September 2016 Birchbox

September 12, 2016 | Beauty, Birchbox | 22 Comments »

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September 2016 Birchbox

September 2016 Birchbox

September 2016 Birchbox

Swatches: LOC Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil in Cherry Bomb, Milk Makeup Highlighter in Lit

My September Birchbox is a good one! I was surprised to see quite a few items that I’ve been wanting to try included in the box.

First up is the R+Co ANALOG Cleansing Foam Conditioner. It claims to clean and hydrate without weighing down hair. It’s made with argan oil, horsetail extract, and antioxidant rich green tea. While it’s suitable for all hair types it’s ideal for those with coarse, dry, or color-treated hair. It totally sounds like my kind of conditioner!

I’ve heard so much about thermal waters, but never tried one myself. The Avène Thermal Spring Water claims to soothe redness and calm all sorts of skin issues such as sunburns, allergic reactions, eczema, and itching. It can also be used to set makeup. I gave it a quick spritz and while it was nicely refreshing I didn’t really notice a change in my redness. I’m still testing it out though.

I think I was most excited to see the Milk Makeup Highlighter in this month’s box. I received the shade Lit which is a champagne pearl. I’m really digging the packaging. It’s not fancy or anything, but I think it’s rather cute. It contains hydrating ingredients such as mango butter, peach nectar, and avocado oils. Which is probably what makes it smell so good! It has a nice creamy texture and glides on smoothly. It’s a nice subtle glow, but it can easily be built up. I swiped a few times in my swatch posted above. It’s a gorgeous highlighter and I’ll definitely be putting this beauty to use.

The LOC Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil Trio shade I received was Cherry Bomb. I’ve received so many of these types of pencils in my boxes and usually end up giving them away. But I think I’ll hang onto this one. I’m not really into gloss, but this doesn’t appear to be super glossy. And when I went to go wash off my swatch… sucker wasn’t budging! I had to whip out the makeup remover! I think a nice long lasting red might be good to have on hand for a night out. Not that I ever go out. But still.

I was also pretty excited to receive the Bioderma® Sensibio H2O. I’ve heard so many great things about it. And I’m lucky to be able to use it once. Because this awkward sample doesn’t reseal and I’m not sure that I can lay it down without it spilling out. But hey, it’ll be nice to finally be able to try it out!

Overall this is a pretty great box this month! Everything is usable and I even received some items I’ve been wanting to try for a while now.

22 Comments on “September 2016 Birchbox” »
  1. That Avene Thermal Spring Water is awesome! A little miracle from France x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox
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  2. Congrats on the great box! That LOC Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil definitely looks worth holding on to. I love the vibrant color.
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  4. I love this britchbox. That lip pencil look so nice.
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  5. I love the look of everything you got in your box this month xx
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  6. You’ve got great products. The LOC lip pencil looks amazing.
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  7. Please do a review on the MILK highlighter? I have been reading a lot about the brand and the reviews have been mixed.
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  8. Love how that Milk highlighter looks. Would love to see a swatch and review on it :)

  9. Love those colors… great review, thanks for sharing! <3 –
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  10. Hi Lisa. Loved this box. Have heard really nice reviews about the Avene Thermal Spring Water.Wanted to see a swatch of the Milk Highlighter. Looks awesome.
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    • The more I use the thermal water the more I love it. I’m totally purchasing the full size! And I’ll be reviewing the highlighter for sure! :)

  11. Just got the R +CO, so I’m excited to test it out!! I’ve tried the others and agree with your thoughts. GREAT box! recently posted…ELF Dupes for Expensive Makeup?My Profile

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