Surely that title is a typo, right? I meant July?
I should, but no. These are June's boxes. Sigh. Thirty lashes with a wet noodle for me for being so late with these.
My first, and most expensive subscription box to show you is Wantable. This is a new sub to me, and I do like everything I got that I've tried. It's about $40 a month, but everything they send you is full-sized. No packet samples!
The first swatch is that lovely violet lipstick from Mirabella, Volatile. Next, the creamy blush from girlactik beauty, Cream Blush Rose. The last swatch is the Vincent Longo Golden Banana #2 Pressed Powder. I have some of the Ben Nye Banana Powder that I don't use very often. Maybe I'll use this one more because it's easier in a pressed form.
I haven't opened the OFRA black gel liner yet because I didn't want it to dry out. I hear it's fab, though. I do have a lot of black liners, but there's always room for one more!
I used the Liberty Republic Spellbound nail polish in Love Spell in a look earlier this month. It's a gorgeous hot pink, but it stained on me a little.
Wantable has a pretty extensive questionnaire to help them select the right products for your subscription. I like a lot of the brands they feature regularly, too, like Vincent Longo and Tarina Tarantino.
If you'd like to subscribe to Wantable and use my referral link, please click HERE.
Ipsy was kinda... eh.. this month. On the plus side.. that Rebecca Minkoff bag is gorgeous. Totally makes up for the stinky cheap bags Ipsy used to use. This is one I'll be using.
On the negative side, that Be A Bombshell mascara was pretty universally panned for being the stinkiest mascara ever. When I wrote to Ipsy customer service, they did explain that Bombshell avoided the use of fragrances that might cause irritation, and that the mascara was safe and usable. They did send me a replacement item, though, which was totally awesome.
The NYX butter gloss in Creme Brulee is a very light pink that I might be able to pull off. The Ofra universal eyebrow pencil looks like it's the right color for me. I haven't used it, yet, though.
As far as the beach spray goes, I don't need any more volume or waves, and I didn't like the sunscreen scent. I did love the RealTree fragrance, though!
Even though I didn't totally love this bag, Ipsy is still my fave subscription, and I usually get the best bang for my buck with it. If you'd like to subscribe to Ipsy through my referral link, please click HERE.
I actually haven't tried as many things from my June Beauty Box 5 box as I usually do.
I love that they include a card with all the information about what you got, and prices if you want the full size.
Everyone was *raving* about the Vita Bath body wash, but I got a cupcake scented one that I gave to a friend. She loves sugary-scented bath things, and I prefer citrus. It's pretty awesome to have a friend to swap with. Good karma points, anyway.
Even though the Organix is in a packet, I'll probably try it anyway. I've been curious about this line of haircare, and love everything coconut oil. Eslor's samples are also in a packet form, so I'll have to remind myself to use them. I love masques right now, though, and can't get enough, so I'm sure I'll try the system.
I've never tried Vegan mascara, so I'm curious about the Glam Natural sample. I kinda wonder what's in my other mascaras to make them *not* vegan. Is there meat in your mascara?
I am in love with the lilac polish from Nikka K that I got in this month's box. It's perfection, and the formula is really great, too. So pretty, and a color I use a lot. I just wish they put the name on these promo bottles.
If you'd like to subscribe to Beauty Box 5 and use my referral link, please click HERE.
June's Birchbox had only one makeup item, one fragramce, a scrub, and some haircare.
I've actually only tried one thing out of this box - the Perlier cream. Usually, I love the products that Perlier makes, but the scents are too heady. This one isn't! It's just the natural, nutty smell of the Shea butter. It's thick, but not greasy. I keep this one by my desk - it's great for softening things up after I've gotten acetone everywhere from removing my manicure.
I'm excited about the full-sized Mally mascara - she makes some good products that I've enjoyed using.
I love new fragrances, but I'm just overwhelmed by them. This one is still in it's little packet. Not like you can binge-test fragrances, either. I like floral, but not too big on woodsy smells, so I may find a home for Signature for Her by English Laundry.
I've never heard of Davines, but if this haircare gets tried, there's only *maybe* one use of the conditioner and leave-in treatment for my hair. Not really enough to get excited about.
If you'd like to subscribe to Birchbox through my referral link, please click HERE.
There you have it! June subscriptions in a nutshell. If you like trying new things, you might like a subscription box service. Hopefully, this will give you a hint as to what you can expect from each one - though they all have questionnaires to fill out so that they can somewhat customize your experience.
Do you subscribe to a trial box? What are your faves?