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Birchbox August 2021 – Curated Box Selection + Sample Choice Time

ByMSAJul 26, 2021 | 7 comments

It's time for Birchbox subscribers to make their sample choices and for the August 2021 curated selection box.

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This month, subscribers can choose from the following sample choices:

Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream

Straight from the hairstylist to the stars, this Oribe cream is the difference between the usual out of control mop and a polished coif. The multitasking formula acts as both a leave-in conditioner and a styling cream, helping to calm and smooth coarse, thick, or fuller hair.

Bondi Sands Pure Self Tanning Drops

Bondi Sands Pure Self Tanning Drops combines our iconic golden glow with skin-loving Hyaluronic Acid for hydration, Vitamin C for radiance and Vitamin E for rejuvenation. Create a customized glow by mixing our colorless, fragrance free formula with your favorite moisturizer.


Protect from UV rays with this lightweight, fast-absorbing SPF, formulated with caffeine to prevent free radical damage.

Meanwhile, here's first curated box selection for August 2021, as well as a list of what it will include:

Curated Box Option 1: Clean Beauty

Swapping your tried-and-true products for clean alternatives is easier than you think! Start your clean beauty journey with us here or find a new favorite with this month’s picks:

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Smooth Blowout Lotion

This blowout lotion creates a protective sheath around your hair so it’s easier to blow-dry and ends up looking silky smooth. It protects against heat and preserves your color, all while detangling to make your hair easier to get under control.
These gel sheet masks are specially formulated for plumping, hydrating, moisturizing, and conditioning the sensitive skin on your lips. With just seven all-natural ingredients—tried-and-true collagen being one of them–these masks are a safe and easy way to get pucker-ready, especially when used as a pre-lipstick primer. The fun lip-like shape and pink color also beg for social media documentation, so get your selfie stick ready.

AVYA Hydroveda Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid +Snow Mushrooms

This rich, antioxidant-packed facial moisturizer is designed to restore and renew skin by harnessing modern molecular science and ancient Ayurvedic medicine. Hyaluronic Acid instantly plumps and smooths skin texture. Snow Mushroom enhances skin elasticity through intense hydration. AVYA’s exclusive Ayurvedic blend of turmeric, peony, and neem extract is microencapsulated to protect its powerful brightening, soothing and rejuvenating properties.

ACEOLOGY Brightening Treatment Mask

Kick-start tired complexion with the Aceology Brightening Treatment Mask. Designed to recharge skin cells from the surface for an instant glow-up, the beauty-boosting formulation of the treatment mask is jam-packed with potent active ingredients such as niacinamide and bitter orange. Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3 promotes collagen synthesis in skin cells whilst brightening skin, and combined with bitter orange, a form of natural vitamin C, this mask is a brightening powerhouse.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream

Get effortlessly smooth skin texture and hydrate your body all-at-once with the Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream. This luscious body cream is whipped with watermelon seed butter, hibiscus AHA, watermelon extract, and hyaluronic acid for deep moisture and ultimate comfort.

The Box: Birchbox

The Cost: $15.00 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: Each month, subscribers get a new mix of 5 deluxe beauty samples, such as makeup, skincare, haircare, and fragrance items.

Good to know: Birchbox lets you choose whether you’d like a box of items picked just for you (including one item you get to pick out yourself), or a curated box fully chosen by Birchbox. You can also shop full-size items to add to your box, if you’d like.

Want to learn more about Birchbox? Check out our latest Birchbox unboxing video!

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One of my “samples” was a tiny sample of a hand sanitizer. Full size price = $4. Really? Not sure how this constitutes “deluxe beauty sample”. Not impressed at all and honestly considering canceling my subscription after this.

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Kori Hall

Yay! I always pick Oribe when it’s offered. It smells soooo good and works a treat!

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This is the first time ever that none of the choices have really caught my eye. So for the first time, I will be letting BB choose my whole box for me. I’m actually a bit excited to see what they choose for me. 🙂

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I’m actually really happy with the Clean Beauty curated box this month (versus the past few months, which have been kind of meh). I’ve enjoyed all the products I’ve tried from both Glow Recipe and NatureLab. Looking forward to trying the other products in this box as well.

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It also says you can swap your box for Verb Reset Sealing mist this month.

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I was going to swap for the resealing mist until I read that it is the final step of a 3 product/step process. It doesn’t make sense to me to only get the last step so I switched for the tanning drops.

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It’s been a couple years, but IIRC, I really liked that PCA sunscreen. It has kind of a whipped texture, so it smoothes over the skin really nicely.

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