Monday, August 20, 2012

August Birchbox Brag

It's time for another round of 

Are you excited? I know I am. 

Since a few of you have asked recently, Birchbox provides a monthly delivery of high end samples, tailored to your beauty profile. Most of the time you get a nice size sample, but every now and again they surprise you with a full size! It costs $10 a month, but the value of the products you receive is always well above that.   Plus have access to the website, where you can purchase full size products. For every dollar you spend you earn 1 BB point. For every product you review, you receive 10 points. Every 100 points = $10 off your purchases. I'm a bit of a point hoarder... so I generally splurge on crazy expensive products that I would never otherwise get. 

Y'all, I can't rave enough. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my birchbox, and would highly recommend it to you.

with all that said, August's box was not my favorite ever. 

Schick Hydro Silk Razor
I think everyone got this in their box this month. While it's not a beauty sample per say, it is a pretty awesome razor. I'd definitely recommend it to y'all. Big handle and like 5 blades (side note, when are they going to stop adding blades?). Love how much longer a shave lasts with this. Dare I say it, I can go three days between shaves. Love that.

TALIKA lipocils expert

I have very thin, short, sparse, light (really what's not wrong) lashes. I'm not going to lie, I've been tempted by those lash serums a time or two. I was really excited for this deluxe size sample. You apply this botanical serum to your lash line twice a day. A month later, you supposedly see longer, thicker and darker lashes. I've been using it for a week, and have yet to see a change. HOWEVER, I am giving it a full month and will definitely follow up.
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
This was super random. I saw it, and kind of had a WTH moment. But, this is a fabulously moisturizing cream. This would be great for super chapped skin in the winter. However... this is summer. I do have a moisture problem... but mine is on the opposite end of the spectrum. I think that this is one of those products that if you like it, you'll love it, and probably never be with out it ever again. But it just didn't really do it for me. I don't see much of a difference from petroleum jelly, honestly, and I'd much rather spend like $2 for a big jar of Vaseline than 15 for a medium sized tube of this stuff.
Beauty Fixation Lipstick Touch-up
These are cool... I guess. It's one of those pre-filled q-tips where you snap the tip and let the product drain to one end before you apply. I don't know... I feel like I don't really have a problem with lipstick running... so I don't really need these. But if you do, these are awesome. I don't though, so... not going to be purchasing.
Viva La Juicy La Fleur

Okay. LOVE this scent. Love is actually an understatement. I am obsessed with Viva la Juicy, but I think this one is even better. It's super soft and very floral, but it's so light and delicate at the same time. This will DEFINITELY be making an appearance on my Christmas 2012 list.
SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Full Shimmer Illuminating Shampoo

I've sampled shampoo from this brand before. It's great, my hair is super soft, thick, and smooth after I use it. But for me it's just not worth the almost $50 price tag. It's shampoo... come on.
SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Full Shimmer Illuminating Treatment
This however is something I would definitely consider shelling out some money for. (Let's be honest though, $65 is still too much). This treatment did wonders for my hair. I don't know that I really saw the "shimmer" but the deep conditioning aspect definitely did a lot for my tired tresses. 

So that was my August Birchbox. What did you think? Did you love this month or were you just kind of... ehh like me? Want to hop on the Birchbox train? click here to sign up.


Katie Wall said...

I hate it when they send products that I fall in love with, and then they are some ridic amount! I am curious about the stuff for chapped hands. Mine get really bad in the winter and Vaseline won't work :(

Leslie said...

I use those razors! They are the best... definitely can go three days without shaving ;) haha!

Hena Tayeb said...

I have thought about signing up so many times but never do.. making me think about it again

Veronica and Daniel said...

I was not a huge fan of August's box either (my july box was awesome, so the bar was set pretty high!) I did really want to try the shu uemura hair products - but didn't get them. Oh well, here's to hoping Sept is better :)

Kari said...

I got the Lipocils sample in a previous BB, and I didn't really see much in the way of results. Then again, I only used it for a nanosecond and should have given it more of a shot. I did like the razor and perfume sample this month. Lately I've been underwhelmed by my BBs, but this month's was pretty good!

tara said...

i have a hard time believing that anyone would spend $50 on shampoo!

Leigh said...

I loved the Yube stuff, but my hands are always dry since I wash them like a million times a day.

My-cliffnotes said...

I've heard some amazing things about that Juicy perfume, have you tried it yet???


elizalouise.bell said...

I love that perfume!! But I wasn't very impressed with this months box either.

Stopping by from Birchbox Brag!
i couldn't help but wonder...

Niki said...

I am soooo jealous of the Shu Uemera products!!! And the makeup touch ups are genius! I got the Yu-Be cream too and I liked it, but wasn't the sample so teeny??? I'm dyign to know how that lash gel turns out!

Lindsay said...

you got so much stuff! jealous! I got the yu-be cream a few months ago and LOVED it! Super moisturizing. wish I had gotten that hair shimmer stuff!

Angel said...

I am a point hoarder as well, I just bought a 70 dollar perfume I NEVER would have actually paid for. Looks like you got a decent box!

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