So I got my Birchbox last week some time and am just now getting to it- my subscription box obsession has gotten a bit out of hand- I think I get 7 now? That being said, I’ve decided to take a hiatus from ALL of my subscriptions until after the New Year because I’d rather use that money towards Christmas gifts and holiday activities. Anyway-
Macadamia Beauty Flawless Cleansing Conditioner (3 oz. can) : I can’t wait to use this! This is a cleansing product that you use on wet, unwashed hair and it cleanses and conditions in place of your typical shampoo and conditioner. It comes in a spray can that shoots out a white gel that turns into a foam (kinda like shave gel) and like all Macadamia Nut products, it smells great. I am absolutely in love with this brands healing spray, so I’m guessing I’ll like this too.
(full size 8 oz, $33.00)
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser (0.2 oz sample) : When I sat down to examine this product and write a little blurb, my face was fresh from the gym so I decided I’d use it and I’m really glad I did. The packaging was tiny, the product seemed dried out and the exfoliating beads seemed wayyy too big and tough for my skin, but this was nothing like I expected. This all natural chamomille and lemongrass exfoliant foams up when used with water, and you only need a tiny amount. The beads dissolve and after rinsing, I was left with a squeaky clean face. This product was the tiniest bit drying on my already dryish skin, so this would be perfect for normal to oily.
(full size 4 oz, $32.00)
Jouer Matte Moisture Tint Sunscreen in the shade “linen” (.17 oz. sample) : I needed a moisturizer after that exfoliator so what the hell- I tried this too. The formulation is much thicker and drier than most tinted moisturizers, and it really works better as “tint”: than “moisturizer”- you could definitely use it as an actual foundation. It goes on smooth and sits on top of your skin more than it absorbs. It has a nice, baby powder scent too, which I can appreciate. 15 SPF.
(full size 1.7 oz, $38.00)
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Sampler in “Ballerina” : This cute little sample palette includes 4 shades- a matte baby pink, a shimmery rose pink, a plum with bronze shimmer and a deep, matte plum. At first glance, these looked like Naked 3 dupes but they are a bit different. Although the rose and bronze plum shade resemble UD’s “Burnout” and “Liar” in the pan, they are different on the skin. Both the coastal scents shades have a slightly more orange undertone than the UD shades.
Essentiel Elements Wake-Up Rosemary Shower Gel (1.5 oz. sample) : This non-stripping shower gel lathers up well, has a lovely herbal and mint scent and seems to get stuff clean, which is very, very good. This is really the type of shower gel that my husband loves though, so I’m going to pass it on to him…hmmm, maybe he’ll review it 🙂
(full size 8 oz, $19.00)
How was your Birchbox? Tell me allll about it 😉