Happy Monday, Bombshells!!! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!  To me it felt like the weekend flew by with a blink of an eye.  Same with the summer – am I right?!?! How is it already the middle of July?  I swear the older I get the faster time seems to go.

I was super excited this weekend though – I received my first subscription box from Birchbox.  I will tell you this, I signed up for this subscription on my own – so this review is 100% authentic and real.  I get a little frustrated sometimes reading reviews and not knowing if they’re honest or not.  Well, if you have that frustration too you can rest easy knowing I am going to keep things real! 

What initially made me interested in the subscription was that it was affordable and can be cancelled at any time.  Phew – what a relief!   There’s nothing I hate more than getting into a subscription that you’re committed to without knowing if you’ll really love it.  On top of being basically commitment free, it’s only $10 a month!!! That’s like one Starbucks stop ladies!!!

It’s pretty easy and foolproof to get yourself all setup too.  I downloaded the app to my phone and began filling out my profile.  You answer questions about your hair, face, and personal style so the products you receive are tailored to YOU!! How awesome is that?!?  Then each month you’ll receive five sample size beauty products straight to your mailbox to give them a whirl.  The best part is, if you are absolutely head over heels in love with a product you can order the regular size straight from the app! You are also able to shop tons (okay that’s not exact) of products you may already love from the app.

Okay…are you ready to find out the products I received this month? Too bad if you’re not – we’re to that point ๐Ÿ˜‰ I tried these all out when getting ready yesterday and today, so these reviews are fresh.

Beauty Protector – Protect & Detangle ($23.50)

I absolutely love detanglers – my hair gets tangled if I sneeze too hard. Seriously!  So, I was really excited this was included.   It also smells dreamy, which is a plus!  I loved it.  It works really well in my opinion.  I towel dried my hair and sprayed all over.  I always like to gently massage this type of product in too.  I was able to brush thru my hair with no tangles or knots getting in the way.  It’s also a protectant from the heat of your styling tools.  I did notice on both days that my hair looked shiny, smooth, and felt very soft.  I’m definitely thinking about ordering this one.

Rating: 5/5 Hair Flips ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ

Marcelle – Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel ($27)

I’m always up for trying new moisturizing lotions and gels.  This particular moisturizer is a gel.  Which I always gravitate more towards during the hot summer months.  This hydrating gel was light and did not leave my skin feeling sticky or tacky.  It made my skin feel smooth and looking fresh.  This gel has green tea and cucumber extracts, along with vitamin C and E.  I have my set of moisturizers that I currently use in my routine, so I’m not sure if I will be adding this one to the bunch.  However, it is one that I do recommend.

Rating: 5/5 Hair Flips ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ

The Beauty Crop – Blush Duo: Papaya Don’t Preach ($10)

This was a fun product to receive.  The Blush Duo included both a powder and a cream blush in the compact.  Which is great for those that like to use both types of blush or if you only use one or the other, it allows you try something new.  In my opinion, the color would be great for most skin tones.  As it was a peachy-pink.  I must admit I’ve never used a cream blush before, so I was excited to give it a try.    I think once I get better at applying the cream blush I will love it more – I felt like I made myself look like a clown with big blush circles on my cheeks!  Once I blended the product, it did look more natural and gave me a good flushed looking cheek.  The powder side of the compact was a little tricky to get at with my normal blush brush because it is rather small.  Once I oragamied (new word) my brush to get enough on it, I did really like the color with my skin tone.  It gave me an almost sun-kissed, warm glow.  I’m undecided on this one for me in particular, because I’m not sure I would use the cream blush enough in my normal routine.

Rating: 3/5 Hair Flips ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ (mostly due to user error, but the powder side is too small to use properly in my opinion)

Oribe – Aprรจs Beach Wave and Shine Spray ($42)

ABSOLUTELY LOVE this product!!  This was my favorite item in the box.  I loved the smell of the product.  I used it two different ways the past two days.  The first day I let my hair air dry and sprayed this on when my hair was just a little damp.  After I sprayed the product, I scrunched my hair here and there for super cute beachy waves.  It also helped tame my usual frizz from air drying my hair.  Today, I actually dried my hair and then ran my straightener over it.  After I was done styling I applied this spray for a sleek and shiny finishing touch.  I am really pleased with how the product worked during both looks.  I will be purchasing this product and highly recommend to you Bombshells.

Rating: 100/5 hair flips ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ (clearly, I really love it)

ARROW – BOOST Color Enhancing Lip Balm ($14)

The last product included was a the ARROW lip balm.  To me this feels like a full size product – awesome!!!   I’m usually not the type of Bombshell that wears lip balms, but I was pleasantly surprised with this product.  What is so great about it is that it adjusts to your own PH and leaves your lips with your own unique pink color.  I will tell you that on both days of trying this product I had two different shades of pink develop.  One darker pink and one very light almost bare shade.  I really like that you get a nice natural color from a very light, non-sticky balm.  Great product to use on days when you want a more natural lip.

Rating: 5/5 hair flips ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ

I hope you enjoyed my Birchbox unveiling and review.  Please leave me any questions or comments below!


Amanda ๐Ÿ’‹

p.s. What’s also nice is that a description card is included listing out all of your products which includes the price for the full size product(I’ve listed for you)!  They also included a 15% off code for any purchase over $35.00.

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