Birchbox August 2014: A [birdie] Review

Just when I felt like my obsession with Birchbox was waning, I got a really great box. That’s the way it all works, I guess.

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theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac – I love theBalm. I have loved every product I have ever sampled from them, and this one is no exception. I love cheek products and this is a long-lasting berry-toned stain that looks natural and is easy to blend. Win, win, win.
Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow – Products withe the word “glow” or “dewy” usually do not work well with my already dewy, okay-lets-be-honest-kinda-greasy skin. Unfortunately, it’s the case with this one. The packaging is nice, though. I will be gifting this on to a less-greasy friend.
amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – 5.3 oz – Hey now! Similar to my ode to theBalm above, I have adored everything I’ve ever sampled from amika, and being somewhat of a dry shampoo buff, I must say, this is one of the best dry shampoos I’ve ever tried. EVER. EVER EVER. Seriously. It doesn’t leave that weird white cast on your hair, and it refreshes roots and leaves them feeling fresh, not weighed down. LURVE this. Will definitely be using my points on a full sized version.
CAILYN Cosmetics Dizzolv’it Makeup Melt Cleansing Balm – 100ml – Sigh. I feel like I’m contractually obligated to hate a product that maims the English language, but here we are, CAILYN. (Side note – doesn’t Cailyn sound like the younger sister of the star football player, who also ended up being a stripper? Just a thought.) Dizzolv’it – it PAINS ME to even type that out – is a cleansing balm that starts off solid, and turns to oil as you massage it into your skin. It rinses clean with water, takes off every last speck of makeup, and makes my skin soft and smooth. I kind of love it. I guess I get too hung up on these things, but I’d love it even more if it was just called “Dissolve”.
Harvey Prince Ageless Body Cream – Lotion. I got lotion in my Birchbox. Yay? Kidding. Not really. I’m saving these little lotions and using them as hand cream. This smells nice and will make my hands soft. Huzzah.Feeling a little punchy as I write this – obvs. How about you – what did you get in your August Birchbox?

Cheers,
birdie

 

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