Birchbox August ’14 Box #1 Review + Giveaway Annoucement

Hey lovelies! I received one of my August Birchbox subs REALLY early this month! I checked my email last night and saw that it was shipped and was sitting at my door today, woohoo! I didn’t notice this last month but this month they added “fascinating” in front of my name on the shipping box…aw why thank you Birchbox, I think I am pretty fascinating too! πŸ˜‰ I absolutely love that and think they should continue it.

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This month they went back to the basic boring box, I really liked last months and saved them so I can re-use them for gifts since i’m thrifty like that haha and they wereΒ cute. This month’s theme is Lighten Up and they made 4 cards that were randomly sent. I received the card that says “August: The month when ice cream is totally a food group”…oh you know me so well! I hope I get the flip-flop one in my other box πŸ™‚ On the other side lets ya know what you received and full size cost. The pillow pocket says “tee-hee” all over it and goes pretty well with the theme since we should remember to laugh now and then. Let’s get to the stuff!

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Catherine Malandrino ($110)~Value $1.09 When I was reading the card I wasn’t sure if I would like this but I have to say I love the way the perfume smells!! It is a pretty light scent so it is perfect for during the day. I love little perfume samples like these and this one is definitely a keeper, the boy even says so.

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theBalm Cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen ($17)~Value $2.27 This is a best selling stain that gives cheeks and lips a sheer rosy tint. I really like this for my lips but I have a mild case of rosacea so my cheeks always have a hint of redness to them. I will totally get some use out of this though! Excuse the train wreck showing off the lips in the photo πŸ™‚ I think you are definitely able to build up, but that was with one swipe.

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Number 4 Hair Super Comb Prep & Protect ($32)~Value $4.80 Not going to lie I was a little disappointed seeing this in my box only because it is a repeat from last month and I don’t want to part with it. I really like this leave-in conditioner, it left my hair feeling soft and smooth without crazy hair from the Florida weather and it didn’t leave any weird smells or left it looking dirty from buildup. I would consider repurchasing this after i’m done with my samples.

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Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream in Acai Grapefruit ($20)~Value $2.93 I am not going to lie I was SO excited to receive this! It smells amazingggggg and I usually just use conditioner to shave with. I am going to the springs tomorrow and will give this a shot, if I like it i’ll put it on my shop list for when I redeem points!

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Vasanti Cosmetics Detox Nutrient-Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser ($24)~ Value $2.85 This sulfate-free wash gently removes pore-clogging impurities without overdrying and I like that it can be used morning and night. If you noticed in my lip stain picture i’ve had some weirdness going on and breaking out so hopefully this will help the problem! It doesn’t have a strong scent, kinda smells like soap, and it is for all skin types, so i’m pretty excited about trying it out.

So for $10/month I received $13.94 in products, this is not the best i’ve seen in terms of value this month for a normal subscriber but I got a really good deal so the value is more than double than what I paid. This box is a win for me personally though because I love the perfume, lip stain, and the leave-in conditioner, and i’m interested in trying the shaving cream and cleanser. I also received the shipping notification that my second box is on its way so it should be here within the next few days…hopefully I get some products I don’t like so I can give them away! Lol Speaking of, I will have my first giveaway when I hit 50 subscribers, so make sure to share my blog with your friends! I will have all of the deets in a blog post a little closer to the giveaway time so be on the lookout! There will also be a giveaway for my Youtube Channel and you can enter both πŸ™‚ so check that out as well.

If you’re interested in signing up for Birchbox, I really suggest doing it! For only $10 a month, it is a pretty decent and affordable sub that allows you to try brands and products you might not have otherwise! Plus you’ll get 50 points for reviewing your products which turns into $5 in the store that will get you full-size products, I generally try to shop that month’s items because then you get free shipping too!

What did you get in your Birchbox this month? And what did they say about you on the label?

One thought on “Birchbox August ’14 Box #1 Review + Giveaway Annoucement

  1. I was “notable!” πŸ™‚ Your box was so different from mine, minus the perfume! I got the shave cream in the July one though and am excited to use it. Is it shameful that I’ve NEVER used any shaving cream/gel in my life and only used body wash? I didn’t even know about the conditioner trick! πŸ˜›

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