YAY! It’s Birchbox time again this month! The best news ever is that this month’s box was a collaboration with one of my favorite blogs of all time, Cupcakes & Cashmere!
This month’s box features some picks by blogger Emily Schuman and some of her favorite products.
It’s no secret I’m obsessed with Benefit Cosmetic’s They’re Real Mascara. This month’s box had Benefits The Porefessional. I’ve tried this before and somehow I completely forgot how amazing it is. It minimizes the appearance of pores and can be used as a primer or for touch ups during they day. It doesn’t go on heavy like some primers that do the same job. I’m definitely going to be upgrading to the full size version of this.
Next up is Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer. This stuff is made with avocados in it and to be honest that’s just a little too much for me. I think the texture of this moisturizer is fine, but honestly I don’t need avocado moisturizer. I feel like maybe we are taking this avocado thing a little too far guys. If you’ve tried it let me know if you liked it and I’m just not being fair to it.
On a far better note, this Harvey Prince Sea Salt Texturizing Mist is exactly what I have been searching for lately. With summer coming up, I wanted to try out some beachy wave hairstyles and was in need of a good sea salt spray. This stuff is beyond what I had expected. It smells amazing and gives just enough texture without leaving my already oily hair feeling greasy. Definitely upgrading this one.
Next up is Chosungah 22 Flavorful Lipstick. This stuff is honestly really weird. I still haven’t made up my mind on it. I opened the tube only to find a bright orange clearish lipstick. I was really hesitant to try it, but we must make sacrifices for beauty. So I slapped some on and it actually doesn’t go on orange, it adapts to your lips so everyone will have a different pinkish hue. I’m sorry I don’t have a better opinion on it for you. I’ll try some out and instagram it for you to decide on your own.
My favorite part of Birchbox — the perfume sample. This month was English Laundry Notting Hill. I have had a few other English Laundry scents and have absolutely loved them. So it’s no surprise that I’m dying over this one as well. It’s got a floral scent but still smells clean, nothing too heavy. May have to upgrade this one as well.