It’s July! It’s Birchbox! It’s Glamour! What a great combination. Today, my friends, was the day that the practically Rastafarian mailman dropped off my little Birchbox package. With this month’s team up, Birchbox is celebrating Glamour Magazine’s “Five Senses of Summer” theme.
If you’ve been following me for a little while, you know that I have a love-hate relationship with Birchbox. I started out as thrilled with my boxes each month, using a majority of the products, but after awhile, the items in my Birchbox became rather pointless. They were skimping on products and repeating things I’d already gotten. I was disappointed to say the least and unsubscribed after I was really let down by the Gossip Girl box. Well, when I saw that Birchbox was teaming up with Glamour (not to mention that the only other subscription service that seemed worth it – Glossybox- was twice as much as this one), I decided to give them another chance.
I am pleased to report that this month’s box made me glad I resubscribed!
Here’s what I opened:
In my box, which was super colorful this month, I received:
1. Harvey Prince Perfume in “Hello”
2. Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
3. LARABAR Über snack bar
4. Birchbox Exclusive Neon Earbuds
5. boscia BB Cream SPF 27 PA+++
6. amika Obliphica Nourishing Mask
7. amika Obliphica Hair Treatment
I haven’t tried everything, but the few things I have tested out I am very impressed with. The earbuds, yeah, they’re cheap and have crappy quality but they’re adorable and they get the job done. I love the colors and they’d work for running because they stay in well and I wouldn’t be worried about getting sweat all over them. The Harvey Prince perfume smells fantastic! I loved the last Harvey Prince perfume they sent me months and months ago (maybe September), so knew I’d be happy with this one. It smells floral and fruity and I can’t wait to wear it for the rest of this summer. I am enjoying my Garnier BB Cream so it’s exciting to have the boscia one in my arsenal to try out next. The only thing that confuses me is the Eyeko Liquid Eyeliner. There is no color name on the liner, just a blue end. Yet the color of the liner in the pen is green. I’m not sure what to do with that but green liner is a neat way to sneak bold color into your look so I’m looking forward to trying that out too.
That’s my Birchbox success story for this month! Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What did you get in your box?
If you don’t subscribe and you would like to, the service costs $10 a month for 4-5 higher end brand beauty and lifestyle products. The excellence of the boxes when they’re good far outweigh the few crummy boxes I’ve gotten. Typically even the crummy boxes had one or two products that I ended up incorporating into my normal beauty routine. I’d recommend trying it out for a month or two if you’re interested! I’m certainly glad I came back.
Talk to you soon! Love, Kristin