Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July Birchbox Goodies

I think I've had a chance to try all of my products by now. I used the last item today after my shower, so now I can critique everything!

Michael Todd Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser
I really like this cleanser A LOT! I use it in the shower and leave it on as a mask while I wash my hair. My face feels smooth and very clean afterwards. I like the charcoal concept now and I've definitely jumped on the "black mask" bandwagon. This cleanser retails for $23 in the full-sized bottle and a little goes a long way.

Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil
Sooooo, I failed to change my hair color in my Birchbox profile prior to getting July's box--thus causing 2 of my products to be for dark hair. This was one of them. I received color 05-Deep which is the second-darkest color available. I have dirty blonde eyebrows and blonde hair. BUT I realized that if I used this pencil lightly and made sure to blend with a brow brush after, it actually worked out. I really like this brow pencil! I like the shape of the pencil, the ease of application and how versatile it is. I plan to buy a full sized pencil, which actually comes with a brush on the end. It retails at $24. This is a picture of me from the weekend while wearing Goof Proof:

Brows "on fleek" HAHA

Klorane Dry Shampoo ( for Brunette/Dark hair )
I didn't use this. I was concerned that since my hair is much more blonde than when I originally signed up for my subscription that it was going to end up looking like spray paint in my hair. I actually ended up giving it to my friend Mallory and, to my surprise, it was her very first time using dry shampoo! BUT--she loved the stuff! She had said that although her hair looks awesome on day 2 at the ends, her scalp tends to get oily far faster. She used Klorane on Sunday after our girls night and her hair looked fantastic! Hey, sharing is caring!

Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray
I do not have naturally wavy hair. But sometimes I'll attempt to "scrunch" my hair to give it some beach waves. After my shower today, I decided not to bother blow drying it so I sprayed some of this product in my hair. Although it really didn't help my hair become "wavy", it DOES smell awesome. Eventually I just ended up throwing my hair up into a messy bun, but I think this product would work far better on someone who doesn't have stick-straight hair.

Avene Cleanance Expert
I actually forgot I got this--and I didn't try it! Hahaha *oops!* Birchbox pretty much describes it as a mattifying moisturizer than helps alleviate break outs. Maybe I'll try it tomorrow.

Birchbox allows you to choose one sample a month if you'd like, wait for your picks to come "as a surprise" or you can choose that month's Featured Box. If you decide you want to try out Birchbox, please use my referral code DXMHL or follow the link on previous blog reviews!