The Adventures of Stinky Sweet:

Sometimes stinky. Sometimes sweet. But it's our life - and it is always good.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

July Birchbox!

It's Birchbox time! My July Birchbox came last Friday - Chad checked the mail as I was literally "shirt tails flying" (as my mother would say) out the door to head to Knoxville to start setting up for our big event. So, sorry for the more poor than usual pictures this month (not that they are usually fabulous!) but you will still get the point. I saw him walking across the yard with my hot pink box in his hand and I grabbed my camera and ran inside with it!

This month, Birchbox teamed up with Glamour Magazine for our boxes. They touted that there would be something for all 5 senses thus the fun little wrapper around the box this month.

This is the first look - the first thing I noticed was the hot pink egg. More below...

This is a beautyblender (sic) brand makeup blender. I have heard that this is supposed to be a phenominal makeup "brush" but I pretty much don't use any liquid makeup so not sure how useful this will be for me. However, a pack of 2 is normally $25.95 so this is a monthly steal.
This is one of the "touch" sense items for the month.

These are Tea Forte mints...I love the little box that is leaf shaped and I have already dropped these in my purse to take with me to work tomorrow!
This is the "taste" item for the month.

I think everyone got a set of these fun colored earbuds. They are a Birchbox exclusive - it says - so it will be nice to have a extra pair to leave with my iPod and one to keep with my phone.
This is the "sound" item for the month.

The perfume for the month is Harvey Prince's "Hello". Self proclaimed as an "optimistic blend of juicy Meyer lemon, white grapefruit, and pink plumeria" this will probably be something I really like. I gave it one sniff while taking pictures and I do think I like the scent. I am a sucker for a good citrus scent and this is a much more reasonably priced perfume than others I have recieved samples of...
obviously this is the "smell" item of the month.

This is a small sample of the Jouer Luminizing Mousture Tint. I already tried it on my hand and though it is a bit dark for my skin, I loved the way it looked and felt. Not too oily or shimmery. If it comes in other colors, I might really like it, especially because it also has SPF 20 in it.
This is another "touch" item.

And finally, a stila lip glaze. I really like the color - sheer and sort of a browny pink. It comes in a limited-edition set of 3 for $12 so my friend K and I are thinking about ordering it. It is a little sticky for my taste but I really like the color so I might be able to overlook that for a nice shine!

All in all, this was a decent box. It is interesting to compare mine with K's box because she got really different things *that I wish I had gotten* in her box (a bronzer and some hair product) so it is almost as fun to see what everyone else gets. Either way, still one of the coolest presents I have ever gotten! :)

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BParrish said...

Mine had different stuff in it! I did get the earbuds though. I got a liquid eyeliner that I love and a bottle of nail polish that I took with me to my last mani/pedi to use.