My Birchbox came super early this month! I never even got a shipping email and it arrived on my doorstep so that was a fun surprise. For August, I ordered the curated box because I wanted to try out a few of the items that they showed in the box.
August's theme was all about hair. Here is what came in my August box.
Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil - $38 for a full size
Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle - $23.50 for the full size
Stila Stay All Day liquid lipstick in Patina - $24 for a full size
Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow - $28 for full size
Acure Organics Coconut and Argan Oily Cleansing Towelettes - $6.99 for full size
Bonus: Hum Nutrition Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder
I love the Beauty Protector spray and I wanted to try the Living Proof, Stila, and Marcelle products which is why I chose this box. Keep an eye out next month for my reviews.
Now onto my reviews of the July products.
Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris perfume - You all know I can't describe scents. I like this one because it isn't too floral or sweet smelling. My complaint is that it is not a spray bottle which means I just won't use it often. Those dabber ones tend to spill and make a mess and I just don't reach for them.
MD Solar Sciences Sunscreen - I haven't used this at all. I've gotten about 5 sunscreen samples in the past few months from different boxes and I don't go through them that fast since I only wear them when I'm not wearing my makeup that has SPF. I didn't want to open this until I'm ready to use it.
Balance Me Radiance Face Mask - I used this mask once and I liked it. I didn't notice a big different in how radiant my skin looked but it did feel nice. I might see more effects if I am using it multiple times instead of other masks in between.
Cargo Blush and Bronzer Duo - I was very excited for this product because I like Cargo and I love blush. However, I can barely get a brush into this product because of the size. It is impossible to only use the blush and get any on my brush. I may end up swirling them together and using it all over my face. I am definitely disappointed in this product, not because of the quality, but because the packaging makes it impossible to use.
Marcelle Xtension Plus Curl Mascara - This was my sample choice in July because you could choose one of three mascaras. Marcelle is one of my favorite finds from Birchbox. I love their micellar water and eye makeup remover so I was excited to try a makeup product. This mascara applies nicely, isn't clumpy, and doesn't smudge on me. However, it doesn't give me the volume I like on a daily basis. I have been using it when I'm going for a low-key makeup look but not a daily basis.
Overall, not as impressed with the July box as when I first opened it. But I know that some months are better than others and that is certainly true with my Birchbox boxes.
While I like Birchbox, their recent point changes and the fact that I get so many samples has been considering whether I want to continue with my subscription. Stay tuned for updates on that.
*All opinions are my own. All products were purchased by me. I was not compensated in any way for this post.