Friday, July 24, 2015

July TopBox 2015

July's Topbox is here!

Here's what was inside:

  • A FULL SIZE Ofra Cosmetics Universal Eyebrow Pencil - $13.00
  • A FULL SIZE Seche Vite Top Coat - $9.95
  • A 30mL Sample of St. Tropez Everyday Body Gradual Tan in Medium/Dark - $4.50
  • A 1.5 Sample of Bare Mineral Lash Domination Voluming Mascara - $2.70

I am quite happy with this month's box! It is a nice variety! The eyebrow pencil says it's universal, but I think it will be too dark for my light brows. I am so happy to have gotten Seche Vite! It is my favorite top coat and I am about half way done of the one I have now! I am interested to use the self tanning cream, but a bit scared as it is medium/dark and I am fair. The mascara sample is TINY, but I will definitely use it! All in all, no major complaints! A good month!


I contacted Holt Renfrew and they sent me the nail file from last month! So nice of them! I also contacted Fruits & Passion and didn't hear back from them....strange...

July BirchBox 2015

This month's BirchBox came and I was actually quite impressed this month. 

This month's box included:

  • A 40mL sample of Gilchrist & Soames Spa Body Lotion in Relaxing Sea Fennel
  • A 30mL sample of Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo
  • A pair of Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
  • A 0.8g sample of The Balm Balm Desert Blush/Bronzer
  • A 20mL sample of Vasanti Detox Nutrient-Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser

Apparently this month's box was a collaboration with Best Health....I'm not sure who they are as I have never heard of them before. Overall, I found this month to have a much better variety than previous months. I know that there is another body wash and shampoo, but I am happy about the sizes of them and that it is a clarifying shampoo! I am also excited to have received a sample of the Balm Desert! The Balm is not easy to get where I am from, so I love getting the samples to try! The Vasanti face wash smells nice and is a nice size for travel. Eye gels are always something fun to get that I would never buy myself. Overall, a much better month this month! Good work BirchBox!

June 2015 Birchbox Canada

This month, we were all supposed to receive an Eyeko liquid liner, but Birchbox ate their words very quickly after they were "held up in customs". They then promised a great make-up sample in each box (mine is not great by any means haha), plus two products selected by someone who I have never heard of.....Anyways, here is what was inside my Birchbox this month.

  • Beauty Protector Body Cleanser 
  • Cynthia Rowley Creamy Lip Stain in Poppy (I seem to have lost this by the time I took the pic)
  • Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer 
  • PARLOR Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray 
  • Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel 
  • Pura Vida Lace Headband with Charm 
  • I'm excited to try the Beauty Protector body cleanser, it smells just like the hair product that I received (and used up) in my first Birchbox. 
  • I am interested in the 3-minute peel. I'm new to peels and think it's a unique item to receive in a beauty box.
  • The Naobay cream smells quite nice and though, kind of boring, it will be something that I use.
  • The lip stain is so small and not a colour that I use.
  • The headband is very tight and not really something that I wear often...maybe I'll use it while I wash my face....
  • I have so many sea salt sprays and hardly use them.
So overall, another Birchbox, another miss. I've been hoping that Birchbox would step up their game, but I continue to be underwhelmed....