As soon as we entered the month of August I knew that meant a new Birchbox was coming soon. After last month’s box, I was really looking forward to this box. What did I get?!
This month’s box was themed “Beauty School” and the list of products in my box was on the back of a little booklet full of beauty tips.
Caldrea hand soap- These are super cute looking, but I don’t know if I see myself using them. They look like they would be in a hotel bathroom. I could toss them in my purse, but they could leak. Also these look like free samples I could get from a department store (same as the next product below this one).
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur- This is Juicy Couture’s newest fragrance and I do like the way it smells. But come on- you can get these perfume samples for free all the time. I do like that the Juicy Couture samples are spray testers though and I would consider buying a full size ($70). This perfume has notes of “sparkling mandarin, wild berries, dewy honeysuckle, and soft jasmine.”
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Oscar Fish- I’m pretty sure this is a full size product worth $20 and I’m very happy with the color it came in. Oscar fish is a dark brown with copper shimmer- something different that I really like. I think these are mechanical/twist up, but I haven’t been able to figure it out yet. But these are waterproof and smudge resistent.
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream- This is
quite possibly one of the smallest samples I’ve ever seen. It also seems like it’s a Japanese version of Vaseline. I can probably get two uses out of it, which is somewhat disapointing.
Schick Hydro Silk Razor- I think everyone got this razor in their box this month. I don’t normally change up the razor I use (I love my Gillette Venus), but I will still use this razor at some point. On the back there are two coupons- one for razor replacements and the other for shave gel.
Overall, I have mixed feelings on this box, but will keep my subscription for now. I will only cancel my subscription if the boxes continue to have 3+ free samples in them.
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