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Birchbox July 2012

I present to you, the contents of my July Birch Box! I've been using my new cellphone to take pictures, which are very nice but controlling the lighting is challenging. I really want a new point and shot camera. Nothing too fancy or expensive. I've been looking at this one. I would really like one with a screen that I can position for when I want to take self portraits. If anyone has any ideas or recommendations, please let me know! :)

So now, on to the Birch Box!~ The theme of this box was "See it. Hear it. Taste it. Touch it. Smell it." There some one item in each back that linked to one of the five senses.

Harvery Prince | Hello
This was the "Smell it" product. Harvery Prince's Hello perfume, which is described as "juicy Meyer lemon, white grapefruit, and pink plumeria"scent. I honestly did not like the smell. :( I was very disappointed. The description sounds lovely but I didn't smell any of those things... It's smells like an old/wet animal scent that someone tried to cover up with a lemon scent? That's the best way I can describe it...

Tea Forte | Minteas
This was the "Taste it" product. I've seen these mint around but I have never tried them before. I again, did not like these... I love tea but the tea+pear combo was not a good one, in my opinion. My taste buds just weren't happy. :( I was so excited about these too. I've tried to give these away but no one else seems to enjoy the taste either, haha!

Eyeko | Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
This was the "See it" product. Eyeko's Skinny Liquid Eyeliner. It has a wonder pen/marker like tip and is very easy to apply. This eyeliner dries super fast and is lasting. I am a failure with it comes to applying eyeliner. This claims to be "goof-proof" but this eyeliner hasn't met me! I just need to keep practicing!

Alterna | BAMBOO UV+ Color Protection Fade - Proof Fluide
This is the "Feel it" product. It's a UV+ Color Protection serum for you hair! This is an interesting product. When you think about sun protection, hair isn't one of the things that come to mind. I did try this product out. It's an oil-like product that goes on towel dried hair. It's hard to really measure a product like this. I mean, I guess it protected my hair...? Maybe if I were a beach-bum I would notice a difference but for over 90% of my summer days I've been inside. :/ Stupid work. As far as how it made my hair feel, I noticed my hair becoming more oily, quicker. My hair loves to soak up product. The oily/thicker the product, the quicker my hair becomes greasy. So, not really sure on this product, but it smells nice...?

AHAVA | Purifying Mud Mask

This is another "Feel it" product. This is a mud mask which I had yet to try out but I can't wait to! I have super oily skin and I've heard mud/clay masks are great for oily skin. I'm crossing my fingers on this one!

And finally the "Hear it" product. I've been needing new ear buds and these have been great. Wonderful sound, nothing too fancy, and the pop of color is fun! Nothing more to say. :)

The Birchbox I received this month wasn't great but there were items in there that will made it very wroth it. Again, sorry about the odd lighting in my photos. Thanks for reading!~

If you blog or do any photography, what kind of camera do you use?


  1. That box has a pretty cool theme, it's too bad the contents weren't that great ): The earbuds are cute, though!
    I use a lumix panasonic DMC-FZ28. It's a digital with standard point-and-shoot function but with some more advanced details. Not the absolute greatest but it gets the job done!

    1. Thanks for the info! At this time I used an old Sony Cyber-shot. I've had it for 4-5 years now. It's a decent little camera but the batteries loose charge super quick and I have two of them. If I want to use that camera I have to really plan on it. I need something I don't have to worry so much about. That's why I've been using the camera on my phone. It's convenient but geez the lighting is poopy. :(