UNBOXING: Birchbox June 2015

by - June 18, 2015

This month's Birchbox theme is "Say Yes!" I feel like this is an absolutely fantastic theme for the summer, because this is the time of year to get out there, try new things, meet new people, and have new experiences. The days are longer, the nights are warmer, and you just have no excuse. Bring it on, Birchbox! Since this summer is going to be extremely busy for me - with various weddings, trips, and camping adventures already on the schedule - I'm all about my travel sized products at the moment and am likely to end up really digging into a lot of the subscription box products I've got in reserve... And I'm always happy to add to the collection!

So, let's take a look at what Birchbox is adding (in their absolutely adorable SAY YES! box) this month!

1. Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer - 20ml Sample - Value $18
Made with avocado and olive oils, this 98% natural cream nourishes and hydrates skin.

I wasn't sure if this was for face or body at first, but a little checking tells me that it's for face. This is a pretty generous sample size for a face moisturizer, I must say. It's lightly scented and I definitely get the olive oil in the smell, and it has a lightweight texture without any greasy residue. Definitely looking forward to trying.

2. Beauty Protector Beauty Wash Body Cleanser - 30ml Sample - Value $1.87 
This rich, foamy gel cleanses skin without drying, and has a dreamily sweet scent.

Have I mentioned that I love the smell of Beauty Protector products? The smell alone is enough to make me wanna slather this all over my body. Definitely looking forward to trying this out very soon. 

3. PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray - 30ml Sample - Value $5.50
This celeb stylist's new nondrying spray gives you soft, beachy waves - and smells amazing.

One thing I hate about sea salt sprays in general is how drying they are on my hair - but I still use them because I love the messy, undone results, so I'm looking forward to seeing if this can hold up to it's claims and be moisturizing while doing its job. It does, I can tell you already, smell wonderfully fresh and soft!

4. Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel - 5ml Sample - Value $5.80
This acid-free peel gently exfoliates for instantly softer, smoother, brighter skin.

Count me in. I think this might be the product that I'm most looking forward to trying out. It has really amazing reviews on the Birchbox.com website and I'm crossing my fingers that I have the kind of results that those reviewers have had - Instant ones! I think I can, I think I can... Ahem.

5. Cynthia Rowley Brightening Illuminator - 0.04oz Sample - Value $11.64
This velvety highlighter leaves skin radiant with a subtle, slightly shimmery glow.

This probably isn't the best packaging for this, since the full size has a brush tip, but I feel like this will be really great for mixing in with foundation to give it some luminosity. This is a beautiful pale pink shade that I think will be flattering on a lot of skin tones, but most importantly (to me) on my fair skin. Can't wait to give this a go!

BONUS! Emi-Jay Hair Tie - 1 Count - Value $2.80
We've added in this chic hair tie from Emi Jay for all your summer 'dos.

This is cute. It'll likely end up living in my bathroom for pulling my hair back to wash my face, since these types of ties never hold my hair for long, but I'm not mad at it. Wouldn't buy the 5 pack for $14, but happy to have it as a bonus!

Total Value: $45.61

Not a bad value, right? I'm actually super happy with this month's sample products, looking forward to trying all of them, and definitely planning on packing a few of them for my travels this summer. I'm definitely saying YES to this box, so they're on point with the theme.

As usual, can't wait for next month! If you're interested in signing up for Birchbox, it's $10 plus $5 for shipping in Canada, but the best part is the Birchbox points! Each month you have an opportunity to review your samples and receive 10 points for each review. Every 100 points then translates to $10 to spend on the Birchbox site. Pretty great, right? 

Sign up for your monthly Birchbox subscription HERE!

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