Beauty In A Box

Happy Tuesday! 

Welcome to my first beauty post! :-)

Last week I received my first BirchBox! This has become a very popular subscription package  for women to use to sample quality beauty products. Many of you have probably heard of Stitch Fix or Nordstrom's Trunk Club, which sends clothing similar to your style. 

BirchBox is very similar, but contains 5 beauty samples that are shipped to you each month for just $10.  I chose BirchBox mostly for the amazing reviews I have read and the quality products they carry. A little extra Bonus, it comes in a really cute box! ;-)

{Scroll to see my review on the 5 samples I received this month!}

1. Mac Prep + Prime

I typically don't use primer, mostly because I never spend too much time on my makeup. This week I experimented with this primer and LOVE it! In the past I have used bareMinerals Prime Time and really noticed the difference. The bareMinerals primer, a silicone based primer, did not give my face the finish I was looking for. The MAC primer gave my face a smooth texture to prevent shine the whole day! I would highly recommend trying it out! 

2. Beautaniq Beauty Blush Serum

This blush serum was really something fun and unique to try! The serum is more of a tinted skincare product for your face. Some of the ingredients include Vitamin E and apricot seed oil. When applying this to my face the color was a little too strong for my liking. Overall, I like the idea of this product but in reality would definitely stick to a blush powder. 

3. Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel

I usually use face masks at the end of the day, never a hydrating gel at the beginning! This gel includes green tea, cucumber extracts, and Vitamin C and E. The combination of these ingredients is meant to nourish and hydrate your skin. The product recommends applying on a clean face before your day.  I sampled this gel at about 6 AM, knowing I wanted to look and feel awake while I worked from 7AM-2PM. I loved the way my face felt throughout the day and my under eyes seemed more awake!

4. Klorane Dry Shampoo

To start off, I absolutely love dry shampoo!!! I use dry shampoo daily, and this sample size is perfect to throw into my purse to use at anytime! What I LOVED about this product was it never left my hair looking white, like most dry shampoos do. My roots are fairly dark so the whiteness of dry shampoo is hard to cover up. Not only did it absorb the oil in my hair, it gave my second day hair some body!

5. Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray

When sampling beauty products for my hair I always look to see if it smells good. If you are looking for the same aspect, try this spray out! I tried this spray both on my wet and dry hair. When using it on my wet hair, I didn't get the result I wanted. My hair just did not hold any wave to it. When I tried it on my dry hair, I loved it! This spray gave my hair the perfect textured look I wanted.

I loved my first BirchBox and can't wait to see next months!

With love,

b.e. good