Mizz Mo

Sharing Great Finds With You!

Birchbox – June

Yay, it’s that time of the month again!
(noooo – not THAT time of the month)
My June Birchbox is here!

June’s Theme:  Wanderlust

IMG_4110

 I already see a few loves – let’s break it down

IMG_4111

The box menu for the month

IMG_4109a

Super cute postcards.
These would actually be fun in some Ikea frames
and used among framed vacation pictures for a wall collage!

IMG_4113

Davines Love Smoothing and Oi Absolute Beautifying Potion
Shampoo – Retail $24 for 250 ml/8.45 fl oz – Sample Value $7.20 for 75 ml/2.5 fl oz
Conditioner – Retail $27.50 for 250 ml/8.45 fl oz – Sample Value $1.32 for 12 ml/.41 fl oz
Oil – Retail $41 for 135 ml/4.56 fl oz – Sample Value $0.91 for 3 ml/.10 fl oz

The salon I go to uses Davines exclusively.  I do love their products and have used these in the past.
However, I don’t care for their shampoos – they don’t clean my scalp very well.
Their conditioners rock!  I have thick/coarse hair with lots of curl and found the Momo
conditioner is my favorite!  The Love is a very close second.

The oil works great – my hair stylist uses it every time I get my hair done
but my husband does not like the smell very much.

IMG_4114

LAQA & Co Lil’ Lip Duo
Retail $16 for 2 – Sample Value $8

Whoa!  I was hoping this would be a shear pop of color.
It’s very opaque and kind of clownish looking on me.
The color is a crazy hot pink that looks like my toddler painted my lips.
Not exactly going to inspire passionate kisses from the hubs…

IMG_4115

Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser
Retail $32.95 for 4 fl oz – Sample Value $2.06 for .25 fl oz

I love the use of sugar as an exfoliant – how brilliant!
And a little goes a looooong way.  This tiny tub should last 4 to 5 times!

What I don’t love is the smell…
Imagine having Pledge furniture cleaner smeared on your face.

Also, this is not a very effective cleanser.
But for a scrub every few days it will be great.

IMG_4116

Color Club Wanderlust Collection – London Calling
Retail $8 for 4 minis – Sample Value $2

I have to admit I am getting a little used to this colored White Out fad for nails.
This is a fun green color – but I wish I had it back in March
for St. Patrick’s Day!

This is my first time getting Color Club.
I have been using lots of products that are 3, 4, and 5 free
(Butter, Essie, Zoya…)
so the fumes were a shock to the system!

Update:  I got tons of compliments with this color!
Looks great with tan toes!

Total Value for my June Birchbox – $21.49

All-in-all this was a nice assortment with all but one item getting used.

Birchbox is a $10 per month subscription service that offers deluxe & full size samples.
Click here to use my referral link if you would like to learn more
about Birchbox based on my post.

I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write or been compensated for any of the reviews listed in my blog!

2 Comments »

Birchbox – May

My May Birchbox is here!
I have been seeing very mixed reviews this month.
I have to admit – I can see why.

May’s Theme: Beauty Diaries

IMG_4050

Four samples and a pen.  Hmmmm….

img_4051c

DevaCurl 3-Step System
1 oz each No-Poo Cleanser – One Condition – Light Defining Gel
Retail $19 for 12 fl oz (each) – Sample Value $4.75

I am still doing my test drive for Aveda – so these will have to wait until next week.
I have been curious about this product line – so it’s cool I got it.
That said – foil packets just plain suck.

IMG_4052

Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner in Suman (Black)
Retail $21 for 4 mini pencils / $11 for full size – Sample Value $5.25

When I first joined BB they sent me Eyeko in Navy and I was hooked.
I have brown eyes and it made them pop.

Black is fine – but I have five samples of black already – in better formulas.
This is too creamy and very smudgy.  Great if you are going for a goth look.
Since my goal is to wear my make up so I don’t scare my three-year old
or my hubby
this is NOT great.

IMG_4053

Coola Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer
Retail $32 for 1.7 fl oz – Sample Value $4.48 for .23 fl oz

Now this is cool!
Organic moisturizer with high SPF – and it smells lovely
(if you like the smell of cucumbers – which I do)

I usually use ThinkBaby SPF 50 under my make up during the summer.
This will be great for days I am not outside too much.

**Update**
This is a great moisturizer – light formula and the sunscreen worked great!

IMG_4055

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream in Blueberry
Retail $20 for 5 fl oz – Sample Value $2.93 for .75 fl oz

I haven’t tried this yet – but love the smell.
It gets decent reviews so I am hopeful!

**Update**
This is not that great.  Feels like shaving with hair conditioner mixed with oil.
Plus it had a weird way of wicking moisture – like getting anti-perspirent on your hands.

IMG_4056

Pilot Acroball PureWhite Pen in Turquoise
Retail $6.24 for 4 – Sample Value $1.56

WTF?!

On one hand this is better than a piece of chocolate.
On the other – were they low on samples and decided to hit the
stationary/office aisle at Costco??

Total Value for my May Birchbox – $18.97

Between the foil packs and the pen I have to say this box felt weak.
Especially after Ipsy’s amazing May bag.

Birchbox is a $10 per month subscription service that offers deluxe & full size samples.
Click here to use my referral link if you would like to learn more
about Birchbox based on my post.

I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write or been compensated for any of the reviews listed in my blog!

6 Comments »