July Birchbox 2012

The July 2012 Birchbox is another great summer box. This month the company has teamed up once again with a magazine to bring us some amazing products. When I opened the package it came in, I was immediately happy with my box. I saw that the magazine they had teamed up was Glamour, which happens to be a magazine I subscribe to monthly. The box's theme is "The Senses" (see it, hear it, taste it, touch it, smell it). This means that for every product in the box they will try to attract one of the senses. 

Read the cards below for the actual description (:
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AHAVA | Purifying Mud Mask : This mask is suppose to be used on your face to detoxify it. The instructions on the back say to apply it and leave it there for a few minutes, then rinse it off. I will definitely try it out and see how it works. It felt really nice on my arm when I was swatching it.
Full size: $30

Laura Geller | Doubled Dipped Lipstick : This is the product that I was little disappointed with at first. I thought the whole idea is a bit old. I thought they stopped making these double sided lipsticks. However, I was also a bit happy that I received a lipstick, as this is the first one I have received from Birchbox. After swatching the colors, I changed my mind about these. The colors are absolutely gorgeous and so creamy! Very shimmery, but not in a bad way. 
Full size: $17. 50

Manna Kadar | sheer glo shimmer lotion : This product is meant to be used with your foundation or as highlighter. It is a gorgeous color for summer and it blends out beautifully without being leaving you feeling greasy. I'm not saying I will buy this... but I'm not saying I won't(in the future). Haha. Although I like this, I didn't like the packaging of this sample. I'm not sure how to work this. It kinda opened by itself because I lightly pulled at it. I can't seem to close it, but I don't think you can. If someone knows how to work this tell me, because if not it's gonna go all over my stuff if it gets pressed by mistake. 
Full size: $29

Oscar de la Renta | live in love : I have always loved ODLR perfumes. I own one myself that I got as a present. This one is very similar. Strong floral smell. I'm glad they're putting some popular perfume samples again. I'm more likely to buy a perfume from a brand that I know than one that I have never heard of before, even if I have a sample.
Full size: $25-78

Lifestyle Extra
Birchbox Exclusive | Earbuds : I think these extras are the best thing ever! I love this month's extra. They are quite good in my opinion. Once you have them on they really block the noise from the outside.

Overall Opinion: I was very pleased with this box. All the products are great, and I will definitely use all of them up unlike in other boxes. They are great Summer products. All these products are definitely great for a vacation. Grab the shimmer, a lipstick and earbuds and relax by the beach. When you return detoxify your face with the mask, sprinkle some of the perfume sample after and go out at night . See? It's perfect for a great vacation! :)

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