Birchbox August 2019 – Sample Choice + Curated Boxes Spoilers!


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Birchbox Spoilers August 2019

We have spoilers for the August 2019 Birchbox! This month includes throwback box designs and three curated box options! This month, you also have the option of swapping out for a full-size product!

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Here are the sample choice options for August:

  • Purlisse Watermelon Eneergizing Sheet Mask
  • amika Bushwick Beach No-Salt Wave Spray
  • ModelCo Lip Plumper Hydra Lip Therapy

Here is August 2019 Curated Box #1:

  • too cool for school Coconut Oil Serum Eye Patch
  • R+Co HIGH DIVE Moisture + Shine Crème
  • Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
  • Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Water
  • IBY Beauty Blush

August 2019 Curated Box #2:

  • Vasanti® BrightenUp!® Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
  • M·A·C Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara
  • ARROW BOOST Color Enhancing Lip Balm – Berry Busy
  • Air Repair Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer
  • Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse

August 2019 Curated Box #3:

  • Living proof.® Perfect hair Day™ (PhD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
  • Illamasqua Gel Sculpt – Silhouette
  • Lipstick Queen Dating Game Lipstick
  • Juliette Has a Gun Vanilla Vibes
  • Lise Watier Intense Waterproof Eyeliner
  • COOLA® Dawn Patrol™ Classic Primer SPF 30

This month you also have the option to swap the curated boxes and sample choice a full-size product:

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle

If you aren’t familiar with Birchbox sample choice, each month subscribers get to pick one of the samples in their box, pick a completely revealed curated box for that month, or swap it. (Alternatively, you can pick nothing and get a complete surprise.)

What do you think of the spoilers for the August 2019 Birchbox? Are you going to pick a sample, one of the curated boxes, or swap it for a product?

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57 Comments

  1. I am trouble – logging in to Ipsy
    My user name seams to be something other than my email address. There is nothing for I for got my user name reset. Please advise

  2. Nothing really appeals to me- too many repeats.

    I’m probably going to pick Box 3 Summer Hits (although I just got a Living Proof sample in my Sephora box). And somehow I became an Ace at Birchbox without doing much ordering.

    I noticed on the Birchbox website that the IBY item is listed as an eyeshadow palette instead of a blush (although a blush is pictured).

  3. Just cancelled 🙁

  4. I’m going to choose box #1 or box #3 if I can. Hopefully they won’t be all gone before I get to choose

    • how do chose birch box which box you want?

  5. The Lipstick Queen Dating Game lipsticks seem to have been discontinued. I’ve seen them on the TJ Maxx website & on Zulily for deep discounts. I was able to get the 2 shades I’d been wanting.

  6. This month marks the end of my year. I’ll take a Summer Hits curated box and a cancellation, please and thanks.

    • 😂 Lucky you, I have 5 months left of this crap.

  7. Come on birchbox the increase in price and items to lure people in and right back to your old ways and products. I don’t think I’ll ever subscribe again

  8. There’s a new coupon for BB and it says 5 items. With the increase in price it was suppose to be 6 items and larger sizes. I guess not.

    • That was temporary. I think the email at the time said “next few months.”

      Still a shorter few months than I expected, though.

  9. Could anyone tell me how to choose a curated box?

    • When sample choice opens, you should see it prompt you to go with sample choice or a curated box when you log in to your account. But you won’t see the option before sample choice is open.

  10. August will be my 2nd month for Birchbox sub. Could anyone tell me how to choose one of the curated boxes?

  11. Each box has 2 items I want and 3 I don’t. Hmmmm. What to do, what to do.

  12. All the same stuff they’ve had forever. When are those big changes they promised going to kick in? I mean, the increase in options aren’t bad at all, but there’s nothing new at all!

  13. Is there any way to know which color of Dating Game series lipsticks it is?

  14. I came back with a 3 month sub when they offered a free product that I loved. I was highly impressed for those 3 months with two Smith & Cult nail polishes and a full size beauty product for the face. Last month I went back to monthly and I had to cancel as nothing appealed to me and the majority of the products were repeats. Plus they only had 5 items in some of the boxes and what happened to their promise of deluxe size samples. I originally left them because I discovered I could get a lot more in other boxes and now I still feel the same way.

    • I did not renew after my 3 month sub was done. When I went to choose my box the last time the 2 I was interested in were out of stock. I remembered that from years ago. Which was why I stopped then. Plus like Stephanie said, the samples were small. There are many subscription boxes with full/deluxe sizes for the same price.

    • Agree! I loved the months with S&C and full size beauty products. This month was a bust and Aug will be a bust. I’m opting for the full size. Glad my sub is done in Nov. The higher price & empty promises aren’t worth it.

      I was looking to cancel now, so it doesn’t auto re-new BUT unfortunately they don’t have that option. Option to cancel opens 1 month before sub ends. Guess they are hoping you don’t remember!

      • Glad to know I have to cancel the renewal. I have my year sub ending, and I am underwhelmed. I only sub because they offered me a year for something ridiculous like $80. No way am I going to renew this sub for more money. Much better options out there.

  15. I really like the other purlisse watermelon products, so I think I will select the mask.

    However, I do really like that particular Beauty Protector product. It’s the one thing I’m happy to have discovered from Birchbox. I just have about FIVE samples waiting to get used!

