The theme of the June Birchbox is saying yes to adventure big and small, near and far. I love this month’s actual box, though as I’ve noted before it seems like the boxes themselves are getting fancier while the samples themselves are getting smaller and less impressive and that theme seems to have continued through to this month. The box is beautiful and something I’m planning on keeping on my desk for knick-knacks, but I’m not particularly sure what the theme has to do with the samples sent and I wasn’t wowed by any of the samples either.
Here’s what I received in my June Birchbox:
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – It’s hard to tell from this image, but this is the smallest deluxe sample of dry shampoo I have received. Dry shampoo has become a bit of a subscription box staple over the last two years, and this canister is probably half the size of the samples that normally get shipped. I guess that it will take up less space hen you travel? I’ve received Amika products before, but never this particular product. I’ll have to get my hair straightened soon so I can give it a whirl!
Supergoop! Everyday SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology – Sunscreen samples like this are good for keeping in one’s purse for when you are on the go. They’re so small though that they’re really best for applying touch-ups to your face. Luckily this particular Supergoop! product is formulated for both faces and bodies.
In all of the years that I have been reviewing subscription boxes I have generally been underwhelmed with most subscription boxes for men. They normally cost more and rarely provide a great assortment of products. This isn’t necessarily the fault of the box as there are far fewer men’s products on the markets than women’s products, but if I can’t get excited about the first box that I see then I probably won’t get excited about any of the future boxes.
That changes now. Luxury Barber Box is *truly* the first men’s box I’ve received and really liked. Luxury Barber Box is a box filled with men’s grooming products. The box costs $29.99 per month (including shipping), so it’s not cheap, but then again none of the boxes for men are cheap. This one, however, actually comes stuffed with products!
Here’s what I received in my Luxury Barber Box:
Suavecito Original Pomade – Full Size Product!
Billy Jealousy Whipped Cream (Traditional Shave Lather) // Billy Jealousy Salad Days (Energizing Body Scrub)
Julep frequently offers promotions when you register to become a Julep Maven but their promo right now might be one of their best yet! When you subscribe to the Julep Maven beauty subscription box you will receive the Poolside Beauty Box for free!
The Poolside Beauty Box will come packed with the items above – 2 season polishes and 2 lip treatments. The full retail value is $78, which is one of the highest value free boxes I have seen them offer!
Julep Maven Coupon: When registering, enter code “SUMMER” at checkout to receive the Poolside Beauty box for free! This offer is only valid for a limited time so be sure to take advantage of this deal soon!
Note: Julep no longer sends out a completely free box – you must subscribe and then this box will be sent in addition to your first box. A subscription to Julep costs $24.99 and you can cancel at any time.
Time has absolutely been flying by since I had my son. I was honestly surprised to see the June PopSugar Must Have Box on my doorstep yesterday. It seems like I just received the May box. In fact, I haven’t even put away the items I received in the May box yet!
I have to say that I am pretty darn happy with this month’s box, especially the first item below! I’ve had the box less than a day and have already put many of the items to use if that gives you an idea of how much I like many of these products. I don’t know how PopSugar does it, but they continue to send items that surprise me each month!
Here’s what I received in the June PopSugar Must Have Box:
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume ($16.77) – Well, well, what do we have here? Of course I included Judy Blume’s latest adult novel in my Summer 2015 Reading List and purchasing the book was on my to-do list. Seriously, I almost purchased it yesterday morning, but I’m obviously glad I waited! Each summer PopSugar tends to include a new book, and this might be my favorite book inclusion yet! I’ve got big plans to open this up this afternoon.
Pacifica Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette ($14) – I have really been getting into Pacifica, which is a vegan and cruelty-free beauty line. I recently reviewed the Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes and I have a couple of other items I need to review, so now I’m going to have to add this palette to my list. I think these colors will look great with my skin tone so I can’t wait to give them a whirl.