Birchbox July 2018 {Sweet Summertime}

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Lise Watier HydraForce BB Cream in shade "Light/Medium"
Full Size Price: $40.00
Sample size value is approximately: $10.00
This is a bb cream that claims to hydrate, add light coverage, and strengthen your skin's moisture barrier. It contains gaspe algae which is a weather resilient seaweed. The formula is not too thin nor thick and it carries a slight sweet scent that sort of reminds me of baby powder. The coverage is fairly sheer so I wouldn't use this as a go to foundation if you are in need of more decent coverage. It does feel quite smooth on the skin and blends out nicely. I don't really have a need for a sheer BB cream so I won't be purchasing the full size of this product.


Nature Queen Root Nourishing Serum
Full Size Price: $60.00
Sample size value is approximately: $8.87
This is a root nourishing serum that is infused with nine herbs known to promote healthy hair growth. To use this product, you simply apply a few drops onto your scalp, massage, and then rinse thoroughly. First off, I am extremely pleased that this sample came with a dropper as it makes trying the product out far easier. The formula is quite thin and does have a slight oily texture. It is easy to apply to the scalp and contains a nice herbal citrus scent. With a product like this, I do believe a longer testing period is required in order to find any decent results. So far, I am enjoying the way it feels and am interested to see if it changes anything about my hair health and growth. If it works well for me, I  would consider purchasing the full size.


Vasanti Makeup Magnet Wipes
Full Size Price: $12.00
Sample size price is approximately: $4.00
This is a sample pack of micellar water-infused face wipes that can be used to remove makeup, oil, and grime from the skin. It claims that they will not dry out the skin. The wipes are extremely small, about 1/3 the size of the ones I am currently using. I am not sure if the full size pack contains wipes this small but I find it hard to believe this can be used to remove an entire face full of makeup with just one wipe. It does feel extremely refreshing on the skin and does not appear to carry any scent. I used this wipe to just remove makeup swatches from my hand and it was already quite dirty and dried out so I don't see how this could work as a daily face makeup remover. I would consider purchasing these if the wipes were larger.


Love Sun Body Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 (Fragrance-Free)
Full Size Price: $32.00
Sample size value is approximately: $2.36
This is a fragrance-free sunscreen that claims to deliver nonstreaky mineral SPF 30. The formula is extremely thick which is great for me as it means a little goes a long way. The product itself feels extremely tacky once applied, it leaves a slight greasy feel which I did not enjoy. While it does not carry a fragrance, you can smell what I would describe as an earthy/mineral scent that does linger on the skin after application. Due to the feel of the sunscreen, I would not purchase the full size of this product.


Eyeko Brow Liner in shade "Medium"
Full Size Price: $20.00
Sample size value is approximately: $10.00
This is a waterproof brow liner that is intended to fill in sparse spots and define each hair to make arches appear naturally fuller. To use, you simply apply short strokes from the start of your brow moving outward. I have never seen an eyebrow pencil like this one before which made it a tad intimidating to use. I swatched it on my hand to see the color and formula, I found the color to be too light for my needs but it did apply quite evenly and I was impressed with the staying power. I would be curious to try this in a darker color as I think it could work nicely for my brow needs.


Overall, I was fairly pleased with this month's box which is the first time in awhile I feel like I could say that with Birchbox. I found that most of these products fit my profile preferences as well as being new for me to try. I do wish that the brow pencil would have been better matched to me but I can only assume there is a limited shade range. My favorite product from this month's box was the root nourishing serum.


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