Sequins and Sea Breezes: June Birchbox Review

June Birchbox Review

6/18/2014



This is one of those month's that I get super excited to get my Birchbox then when I get it I'm not sure if I want to keep it or try one of the other beauty boxes out there. Lately I feel like a lot of the samples haven't been that great. I think this is the second or third month in a row I've gotten a shampoo sample and while I will admit that some are better than others I definitely feel like some of the samples aren't as great as they used to be. I'm going to give it another month or two and see how it goes. Oh and next month I'm actually going to take my own pictures instead of using the stock photos... sorry for my laziness there! 

On to the actual product reviews now: 

1. Davines Love Smoothing Kit - I was actually pleasantly surprised with this but I think it would probably be better on someone with thicker hair than I have. The scent is actually really pleasant and it left my hair feeling silky and smooth. My hair doesn't have a lot of frizz so I can't really say how well it fights frizz. I haven't tried the oil yet, mainly because I'm a little nervous with my hair already being fine and limp but I'll give it a try and see how it works on a day where I don't have to worry about how my hair looks!

2. English Laundry Signature for Her - This is a sweet and floraly scent but is a little too musky for me. The initial scent is a bit strong but it does fade a bit upon drying which makes it more bearable for me. It kind of reminds me of  Viva La Juicy so if you like that scent you'll most likely like this one.

3. Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara - I was actually super excited to get this in my Birchbox this month! I was in need of a new mascara and was about to go by a new one when I got my June box and here was this sample! The best part? It was a full sized sample! This was by far my favorite thing I received this month. This mascara is thinner than most mascaras I've used but I actually really like that. It glides on easily and doesn't clump and has a great rich black color. I've worn it twice without any other makeup on at all and still felt confident going out to run errands. I definitely would purchase this!

4. Perlier Body Cream Shea Almond - This was probably my second favorite thing in the box. I have naturally dry skin and most lotions are either too greasy or don't hydrate enough for me. This felt amazing on and really seemed to nourish my skin. The scent is absolutely amazing too. If you've ever smelt the original Jergens, this smells almost exactly like that but more natural. Definitely something I'd use again!

5. suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser - I'm always looking for a great exfoliator (at my age, who isn't?) so I was happy to try this out. It had a very clean, lemony scent and was pretty non-abrasive for a an exfoliant. The first time I tried it I wasn't so sure how I felt about it because I didn't feel like it was abrasive enough for me but my skin felt great after using it! It didn't feel as clean as I would have liked it to be after washing my face but my skin felt so soft and smooth after that I can deal with it! *UPDATE* Not so sure about this stuff any more... after a few days of using it I noticed my skin has broken out worse than it has in a long time and the only change in my skin care routine is this cleanser. The only other thing it could be is the stress from trying to plan the Jimmy Fallon taping stuff but I'm not so sure I'm too happy with this stuff any more! 

What do you think? Have you ever tried any of these products and if so what did you think about them?





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30 comments

  1. I'm pretty sure that you and my friend get the same one each month!! She loved the shampoo and kit for hair - sad I didn't get to try it haha! The mascara sounds wonderful and full sample size too - yay!

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  2. The mascara sounds good! XO

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  3. ah i have had birchbox and decided i only liked 50% of the things 100% of the time. so i quit it. but love your review! xo

    kat@cheshirekatblog.com

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  4. So many products so little time! Now I want to go shopping!
    XO
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  5. I have not, but I want to try that mascara now!

    www.thesequinedswans.blogspot.com

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  6. You should check out ipsy or MissionCute, I think they are a little bit better and more bang for the buck!

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  7. or ipsy! ipsy is also only $10 a month and i think their samples are waaaaay better.

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  8. That shea almond body lotion sounds perfect. I'm constantly moisturizing!!

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  9. Great reviews! The mascara and lotion sounds awesome!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  10. Great reviews ! I love your style and you are beautiful! I love your blog and I have started following you with Bloglovin and GFC. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!
    Camille xo.

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Love the reviews! If it makes you feel better, I've heard other people complain about Birchbox, and know a lot of people who switched to Ipsy and loved it!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  12. Thanks for reviewing these products! It sounds like the mascara was a hit - I've heard good things about Mally Beauty from Emily (Beauty Broadcast) on YouTube.

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  13. It sounds like the mascara was a definitely win in this months box, hopefully the next few months bring you better samples you are happy with!

    xo
    Brittani and Katie
    www.pleasantlypetite.com

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  14. Love Birchbox. Great review.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  15. the almond lotion sounds SOO good! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  16. I've not tried any of these but I'd be curious to try the mascara!

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  17. I'm always on the hunt for a great mascara...definitely going to look into trying this! Great reviews!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  18. i think one of my favorite things when i get a beauty sample box is trying a new mascara if there is one in the box - i love getting to try those samples the most

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  19. I simply HAVE to join one of these!! Love it!!

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  20. I've always wanted to try this, but I'm so nervous I'll get stuck with things I hate. Do you purchase birchbox every month or are there others you've tried?

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  21. I have got to sign up for this!! Man always such cool stuff :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  22. This looks like it was a good month for Birchbox!

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  23. I'm not a birch box subscriber yet, but I'm seriously considering it!
    lexi @ thelittlebrunette.com

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  24. Looks like some really great pics this month from Birchbox! I stopped my subscription a month or so ago, but this has me reconsidering. :)

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  25. Ohhh I love Davines! I have super thick hair it is always tames my mane so well! I always love reading these birch box reviews!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  26. I love your blog, you always have great posts! xo

    Alexis
    http://thosethreads.com

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  27. I don't know how I feel about Birchbox. They host amazing events but they're subscription boxes always let me down...

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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  28. I'm so back and forth on Birchbox. This one looks amazing though!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  29. I've been looking everywhere for that shampoo and conditioner! I used it at a friends house 3 years ago and didn't know the name so I hadn't been able to track it down! I just remember it smelt amazing and worked like a gem!

    xo, Megan Ann

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