I'm not sure if you guys know, but I have cancelled all of my beauty box subscriptions except for Birchbox. To put it bluntly, I'm tired of getting crap I don't need. But I did keep Birchbox because I like the points system and it still satisfies my craving for little travel goodies. Here's what was in this month's box.
There was no special theme this month for me.
N4 Super Comb Prep & Protect
This smells pretty average, but having long hair, I can always use more of these miscellaneous sprays. I don't think I will ever use a different leave in conditioner than the It's a 10 one, but these are fun to try out. I don't use heat on my hair, so I'm not sure I need all that protection, but you never know.
Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris
I might be the only person in the world that likes the Birchbox perfume samples. A lot of the ones they send me are actually pretty good. And I like to keep them in my purse or bring them when I travel. And this one is another winner. It has notes of citrus, orange blossom and jasmine. I'm not sure I would buy the full size bottle, but I like it.
The Balm Stainiac
Holy lip stains this is terrible. It's like this jelly type of texture that just does not want to stick to my lips. I added like 5 coats and they all seemed to disappear on my top lip. This product also fades super unevenly. Absolutely hate it.
Whish Shaving Cream
This looks and feels like conditioner. It works well as a shaving cream. But you could use like $1 conditioner for shaving, so I will skip getting this.
Vasanti Detox Purifying Face Cleanser
I run away from cleansers that have the word "purifying" in them, because that usually means that they will dry out my skin. But this doesn't have any sulfates in it, which is a good sign. I might try this, but cleansers are one of those products that my skin is super picky about.
I liked this little envelope way too much.
Here's a swatch of the Stainiac. It looks deceivingly pretty.
Overall, this Birchbox was okay. I'll definitely use up at least three of the products. And with reviews, that's $5 in the Birchbox shop.
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