June 2013 Birchbox Swatches, Review & Photos

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After several extremely disappointing Birchbox shipments, the April box saved my affiliation with Birchbox by the skin of it’s teeth while May had me second guessing myself again. The theme of the June Birchbox is Wanderlust (which is defined as strong longing for or impulse toward wandering). Let's see if June was any better....

As you open the box the card resting on top gives you a little explanation and greeting on one side and a run down of what is in your box on the other side.


Let’s see what’s going on for June!


Up first, from Furlesse, Elevens Frown Line Reducing Patches. The "elevens" are those two lines between your eyes that make an 11. These patches are similar to Frownies, in that they prevent frowning (and line-forming) as you sleep. You might think you don't frown as you sleep, but as I tested the Frownies I found that you totally do. How do I know this? Because every time my brow would furrow I would feel the Frownie and wake up lol So, products like that and the Furlesse do work, but hopefully if you need to use them you're a heavier sleeper than I am.


Next, from Klorane, the Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. The blast from this is no joke, so spray with care. It works very well for my very oily roots and has a sweet fragrant scent. A little strong but thankfully didn't give me a headache.

From Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, the Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder. This is meant to set your foundation and keep shine at bay. It works well for that, though, for the money (full size is $36) I like my NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder better.


Finally, a mini Color Club Nail Polish in London Calling. This polish is part of an exclusive collaboration collection (called Wanderlust) between Birchbox and Color Club. The shade I received is a bright mint cream that applied pretty well, though I did need three coats for full and even coverage.

As a "Lifestyle Extra" from Twistband, the Birchbox Nautical Hair Tie Collection. I imagine other color combos are floating around but mine is a cutesy pink band with green anchors. I love to get the Twistbands in my Birchbox. They hold my hair well and don't pull out strands.


Finally, there are postcards. When is the last time you sent a postcard? I buy them for my scrapbook sometimes, which is likely where these will go... and they fit with the theme... but I was kind of like... "why"? They technically weren't part of the box, so I can't really complain.

This Birchbox was pretty decent. I definitely needed a new dry shampoo and always love getting the hair ties and polish minis... but it's all just starting to feel redundant, making me undecided on if I want to keep my subscription. ipsy is really pulling out all the stops with their Glam Bag, which is making Birchbox (what was once my favorite $10 subscription) seem kind of junky.


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