With my college student life, I try to keep things simple. I don’t have the money for 20 products, or the time, or even the sink space. To go along with my hectic, ever-changing life, I have multiple different evening routines that I use in different scenarios. To simplify things, I’ll describe a 1-minute routine and a longer mix-and-match routine.
The “I’m exhausted and just want to sleep” routine:
- Wash my face.
- Moisturize (usually).
Most of the time, though, I’m not drop-dead tired. So, when I have more time, this is my routine. I don’t do every step every night, but this is the maximum number of steps that I do.
I was almost as satisfied with this box as I was my first. There were several products that I was very glad to be introduced to!
This month’s theme was “Away We Go”: I like the idea of this theme, but since everything in Birchbox is sample-sized anyway, I feel like it wasn’t as well applied as last month’s. In a travel-themed box I’d have expected some multi-tasking products, maybe something intended for use after a long flight/drive or even products with ties to a specific location, but my box at least didn’t contain anything of the sort.
June is over, unfortunately, because this June was really great for me. It involved 5 wonderful weeks of my summer internship, a couple of baseball games, several books, a bunch of World Cup watching, froyo, and a lot of really beautiful summer weather. The following are my 5 favorite beauty products from this month. If I have a review for the product, it’s linked in the product name.
The Body Shop | Sorbet – Satsuma
This gel is so bright and summery smelling, and it has such a lovely texture. It also contains aloe, which was useful as I got sunburns on a construction site several times this month.
Kat Von D | Tattoo Eyeliner – Trooper
This is the eyeliner that singlehandedly made me realize why other people wear eyeliner.
Harvey Prince | Hello
I really can’t get enough of this perfume. I will definitely buy this as soon as my Birchbox sample runs out.
Olay Fresh Effects | Dew Over! Hydrating Gel Moisturizer
I’ve been loving this moisturizer because of how light it is. It also smells very fresh; perfect for both day and nighttime.
Vasanti Cosmetics | BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
This month I’ve been getting back into exfoliating for the first time in ages. I did it in high school, but after I switched to some new products I guess I just forgot to buy an exfoliator. This one contains very small microcrystals that feel great on my skin and definitely gets the job done.
Here’s to an even better July!