Birchbox August 2013 Review – Beauty Subscription Box
Normally I expect Birchboxes to ship around the 10th and arrive about 3-5 days later, but this month my Birchbox showed up early! If you aren’t familiar with Birchbox, it’s pretty much the original beauty subscription box, and it’s only $10 a month. Even if every box isn’t a hit, I will always subscribe – I love Birchbox!
This month’s theme is finishing school – “the idea of zeroing in on the details: from the elegance of a handwritten invitation, to the confidence-boosting power of bright red lipstick.” I think August probably is a difficult month to pick a theme for – June and July have already taken the summer themes, and you can’t do fall or back-to-school until September. I give Birchbox an A for effort on this month’s theme!
The Box: Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free with an annual subscription)
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
MIYU Beauty Hydrate Mi Beauty Essence & Tea – 15 mL Value $7
First, I love the packaging of this sample! This Beauty Essence is part serum, part facial mist. I just tried it out, and it has a nice soothing peppermint scent. Plus I never thought I’d say this about tea from a subscription box – but I’m excited to try it!
Tan Towel Classic Formula Self-Tan Towelette – Value $2.50
Jasmine Seven Fresh Feet Wipes (2) – Value $1
This Tan Towel was a “Beauty Extra” and not considered part of the 4-5 samples I paid for. (AKA I guess I can’t complain about getting another Tan Towel!)
These feet wipes are a product I normally wouldn’t buy, but I was happy to use since I had them! (I like that they are alcohol-free and anti-bacterial!)
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream in Warm Glow – 5 ml Value $4
Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper – 1 oz Value $3
I receieved this CC Cream in the June POPSUGAR Must Have box and loved it – I’m happy to have another mini-tube!
Verdict: I paid $10 for the August Birchbox and received about $17 worth of product. I’m going to use everything besides the tan towel, so I’m very happy with the value, and I discovered two new brands: Jasmine Seven and MIYU! What did you get in your August Birchbox? Any new favorite products you recommend?