Product Review: Cupcakes and Cashmere for Birchbox

When I read that my favourite blogger Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere was doing the May edition of BIRCHBOX I signed up right away.  With summer coming up I thought it would be great to have mini-sizes for weekend trips to the cabin and for my beach bag!  Take a look below at the different products I tried out last month.


1. Not Soap, Radio | Joy Inducing Body Wash

At First Glance: Cute packaging!   

Noteworthy: Smells amazing and is hydrating.

Currently: Almost Finished, thinking about ordering a full size.

2. Essential Elements | Wake Up Rosemary Body Lotion

At First Glance: Don't like the twist off cap, might be hard to get the product out.

Noteworthy: Extremely soothing and moisturizing, also love the mint scent, very refreshing.

Currently: Using when I want to pamper my skin.


3. Laqa & Co. | Sheer Lip Lube Pencil - Shade Menatour

At First Glance: Great colour and packaging.

Noteworthy: Even though this is a sheer lip pencil you can build the colour for a more opaque look.  When first applied it has a mint tingle on lips, (in a good way).

Currently: Using when I want to brighten up my makeup look.

4. Number 4 | Non-Aerosol Hairspray

At First Glance: Hmmmm it isn't Aerosol???

Noteworthy: Okay hold, doesn't get crunchy and sprays evenly.

Currently: Hardly used, in my bag incase I need a hair touch-up.

5. Benefit Cosmetics | It's Potent! Eye Cream

At First Glance: Yay Benefit!  

Noteworthy: Wears well under makeup and does help brighten the eye a bit.

Currently: Slightly used.  I keep forgetting I have it, (like every other eye cream in my bathroom)!


Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.