Here is what I received, & thought of the products, in last month's
Beauty Protector | Protect & Detangle
Birchbox description: Great for all hair types, this nourishing elixir locks in color, adds shine, & instantly detangles. Full-size, $21.95
: I had heard rave reviews about this detangler, so I was excited to open my box & see it. It's a shame I didn't receive it while I still had long hair, but I digress. I LOVE this product! First of all, the smell. It's soooo good! As Mary Katherine said, "You'll want to eat your hair". You will! I don't have enough hair to detangle, but all of my long-haired friends swear by it. I'll be buying this one when my sample runs out.
COOLA | Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face
Birchbox description: This mineral sunblock is infused with organic anti-aging ingredients like evening primrose extract & borage seed oil. Full-size, $32
: This is a moisturizer first & an SPF second. My friend Heidi put it on before a run & it ran into her eyes. But it smells good & it's moisturizing. Maybe just stick to a sports sunscreen for outdoor activities. I doubt I'll buy it, but I've enjoyed using the sample as my daily SPF moisturizer.
Isaac Mizrahi | FABULOUS Isaac Mizrahi Eau deParfum
Birchbox description: For his first scent, the designer created a fanciful blend of mandarin & jasmine laced with vanilla. Full-size, $20-69
: No. Just no.
Sumita | Color Contrast Eyeliner
Birchbox description: Inspired by traditional Indian formulas, this velvety liner glides on easily & lasts for hours. Set of 4 mini pencils, $21
: Meh. Disclaimer: I started using Bobbi Brown gel liner last year & now nothing else compares, especially pointy, stabby pencils. I like the color of this pencil. It's a deep purple, which works with my green eyes, but I'm just not a pencil person anymore. This reminds me, I promised this to someone... Mary Katherine?
Oh, I also received that pen in the picture, which is more dumb than not dumb. I refuse to review it. It's a pen; it writes - whatever. It doesn't magically shoot lip gloss out of it's end or anything.