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August birchbox review


August marks my sixth month as a Birchbox subscriber... and I love it. Granted I have gotten some boxes that I just didn't like, but hey, that happens. 

The past two months, Birchbox has given subscribers the power to choose one of their samples. Subscribers are notified via email and asked to "order" their samples. Yes, you can still be completely surprised, but sometimes it's just nice to know. This month, I was able to choose between a lip tube, eye shadow, lip liner, and a bronzer; and of course, I chose the eye shadow. 


In truth, the only things that I was happy about getting was the eyeshadow (which I chose), the Key West lotion, and the product card (because, well, I love my flipflops). 

I am familiar with Laura Geller eyeshadows, and love them. They give a nice, but buildable color, and act as a lid primer.

The best thing I liked about the Key West lotion, was the moisturizing effect. I have rather dry hands, and don't like alot of perfume in my hand lotion (the Mango smell is really subtle). Key West met my expectations, and the bottle is now a permanent fixture in my purse. 

The product card is self explanatory.

So, I didn't like the Neil George Shampoo and Conditioner because of the smell (manly) and the way it made my hair feel (stripped of all oils). I am also familiar with nugg's face mask, and honestly, I had just used the same one the day before I received my Birch. Yes, I know that Birchbox had no way of knowing that, but if you want to send me a face mask, then send me a face mask. Not something I can pick up at Target for $2.99. 

Like I said, I still love getting my Birchbox- it's like having a birthday every month! Granted I pay for it, but I LOVE IT! If you want to check out my other Birchboxes, you can do that here. Or if you want to sign up for your own monthly birthday gift, you can do that here. 

*Linking up with The Grits Blog & Treasure Tromp.

Do you get a Birchbox every month? Are you satisfied with it? 
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5 comments

  1. The whole concept of Birchbox does not intrigue me. I've been told to sign up by friends but I like sticking to the products I already use.

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  2. This looks like a really great Birchbox!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. I've been subscribing for over a year now. I still love it! Sometimes the products aren't something I'd ever use, but it's still fun getting a package every month in the mail with goodies!

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  4. I've always toyed with the idea of subscribing to Birchbox (or something similar). I love the feeling of getting something in the mail, and I know I'd love the surprise of finding out what's inside, but I also feel like I'd accumulate so many items that I didn't like! I'm so torn!

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  5. I don't do the Birchbox myself but I did do it as a Christmas gift for my sister for half a year and she loved getting it in the mail. One day, hopefully, I'll be able to participate in the monthly Birchbox. I love reading your reviews which says a lot because normally I don't like reading reviews.

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