Saturday, June 11, 2016

#Birchbox June 2016 UnBoxing and Review Featuring Curated Box #MultifacetedandMighty


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Finally received my June Birchbox on a low 90 day and lucky none of my items melted and immediately love how they addressed me as "The Clever Ursula Ball" which I am glad because I rarely referred as "smart" versus pretty or funny!! Thank you, Birchbox, for making a lady with a learning disability feel beautiful on the inside! I wanted this featured curator box because of the diamond design and the luxe items that are multipurpose as well for my Summer beauty routine!! Let's get started into my box review!!

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This curated box includes:

LOC  One & Done Shadow Stick (Full-size, $10)

NUXE Reve de Miel Facial Cleansing and Makeup-Up Removing Gel (Full-size, $19)

The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick-Raisin the Roof (Full-size, $14.95)

Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer (Full-size, $21)

Davines Authentic Cleansing Nectar Hair/Body (Full-size, $28.50)

Davines Authentic Moisturizing Balm Face/Hair/Body (Full-size, $26.50)

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I tried a pea-sized amount of NUXE Reve de Miel Facial Cleansing and Makeup-Up Removing Gel on my face with no makeup to see how well it cleanse dirt and dead skin after a summer day!! I enjoyed the smell of this French cleanser, mild amount of suds on my face, and effectively cleansed my facial skin without leaving a harsh, dried out feeling on my face!! I also used a small amount to wipe away the makeup swatches on my hand of testing out the lipstick and eye shadow for effectiveness against makeup!! The gel instantly removed the PBJ lipstick but I had to use a little more scrubbing action to remove the LOC waterproof shadow! My face does feel fresh and soft so far I love this NUXE facial cleanser and know to use this makeup remover on non-water proof makeup!

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After cleansing my face for the evening, I applied a pea-sized amount of Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer since I face drys out under air conditioner at night! I liked that it has Hyaluronic Acid to help retained moisturize in my dry skin areas of my face and neck and will see the results in the morning how well my face is moisturized! This brand says it can be used both day and night as well as a face mask!! I will keep you updated on my results!

UPDATE: I have tried a generous pea-sized amount on my face for my nighttime routine and woke with my face feeling "dry" as if this moisturizer doesn't have any emollients/healthy skin oils at all! I think this works great for ladies who have normal/oily skin types but not for ladies like me who have dry/extra dry skin types! I will use this up since it has Hyaluronic acid which is beneficial to my skin!

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I can't wait to washed my new growth/relaxed wavy hair with Davines Authentic Cleansing Nectar Hair/Body in which I love the fragrance with is a WIN plus I want to know how effective it is in cleansing my hair and body which I have dry scalp/dry ends and dry skin issues!

UPDATE: I love the gentle low suds and fragrance of this shampoo which rinsed cleaned out of my long, wavy hair without drying out my scalp and ends!!

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I am glad that Birchbox included this Davines Authentic Moisturizing Balm Face/Hair/Body to go with the following Davines Hair/Body Wash BUT I need one more packet for my long, wavy hair!! I will keep you posted of this results for my hair!!

UPDATE: After shampooing, I used this small packet into my hair and opened another Davines LOVE conditioner to applied to my scalp and ends, then covered for 20 minutes in a plastic cap, and then rinsed!! My hair felt softer and easier to detangle and after I blow dried straight my hair felt conditioned without being weighed down which I don't want during the summer! This is how my hair looked after shampoo and style below:
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I am loving this shade of  rich, shimmer brown called "Haute Cocoa" by LOC  One & Done Shadow Stick and will update with my eye shadow look using this shade!

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Although I don't like PBJ sandwiches (YUCK!!!), I do love this light mauve pink shade of The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick in "Raisin the Roof" plus it has almond oil for my dry lips!! I will keep you posted for my lipstick makeup look using this shade!

