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!
♡- | $16 for Full Size
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.
♡- | $22 for Full Size
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.
♡- | $15 for Full Size
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.
♡- | $17 for Full Size
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.
♡- | $15 for pack of 20
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
♡- | $55-$70 for Full Size
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!
Labels: Beauty box, Birchbox, eyeko, lip and cheek stain, liquid liner, melvita, Subscription, TheBalm, yu-be