Birchbox July

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Here’s what I got:

Supergoop!® Advanced SPF 37 Anti-Aging Eye Cream: Unlike other skin-irritating sun care products, the patent-pending formula won’t irritate the oh-so-sensitive skin under your eyes. Made with a mineral UVA+UVB sunscreen, the ultra-lightweight cream blocks damaging sunrays to keep future signs of aging at bay. Light-diffusing mica instantly brightens and softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while eco-certified 100% natural oat peptides boost collagen to give you a youthful, well-rested look. My thoughts: My La Mer eye cream just ran out not too long ago so I’ve been using up samples of eye creams before I make another purchase. I LOVE the brightening effect this cream has and it does not interfere with my makeup application. I already wear a lotion with SPF so this is just added coverage. So far, so good!

ncLA House of Hollywood Nail Wraps: This kit contains 26 self-adhesive nail wraps (enough for two manicures, give or take a few extras) and an ncLA nail file. The wraps come in varying sizes so you can select the ones that best fit your nails. My thoughts: I’ve TOTALLY been slacking in the nail department. I like the colors of these wraps but to be honest, I somehow find just painting my nails a bit easier as of late.

Ofra Universal Eyebrow Pencil: Synthetic beeswax gives the formula its smooth, long-lasting finish. It’s easy to match the universally wearable pencil to brows of any shade: Feather lightly over brows once for a light tone, and layer on to darken. My thoughts: I KNOW I need to darken my brows but I am just too lazy I guess to pull out my brow kit so I’m thinking a brow pencil might be more my speed! And after getting my makeup done professionally recently, I am going to try to start highlighting my eyes more often!

Harvey Prince Hello Body Cream: This fast-absorbing cream hydrates skin with a blend of olive, coconut, and sweet almond oils, plus moisturizing shea butter. Lemon and mandarin extracts add an extra burst of refreshing citrus. My thoughts: I love this perfume but it doesn’t last quite as long as I’d like so wearing both the lotion & perfume gives it the added staying power it needs.

St. Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Ageing Multi-Action Face: This noncomedogenic, paraben-free formula nourishes and plumps skin without clogging pores. Meanwhile, dihydroxyacetone allows for a gradual, buildable tan, and Aromaguard™ fragrance technology keeps spray-tan smells to a minimum. Suitable for all skin tones. My thoughts: Is it just me or are you thrilled that almost everything comes with anti-aging benefits these days? This has a nice texture and did not leave my face feeling greasy. Also, the scent is very light…not too self tanner-ish.

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2 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Robyn
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 9:28 pm

    I hear you about the nail wraps! I’ve never tried them, but have always admired them and assumed that it would be easier to paint your nails. I would love to hear how they work out for you if you do end up giving them a shot! The prints are very nice!


  2. Jeanne
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

    I love the nail patches!