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The right finishing touch can make a world of difference. The August Birchbox theme is all about selecting the perfect beauty essentials to pair with your outfit for the perfect look. Birchbox partnered with Ann Taylor to deliver beauty products that bring this season’s fashion trends to life. In addition to the card that describes this month’s featured items, the box also included a special coupon to use at Ann Taylor’s online shop. Woo hoo!
Miss Jessie’s® Original Creme De La Creme Conditioner
Sample size 1 fl. oz, value: USD $1.33
I have long thick hair and I’m always on the hunt for a hydrating conditioner that can keep my locks healthy. Miss Jessie’s Original Creme De La Creme Conditioner is packed with softening ingredients that combat frizz and damage. In the shower, I applied a generous amount of conditioner and concentrated on coating the ends of my hair. I let the light blue cream work its magic for a few minutes before rinsing. The end result? Soft, tangle-free hair.
Violet Oasis 100% Organic Argan Oil
Sample size 4 ml, value: USD $2.80
Argan oil is one of the most versatile beauty products. This quick-absorbing oil features vitamin E and essential fatty acids that add much-needed moisture to your skin and decrease the appearance of acne scars and discoloration. But the benefits don’t stop there. Violet Oasis 100% Organic Argan Oil is great for your hair too, adding suppleness and controlling flyaways. Try smoothing a few drops into your hair before a blowdry.
Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Watercolor Eye Liner
Full size 0.04 oz, value: USD $15.00
Fall trend alert: navy blue eyeliner is where it’s at! If you’re anything like me, you tend to stick with classic black eyeliner. Mally Beauty Evercolor Startlight Watercolor Eye Liner makes experimenting with color easy with this creamy waterproof pencil. The formula applied easily and stayed in place all day. I paired the sultry navy shade with a smokey eye and it gave the overall look a nice pop of color. This product is available in a number of bold shades including Royal Plum and Lucky Penny.
BECCA® Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation
Sample size 0.016 fl. oz, value: USD $0.50
BECCA Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation provides lightweight medium coverage that leaves your complexion looking totally polished. The foundation contains a special oxygen-boosting formula that helps to bring out your skin’s natural glow. This sample pack included six different foundation shades so you’re sure to find one that is a perfect match for your skin tone. Love it!
Arangara Body Lotion
Sample size 1.18 fl. oz, value: USD $3.50
I’m a sucker for lotion that smells amazing and makes my skin feel great too. Arangara Body Lotion is made with certified organic fruits and plants grown in southern Italy. How fancy! The combination of olive, rose, lavender, lemon, and peach smells oh-so amazing. The lotion was super lightweight and absorbed into my skin quickly. There was no greasiness and my skin felt hydrated afterward.
Total box value: USD $23.13
- Miss Jessie’s® Original Creme De La Creme Conditioner – USD $1.33
- Violet Oasis 100% Organic Argan Oil – USD $2.80
- Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Watercolor Eye Liner – USD $15.00
- BECCA® Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation – $0.50
- Arangara Body Lotion – $3.50
I was impressed with the August Birchbox! The value of the Mally Beauty Eye Liner alone was more than the $10.00 cost of the box. Plus, I always love receiving full size products. My favorite product is the Violet Oasis Argan Oil because it has a variety of uses and it’s the perfect travel size bottle. Overall, I loved this mix of items and I was able to discover some incredible new brands. Birchbox, you rock!
What was in your August Birchbox? What was your favorite beauty sample this month? Let me know!