Birchbox: July Box

Ah, morning routines. They can be so relaxing or so hectic depending on how much time you have in the a.m. to get ready. For the month of July, Birchbox decided to send products to your morning beauty routine. So, let’s review the first product that I tried in July’s Birchbox:

Marchelle’s 3-in-1 Micellar Solution:


If there is one thing I hate it is you waking up in the morning to find that you have raccoon eyes from mascara that was left behind. I am so glad that Birchbox sent this sample because this three in one formula works as a cleanses your skin, makeup remover, and helps soothe your skin. Sure enough, this product does work well to take off your makeup without leaving your skin greasy. I even tried this solution against waterproof mascara. This solution is tough enough to take off anything you put on your face without over scrubbing it. If you have sensitive skin, this is a great product to have! Side note, if you are as lazy as I am when it comes to taking off your makeup, this product will certainly be your go-to cleanser.

Supergoop!® Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50:


The number one topic you will find on all beauty websites and blogs is the fact that we need to wear sunscreen. In fact, dermatologist continue to stress that wearing sunscreen every day is important to prevent premature wrinkling (yikes). I am always one for a great setting spray to keep my makeup fresh throughout the day. Supergoop really delivered with this product. It smells great and even gives your foundation a nice, matte finish. If you have oily skin, this is a setting spray that you are going to fall in love with!

Obliphica Professional Seaberry Serum:


One of the hardest parts of having curly hair is keeping it moisturized. This is especially true in the summer. If you are heading to the beach this summer, you are going to want to pack this serum with you. Two pumps of this serum will restore shine and moisture to your hair. I saw that there are some reviews on Birchbox’s website that this product is too heavy. If you have finer hair, I recommend you only using one pump of this serum. I completely disagree that this serum provides weight. It is super light and will not leave your hair greasy.

Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches with Soothing Cornflower:


I don’t know about you guys but when I am having a stressful week I love to take time for myself. Sometimes I will give myself a facial or take time to do my nails. These Klorane patches are so soothing. The moment I had them on, my eyes felt a cooling sensation from these patches.

Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara:


If you are a subscriber of Birchbox, you were promised a tube of mascara for this month’s box. I have never heard of Elizabeth Mott, but she has a great brand. This mascara separates lashes, lengthens and provides volume. I did have to use two or three coats to achieve great volume. Needless to say, I am happy with my new addition to my makeup bag.

Are you a Birchbox subscriber? If so, what were your favorite products that you got this month? Feel free to let me know. I am always game to try new products!


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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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