Birchbox Babes

The adorable May Birchbox!

The adorable May Birchbox!

The Babes both subscribe to Birchbox and today they will be reviewing some of their favorite products from their May boxes! Birchbox is a beauty subscription service. For $10 a month they send you a perfectly packaged set of beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples that are customized to your personal taste. The Babes love it because it allows them to try tons of new products and brands without committing to full-sized purchases. You can get your own subscription here!

Sarah's May Birchbox Items

Sarah’s May Birchbox Items

Sarah’s May Birchbox:

1. Benefit The POREfessional

2. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

3. Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer

4. Marcelle Clay Mask

5. Laura Geller Beauty Color Drenched Lip Gloss

Emily's May Birchbox

Emily’s May Birchbox Items

Emily’s May Birchbox

1.Beauty Protector Beauty Wash Body Cleanser

2. Parlor by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray

3. Benefit Lolibalm

4. Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer 

5. English Laundry Notting Hill Femme

Benefit The POREfessional

Benefit The POREfessional

Benefit

The POREfessional

Sarah: This pore minimizing formula from Benefit is great! I’m definitely planning on buying the full sized version. It goes on super smoothly and not only minimizes the appearance of pores, but also reduces redness. I’ve always had great experience with Benefit products and this one is no exception!

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Amika

Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Sarah: I was super excited when I received this sample because it’s the perfect purse sized dry shampoo! Amir’s dry shampoo is great, but I am personally partial to the Dove brand of dry shampoo. I was happy to get this sample, but I will continue to buy the $4 Dove product. The full sized Amika Dry shampoo is $21.

Parlor by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray

Parlor by Jeff Chastain

Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray

Emily: This product was super featured for last months Birchbox since this is a new company for them and I was so disappointed that I didn’t get this sample last month. It has such great reviews and I really wanted to try it and I was not disappointed! This sea salt spray gives my hair a little extra bounce and wave when I want the perfect mermaid curls. It smells lovely and keeps my hair soft while still holding the style! I’ll definitely be getting this product!

Benefit Lollibalm

Benefit Lollibalm

Benefit

Lollibalm

Emily: Benefit never lets me down. While I wish this was a warmer pink so it looked better on my skin tone I really liked this lip balm! I’m usually a lipstick girl but this provided me with amazing moisture that lasts all day. The bubblegum pink tint is sheer enough that I will still keep using it, I may buy the full size Benebalm (the same product only a deeper red) instead!

Birchbox Babes

This was a special, decorative box to kick off the New Year!

This was a special, decorative box to kick off the New Year!

The Babes both subscribe to Birchbox and today they will be reviewing some of their favorite products from their January boxes! Birchbox is a beauty subscription service. For $10 a month they send you a beautifully packaged set of beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples that are customized to your personal taste. The Babes love it because it allows them to try tons of new products and brands without committing to full-sized purchases. You can get your own subscription here!

Emily's Birchbox Items

Emily’s January Birchbox Items

Emily’s January Birchbox:

  1. Manna Kadar Lip Locked
  2. Curl Keeper by Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper Gel
  3. Paula’s Choice RESIST Moisture Renewal Oil Booster
  4. Karma Organic Spa Nail Polish Remover
  5. Whish Three Wishes Body Butter
Sarah's Birchbox Items

Sarah’s January Birchbox Items

Sarah’s January Birchbox:

  1. TheBalm Cosmetics Stainiac
  2. Whish Three Wishes Body Butter
  3. Number 4 Non-Aerosol Hairspray
  4. Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream
  5. Harvey Prince Sincerely Fragrance
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Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain in All of You

Manna Kadar Liplocked

Priming Gloss Stain

All of You

Emily: I’m not usually much of a lipgloss girl, I prefer my brightly colored matte lipstick over a shiny gloss, but I will say that I love this product! I didn’t think the color was going to look good on me, but I have been looking for a good almost-nude lip color and this is exactly what I have been needing! The color on me is a pinkish nude, slightly darker than my bare lips. It’s not super shiny which is why I like it a lot, it’s moisturizing, and stays on for a long time for a lipgloss. All-in-all I’m pleased with this product and with Birchbox’s ability to provide products that I love.

Whish Body Butter

Whish Body Butter

Whish

Body Butter

Emily: I’ve received several samples from this brand before and I always love them! This body butter is super moisturizing and is a lovely lavender scent. It’s thick and doesn’t leave a greasy residue like some lotions do.

Sarah: I really love the small size of the Birchbox samples because I can just throw them in my purse & take them anywhere! This one is no exception! It’s an incredibly moisturizing lotion, but it wears very lightly and doesn’t leave a sticky or greasy residue on your skin. This sample has a nice lavender scent, but it is also available in almond, blueberry, pomegranate, lemongrass, coconut, & acai grapefruit.

TheBalm Cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen

TheBalm Cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen

TheBalm Cosmetics

Stainiac

Beauty Queen

Sarah: This is a two-in-one lip and cheek stain. I was kind of intimidated by this product at first because I had never used a liquid product on my cheeks, but I love it! On my lips, this stain adds just a hint of rosy color, which is nice when I don’t want to wear a heavy lipstick. On my cheeks, it creates a nice blush that lasts all day! This product kills two birds with one stone and I especially love it when I’m in a hurry and need to finish my look quickly.

 

Kiss Pop Lip Color by Marc Jacobs

Today The Babes will be reviewing Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip Color! This is a highly-pigmented, long-wearing lipstick that comes in a variety of fun shades. Check out what Sarah & Emily have to say about it below!

Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Color Offerings

Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Color Offerings

Sarah: I purchased this lipstick in the color Headliner, which is a lovely berry shade. This product is $28 so I was expecting a lot out of it and I have to say, it did not disappoint! It goes on smoothly, moisturizes your lips, & lasts all day. It is also transfer-resistant, which is a nice feature when dining out and enjoying a glass of wine. Though I do love this lipstick, I will admit that the packaging is what sold me. The whimsical crayon design of this product is too cute! I can’t wait to buy this lipstick in a variety of colors and you can buy yours here!

Headliner

Headliner

Sarah wearing Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip Color in Headliner

Sarah wearing Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip Color in Headliner

Emily: I fell in love with this lipstick the moment I saw it! The adorable packaging catches your eye and the actual lipstick preformace is wonderful! The color I got, Pop Rock, is a super-pigmented red-orange. This was a huge step up in color and quality, from the previous brand of orangy-red lipstick that has been my signature for the past few years. This Marc Jacobs lipstick doesn’t dry out your lips and it lasts all day! This is my new favorite lipstick and I already have my eye on a few other colors!

Pop Rock

Pop Rock

Emily wearing Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip Color in Crush

Emily wearing Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip Color in Pop Rock