July Birchbox: The Senses

I was SO EXCITED to get my first Birchbox ahead of schedule! Like literally, squealing and flapping my hands. It was insane.

And when I finally sat down to open it, it was like Christmas! The box was a lot smaller than I thought it would be, but it was awesome nonetheless.

Larabar Uberbar in Nut Roll ($9 for a box of 5)

I made myself start eating Larabars when I wanted to start eating healthier- I’m not a huge nut fan. I gradually came around to them and buy them pretty regularly. I didn’t know about the Uberbars, and I’ll probably try the other flavors. Bananas Foster sounds pretty good!

theBalm Cosmetics Staniac in Beauty Queen ($17, full size)

I’ve wanted to try a cheek stain for a while, so I was really excited about this one- probably my favorite item in the box! It works really well and blends right into my normal makeup routine. I haven’t tried it for lips yet, so I’ll have to give that a shot.

dirt. Luxe Salt Scrub in Lemon Leaf ($45, full size)

Oh lordy. This ties with the cheek stain was my favorite item. It smells absolutely amazing! I kept opening it up just to smell at it. It’s a very small amount, so I’m saving it for a nice pampering spa day, but it’s awesome.

Harvey Prince Eau Flirt ($98 for 100 mL)

This is a super fun scent! It says it has a base of lavender and pumpkin, with notes of fresh citrus and jasmine. But do you know what? I have no clue what that means. I just know if something smells pretty. And this is pretty! It does have a strong scent of lavender, but it has a warm, almost earthy tone. I like it, but for $98 for 100 mL, that is just way too much. I’ll stick to my $10 Harajuku bottles from Ross.

Ada Cosmetics Bronzer ($12.45, full size)

I’m not too much of a bronzer person- too many cringe-inducing memories of looking like an Oompa Loompa as a high school sophomore. This is a really nice one, though- it’s more of a slight warm gold shimmer than a Snooki orange. I probably won’t buy the full size, but it’s nice to have in my makeup box for casual summery days.

Birchbox Exclusive Earbuds

So cute! They match my iPod, which is good because I need things to match like that, and I can always use another pair. I keep a pair in my school bag and a pair in my workout bag, plus there’s usually another pair or so floating around the house. And at least now I’ll always know which pair is mine.

Overall

I thought it was pretty good for my first box! I’m looking forward to the next one- I already got an email saying it shipped. Yay! Part of me wants to snoop on other blogs to see what they’re getting for the August box…

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