Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Subscription Box Share [July]
It's that time again! The time of the month where we all share our goods recieved from our subscription boxes. This is definitely one of my favorite link ups in the blogging world because it is so fun to see what others subscribe to and receive. It also makes me feel like I need to get in on a new subscription box or get rid of my current one at the same time. However, this month's box didn't irk me the way last months did. I'm sure once I see the Ipsy box for the month, I might be singing a new tune. That box has piqued my interest lately.
Here's what I got:
(Descriptions taken from Birchbox.com)
Birchbox Bobby Pins-$5
Our colleagues in the UK refer to these tress essentials as kirbies or hair grips, while in the US it’s thought their name comes from the phrase bits and bobs. Whatever you call them, bobby pins are a must-have in every beauty arsenal—and there’s no reason you need to hide them. This exclusive set of six chicly patterned pins adds instant style to all your ‘dos—display them proudly.
Caldrea Body Lotion-$22
A good body lotion is hard to find. Too oily, too sticky, too thick—the list goes on and on. Lucky for us, Caldrea has been perfecting its body care line for a decade (yes, a decade!). This nourishing body lotion comes in three signature scents: Aloe Water Apricot, a modern white musk with floral notes; Tea Olive Lime, a green citrus scent with vanilla and orchid; and Coconut Fig Leaf, which is fresh and exotic with top notes of white fig, plum, and coconut.
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream-$48
If you struggle with finicky skin, you’ve probably dreamed of a silver bullet that could solve all of your complexion problems at once. While that’s a bit of a stretch, Dr. Jart’s powerhouse cream is as close as any single product can come. Enhanced with a megadose of ceramides—the lipid molecules found lacking in severely dry skin—Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream combats roughness, redness, and irritation and moisturizes for up to 26 hours. Pretty miraculous, huh?
I.C.O.N. India Oil-$40
Although we’d all love to roll out of bed with movie-star hair, the only film we’re likely to be cast in when we wake up is The Bride of Frankenstein. Rectify the situation with a few drops of this golden elixir to detangle and smooth wayward strands. The lightweight formula nourishes hair without weighing it down, resulting in naturally radiant tresses that are ready for the spotlight.
ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick-$19
One thing is for certain: Parties are for practicing your best electric slide or teaching fellow revelers how to Dougie—not worrying about smudged lipstick. Gladly, this hydrating, semi-matte lip color lives up to its cheeky moniker. Whether you’re heading to a backyard BBQ or a black tie gala, it’s guaranteed to stay put through plates of baby back ribs, champagne toasts, and beyond.
Overall, this box was alright. I'm glad they didn't send me any more pink gel pens or perfume samples. The full size lipstick was an awesome thing to receive, and the color looks good on me. Most of the other products were satisfying as well, but I can't see myself paying these prices for the products. I have loved receiving Dr. Jart+ products, and this cream didn't disappoint. I'd suggest not putting it on right after you get out of the shower, when it's the middle of summer and hot in your apartment. I felt sweaty in the face for quite a while. ew.
What was your favorite item from your subscription box this month?