August 24, 2012

August Birchbox

It felt like the days were crawling by at a snail's pace while I was waiting for this month's Birchbox (I know, life's rough). It took a full week after I got the shipping notification for me to receive this month's box, but I have to say that it was worth the wait.

Here's what was inside:

1. A Schick razor: I was a little confused at first (what are they trying to say? I'm in between waxing appointments, gosh) but I gave it a try and loved the no-slip handle.
Where'd the rest go?!

2. Apothoderm Stretch Mark Cream: This was the only product that got an, "Ooh!" response when I first picked it up out of the box. Although I'm skeptical of any cream fading my stretchies, that doesn't stop me from using the whole darn sample. I will say, I was disappointed at how obviously little product was given. They wasted all kinds of packaging material to not even fill it halfway!

3. Jouer lip gloss: This is some great lip gloss. It's amazing. I wasn't sure about the color as it's definitely not one I would pick off the shelf without trying it first (the whole point of Birchbox, right?), but it's already one of my favorites.

4. Viva La Juicy- La Fleur Eau de Toilette: I like this perfume enough that I will use the sample, but not enough to buy a full-size. It's a nice medium between sweet and sultry, with two of my favorite scents (vanilla and sandalwood) in the mix. 

5.Shu Uemura Art of Hair Full Shimmer Shampoo and Illuminating Treatment: I saved the best for last. This haircare duo transformed my hurried naptime shower into a peaceful fifteen-minute oasis. (Yes, it's that good.) I would buy this product on scent alone, but if that's not enough to convince you it felt just plain luxurious and left my hair easy to style and with amazing shine. However, at $48 for the full-size shampoo and $68 for the full-size hair treatment, I'm going to have to sell more than a few things on Poshmark to not splurge on this set. But trust me, I will be trying to get my hands on these again someday!

Overall, I'd give this box an A. I'm glad, because last month's Birchbox was probably a C and it was really bummed since it was my first month. Definitely looking forward to September!


Pamela said...

Ooh,what is this Birchbox? Am I lame because I've never heard of it? (probably.)
I must look it up. I love that you give a review on each product you got, thank you for doing that. It's so helpful to look up some of the items I'm interested in!

Happy Friday!

Anonymous said...

I got the same items in my Birchbox! I don't have color treated hair but still love the shampoo and conditioner... I agree, it smells amazing! I was pleasantly surprised with the lip gloss too... looks so bright in the bottle but is beautifully sheer.

Sable Weisman said...

Thank you so much for the reviews! I've been looking for a new hair care system.

Naptime Review said...

I love monthly boxes! Feel free to link this up to Favorite Product Fridays ;) Enjoy your weekend!

julie @ Naptime Review

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Shannon said...

What a great Birchbox! It's always fun to see what's inside.

lisacng said...

Boo on the half sample of stretch mark cream! Did it work though? And glad you liked the lip gloss. And ooo about the "15 min oasis" with the Shu Uemura products!