My June 2011 Birchbox shipment arrived today. I'll make a separate post for the second shipment (my husband's shipment) once it arrives because it didn't show up this time with my shipment; hopefully it didn't get lost since he received his shipping notification the same day I did.
- Value of this month's shipment: $43.66 (value is approximate)
- Total # of items received: 6 (technically 5, but I received two towelettes)
- # of skincare items: 4
- # of makeup items: 1
- # of nail care items: 0
- # of hair care items: 0
- # of fragrance: 1
- # of other items: 0
Now I'll break it down, product-by-product...
LAURA GELLER Baked Blush n' Brighten
in the shade Apricot Berry
- Description On Info Card: Made in Italy, this swirl of warm and cool tones is infinitely versatile -- dust your cheeks for a flattering flush or use the lighter shades as a highlighter.
- My Thoughts: This is a FULL SIZED product! That alone makes me jump for joy! I have a love hate relationship with Laura Geller products; I love some and others I hate. I'm really looking forward to trying her Baked Blush n' Brighten, something I've had on my "want to try" list for awhile now.
- Sample Size: 0.32 oz (this is full sized)
- Full Size: 0.32 oz @ $29.50
- Sample Size Value: $29.50
- Where you can buy this product online: On QVC's website, Click Here
KIEHL'S Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion
- Description On Info Card: The latest addition to Kiehl's award-winning Ultra Facial line, this weightless moisturizer isn't even in stores yet. Try it before anyone else.
- My Thoughts: I've actually never tried a Kiehl's product, so I'm looking forward to trying this out since it seems to suit my skin type (oily).
- Sample Size: 30 ml
- Full Size: 125 ml @ $24.50
- Sample Size Value: $5.89
- Where you can buy this product online: Not in stores yet; visit Kiehl's website to find it when it launches, Click Here
XEN-TAN Deep Bronze Luxe
in the shade Dark
- Description On Info Card: Get an island glow with this easy-to-use self tanner. The tinted formula lets you see where you've applied it and it develops to an even, tawny hue.
- My Thoughts: I'm not a huge self-tanner person, as I tan pretty easily on my own just being out in the sun (even with sunscreen on, which I almost always make sure I wear). However, I do from time to time try out self-tanning products. Since this shade is "Dark" I'm a little worried how deep the tan may be, but I'll give it a try on my stomach so that if it looks weird I can easily hide it.
- Sample Size: 1 fl oz
- Full Size: 8 fl oz @ $39
- Sample Size Value: $4.86
- Where you can buy this product online: On Xen-Tan's website, Click Here
KATE SPADE Twirl eau de parfum spray
- Description On Info Card: This flirty scent feels carefree and joyful -- just the thing to wear on your adventures at home and abroad.
- My Thoughts: Again, I'm just not a fragrance person. This fragrance doesn't appeal to me at all. It's rather strong for my nose, but is on the lighter end of strong scent in the broad spectrum of fragrances.
- Sample Size: .05 fl oz
- Full Size: 1.7 fl oz @ $65
- Sample Size Value: $1.91
- Where you can buy this product online: On Ulta's website, Click Here
HERBAN ESSENTIALS Orange Towelettes
- Description On Info Card: Infused with pure orange oil, these little guys are detoxifying, germ-killing, and mood-perking.
- My Thoughts: I haven't opened these yet, but I'll throw them in my travel bag and will try them out on a road trip sometime.
- Sample Size: 2 towelettes
- Full Size: 20 towelettes @ $15
- Sample Size Value: $1.50
- Where you can buy this product online: On Herban Essentials website, Click Here