So I’ve been putting off this blog because this month was kind of disappointing. So each month Birchbox lets you preview the products you’re getting in your box. This is what I was getting in my box. I was really excited to try all the products except The Balm Stainiac.
So let’s see what I really got in my box.
So obviously this is not the box that was in my preview and I was VERY disappointed. I emailed Birchbox and they just said this sometimes happens and she loaded the correct box onto my account so I could review the products I actually got. I had already started reviewing some products from the fake box so that is the only plus – I got 20 extra points from reviewing.
Neil George Shampoo and Conditioner – These were the only products that I was sort of excited about and I have already used them and they aren’t that great. The shampoo doesn’t lather that well – I will not be buying the full size of these. The sample size is pretty generous though.
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate – This product can be used morning and night before serum and moisturizer to ward against dryness, again, and UV rays. I’m not sure why this product is necessary, and I looked at Paula’s Choice review on Beautypedia and it did not get good reviews so clearly I didn’t want to use it. I was able to swap it.
Dr. Jart+ Dis-a-Pore Beauty Balm – This is a tinted balm but only comes in one color(???) and is supposed to tighten and hide pores. It also did not get good reviews from Paula so I swapped it too!
Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner – I already got a free sample of this from Sephora and it is actually larger than this sample. I liked it ok but not enough to keep this sample – I am trying to swap it. I found that this liner stays on way too well, and is kind of glumpy going on.
So this was the redeeming item of August for me – my Birchbox plus Chole + Isabel necklace. I think it is gorgeous and it is a special design just for Birchbox. This was an extra add on at an extra cost to me, but I think it was totally worth it! So for September you get to pick one of your sample choices, so today I chose the Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Spray. The other choices were the Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Davines Oi Conditioner, or the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Starter Set. I have received all those products before so this oil was a natural choice – and I have been really enjoying hair oils lately. I almost picked the Davines though just because I loved the shampoo set I got in a previous Birchbox! You could also have picked the Fashionista box that has a set group of samples. What did you pick for this month?