Thursday, June 23, 2016

June Birchbox Review

Yay, my June Birchbox* box is in! This box is so pretty! I love that just like Ipsy you get a different box every month. You can see all of my Birchbox reviews here. Let's see what I got this month.
Benefit gimme brow volumizing fiber gel
I chose this, but only because I didn't want one to come in that was not the right color. I'm not sure if I'll ever use it again, but I'll try it once. The color is okay, probably right for me. I just don't really know how to use the damn thing.... It came in a weird cardboard fold and had a folded card in the box for all of benefit's new brow stuff. I got a 0.03 oz sample, retail is 0.1 oz.
Original Price: $24 (actual value: $7.20)

COOLA® Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer
I think this was one of the options last month. The best part is that I was having a hard time choosing between this and the Supergoop. I chose the Supergoop, so I'm glad I get to try this too, this month. It goes on smoothly, smells pretty good, and a little goes a long way. That's a big plus for me, I hate having to slather on a bunch of product because it doesn't go far. I got a 0.24 oz sample, retail is 1.7 oz.
Original Price: $32 (actual value: $4.52)

Davines SŪ Hair & Body Wash
I haven't tried this yet, but I'm intrigued. At first I thought it was weird that it was shampoo and body wash combined. And then I remembered that if I run out of one or the other I just use whichever I do have. It smells okay, and I can't wait to see how well it works. I got a 75 ml sample, retail is 250 ml.
Original Price: $22.50 (actual value: $6.75)

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
I used this the other day. It's just like any other hairspray. It doesn't hold well, but it;s for texture so that's probably normal. I'll probably use it. I got a 1 oz sample, retail is 8.5 oz.
Original Price: $44 (actual value: $5.17)

ARDENCY INN MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner
Now this is a nice eyeliner. I have so many that I probably don't need more. Basically, I won't need to buy eyeliner for a while. But I love this. It glides on really smooth and the color is a nice dark black. It also washed off really easily, so I don't know how well it stays because I just swatched it on my hand. I got a 0.028 oz sample, retail is 0.04 oz. This is really close to full size!
Original Price: $20 (actual value: $14)

Total Retail: $142.50; Total Actual Value: $37.64

I also got an add on this month. You can choose one or more of dozens of add ons that will bill and ship with your box.

Acure Organics Coconut & Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes
I saw this and wanted to try it. It's only $7 for 30 towelettes. Pretty good deal to me. I've used several of them, as general face/neck area cleansers. It works pretty well. My only problem is the smell. It's a bit....weird? I don't even know how to describe it. Not coconut, that's for sure. Maybe the argan oil? Not sure, but I can get past the smell because it works so well. I just bought the unscented version because if it works as well, and doesn't smell as bad, I'll be hooked.

Not a bad box overall. I could have done without the eyebrow thing, because I don't want it and don't even know how to use it. But I didn't have a choice. I think my favorite thing would have to be the eyeliner. Also I think that $37.64 is an amazing value for a $10 box!

Do you have Birchbox? Do you use a different subscription makeup box? What did you get this month? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. This is actually a pretty cool, I've had the UK birch box and it wasn't as good as this.

    Corinne x

    1. Really? You'd think since it's the same company they would be similar. But I did like this months box :)