Monday, August 12, 2013

Birchbox | August 2013

 This month Birchbox collaborated with Ann Taylor for the theme 'Finishing School'.

 Box Breakdown
Whish Deodorant Swipes
OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel
stila stay all day liquid lipstick in Beso 10
Whish Exfoliating Body Wash
KMS California FREESHAPE Hot Flex Spray

I have previously sampled a shave gel from Whish and really enjoyed the creamy texture, so I am looking forward to using the Exfoliating Body Wash. The scent is Coconut Milk and smells fantastic (we all know how I love coconut.) I appreciate Whish's philosophy on organic, natural ingredients, paraben and sulfate free products, and non-animal testing. Also, from Whish was a sample of their Deodorant Swipe, counted as a bonus item. I'm curious to see how this will perform as I, like so many others, am on the hunt for an effective natural deodorant. I have never seen one in the form of a wipe, which could be great as a covert way to refresh on the go. It's much for feasible to have a foil packet in your purse than a stick of deodorant! I love the look of red lips, but rarely wear it as the maintenance throughout the day is daunting. Perhaps, stila's stay all day liquid lipstick in the shade Beso, number 10, is the answer. Upon swatching, it is pigmented, creamy, and smells like vanilla frosting.  I am also excited to try the KMS Freeshape. It performs double duty as a thermal protecting hair spray. Don't you just love two-in-one products? The sample packaging is a nice one-ounce aluminum spray bottle. It smells pretty nice too. Lastly, I received two small foil packets of the OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel. I like using primers before my foundation, so they will get used. This box also came with 20 and 30% off coupons for Ann Taylor on a cute fold-out with outfit ideas for day, night, and the weekend. I love when they include things like this, I love the little fashion and beauty inspiration!

Another fun thing with Birchbox this month is that they are hosting #ReadySetFinished events at several Ann Taylor stores across the country this Thursday, August 15. There will be free Birchboxes, cocktails, Juice Beauty make-overs, and a special gift with purchase. You can check to see if there is an event in your town by following this link. I have my ticket ready for the event in NYC. Definitely excited! 

What did you get in your Birchbox this month? Are you going to a #ReadySetFinished event?

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