We also have photos of our June Birchbox(es) to share with you guys. We received our boxes the end of last week, so we're knee deep in trying everything out. Notes to follow after pics...
By Terry Creme de Rose Nutri-Lift Comfort Cream: I'm not head over heels for the scent. Roses are gorgeous to look at, but their smell can give me a headache. Putting a rose scented cream on my face is a little too close to my sniffer.
By Terry Light Expert #2 Perfecting Foundation: Am I the only one that thought there was going to be some sort of brush thingie-ma-bob inside of the package?? Yes? Oh well. The foundation itself is OK. I received the shade Light Apricot & it's definitely a "peachy" shade. It blends in nicely though. I'll definitely use these samples up, but $62 for a full-size foundation?!? I think not.
Eyeko Fat Eye Stick: I received the shade Petrol Blue, which is a nice cobalt-ish shade. I wore it to work last Friday & it wore really well throughout the day. I simply used the stick along my upper lash line, then blended it out with a blender brush. I've added this to my arsenal of eye liners / shadow pencils.
Joya Ames Souers Parfum: I really, really like this scent! As soon as I removed the cap, the first thing that popped into my head is "this smells like Lush!" And you guys know that we're some Lush lovers. I'm keeping this in my bag for a little hint of fragrance on the go. Definitely one of my favorite perfume samples so far from Birchbox!
theBalm Cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen: My first theBalm product!! I've used this over the past couple of days as a cheek and a lip stain and I like it. As a cheek stain, it blends nicely with my blush and it isn't an overwhelming amount of color. (The bright red intensity of the color in the tube skeered me a little at first.) And as a lip stain, I've used it in the mornings just before I leave home. I have noticed that the color fades within a couple of hours and after eating and drinking, but all in all, I'll keep using it.
beauty blender-beauty cleanser: Now I don't use or even own a beauty blender but that's OK because this cleanser also works on brushes. This is the perfect size bottle for traveling so I'm going to take this with me on my upcoming vacation so I can keep my brushes clean while I'm away.
Comodynes Self-Tanning Intensive: I can't wait to try out these tanning towelettes but am going to wait until the weekend just in case the color is too "intense". I usually like to try out self-tanners on a weekend. That way if I have a tanning mishap then I won't scare anyone but my hubby!
Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect: This is already in m my pile of stuff to be packed for vacation. It's the perfect size and it says that it protects from UV rays and helps with frizzies. I'm going to need all the help I can get!
Birchbox Man - John Varvatos Star USA: Now this smells pretty good but why oh why do perfume/cologne companies still send samples in those little vials that don't have a spray? This means that my hubby won't use it and I don't normally use perfume samples unless they have a spray cap. Maybe I'm spoiled...
After all of that Birchbox talk, don't forget...head over to Two Smuppies to see our "Her Late Night Puppies" guest post!! While Jes is away vacationing in Asia, our dog pound is holding it down.