The mailman has come and gone, and it’s time for the June Birchbox review! Don’t forget, you too can sign up for your very own Birchbox subscription!
Color Club Wanderlust Collection ($8 for 4 minis)
The Hype: Inspired by our global offices in four of the world’s classic cities (not to mention our love of travel), this bold collection of minis—created exclusively for Birchbox—features summer’s hottest hues.
My Take: I received one of the mini’s, in Reign in Spain, which is a bright coral. I’m not really a coral person (with the exception of that scarf from PopSugar!) so I had my daughter try it out. The polish is smooth, and has definite staying power. If you’re into the palette, it’s a great way to try them out at this price.
Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($18)
The Hype: Made with softening oat milk extracts, plus corn and rice starches, this ultra-fine powder spray leaves nary a trace of residue behind. It performs a heroic array of functions. For starters, it soaks up oil and sweat from your roots and helps revive second day hair. Next, it amps up volume and helps extend the life of blowouts.
My Take: I have never used dry shampoo before. I meant to get some when I had my knee surgery, but I didn’t realize they were out of the nursing home and into the salon these days! This has a nice light scent, and doesn’t feel overly heavy when applied. My hair felt clean, not sticky or icky (and no white film like I see dry shampoo tends to leave). Definitely recommend this.
Oscar de la Renta Something Blue ($85)
The Hype: Inspired by the iconic designer’s silk and lace wedding gowns, this refined blend opens with sparkling notes of mandarin and linden blossom, then mellows into a sultry body of bourbon vanilla and white musk notes.
My Take: I’m still on the fence about this. It might sound crazy, but I swear sometimes it smells good and sometimes it smells musky. I don’t like musks, I like fruity florals and really light fragrances. This (to me) smells more like a classic heavy perfume. I’m probably going to retire this sample to my mother.
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser ($32.95)
The Hype: Natural lemongrass and chamomile team up with synthetic-free cosmecutical actives to thoroughly clean skin. At the same time, the alpha hydroxy acids in raw sugar gently buff away dead layers and excess oils without stripping off your skin’s natural moisture.
My Take: LOVE! I’m addicted to exfoliating my face because I have such dry skin that I get all these icky flaky spots. It’s hard to find an exfoliator that really cleans everything up without having to scrub an entire layer of skin off your face. This worked great, smells fantastic, and foams up nicely leaving smooth skin ready to be moisturized!
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The Laundress Wash and Stain Bar ($6)
The Hype: This all-natural bar contains vegetable soap, borax, and essential oils that work to remove tough stains while leaving a clean, fresh scent behind. Not recommended for treating wine, coffee, tea, or fruit juice spills.
My Take: Well… you see… I don’t know what to do with this, as the only things I spill on myself are wine, coffee, or tea. It smells AMAZING, and I might just throw it in my underwear drawer to make everything smell nice. As far as it’s stain-removing power, I really can’t say. If anyone has tried this, leave a comment and let people know!
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