August 2014 Birchbox

Welcome to the month when ice cream is considered a food group, and flip-flops count as formal wear. We don’t take ourselves too seriously any time of year, but especially not during the height of summer. For one thing, it’s just too darn hot. In honor of our “Lighten Up” theme, we’ll be bringing you fun ways to kick back, relax, and take a load off all month long. On the Magazine, check out the perfect lipstick-and-cocktail pairings, clever ways to beat the heat, the new brigade of funny ladies, and so much more. Here’s to keeping cool and laughing our way into fall“. – Birchbox

Ever since I cut back my blogging schedule to three days a week, I’ve been lagging on posting my beauty box subscription posts. I’ve also been busy just enjoying the summer months so truth be told…this box sat on on my counter for weeks! But now that I’ve finally had a chance to check out the products…here’s what I got:

Harvey Prince Ageless – Pink Grapefruit Perfume: What started out as a sweet gift idea has turned into a cult fragrance. The brother duo behind Harvey Prince originally created this uncommon blend as a Mother’s Day present for their stylish mom. And they didn’t just design a pretty scent—they used olfactory research to develop a fragrance that’s calibrated to make you smell more youthful. The result, a sophisticated mix of citrus notes and blossomy florals, will appeal to you no matter your age. My thoughts: Can you believe I’ve finally found another perfume I like? I purchased the full size last month of the Harvey Prince “Hello” perfume and I love it. I actually really like this one too…and it makes you smell younger too? LOL…not sure I believe that but I do like the scent!

Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow: A blend of powerful antioxidants and soothing aloe and chamomile work together to calm and even skin tone. Flecked with tiny, light-reflecting pigments, this hypoallergenic, gluten-free, perfume-free, and oil-free formula is perfect for those with sensitive skin. My thoughts: This was a tad too dark for me so I will be giving it away.

SeaRX Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream: This daily ultralightweight lotion harnesses multiple sea-born ingredients—like algae extract and Dead Sea mineral salts—to gently diminish wrinkles, crow’s feet, and uneven skin tone for youthful, smooth skin. Fast-absorbing hydrators like shea and cocoa butters provide shine-free moisture, leaving skin soft and supple, never greasy. My thoughts: I was surprised by the texture of this cream (thicker than I anticipated for some reason) but it actually goes on nice and smooth. I’ve only tried it on my crows feet so far so we shall see.

ModelCo Bronzer: This sheer, oil-controlled powder glides on smoothly for weightless coverage. Matte leaves behind a natural warmth, while Shimmer has a golden, illuminating effect. Suitable for all skin types and tones. Like all of ModelCo’s products, this one’s cruelty-free and PETA certified. My thoughts: I’ve only got one bronzer and it’s a multi-color summery one so I am kind of excited to add this one into the rotation for fall!

Key West Aloe Moisturizing Lotion: A megadose of aloe vera hydrates and nourishes skin. Vitamin E, papaya extract, and apple extract soften the skin, while chamomile extract calm irritation. A bit of key lime extract adds a light citrus scent—and a carefree island feel. My thoughts: This smells delicious AND it’s very moisturizing. This will definitely not go to waste!

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