I wore this a week or so ago, but I'm thinking about wearing it tomorrow! It's so comfortable, I can go from cooking at my house to eating at our relatives' house, easy peasy.
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Shanna.
This month, Birchbox's theme is giving back. They have partnered with (RED) to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS. Every time you share a photo of the facts on your box and tag it with #shaRED, they will donate $1!
On with the show! Here are the samples I got this month.
Jouer Matte Moisture Tint
I have been on the verge of purchasing this product online (without sampling) so many times. I've heard a lot of good things. This is an oil-free formula that leaves a soft, velvety finish. It also controls oil. So, it basically sounds like what my skin needs. I'm so glad I received a sample of this! The shade I got is Linen.
Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara
I do believe that mascara is one of my favorite beauty products to try! Isn't it fun to try different formulas and brushes? Hopefully I'm not alone with that. Anyways! This is the first Laura Mercier mascara I've had a chance to try. It is water-resistant and claims to lengthen, volumize, and curl, without clumping and flaking.
TONI&GUY Classic Shine Gloss Serum
Last month, I had my hair cut shorter and started using a TONI&GUY hair spray. I was so impressed with the hair spray, I've been keeping my eye out for other products to try. I was pretty excited when I saw this in my box. I like to use oils or serums on my ends, since I heat style the heck out of it.
Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Lotion
I love getting little spa-esque samples in my Birchbox. When I go out and purchase body wash or lotion, I tend to get something inexpensive like Dove or Jergens or something like those. It's so nice to have a tiny little spa treat to use for a while, and then I go back to my usual stuff. This smells so good and it feels nice on my skin. It's actually not too expensive. A full size is $15.
Chuao Chocolatier Honeycomb ChocoPod
I first tried these ChocoPods last year. The flavor I tried was Firecracker, and it was so good (which was surprisingly, since it is popping candy covered in dark chocolate). This one is Honeycomb, and it was very good. It mostly tastes like dark chocolate, which I love, with a smooth after taste of honey.
Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Firming Tea Treatment Mask
How amazing does this sound? And how cute is this sample?! This mask is supposed to firm and brighten your skin in just eight minutes. I've had great results with other facial products containing tea, so I hope this one is great as well!
Do you get Birchbox? I'd love to hear what you got this month!
Linking up with Molly and Carly.
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I am sent Beauty Box 5 every month for review. All opinions are 100% my own.
In case you've never heard of it, Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service. Every month, they send you 5 cosmetic samples. You can find out more here.
This month's theme is giving yourself that little extra something special in your routine. Sometimes an extra 10 minutes makes all the difference!
When I got my box in the mail, I was inspired to create a travel essentials video. Most of these products would be perfect for travel. Since the holiday travel season is upon us, I thought it would be fun to put together my absolute essentials for when we're on the road! You can check out the video at the bottom of this post.
On with the unboxing!
Afterfeather Refillable Travel Bottles
This bottle is so sturdy and nice! Do you ever purchase travel bottles and feel like they're going to break if you look at them wrong? I know I have a whole set of them in my bathroom cabinet. This travel bottle is very well made, and it has a cute design to boot!
DenTek Floss Picks and Case
I am such a stickler for oral hygiene, even when we're traveling. I keep at least one bag of floss picks in the bathroom at all times (we go through them pretty fast, since four of of us floss every day). This little case is perfect for travel. No need for an annoying little sandwich bag to hold our floss picks!
HASK Macadamia Revitalizing Shine Oil
I have and love a couple HASK masks. They're affordable (you can find them at your grocery store) and super effective! My hair always feels amazing after I use a HASK mask, so I was excited to try a hair oil. A little goes a long way! It is very easy to over use this and end up with a grease ball for a head. Just make sure you use it in moderation, and you're good to go!
Laura Ashley Body Butter (different scent here)
I am such a fan of body butters. When I put on lotion, I want it to be thick and very hydrating. This body butter is so nice. It has all the hydration without the grease. I received the peony scent, and I love it! It gets bonus points for being a travel friendly size.
Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash
This little guy will be so handy! This is actually the body wash I'm using right now in my shower. Talk about hydrating! This is creamier than a regular gel body wash. You really don't need a ton of lotion after you use this.
I think this month's box had a good variety of items! Check out my travel essentials in the video below.
Rosegal sent me this shirt to style. All opinions are 100% my own.