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August Birchbox: Back-to-School Beauty

27 Aug

So I received my August Birchbox in the mail a few weeks ago, and decided to wait a few weeks to try some of the products before posting about it.

First, let me just say I was SHOCKED to see it came in a yellow package. Where was the familiar pink box that I race to the mailbox for each month?

After I recovered from my horror, I discovered that the August Birchbox theme is “Back-to-Beauty School,” and then the yellow box made sense. (Each month has a different theme—last month was picks from Glamour.)

Here’s what was in my Birchbox this month:

  • DDF Brightening Cleanser
  • Miss Jessie’s Original Pillow Soft Curls
  • Whish Three Wishes Body Butter in pomegranate
  • Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur
  • Schick Hydro Silk Razor

My favorite sample this month is the DDF cleanser. I don’t know if I believe that it will ‘brighten’ my skin, but it I like the way my skin feels after (not dry) and it has a light, citrus-y scent. And the sample is a really nice size—definitely large enough to use for a few weeks to a month.

I also like the pillow soft curls, but the packaging is really sub-par. The total sample amount is great—but there is no way I would use all of it at once. Which makes a pillow-pack really inconvenient. I also must say, the product describes itself as “fabric softener for your hair,” and lives up to that as it looks like and smells like fabric softener. I do however like that it doesn’t make my hair (which is naturally wavy-curly) stiff or greasy.

The other samples I am “eh” on. Lotion is just lotion to me, and the Juicy perfume is way too sweet-smelling for my liking. I haven’t tried the razor yet, and this is the sample that gets my “WTF Birchbox?” vote.

If you want to check out Birchbox for yourself (or Birchbox Man for that matter) I’m always happy to share my invite link.

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