Today I am reviewing the August 2017 box from Birchbox! I like to take my time with each box and try out the products for a few weeks to really get a good opinion on them. Birchbox is a monthly subscription box. Each month you receive a random selection of hair, skin and beauty products. Here’s what I thought of this month’s box!
*AS A REMINDER, YOU CAN OFTEN FIND THESE PRODUCTS CHEAPER ON OTHER SITES. I HAVE AMAZON PRIME SO I SAVE A BUNCH OF MONEY AND DON’T PAY SHIPPING BY ORDERING THROUGH AMAZON. EBAY IS ANOTHER SITE TO CHECK AS THEY HAVE LISTINGS THAT CHANGE DAILY.*
This month I received 5 samples. To start with I received Amika Bombshell Blowout spray in a 1 fl oz sample size. I liked the scent of this hair product which wasn’t too strong or perfumed. I didn’t see an amazingly huge difference while using it when it came to volume. I do like that it protects against heat so I sprayed it on before blow-drying it. The scent left my hair smelling very nice for the day as well.
My second product was Balance Me Congested Skin Serum in a .24 fl oz size sample. Now, I love Balance Me’s Instant Life Primer. I bought it in full size because I loved what it did for my skin so much. However, I could not stand the smell of this product. I had to wash it off my face because it was bothering me so much. I think Balance Me makes great quality products, but I could not deal with the scent of this one.
Next up is Coastal Scents Blush & Bronzer Palette in a 2 pack sample size. I loved this set! It has one bronzer and one blush included in it. I found them to work really well when I mixed a bit of both together. I ended up with a nice looking color without it looking too gaudy or too faint. It doesn’t have a brush included so I packed a mini blush brush with me to use with this set on the go. I really like the colors in it and I would definitely considering buying the full size set!
My fourth item was Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in a .09 fl oz sample size. I loved this stuff! I received the mint shade and it not only smells good, but it makes my lips feel like they are getting a mini spa treatment. I like to apply it in the evening when I’m not wearing lipstick or gloss, or I’ll put it on under my lipgloss before I head out for the day. It is thick but not sticky or goopy. It’s a great way to pamper your lips after abusing them with lip makeup!
My last product was Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel in a .06 fl oz sample size. I liked this sample as well! I found that it cleans well without being harsh on my skin. It doesn’t have an over-perfumed or make me break out. I like to use it in the morning before I start my day as I feel it gives my skin a gentler cleansing. In the mornings I am just washing to remove sweat and oil from sleeping so I don’t need a harsh cleanser. This product is perfect for my mornings! I would definitely recommend it!
Other than the one cream with a scent that I couldn’t deal with, my August box was actually pretty good! I liked my products and 3 out of the 5 are products I would buy full size. (^.^) What did you think of your August box? You can join in on Birchbox’s monthly subscription for only $10 a month by clicking HERE and signing up! Each month they give you a free gift when you sign up as well!
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