This is my first birchbox and I’m so excited! I was a Debbie downer about these beauty subscriptions for so long but I decided to to give it a try and I’m glad I did.
I decided on birchbox over ipsy because I’ve read birchbox has more high end products and they also have a point system to buy merchandise. If you buy from their website you accumulate points if also if you leave reviews of the samples you got you get points from that as well. Every review you do you get 10 points which is $1 you get 5 samples a month so at the end of the year you get $60 to spend on their website, if you do that you are basically getting the subscription half off.
I received two boxes as you can see from the photo above, when signing up they had a special that you would get an additional box free. After looking at other reviews I’m starting to think I got Julius box assuming they had left over samples but I’m ok with that.
full size $24
I was really excited to try this product, milk cosmetics has been all over Sephora so I knew in a matter of time I would have to get something by them. I can’t say I’m over the moon about this mascara but it’s not the worst. The wand is a bit odd, it has three ball shaped bristles not sure what the point is but I made it work the best I could.
Full size $24
I’m a big fan of dry shampoo and use it almost everyday and I’m always happy to try new ones. This product did work it soaked up the oil and it did not leave the white residue like the batsie ones do. My main issue with this product is the horrendous smell, I’m not usually one to complain about beauty products scent as long as they work but I have my limits. This has a scent of an old lady and unlike most other dry shampoos this scent unfortunately stays for a long period.
Full size $22
I’m not sure why they would send a lip sunscreen in a September box I feel like it would be more useful in the summer boxes. I’m not a fan of lipgloss and that’s exactly how this comes out so I’m not a fan of this product. It’s supposed to go above or below lipstick so if you want a gloss glaze above lipstick you may want to try this.
Full size $39
I never understood the point of being cream to be honest so this product was not for me. I did try this out and it did nothing for me I understand it’s supposed to be moisturizer and foundation but it did not do either for me.
Full size $34
This is by far my favorite thing I received from them, I plan on purchasing the full size when I’m done with the sample. The tiny micro beads exfoliates the skin and leaves it feeling fresh and smooth. It reminds me of the original proactive cleanser. I remember when I did try proactive years ago it was to rough for my skin and I needed to stop. With the proactive I had to use that cleanser twice a day everyday but this product advises to use it just 3-5 times a week which is a good balance.
So my next box which I’m sure was the left over July samples had some different items from the first box which is always fun having a variety. I do have to say I think I like the fist box more but we shall still go through these samples as well.
Full size $34
I don’t think I can give this a fair review I feel like I have an allergy to this product and it did damage instead of rejuvenate. The smell is very strong it shows the ingredients on the back and boy you can sure smell them.
Full size shampoo $26 full size conditioner $30
I think these are both terrible hair care products, it doesn’t even look like I washed my hair after I dry my hair off. It does not control my wavy hair at all I’m not sure what the point is.
Full size $12
I again cannot rate this fairly I absolutely hate lipgloss and I needed to remove it the second it was on my lips. I do like that its pigmented so I went to see any other products this brand has, it looks like this is a birchbox brand and they only have lipgloss and eyeshadow sticks
Full size $14
I’m really disappointed with this product, it looked like it had a similar wand to the ck one so I expected similar results. This mascara gave me spider web lashes meaning my eyelashes clump together.
Full size $28
This was my favorite item from this box. I like using these kind of anti frizz and control for my wavy hair but they are always to heavy and end up making things look worse. This product is very light weight and easy to manage making. My hair look amazing especially at the roots.
Overall I’m very happy with trying out new beauty products and I liked not know what was coming it’s like getting a new gift every month. I hope to fall in love with more products from my future boxes that will be coming.