June 2016 Birch Box Unboxing

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Oh Birch Box. I have no idea why I still haven’t cancelled you. The box itself this month is super cute though, going in my living room. Let’s just jump into what I got this month. As usually all subscription products will be reviewed through out the month.

Contents:

clairSEA Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliate Full size $18: I have never tried a face detox, so I am pretty excited to try this.”Made with sea salt and scorched bamboo, this all natural scrub battles black heads and oil.” I have been having a big black head problem, so hopefully this helps.

Coola mineral face spf 3o unscented matte face tint full size $36: After my last coola sample experience, I am not too excited for this. But, I will try it and review it for y’all!

Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum Full Size $35: Apparently this serum also tackles scars and hyper pigmentation. We will see reader, we will see.

Orbie Dry Texturizing Spray Ful size $44: I have heard great things about this brand and I am super glad that I finally get to try one of their products!

The Beauty Crop PB&J Smoothie Stick “Raisin the roof” Full size $14.95: First off, is this products name not precious? I will be trying this out and reviewing it, I really hop that I love it. Apparently it contains sweet almond oil, sounds nice.

What was in your Birch Box?!

XoXo Mandainfo

*Birch Box May 2016* Let’s Take the Party Outside Shall We?

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I received my May Birch Box this week. It has been very hit and miss for me. I do want to express the fact that I will probably end up cancelling this box, then subscribe to the Vegan Cuts beauty box. But, for now let’s get in to this months box!

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This is a $72 fragrance. But, the sample we received you can literally get for free if you ask a fragrance counter where it is sold. I am also not too big of a fan of this brand anyway, or this type of scent. “Attention grabbing scent features notes of berry and accents of honeysuckle.” 

I love honey suckle, it is the berry I do not like. I am probably just going to give this to someone to try. Or toss it.

I really wish this sample would have had more in it, but I do really like the scent. I also love this brand it is cruelty free, part of farm to face, and certified organic. The full-size is $32 and per what I decided to do last month, I will be reviewing this product after using it more through out this month!

I was really excited to receive this sample. I have heard Tracy and Stephanie of Eleventh gorgeous talk about it a lot. The smell is fantastic and the sample size if pretty good! the full-size is $23.50. I will also review this as the month goes on. The information I was able to find also says it is cruelty free, which makes me happy since I am in dire need of hair products now.

I have wanted to try eyeko and I am super glad that I have finally gotten to. It is claimed that this product is cruelty free AND vegan. You will see in a coming up post that I have had to pass on most of my liquid liner, so I hope I love this!

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It dried so fast and  doesn’t budge! Yes, it does dry matte.

The full size of this is $30 and the sample size is pretty large and full. Perfect to test this out! Their website claims they are 80% organic, but I can’t find anything about a definite answer as to their cruelty free stance. Here’s to hoping they are!

What do you think of this months products!? What did you get? What are you most excited for me to review? Let’s talk!

XoXo Manda

*Birch Box Sample Review* Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioner

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I got a sample of this product, pictured is the full size, in my April 2016 Birch Box. When I received this product I was pretty happy that I did, and I am still happy that I did!

Birch Box Break Down

“Teleport your tresses out of the Sahara with this ultrahydrating deep conditioning mask fortified with essential oils. A lifesaver for those suffering from dry, damaged, or lifeless hair, often the result of color treatments, heat tools, or climate changes, this blend of transformative hair nutrients will restore and replenish hair to a glossier, healthier state.”

How- To- Use

“Avocado, almond, and argan oils work together to nourish, repair, hydrate, and add shine. Strengthening keratin protein, conditioning rosehip oil, soothing aloe, and essential vitamins B5, D, A, E, and biotin help increase hair elasticity and moisture to prevent breakage. This formula is made without parabens, silicones, or phthalates.”

The Sample in General:

The sample I received was pretty good size and I got a few uses out of it. I actually still have a use or two left in it, so that is fantastic! The Full size is $26, here.

Smell, Texture, Etc:

This is possibly the best smelling hair product I have ever used. The amazing smell also lingers in my hair which is fantastic! This is a creamy white conditioner, just like any other. I also really like how simple the packaging is. It is really sleek and aesthetically pleasing and I am super into that lately. I also really like how natural this product is.

Would I Buy?

Oh yeah. I did just order a lot of natural and cruelty free body, hair, and skin care products. If for some reason I do not like the deep conditioner I purchased, I will definitely purchase this!

Have you tried this? What is your favorite deep conditioner?

XoXo Manda

*Birch Box Sample Review* (Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser

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I have decided to start centering the talk wall portions of my post. In my eyes it looks more professional. What do you think?

I got a sample of this product in my April BirchBox, and if you remember, I didn’t like this product from my first impression. Now, after a few weeks, I am going to tell you what my opinion on this product is!

BirchBox Break Down:

“This triple-threat cleanser from (MALIN + GOETZ) dissolves dirt and oil, clears acne, and balances skin’s pH. The amino acid-based foaming gel taps naturally antibacterial grapefruit to prevent blemishes and exfoliate, while hydrating glycerin and sodium pca leave your complexion soft, not taut. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin, and rinses away completely—no need for toner. (So…quintuple-threat?)”

Sample in general:

In general, this was a pretty good sized sample. (This is prevalent because it attributes to BirchBox’s worth.) I got quite a few uses out of it. It was the perfect size to allow me to make a firm opinion on the product.

Thoughts on its properties: (scent, feel, etc..)

I am not fond of the grape fruit scent. I am STILL not fond of it. The scent made it kind of hard to use on my face, because the scent lingered. But, on a positive note I love that it is a gel instead of a cream. It also has an amazing texture. It is so smooth when you are rubbing it in to your skin.

How did it affect my skin:

I  have very dry sensitive skin. It is pretty hard to find facial cleansers that I actually enjoy. This product however made my face SO soft, it was kind of amazing! It also didn’t cause any type of break out or rash, which sort of surprised me because it has a fragrance.

Would I purchase:

This product is $32. You can get it here!

If this product comes in different scents it is something I really want to purchase. It works great and my skin has shown a lot of improvement since I have been using it. The only thing holding me back is the scent. I can’t stand it. I am sure I am one of the few people on earth who hate the popular fresh grape fruit scent, but I just cannot handle it.Other than that though, I am very glad I got to try this product and hope I can get my hands on a different scent ( or non-fragrance version).

What is your favorite face wash? Have you tried this one? DO YOU LIKE GRAPE FRUIT!?

XoXo Manda