BIRCHBOX August 2018—Snapshots from summer, soak it in

Here we are at the end of August, already! With memories of sparkling days at the beach and vacation adventures are still vivid, Birchbox samples this month are themed: Snapshots from Summer. So, soak in a few more days in the sun, while sipping your pumpkin spice lattes.

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Here the August Birchbox products that I received:

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Since I have several spray dry shampoos, I was so happy to receive this foam version from #Birchbox. A light foam dispenses from the pressurized container that is slow to melt, giving you plenty of time to work it into your hair.


Phantom Dry Shampoo will work for any hair type. It’s non-sticky, doesn’t make your hair crunchy, is ultra-gentle, absorbs dirt & oil, plus it hydrates the scalp (what more could you want). Key ingredients are: rice starch (oil absorption) and sea buckthorn berry aka obliphica (nourishes, softens and contains omega 7 for collagen production). Plus, it has no parabens, sulfates or phthalates. Great product!

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I’ve used LOC’s shadow sticks before and find them to be a handy staple. They are especially good for quick application or light makeup days. And, One & Done seem to be a subscriber favorite.

I received this 0.05oz tube in the shade Champagne Problems (which used to be called On Point)—a silvery taupe. It is great as an all-over lid color and/or tear duct brightener.

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One & Done is creamy, long-lasting, creaseless and waterproof! The full size comes in 7 neutral color options and is a super-affordable $10. Bonus, this smooth color can be applied directly from the pencil with no need for primer.

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Featherbalm cream is lightweight, non-sticky and fine to use on damp or dry hair. It will give a soft hold to blowouts, or provide extra moisture and texture to strands.

This hair balm contains Oribe’s Signature Complex of natural ingredients that helps protect against UV damage, heat damage, tangles and dryness. All this, with a subtle sweet scent.

Having long hair, I’m always looking for products to impart a little extra moisture to ends—this fits the bill.

I’ve been a little hesitant to jump on the makeup removal wipes bandwagon, because I feel like it just smears oils and makeup around the face in the process of removal. But, there are times when you don’t have immediate access to soap and water that these are quite convenient!

Vasanti wipes use micellar water to attract and capture dirt, oil and pollutants from skin. They are gentle too, won’t strip beneficial, natural oils or dry-out skin. Gentle enough, in fact, to use around the delicate eye area.

Love this fun sparkly lip gloss, that changes from periwinkle to pink (based on a pH-adjusting technology) when applied to lips:

How cool is this Disco Kitten Gloss in the shade Far Out? Love the sheer pink color it imparts with smooth iridescent mini sparkles (that you can’t even feel on lips).

There are four different color choices of Disco Kitten Gloss, that all transform to a hue of pink, but appear bright shades *in the tube: Hustle (*watermelon pink), Foxy (*pinky orange), Groovy (*lime green), Far Out (*periwinkle).

Birchbox offers a set of all four tubes of these colors, that I am currently on waitlist to purchase!

Thats it! Let me know if you are a subscriber, and if you also got some great products this month. And, would love to hear if anyone has a favorite Disco Kitten gloss shade.

Have a Gorgeous day!

xo, Jen






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