Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 2015 Birchbox - Review

This month was supposed to be an awesome box for me, in my opinion at least.  This month for sample choice I decided to go with their guest editor box which was the Candidly Nicole box and I was super excited.  That excitement didn't last long though because when I received my box it wasn't what I had wanted at all.  Although I didn't get the products I wanted this month every product will be used.  So, if you don't know already Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription box service.  Each month you pay $10 and you are then shipped 5 beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples that are personalized towards you.  Birchbox also has their own shop which you can use the points you accumulate from reviewing the products you get each month.  Each product your review you will receive 10 points for and for every 100 points you get will equal to $10 in the Birchbox shop.

Every box comes with a card in it which tells you each product you've received.  Under each product it also tells you what each product does and how much the full-size of each will cost.

This is the first product I received this month which is the item that was also somehow listed as my sample choice for this month.  I actually ended up really liking this moisturizer, it makes my skin feel very smooth, doesn't feel super thick on my skin, and smells pretty nice as well.  Some moisturizers I've tried I can feel sitting on my face, but this one seemed to absorb into my skin.  This moisturizer is supposedly for all skin types and so far doesn't seem to break out my oily and sensitive skin. The full-size of this costs $20.

This is the second product I received this month and I've tried a few dr. brandt products in the past that I've really enjoyed.  I've only used this product once so far and it did make my skin feel softer and smoother, but I'll have to try it a few more times to see if it gives me fewer blackheads.  I'm kind of confused about this product though because the card that came with Birchbox describes it as a gel, but this product was very thin and runny.  Hopefully I can get a few more uses out of it though because the tube seemed to have barely any product in it. The full-size of this product costs $35.

This is the third product I received this month and one that I was excited to try.  I don't usually use a lot of products in my hair, but every once in a while I do like using mousse.  I've used this a few times now on dry and damp hair and I really like it.  It doesn't make my hair look stringy or feel crunchy and gives good volume.  I noticed that some people didn't like how it smells but I actually think it smells quite nice.  The full-size of this product costs $18.

This was the next product I received this month and the one I was most excited about.  I have been really into lip products lately so it's always fun to receive more.  This product is great because it can be used for the lips or cheeks.  It is very moisturizing and can be dabbed on for a little bit of color or applied normally for a bolder shade.  You can purchase a set of three shades in the shop for $20.

This is the last product I received.  I haven't used the shampoo or conditioner yet so I can't really comment on how much I like or dislike them, but I have used the masque.  I love hair masques so I'm happy that it was the product that wasn't a foil packet.  Unfortunately, I didn't really like it that much.  First off, I don't have long hair and I still used quite a bit of this product and my hair didn't really feel soft.  I may have to try it a couple more times but my hair seemed to feel dry after using this.
The full-size of the Masque is $59 and the full-sizes for the shampoo and conditioner range from $14 - $42.

Overall I'm not too mad with this box.  Even though it wasn't the box I had chosen the products I received weren't bad, for the most part.

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