Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Blueridge Beauty: Beachy and Bright Limited Edition July Birchbox

(Source: Melissa Ball, Photographer)
 
I am glad to receive the latest Limited Edition July Birchbox, Beachy and Bright, because I wanted to experience the Beach Summer look at home!! Below are the items that I received in my July Birchbox:
 
(Source: Melissa Ball, Photographer)
 
Contents of Beachy and Bright Box:
 
JUARA Radiance Enzyme Scrub (Full-size, $38)
 
Oribe Apres Beach Waves and Shine Spray (Full-size, $22 - $39)
 
Supergoop! Anti-Aging Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 (Full-size, $42)
 
stila stay all day lipstick (Set of 3, $20)
 
theBalm cosmetics Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush (Full-size, $21) 
 
 (Source: Melissa Ball, Photographer)
 
During my shower routine, I tried the JUARA facial scrub and it was not harsh nor "tinglingly" on my face! Although the scrub was affective in getting rid of dry flakes, I perfer the Vasanti Facial Scrub from Birchbox! I applied the  Supergoop! Anti-aging serum on my cleansed face and the white serum instantly vanished in my medium skin tone without a "white residue" before applying my regular moisturizer!! Plus, I love its Anti-Aging and has SPF 30 for the sun safety! I tried theBalm Bronzer/Blush but the color was "too dark" to my yellow/warm skin tone so I used it instead as eyeshadow which complemented my hazel eyes! Last, I tried the Stila liquid lipstick, which is matte that I rarely use in any lipstick form, in Bella (bright pink)!! Great application and color but it was ultra drying to my dry skin/lips!! I discovered that if I use lip balm, lip pencil, and then this liquid lipstick that I can make this Stila lipstick work for me!! After styling my relaxed hair, I sprayed with Oribe Beach Waves and Shine Spray which gave the perfect texture and shine to my hair strands without the "crunchy" look!!
 (Source: Melissa Ball, Photographer)
 
I was able to try out everything in my Beachy and Bright July box and particularly love the Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray and the Supergoop! Anti-Aging City Sunscreen Serum!!  I will give this box a "5 out of 5" because I was able to use my Juara, Stila, and theBalm products with some adjustments which is always a "Win" in my beauty blogging book!
 
Until next time,
 
XOXO
 
 
Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty
 

26 comments:

  1. I would still say you got a great box this month! I adore Supergoop and would love to get the serum to wear under foundation. I love Stila Stay All Day liquid lipstick but I have a Vinyl rather than matte and it's not dry at all. (Ursula, have you considered making your photos bigger? That way readers can really see what you're reviewing. Just a thought)

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    1. Thank you, Allison! I have selected "large" on my blog but I will try extra large!

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  2. I have an Ipsy subscription. Sometimes it is a bit hit or miss, but when I love a box it seems to hit all of my beauty boxes. Don't ya love it when that happens?!

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    1. I know the feeling...a few times I gotten a total "miss" with Birchbox but I love getting the Limited Edition boxes because it gives me exactly what I want to love (or love again) and try something new!! Plus, I get to try items that would be pricey for $10/monthly, which is great for this beauty budgetnista!

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  3. I wanted to try this one, but wasn't to sure. I love the Stila and theBalm product you got!

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    1. With a few mods, I made these two products work for me :)

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  4. What fun! I have heard of these and thought it was a great idea!!

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    1. For $10 a box, it a great deal esp. the oribe spray which is $12 approx and trying Stila and Supergoop!!

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  5. That Stila gloss is a great summer color & any product from The Balm is always great. Looks like an awesome box!

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    1. It really was, Denise! :)

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  6. I would love to try the enzyme scrub. I've heard that enzymes are great for your face, but I haven't tried out any products with them.

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    1. I have tried this scrub but I love Vashanti Scrub via Birchbox..still #1 scrub which combines enzymes and mirco abrasives for my dry skin :)

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  7. That gloss looks like the perfect shade! I have been meaning to subscribe to Birchbox again!

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    1. I love this pink gloss...you should start Birchbox again! Let me know if you do and I will give you my link to start up! I plan to get the "Birchbox and Candidly Nicole" Guest Editor August box!

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  8. I just like to say "supergoop"... my husband would get a kick out of it to! I'll have to give it a try!

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    1. Hahaha!! :)

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  9. We got three of the same products! I've been curious about that scrub and I really want to see how the supergoop works!

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    1. Supergoop vanishes into my medium tone skin without any white residue!! I gave the scrub a fair rating but I still but the Vasanti scrub #1 on fave scrubs for my dry skin!

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  10. I've never done a subscription box. This looks like a good one.?

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    1. Let me know if you want to sign up for Birchbox...they rewards points for sharing links, reviews, and buy products and let you spend them on the stuff you want!

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  11. I got this same box and I loved it (even though I'm not a fan of supergoop). The Oribe spray is amazing and I may end up buying a full size when it runs out. I was also surprised at the staying power of the clinique lip product but it does need some seriously lip balm. The bronzer worked perfectly on me (and I'm super pale). I have pink undertones though so maybe that's why? I appreciated that it was matte and that it also makes a great eyeshadow. Overall this was a really great box. :-)

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    1. I love everything in my box despite a few misses that I just corrected myself...from applying balm and lip pencil first before Stila Lipstick to using the bronzer for my eyes (too dark on my skin for blush/bronzer!) Maybe I always try finding my Birchbox "half full" in perspective :)

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  12. Every month my jealousy in you is renewed. Lol. I hope I get a Stila lip gloss in hot pink like the one in your box. I LOVE lip gloss and Stila. I am opening my BirchBox later today, cross your fingers that I have a lip gloss.

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    1. I hope you do get the lipgloss too!! Heads up, I am planning to get the Birchbox & Candidly Nicole Guest Editor Box!! Hopefully we will be sharing the love of Birchbox together :)

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  13. Great review! I loved the Stila lipstick. It was long lasting and stayed on through dinner and dessert.

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    1. Glad you like the staying power of this liquid lipstick!!

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