July 2011 Birchbox | Photos and Review

This is a little late, right? Ooops. Well, let’s not waste any time…

First off, this months box was designed by the one and only Cynthia Rowley. While the box is the same, it came with a groovy sleeve. It was also one of the best BBs to date. Let’s look at what’s inside.

Ahava | Mineral Hand Cream | Full size: 3.4oz, $20

Loaded with Dead Sea minerals, this fast-absorbing cream heals dry hands without a smudge of residue.

I really like this for nighttime. It can have a bit of a strong scent at times. Not a bad scent, just one that could overpower my perfume. It is really moisturizing though, and it does absorb really quick. Right now I have a lotion that I like to use before bed, but should I ever need a backup or an alternative, I think I’ll use this one. I do like the use of more natural ingredients, so that’s always a plus. Packaging is simple, informative and clean.


philosophy | purity made simple one-step facial cleanser | Full size: 8oz, $20 or 160z, $32.

This perennial award winner is pH-balanced to gently clear away dirt, oil, and makeup without drying out skin.

Well, I want to like this, I really do. But my face doesn’t. It stings. I don’t get it. But oh well. It works for a lot of people, and that shows it’s quality.

Redken | shine flash | Full size: 4.4oz, $17

A must for all Cynthia’s runway shows, this weightless spray gives hair a brilliant finish.

What’s with no one capitalizing their product names… I like it, but it’s confusing. I’ve only used this once, and it does add some shine, but I didn’t use much, so I don’t know it’s full effect. It kind of scared me.

Zoya | Touch Collection Nail Polish in Shay | Full size: 0.5 fl oz: $8.

Neutral gets a sexy makeover in this creamy, slightly metallic nude. The perfect accessory to summer’s bright fashions.

I like this polish.I don’t love it. It’s a neutral, and there are prettier neutrals. It’s nice though. I don’t know.

EXTRA: Kind | Almond & Apricot |

Snack right with this wholesome bar — no preservatives or hard-to-pronounce ingredients.

“They are my favs! I always have one in my bag just in case.” – Cynthia Rowley

I have not eaten this. It looks… pointy. I like the idea of it though. Dairy, Gluten, and Wheat free? Yep. Love it.

So that’s it for the July Birchbox, It has a nice shine spray, hand lotion, and nail polish. Next up: August 2011 Birchbox.


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