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Birchbox #3 (July 2011)

And now for my July Birchbox! I was afraid I wasn’t going to be able to get this birchbox as quickly as I could have. The USPS was supposed to deliver it Saturday, but decided my package wasn’t important enough I guess and didn’t even come to my door (the tracking said “attempted delivery” and “notice left”, but no such thing happened!). Luckily, I called the post office and they delivered it to me the following day =)

This month’s Birchbox consists of products that are favorites of a designer named Cynthia Rowley, whom I had never heard of previously. I did quite like this month’s box, although I think June’s box has been my favorite so far.

Zoya polish in “Shay”
The star of this box, in my opinion, was the mini Zoya nail-polish in “Shay”! Although I would really have preferred a color that was a little different from the ones I already have (I have one by Sephora by OPI called “Nonfat Soy Half-Caff” that seems similiar), its still a pretty nude color that I’m able to wear to work, so that’s a plus! I will be wearing it for my next “Nails of the Week” post this weekend.

[amazon_link id=”B004USI5SC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist (4.4 oz.)[/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B004USI5SC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist[/amazon_link]
I’m glad that I received a hair product that was a bit different that the ones I already have. Although I’m currently using John Frieda’s Shine Shock, it is a product that is to be used on wet hair like many of the other products I have. This, however, is a shine spray that is supposed to be used on dry hair. Since it is a spray, I thought it would be very sticky on my hair and end up making it feel like I had sprayed hairspray, but it didn’t! It leaves my hair remaining soft, and it adds shine as well. Don’t go too spray-happy as I tend to do, though, or it will weigh down your hair.

[amazon_link id=”B000LZAWXY” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Ahava Mineral Hand Cream, 3.4oz[/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B000LZAWXY” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Ahava Mineral Hand Cream[/amazon_link]
I’m about up to my knees in hand creams and body lotions right now (including another AHAVA one I had gotten in my May Birchbox), but I’m quite alright with that! I love hand creams, and I like to have one with me at all times (which is why the travel size is perfect). I also like this one much better than the lotion I got in May. For some reason, the way it leaves my hands feels exactly like Fortune Cookie Soap’s Whipped Creams, which is really nice. Anyone else that has used both products feel the same way? The scent is also very pleasant and clean-smelling.

[amazon_link id=”B000Z5ZSDE” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]philosophy purity made simple, one-step facial cleanser 8 fl oz (236.6 ml)[/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B000Z5ZSDE” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]philosophy purity made simple, one-step facial cleanser[/amazon_link]
I would have been ecstatic to receive this product a month ago, but since starting my new skincare routine (and having virtually no breakouts!), I really don’t want to mess anything up by trying something new on my skin. Since its so small, I think I may save this for a vacation where I have to travel by plane, since it would fit the under 3oz regulation. It would also be convenient in that scenario because its supposed to be a makeup remover and a cleanser in one, which would cut down on products.

[amazon_link id=”B000SB9MUA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Almond and Apricot by Kind Bars Box of 12 Bars[/amazon_link] [amazon_link id=”B000SB9MUA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Almond and Apricot by Kind Bars[/amazon_link]
This isn’t a makeup product, but I’ll review it here since it was included in my Birchbox. I eat a granola bar almost everyday, so this was a nice treat to have! Its so delicious too! Very sweet, like eating a candy bar…except its good for you. Unfortunately, these are kind of pricey when I looked on Amazon to get them (with shipping it was close to $25 for a pack of 12) so I can’t say I’ll be eating these yummy bars often.

 

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  1. We did get the same box! I didn’t like the AHAVA hand cream as much as I thought I would, I suppose it does smell clean-like but my first thought was sunblock haha!

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