I have had the July Birchbox sitting here for a few days to do an open box video, but I've just come off of vacation and have been fighting exhaustion. Of course, as soon as I felt better the weather took a turn for the worse and it's not ideal filming weather. Let's be honest, I have enough problems with lighting... so we're going old school! Photos it is!
Basically this is a pretty bad "A" Birchbox. I love when I open them and they have me feeling giddy!!! They've been decent the past couple of months (click here to see the June Open Box Video), and are totally worth the $10 (including shipping!) that they cost per month.
For July 2012, Birchbox has teamed up with Glamour Magazine to celebrate the five senses of Summer!
Starting off "smelling it" we have Eau d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal. It's soft and citrusy, very easy on the nose. I love the smell of this right when I put it on, but it fades quickly.
Moving on to what I imagine is "see it" we have the Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA+++. As you'll see in the swatch photo below, it didn't seem to completely blend into the underside of my arm (which refutes it saying it adjusts to your skin tone) but it did blend into my face rather well (which is obviously a little darker). I don't think pale faced beauties would be able to pull this one off. I'd love to know what WOC and the gals paler than me thought about the "adjustment" process of this product!
Another "see it" or maybe a "smell it" because the scent is uber strong... from Color Club we have Blue-Ming Nail Polish. Tiffany blue is one of my fave shades, and this bright cream coats well and is right up my alley! I can't resist a mini-anything either!
A gorgeous addition to "see it" is a Lip Glaze from Stila in the shade Action. You can find this shade in the Limited Edition It's Go Time Lip Glaze Trio. It's a gorgeous plum raspberry shade with a TON of golden shimmer. Pretty attention grabbing and a great shade for Fall!
Finally there were not one, but TWO Lifestyle Extras in this box.
From Tea Forte we get a canister of minteas in Lime Mojito. Admittedly, I'm not the hugest fan of anything lime, so I'm probably not the go to person for this.. but I thought they were nasty. This makes me sad, because I love keeping mints in my purse. There are several flavors listed on the Birchbox website, even a Chai, which would have been more my speed.
The second Liftstyle Extra is definitely a "hear it" and is a pair of Earbuds. I have a hard time getting earbuds to stay in my ears and these are no different. However, my hubby loves them. He just needs to get over the fact that they are pink, because they work really well lol.
An amazing box for July! YAY, Birchbox!!!! Please collaborate with Glamour more often! When you mesh, good things happen!
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