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I did a makeup swatch of both the LOC eye shadow (brown shade) and the mauve-pink shade of the PBJ Smoothie Stick to see how it will look on my medium/tan skin tone which I am already loving the shades! I also tested out these makeup shades for removing using the above NUXE Cleansing gel/makeup remover (read above for the results)!! I can't wait to create my Summer makeup look with these makeup products!

UPDATE: Here is my makeup look using the LOC eyeshadow, which can really see on my eyes, and barely see the PBJ lipstick shade on my lips! I am satisfied for my sample makeup day look after finishing my hair!

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As of right now I am pretty happy and satisfied with my June curated "Multifaceted and Mighty" Birchbox with all of my  six samples that I have sampled and more to test out the rest of this month for my Summer beauty routine!! I will update this post concerning of my makeup looks and hair review of the shampoo and conditioning balm!

Until next time...

Ursula

aka Blueridge Beauty Blogger

29 comments:

  1. This looks a really lovely box! Whenever I am not subscribed the boxes look so good but then I am never suited to the items I receive when I am subscribed haha! I love the look of the smoothie stick! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth!! I just had to have this curated box instead of going with Benefit cosmetic for the selected item and the rest a surprise for my June Birchbox!! :)

      Ursula

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  2. My favorite product from the box would definitely be the Nuxe cleanser.

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    1. Thank you, I am loving this French cleanser as well as I did enjoyed the multipurpose oil for my skin & hair!

      Ursula

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  3. Glad your box finally arrived! You got some gorgeous stuff this month Ursula, and you got a Loc cream eye shadow pencil like me! Hope all these products serve you well <3

    Sending love from A So Called Beauty Blog // Bloglovin'

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! I really enjoying the samples in my box!! I need to buy that LOC sharpner so I can use up my pencils!

      Ursula

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  4. I loved this box! That LOC is very long lasting and I love the color!

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    1. Thank you, Deb! I love the name and the rich brown shimmer of this LOC eye shadow! :)

      Ursula

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  5. This looks like a great box. I like the fact that they're in full size. The NUXE Facial Cleanser is my one of favorite. ;) xo

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! I am really enjoying everything in my box and I will still use the PBJ stick more as a tinted lip balm since the color is very pale on my lips but a great moisturizer!

      Ursula

      www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  6. I love so much the box of this month. I wan it all and know how it works on your skin.
    XOXO :)

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    1. Thank you so much and I love the NUXE cleanser for my face! I also love the Davines shampoo & conditioner for my long, wavy hair!

      Ursula

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  7. I have that NUXE cleanser too - it smells so nice! Kind of sweet but in a good way!

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    1. Thank you, Elaine! I love the NUXE cleanser and now I want to get those gift sets to try more products from that French brand!

      Ursula

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  8. nice, thanks for sharing! :D

    Have a great week ahead!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. Thank you, Sybil! I am almost finished with this shampoo/body wash!! :)

      Ursula

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  9. Ohh the shadow stick and lip crayon look so nice!

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    1. Thank you, Jodi! I am really loving the LOC eye shadow sticks from Birchbox! :)

      Ursula

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    1. Thank you so much! I am loving the shampoo/body wash on my dry skin and its cleans very well with a light scent!

      Ursula

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  11. I think I might want to subscribe to Birchbox now!!

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  12. It sounds like you had a blast with the box. I've always wanted to try something like Birchbox, and your descriptions make me want to try them even more! It sounds like you get cool presents all the time. Love the way you describe both the good and the bad of each product.
    www.thequeenofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you, Blondie! I truly do strive to give an honest opinion of the items that I try in my Birchbox because that is what I expect when I go to reliable bloggers or review sites, too!

      Ursula

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  13. You got a pretty good box! I have the PB&J in a different color.

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    1. Thank you, Drea! I love using it for light colored lips and everything else in the box! :)

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  15. This looks like a great seasonal box! The NUXE Reve de Miel Facial Cleansing and Makeup-Up Removing Gel sounds amazing! That classic NUXE scent just smells like summer to me :)

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    1. Thank you, Rowena! I love Nuxe Oils & now their Cleaners...luxe but quality skin care products! :)

      Ursula

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