Birchbox July 2016
{My Morning Routine}

9:00 AM

ORIBE Shampoo and Conditioner for Brilliance & Shine
Full Size Price: $49.00 each
Sample size value is approximately: $1.44 for the shampoo/$1.80 for the conditioner
This is a sample pack of shampoo and conditioner that is formulated to promote brilliance and shine. I found that they both had a thick formula that lathered up nicely. The scent was sweet but had a light almost lemongrass note to it. It did not weigh my hair down at all and provided a clean, sleek look once my hair was fully dry. I feel I would need a larger size of both products to fully attest to any claims. Overall,I really enjoyed the scent and how well it worked. Due to the high price of this item, I am not likely to purchase the full size of this product.

REN Keep Young And Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot
Full Size Price: $54.00
Sample size value is approximately: $18.00
This is a serum which claims to revitalize skin instantly upon contact to create a firmer, more lifted, and plumper look. To use this product, you simply apply two or three drops to your cleaned face then follow up with your moisturizer of choice. You can reapply over your moisturizer or make-up throughout the day or as needed. The formula is quite thin and a little does go a long way. I found that it did make my skin feel a bit more tightened after application but I think with longer use, you will notice differences given more time. I enjoyed how quickly it set into my skin and felt it gave a nice base to my moisturizer and helped my makeup apply more evenly. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

Dr. Jart+ Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer
Full Size: $36.00
Sample size value is approximately: $10.90
As someone who suffers with dry skin, I am always looking for moisturizers to try out. This is a hydrating moisturizer that bursts into water droplets that brighten and soothe any skin type with green tea extract.The formula is thick and you do not need much to achieve a fully hydrated feel to your skin. The scent is natural smelling with citrus notes.I really enjoyed how light the moisturizer feels when applied and it actually leaves a slight cooling effect. I found that it kept my skin moisturized for quite awhile and the scent did linger for a bit. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

EVOLVh SuperFinish Polishing Balm
Full Size Price: $32.00
Sample size value is approximately: $3.76
This is a polishing balm that is moisturizing and shine boosting which you typically find in a hair oil. The formula of this product is quite lightweight and it did not cause my hair to feel or look weighed down. I used this product after straightening my hair and felt it kept my flyaways under control and gave me a sleek look that held up through the hot, humid day. This product is also paraben and gluten free, and contains 95% natural and organic ingredients. The scent is not too overpowering but has a typical hair serum smell that is kind of sweet. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot
Full Size Price: $85.00
Sample size value is approximately: $1.27
This is a best seller perfume from Comptoir Sud Pacifique. It contains a tropical blend of Tahitian vanilla, jack-fruit, and apricot. It also carries notes of sugar candy and vanilla. It is a very sweet smelling perfume yet still remains quite light and delicate. I really enjoyed the overall scent but did find that it did not linger on the skin for very long.While I do enjoy the scent and formula, I don't like the idea of needing to reapply it often to keep the scent more obvious. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product if the formula became more long lasting.

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara in shade "Beyond Black"
Full Size Price: $24.00
Sample size value is approximately: $7.20
I am a big fan of Benefit Cosmetics and was excited to try out this mascara. This formula is made for all day wear for lashes that will become long and thick, giving the appearance of wearing fake lashes. I really enjoyed the shape of the brush and how it did not clump up with product when applying. The picture of my eye is with just one full coat of the mascara applied. I really enjoy the formula and how evenly it applies without looking too heavy. I also did not experience any fall out while wearing this for the day. I will be purchasing the full size of this product.

The value of my July Birchbox is $44.37.
I pay $10.00 a month for my subscription, so I received an additional value of $34.37 this month.

Overall, I had mixed feelings about this month's box. While I did enjoy the majority of the products, I did find them to feel a tad repetitive and not as exciting as previous boxes. My favorite product from this month was the mascara.

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