I would really like to say that I was disappointed in this month's Birchbox to spice up these monthly reviews a bit. But, the amazing-ly cute neon green and hot pink headphones I unwrapped this week enable me from doing so! July's Birchbox was Glamour Magazine sponsored and pretty rad if I do say so myself! This month's theme was focused on fully emerging yourself in your style from the sight of a gorgeous chevron pattern, to the smell of that amazing new Jimmy Choo perfume and even the taste of a perfect Pinot! Birchbox brought straight to my door-- the five senses of Summer.
A gorgeous Stila "In the Light" Eyeshadow packet. I've been eying the Urban Decay "Naked" palette that is getting so much press lately and this Stila sample packet of their "In the Light" colors was a perfect substitution for neutrals while I convince myself to fork over the fifty bones to get Naked. (It was too easy, I had to!)
Eau Flirt by Harvey Prince perfume. I have to admit something here first. I am a packaging judger! Honestly, what kind of ad exec would I be if I didn't? And this packaging is just awful. I do not want to look like a weird ginger in an awful green mini--let alone smell like her! Not a win for me. Sorry, Birchbox!
Larabar Uber. I know that lots of my lady friends are uber-obsessed with Larabar's offerings. After my first try with this Bananas Foster sample- I know why! I felt like I was eating banana bread! Totally delish.
Dirt luxe salt scrub and lemon leaf. Even if I didn't love this scrub, I would give it an A+ because the name is too perfect: Sew and Reap. But, luckily I really enjoyed this scrub. It's a great exfoliate and smells as delicious as my Larabar snack was!
Blinc Mascara. Mascara is quickly becoming my least favorite thing in my Birchboxes. I don't always get them but, when I do- I am always disappointed. Nothing on Blinc, I'm sure it's great but, I am addicted to my Almay for Brown Eyes mascara and I will never sway. The end.
Finally, my favorite adorable headphones! Can you ever not use an extra pair of headphones? I keep them everywhere! In my house, in my purse, at work and in my gym bags! I can always use an additional pair and these bright colored headphones are the perfect addition to my collection. Not to mention, they come on a cord wrap that I will use to keep these babies from getting tangled!
Overall, July wasn't my favorite Birchbox but- still well worth the $7 a month!
Have you joined Birchbox's sampling service? What do you think so far?