June delivered up another great box from Birchbox, surprising no one. It seems like every single box right now is doing a summer theme, so it was really nice to find that Birchbox was not forcing sunscreen, sunless tanning lotion, and bronzer down our throats in the June box.


Price: $10/month

Box Type: Beauty products, 5-6 deluxe samples

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Each box is different based on your preferences and sample choice, but here’s what I got this month (spoiler: it was awesome):

The Beauty Crop Blush Duo in Papaya Don’t Preach ($10 for full size): I don’t think this is the full-sized product, but it might as well be because it’s huge (and is in a proper compact with a mirror!). This was my sample choice this month, I was super excited because I’ve been in the market for a new blush. This duo is a pretty coral cream blush and a gooooooorgeous peach powder blush. I don’t even mind the shimmer in the powder blush, it’s so freaking pretty!

Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm with SPF 45 ($39 for full-size): This happens to be the BB cream that I use almost every day. My skin is pretty decent, so rather than a heavy foundation I use this beauty balm to even out my skin tone and it really does the trick. Plus it’s got SPF45 and an anti-aging properties. This BB cream is a classic, but unfortunately it only comes in 2 colors – light/pink (which is what I use), and medium/tan. As huge of a fan of Dr. Jart+ products as I am, I think they should really offer more colors for different skin tones! Regardless, this is a perfect sized bottle to travel with – I don’t use much at a time, so it’ll save a bit of room in my makeup bag!

Vasanti Brighten Up! Amplifying Moisturizer ($34 for full-size): I am always on board with a good travel-sized moisturizer, and this one is a good one to keep on hand. It’s got aloe vera, avocado oil, and vitamin E, so it’s great for sensitive skin and is seriously moisturizing.

Davines SU Hair & Body Wash ($11-$24 for full-size – received the $11 bottle!!): Davines is kind of taking over the hair industry right now. Their products are solid and are popping up in salons everywhere. I love how Birchbox keeps including samples in boxes because I have really loved everything I’ve tried. This particular sized bottle actually retails for $11, which is more than the price of the entire box. Thanks, Birchbox! I’m usually a little weirded out by all-in-one products, especially for hair and body, but I totally trust Davines and have a feeling I will love this one.

Atelier Cologne in Vanille Insensée ($85-$130 for full-size): I usually hate it when sample boxes send perfume samples as one of the items, but I am actually 100% ok with it this time because I really like this perfume. I am running low on my go-to perfume and am actually in the market for a new scent. This….may be it. It also might be way too expensive for me, but that’s for Future Jill to decide. It reminds of a perfume I used love back in the day, but I can’t put my finger on which one it was. It has a beautiful vanilla base with notes of lime and jasmine. I seriously can’t stop sniffing this one, it smells so good!

Final Rating: A+

Birchbox really hit a home run with this box. I don’t just like everything in it, I love it all. How often does that happen? Birchbox just keeps getting better and better, I am seriously impressed! I love that they’ve been sending full-sized and deluxe sample sizes lately, most sample boxes never do that! The brands are increasingly higher end, and it’s so much fun to try them! Keep it up, Birchbox!

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1 Comment on Birchbox – June 2017

  1. Celeste
    June 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm (6 months ago)

    I got a sample of the Vanille Insensée in a Birchbox years ago and immediately bought a bottle, it is AMAZING!!!