Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Birchbox June 2011

It's a mystery....
Hello! I hope all of you have had a good day! Mine has been surprisingly good. I got to catch up with a good friend of mine, work was busy but productive, and my June Birchbox was waiting for me when I arrived home. Since my past two Birchboxes have arrived in the middle of the month, it was a very pleasant way to end the day. What's particularly exciting is that, since I got my box earlier than usual, I didn't get a chance to find out what other people have received, so the contents were a surprise as well.

This month's theme is "vacation-ready products," and I'm loving what I got in my box. This month, I received:
My first look
  • A sample of the Kate Spade perfume Twirl
  • A large sample of Kiehl's new Ultra Facial Oil Free Lotion
  • A full-size Laura Geller Baked Blush N' Brighten Blush in Apricot Berry
  • A large sample of Xen-Tan's Deep Bronze Luxe
  • Two Herban Essentials Orange Towelettes (this was my extra for the month)
These products look amazing, and the people at Birchbox really outdid themselves with this month's box. Besides getting a full-size blush from Laura Geller (priced at $29.50), the Kiehl's product isn't even available in stores yet, which gives me a sneak peek at this moisturizer. I also love that I got a mix of makeup and skin care. While some reviewers have either had much worse luck than I have or are much more discerning, I find that I am pretty easy to please when it comes to Birchbox. The only thing that I'm a little iffy about is the self-tanner. Since I'm Asian, I've found that some self-tanners turn me orange. However, I will definitely give it a whirl and hope that I don't turn into an Oompa Loompa.

From left to right: Kiehl's  Lotion, Laura Geller Baked Blush N' Brighten (top),  Kate Spade perfume,  Xen-Tan self tanner, Herban Essentials Towelettes
So far, I've tried Twirl and the Laura Geller blush. Although I am a cheapskate when it comes to fragrance (1.7 oz of Twirl is $65, much more than I would pay for perfume), the scent is very pretty. The blush, which can also be used as a highlighter, is pretty but very potent. I'm going to have to use a lighter hand when I apply it next time.

I'll post a more complete review on the products in several weeks (after I've had a chance to spend more time testing them). If you have questions about Birchbox or about the products (from this month's box or from previous months), please feel free to leave a comment below!


Anonymous said...

I just signed up for Birchbox so the June one will be my first! I felt silly googling for posts about the June box since it's only the 7th! But WOW this looks amazing... I will be so happy if I get the same products... especially that full size blush! WOW! Thank you for sharing :D

tgs said...

@Anonymous - Thanks so much for your comment! I'm glad you enjoyed the post (I've been getting a ton of his from it, which is very exciting).

I hope that you enjoy your first Birchbox. There's some variation in the boxes, so please come back and let me know what you received and what you thought of the products!