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The theme of the August Birchbox is “Lighten Up” and it encourages you to keep cool and laugh your way into fall. Summer is almost over (boo!), so why not enjoy it while it still lasts? This month, there was a new option where you could select one of the samples that would be included in your box. How cool is that?! I can’t wait to show you what I selected. The shipment arrived in a pink branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. There was also a card that described each of the featured beauty products. Let’s check them out!
Sample size 0.12 oz., value: USD $7.54
This product was the one I selected for my box! The ModelCo Bronzer helps create a natural-looking glow without you having to step foot outside. The multipurpose, pressed bronzing powder can add a subtle shimmer to your skin or dramatic face contouring, depending on how you apply it. The sheer oil-free formula provides smooth, even coverage and works well on all skin types and tones. I love having a sun-kissed look.
amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
Sample size 0.75 oz., value: USD $2.97
amika is one of my favorite hair care brands so I was excited to dry this dry shampoo. This weightless spray gives your hair a boost by absorbing excess dirt and oil. As a result, your locks will look lighter, softer and more refreshed. The unique formula features obliphica oil, which has a blend of powerful ingredients including antioxidants and vitamins. I held the can about 10″ from my hair, sprayed gently and massaged the product through my locks. Voila!
Laura Mercier Tone Perfecting Eye Gel Crème
Sample size 0.17 oz., value: USD $20.40
I’m obsessed with this amazing eye creme! This twice-daily treatment is gentle on your eyes but delivers some powerful results. This product softens and hydrates skin and helps reduce puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines over time. I found the formula to be non-greasy and very easy to apply. After using the creme morning and night for a week, my eye area looked visibly brighter and it helped to improve my entire complexion.
Supergoop!® Forever Young Hand Cream with Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40
Sample size 0.17 oz., value: USD $1.87
A hand cream with sun protection? This is just what I need! It’s important to protect your skin and that includes your hands too. This product delivers broad spectrum UV protection as well has meadowfoam and argan oil which nourish skin and keep it hydrated. Apply this cream daily to keep your hands looking youthful and moisturized. The convenient travel-size bottle is the perfect size for storing in your purse too.
hello. Breath Spray
One 7ml breath spray, value: USD $3.83
What’s the next most important thing after having soft, kissable lips? Fresh breath, of course! This pink grapefruit mint breath spray is all-natural and completely free of alcohols. Even better, the product doesn’t contain any artificial colors or sweeteners. Score! Simply spritz this breath spray, made from purified water and natural sweeteners, to keep bad breath at bay. This refreshing spray is perfect for on-the-go use.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen
Sample size and value: N/A
Tinted moisturizer is a great alternative to more traditional, thick liquid foundation. The smooth, hydrating formula is super blendable and provides fabulous coverage. I love that this lightweight moisturizer contains broad spectrum SPF 20 sunscreen as well as vitamins C and E that help protect your skin. Say goodbye to blemishes and uneven skin tone without having to hide your natural beauty.
Total box value: USD $36.61
- ModelCo Bronzer – USD $7.54
- amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – USD $2.97
- Laura Mercier Tone Perfecting Eye Gel Crème – USD $20.40
- Supergoop!® Forever Young Hand Cream with Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 – USD $1.87
- hello. Breath Spray – USD $3.83
- Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen – N/A
This may be the best Birchbox that I’ve ever received! The total value of the products was nearly $40.00. I received so many amazing items this month that it’s really difficult to choose a favorite. My top pick is the Laura Mercier Tone Perfecting Eye Gel Creme. I’m always looking for products that can help me retain my fresh, youthful glow. The ModelCo Bronzer was also a great addition to the box and it helped me achieve that perfect summer glow. Birchbox is one of my favorite beauty subscription boxes and I hope you can see why.
What did you receive in your August Birchbox? What was your favorite beauty product this month? Let me know!