my blog (its on the second page or under subscription services) :) Thanks in advance!

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    1. ooh I wanted to try the stila bronzer!! Lucky you guys got full size! lol.. Ya I wasnt too fond about the men's cologne or bandaids either.. but then I looked at the post card and its under extra =).. hehe I think people should be more thankful that they are included as extra's and not actually part of the main box.

      I will def. be checking out your post!!! Can;t wait to see what you think about the towelettes!! I wanted the tili bag too! haha maybe they will include it next month?

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  2. Wow I want those Cynthia Rowley band aids!!! But you're right $15 is way too much! If I got them, I probably wouldn't wear them. I would feel like I'm wasting it lol


    Samantha
    nailartcouture.blogspot.com

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  3. Yours is so much cooler than mine!!! )=

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