August Birchbox Review

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It's that time of year again, back to school for all of the kiddies and adults alike!  Naturally, Birchbox followed in theme with their "Beauty School Supply Kit."  I've been on the fence about my Birchbox experience since I started receiving them, and this box hasn't really changed that thus far.  While there were definitely some great items, (and I give it an A+ for packaging! Very clever...see below) the overall box left me kinda...meh.  Some good and some bad, per usual.  Check out my product review below.
Schick Hydro Silk Razor // While this came at the perfect time, (I have yet to find most of my stuff from the move,) what makes me excited about my Birchbox is receiving things that I hadn't or maybe wouldn't try.  Razors just weren't as exciting as a new lipgloss.  Naturally when testing the razor out I dropped it in my sleepy haze and probably spent a good 5 min in the shower trying to figure out how to reattach the razor to the handle.  I know.  I will however give it props for the very smooth shave it gave me.  
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur Perfume // I am really loving all of the different perfume samples that Birchbox has been sending lately.  I am a person who loves smelling pretty, but generally am too cheap to purchase new ones.  (I've had the same bottle of Gucci II forEVER.)  This perfume smells lovely and isn't too strong, which is perfect for this girl.  Definitely a fan.
Caldrea Ginger Pomelo Hand Soap // I wasn't a huge fan of the hand soap because I'm not a big ginger person, but it did leave my hands feeling not dried out, which I suppose is good...but I'll probably just stick with dial.  Meh. 
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream // I'm always a fan of multipurpose moisturizers (hands, lips, weenus, etc.)  and the whole "Japanese mountain climbers climbing Everest is something that would immediately make me say, yes please.  I like that it leaves your skin/lips feeling nice and moisturized without feeling greasy, but be careful to apply it sparsely!  I looked like I had clown lips on my first application.  Unfortunately at 16 bucks a pop, I probably won't be ordering this anytime soon. 
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner // I think I've said it before, but I freaking love Stila products, this eyeliner being no different.  As someone who won't leave the house without at least a bit of eyeliner, I'm something of an aficionado.  This eyeliner totally sticks throughout the day and I really liked how to the tiny little flecks of silver accentuated my eyes.  I haven't checked the waterproof-ness (is that a word?) but I bet it'll stick with the best of them! 

1 comment:

  1. Loved your reviewing, Marie Clare should hire you for their beauty dept! :) can you send me deets on birchbox when you get a chance so I can sign up?? Xoxo Carsten

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