  16. The lipstick queen is full size and it really gives a lot of moisture- so to me it’s like a tinted balm more than a lipstick.
    I go through chapsticks/balms like crazy.
    (I live in Texas and lips get chapped in the heat)
    So option box 3 is probably going to be my choice but the full size detangler is really nice! I’ve gotten it as a sample twice before and liked the feel it gives to my hair most of all (similar to a oil but without the greasiness).
    If you haven’t tried it before and aren’t on hair product overload (wayyy too much at the moment in my case) I’d go for it.

    • I have the shades Mr Right Now & Bad Boy from the Dating Game lipstick queen, & I find them to be pretty opaque.

      The color-shifting shades & the Saint lines are most of the ones that are more sheer.

  17. Looks like another month of points for me! Not interested in any of these curations.. I wish they would just let us build our boxes like they do in the stores..

    • Me too!! I live in Texas so they don’t have that option in any of the Walgreens near me as they do up north.
      I was only offered to trade in points once (last month) so I’m stuck with a box 😔

    • How do you choose points?
      Thanks.

      • I think that was just an option last month for some people.

      • Only for Ace members?

        I have a 12 month sub and didn’t get option last month. I’m not an Ace member either.

        • I think it might be a gradual rollout. I’ve been an ace for some time but last month (when we picked for july) was the first time I had the points option. I know at least one poster here had been able to choose in june.

        • Just asked Birchbox CS:
          Points Swap only available for Ace or those which has subscribed for at least 3 years…

  18. I’d use all of the products in box 2, but I think I’m going to pick box 1 since I’d love to try that eye mask (I’ve never tried an oil based eye mask before). I’ll gift the primer since I prefer more conventional primers.

  19. I’ve been wanting Birchbox to place a blush in one of their curated boxes for months. Especially since they hardly give blush out. But, man it’s mixed in with 2 samples I definitely don’t want. Dr. Lip I have about 6 samples. Because, BB keeps sending them out in the spend $35 + and receive a free sample pack. They definitely have been working hard to get rid of that sample. And, the High Dive it too thick for my hair.R & Co Waterfall is the version that I’d need. And, I just gave away a full-size high dive to my Mom because it was apart of the Out of town hair kit. Blah. So, box #1 is sadly not worth it to me. Just for the blush, eye patches and Smashbox primer. I already have a couple of Smashbox in my stash at the moment.

    • That IBY blush is tiny, received IBY mini from Ipsy.

      The size of the blush inside is probably close to the size of a quarter.

  20. Too many repeats! If I cancel do I lose my points and the dollars spent for future purchases. Or I wish they had an option to skip a month!!

    • No, you won’t lose the points you’ve already accrued. 🙂

    • I think you have the option to get points instead of a box

  21. if they would just change up products…give us the good stuff, I would rejoin..but this is still crap..and this is why I cancelled months ago…

  22. I LOVE the full size item offered this month!!! If you havent tried it before, it works great and smells AMAZING! not sure if i will pick that or box 3. both look great to me!!!

  23. Boo to the curated boxes. I’m swapping for the full size item. I’m not an Ace and hope it doesn’t sell out.

  24. I think I will go with Box 1 or the full-size hair product. I was confused about the IBY product since the description on the website says it is an eyeshadow palette. I knew it was too good to be true!

    This is the last month of my 6-month subscription and I am skeptical of whether I will continue… especially for the increased price. I think I might take a box-break for a bit (although sometimes I like to jump in on Allure through Amazon) before returning to ipsy or sephora.

  25. The Juliette Has A Gun perfume in Box #3 is Vanilla Vibes, not Moscow Mule.

  26. Box 3 for me!

  27. Too many repeats. Guess I’ll swap for the full-size detangler. I like the option of getting one full-size item instead, even if it is a hair item.

  28. Box 2 has more items that I would use, so I’ll probably go with that one.

  29. I have to laugh at the “Throwback” packaging on the Beauty Protector spray….as in ….unabashedly trying to get rid of old stock.

    • Ha! I was just coming to post the same thought!

    • Yeah, didn’t they just change that really recently?!?

    • Lol. That’s too funny. I didn’t even think about that. 😀

  30. Box 1 for sure!

  31. I made the mistake of buying a full year, have been disappointed for months in the boxes, more so with the customization, whenever I choose the customization they always put in all 3 so no point in choosing one out of the 3 sample choices, and the rest is crap recycled from other months. I always feel like I’m better off choosing a curated box, but they’ve all been horrible the last couple of months. Not worth $10 and absolutely not worth $15. Seriously cant wait for the year to be up.
    Also what happened to the “we are giving you six samples instead of five”?

    • Someone said 6 items was only supposed to be for a few months, which seems a little odd. Why did they do that?!?

      • I have no idea, I thought it was justification for the price increase.
        Really can’t wait to be done with this service.

  32. Cancelled last month. No FOMO here at all. So many repeats 🙄

    • I agree!

    • I’d been a subscriber since 2012 and finally canceled last month. No FOMO indeed!

  33. I’ve done curated boxes for the last couple months but this month none of them are doing it for me. I think I’ll have to go with either the Purilisse mask or the amika spray.

    I like the new option to get a full sized item. Maybe one of these months it will be an item that I’d use!

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