August 2016 Birchbox: Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

I like the theme this month–eking out the last bit of summer!  In Hawaii, we’ve actually got maybe…3 months of summer left.  October is when it FINALLY starts to cool down a little–it’ll finally be appropriate to wear a SWEATER.  Leather boots might be pushing it a little but I’m determined to wear them in my office!!!

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This month, Birchbox sent me:

  1. Manna Kadar Cosmetics – Day-Dream Palette
  2. REN – Flash Hydro Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion
  3. ProfilePRO – Ultra Nourishing Oil (for hair)
  4. Avene – Micellar Lotion
  5. R+CO – BADLANDS Dry Shampoo Paste

YAYYYY I’m really happy!  REN is one of my FAVORITE brands–I really like the serum products that they make.  I’ve always wanted to try an R+CO product because (selfishly, the packaging is beautiful and) I’ve only heard rave reviews  about their things.  ALSO, I’ve never tried dry shampoo as a paste.  It sounds like a messy application but I’m wondering if you get the oil-absorbing perk without the sticky feeling that I get with the sprays.  Hmm.

Also interesting is the Manna Kadar product–again, I’m assuming its a small little sample size of perhaps two colors.  I just got a Manna Kadar eyeshadow in my Serendipity by LLB (Little Lace Box) and I really liked it!  The packaging wasn’t impressive but the product blended well (with the right amount of pigmentation) and the shade that I received worked wonders for my skintone.

I’ve never heard of ProfilePRO but I always welcome a light oil to rub on my ends (both on clean hair days and to help tame down the ends on 2nd day hair) and I’ll never turn down anything micellar.  I prefer this over regular eye-makeup remover and I’ve never tried a lotion yet, all of the ones I’ve bought or received were liquids.  Very interesting!

Hope you guys got something good in your boxes!  I’m actually rather digging the fact that this box is more skincare and style oriented versus just pure makeup.  Good job, switching it up, Birchbox!