Oh Birchbox. You can't just lure me in with a fab box in July and then give me a not-so-fab box in August. It's not really fair and it makes me question our relationship.
But not so much that I'm super excited for the next box to come.
So as you've probably guessed, I got my August Birchbox and I was a little less than thrilled. Not that it didn't have good products in it, because it did, but because they are products I will probably hardly ever use.
The theme this month was "Beauty School" and was meant to "refill your beauty supply kit with must-try essentials and new products that will take you through the fall" (from Birchbox's website). Cute idea but not really well executed in my opinion.
The only thing really "school like" about this box was the fold out (shown above) with some beauty tips and tricks, and a card encouraging me to shop in their online store so some of the profits could go to Pencils for Promise (an organization that builds schools for underprivileged children in other countries).
Other than that, it was five products total which was two less than last month's box. Not that I'm greedy. I just appreciate consistency.
So I had:
1. Shick Hydro Silk Razor
2. Miss Jessie's Original Quick Curls
this review I said the Bumble and Bumble cream was liquid gold, but Miss Jessie snuffed that candle out. Although the B&B keeps away the frizz really well, I have never seen my hair as curly as it looked with this stuff in it. It your curls in place with just enough hold so that they're still soft, but they won't frizz up. I hate crunchy curls, so I was super happy with this product. So happy, that I think I'm going to use my 220 Birchbox points to buy a full size bottle. Well played Birchbox. Well played.
3. Beauty Fixation Makeup Remover Q-tips
These are the q-tips that have the little snap off top so the makeup remover can flow down into the other side and are ready to use. I've seen/used this type of product before but honestly, I don't ever use makeup remover. I'm a face wash and water type of gal, so I don't really have a need for these. However, they would be great for travel or to keep in your purse for emergencies so I'll definitely hang onto them.
4. Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy- La Fleur perfume sample
5. Pixi Beauty Lid Last Shadow Pen- Bronze Brillance
All in all, I still like getting new products every month and I know not every box will be a complete success. I just hope next month's box has more stuff I can use and enjoy in the future.
At least this month my hair will be super curly and my legs will be hair free.
*All product pictures from www.birchbox.com