Birchbox: June 2013

2013-06-13It’s that time of the month again! No..not that one! BirchBox time! This was the box that would break it or make it.

image(93)Here are the contents of the box when I opened them.  BirchBox revamped their logo and I wasn’t feeling it but I soon came to like it!  I absolutely love the inside of the box though! I am a sucker for chevron, so I will try to reuse and recycle the box.

image(95)At the bottom of the box there were some cute post cards! I absolutely adore Europe so I was really happy with this little treat. I will probably frame them or just put them in my bookcase. My favorite one is of London <3.

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image(97)Here are all the samples I received this month.  I liked how we got 6 instead of 5, but the only bad thing is most of them are pretty small and 3 are from the same brand, I want more variety but I decided to give them all a try.  A great thing is that on the info card they have added directions on how to use your product! Yay!

image(98)suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser | Full-Size, $32.95: When I unscrewed the top and sniffed it, I fell in love. I love anything lemony so  I was excited to try this product.  I took the opportunity to use it when I was in the shower. I have combination skin but it is primarily dry.  It foamed nicely and I didn’t need that much product, it made my skin dry, to the point that I FELT that I had no moisture in my face.  I tried it once again today and it left it feeling soft and clean, it also left a wonderful lemon scent. I would recommend using moisturizer on your face after exfoliating.

2013-06-131LAQA & Co. Lil’ Lip Duo | Full Size, 2 for $16: I was happy to get this item in my box.  I’ve always wanted to wear lipstick but I find my lips chap very easily and I can’t even wear it or it looks bad.  I have a color similar to this that is Lancome’s Rouge in Love.
I haven’t used it on my lips but I swiped it once on my hand and it was very pigmented and glided on smoothly, this makes application a lot easier and less messy! I will be using this for sure, I’m glad that I got this color as it goes great with my skin.  It’s a fuschia/ hot pink color.

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2013-06-132Birchbox + Color Club Wanderlust Collection | Full-size, $8: Yay! Another nail polish, I’ve been getting a lot and it’s been amazing! At first I was kind of taken aback by how bright this nail polish was but once I had it on it wasn’t so bad.  I also loved that I got the color that was inspired by London (obsessed) but I found it kind of ironic.  It’s always raining in London…so shouldn’t it have been a more subdued hue of green? It is also a lot more longer lasting. Needless to say this one is a keeper but it’s a steep price for nail polish when I can get OPI for less thanks to my cosmetologist mother.

image(104)Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo | Full-size, $27.50: I was surprised to find this bottle of shampoo inside my box.  It’s a pretty good size for a sample. It has a slight scent of baby powder, it’s a strange scent, it’s not revolting but it’s hard to put a finger on it.  I tried it out and it made my hair smell light and it left it clean and soft, it also helped lessen the frizz.  I have dry/ frizzy hair so this was perfect! I swear, I think Birchbox knows me.

image(105)Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner | Full-size, $27.50: THIS is what I was expecting. A packet. I also used this after I used the shampoo and it really did help smooth and moisturize my dry tresses.  I still have some left over for maybe 2 more uses.  I like trying out new brands but I don’t think I would spend this much money on the product as I could find some other ones for cheaper.

image(106)Davines Oi/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion | Full-Size, $40: Another packet.  The full-size product is pretty steep so I am going to wait until I decide to blow dry my hair and use this oil.  I have plenty of oils that get the job done so I don’t think I will be buying this full-size product either.  I do want to try it and see how it works out though!

While I liked this month, it didn’t spark much of an excitement in me.  This was the month that was going to make me decide if I was going to keep Birchbox or cancel…I’ve decided to cancel.  While I love the guessing that Birchbox leaves me with..I don’t think that the products were worth it.  I’ve decided to keep my Ipsy as it gives me FULL SIZE products.  I loved Birchbox’s customer service and some of the products but I can’t afford to keep spending $10 for mediocre boxes.

What did you think of this months box? Tell me of your experiences with Birchbox and what you think of their products!

4 Thoughts on “Birchbox: June 2013

  1. I’ve heard the Suki cleanser is awesome! Also, that Lip Duo looks great. I wasn’t too happy with Ipsy this month, but the Birchboxes this month look really good!

    • The cleanser is pretty good but I will stick with my soap and glory one that is cheaper! I haven’t received my Ipsy yet but I know everyone was complaining about the glitter that they THOUGHT was eyeshadow. Ouch!
      I love Birchbox but it’s not enough bang for my buck to me! Maybe I will resubscribe in the future!

  2. Must Have Boxes on June 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm said:

    We received the same box this month. It is one of my favorites. I just posted the review of my June Birchbox on my blog too. Love it!

    – KW
    http://musthaveboxes.com

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