BirchBox Sneak Peek: July 2015

July 2015 BirchBox

Whaaaaat, July 2015 BirchBox posts already?! I know, but I just confirmed my pick of the “Beachy & Bright” Featured Box! I haven’t been too thrilled with the past few BirchBox’s I received, so I try to pick my own when I have the chance. I’m pretty excited about this one, it has some products I will actually use! If you want to check out BirchBox please do so using my referral link, HERE! For $10 a month you receive 4-6 sample/full size products!

Here is what I’ll be receiving in my July 2015 BirchBox :

» JUARA Radiance Enzyme Scrub
exfoliator that leaves skin glowingly smooth

» Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bella
bright pink stain that glides on as smoothly as a gloss

» TheBalm® Cosmetics Balm Desert® Bronzer/Blush
two-in-one blush and bronzer for a beachy flush

» Supergoop! Anti-Aging City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
antiaging serum that blocks UV rays and hydrates skin

» Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray
spritz for beachy, texturized waves and loads of shine

Although they won’t be shipping out for awhile, I’m still pretty excited!


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TheBalm: Highlighter, Bronzer & Blush

If you avidly watch youtube or follow beauty bloggers, I’m sure you’ve heard of TheBalm at least once. I’ve been wanting to try their products forever….but to my knowledge they could only be purchased online so I was a bit iffy. A few weeks ago I was shopping at Kohl’s when I saw it….TheBalm products in their beauty department. After I concealed my excitement so I wouldn’t embarrass myself, I went over a went on a mini shopping spree. I decided to review a few of my favorites, and most talked about products in the collection, so here we go!

 

Mary-Lou Manizer: Highlighter, Shadow & Shimmer $24.00

Oh. My. Gosh. I’m in love with this product. It’s SO hard to find drugstore highlighters, or any good highlighters in general! I love the soft golden undertones and shimmer in this highlighter. I use it daily on my cheekbones, chin, cupids bow, nose, and forehead. Sometimes I even use it to highlight my brow bone and inner corner of my eyes. It’s gorgeous and versatile. Note, if you’re looking for the ‘Kim K’ bright under eye highlight, this is not your product. You are looking for a matte white/yellow powder! A little goes a long way here. Definitely my favorite TheBalm product thus far!

 

Hot Mama: Blush & Shadow $20.00

This blush is BEAUTIFUL. It’s a bit on the shimmery side, but thats what I like. I love these light peachy-pink colors, especially for summer! Using this alone with give your cheeks a tiny highlight, or it can be paired with the Lou Manizer’s. I could even see myself using this blush on the inner half go my eyelids. I’ve heard many people say Hot Mama is a very similar dupe for NARS Orgasm….and some even say its better. It’s worth giving this blush a try!

Bahama Mama: Bronzer, Shadow & Contour $20.00

 Okay…I’m not the tannest girl around, honestly I’m probably closer to the palest girl around. A lot of bronzers look very fake and orange on me, which is not flattering. One thing I absolutely LOVEEE about Bahama Mama is….there are no orange undertones! It looks so ‘natural’ and luminous on my skin. I love using it for contouring my cheekbones, jaw, nose, forehead, and temples. I even use it to warm up the crease of my eyelid sometimes. Hands down, this is probably my new favorite bronzer of all time.

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