I don't know why but I swear I get my BirchBox so much later then everyone else so its like I ruin the surprise because I tell myself I'm not going to look at anyone else's BirchBox post's or videos then a week goes by and I can't wait so I sneak a peak. Anyway this is only my second BirchBox, I initially heard about birch box when I started watching beauty channels which hasn't been that long now. I immediately purchased my box because everyone's box was so fun and for $10 you couldn't beat it. I remember that some girls boxes had Nars products, and Laura Geller blushes. A Laura Geller blush runs about $32 therefore, that pays for 3 of your BirchBoxes. My first thought was I had to get it. Unfortunately, I have not received any makeup since I've gotten this box.
For product descriptions, and first impressions
First things first what I did not want, and thought was a little redic was a hair tie, really a hair tie? I'm not trying to be all negative Nancy here but a hair tie? The description of this "fabulous" hair band that they had to include in our BirchBox said: "This soft elastic gives your hair a sophisticated makeover- it looks as good on your wrist as it does in your hair" lol Firstly to be honest I really don't think hair bands look all that great on my wrist anyways. I do occasionally have one on my wrist but for the most part I carry one in my purse, and secondly I'm not going around searching for a hair tie that's going to flatter my wrist.
Set of 3 $5
My next product was Tocca Sunscreen Towelette SPF 30. Great I'm all about SPF in the summer no doubt and this isn't an all that bad product but in my opinion I don't need a $25 dollar sunscreen towelette when I'm perfectly happy spending my $7.49-$10 on Neturogena sunscreen. Don't get me wrong these are probably nicer then Neturogena, might be a little less messy, maybe even more convenient but I'd rather splurge on makeup rather then sunscreen towelettes I mean come on now that's just my opinion.
Product Description: These oversized SPF toweletes are infused with Tocca's stella, a citrusy scent that channels the Italian Rivera.
10 towelettes $24
I also got a small sample of the Stila Sheer color tinted moisturizer. I do have this, it is a fabulous product. Goes on nicely, evens out your skin tone, and is even a pretty decent coverage. I do sometimes substitute my foundation with this moisturizer and set it with a powder. However I'm not sure people could really fall in love with this after one use. I mean some products I can use once and say that I like it but doesn't mean my skin is going to, so your really going to have to try it out for more then a day and who's going to spend the money on something that they think that they love using it a day? I just think they could have made this sample a little more reasonable so that people could actually try it. Last month's philosophy sample you could of probably got a week or twos use out of it so that you could actually "try it out" before you buy it.
Product Description: Sheer color SPF 20 in medium, This longtime favorite is newly reformulated and better then ever: the oil free water resistant formula gives skin a luminous, fresh finish.
$34 1.7 fl oz
I did get a hair masque by Number 4. I was pretty happy about this product. I understand these are suppose to be "samples" and not full size products I get that, but some samples you can't really "sample" if their so small you barely get enough to do what its purpose is. This sample I believe is a decent size, I do have a lot of hair so I just hope I have enough to use on my whole head. However, I was pleased with this product in my BirchBox. With this Came a sample packet of Fleur de Temps Volumizing shampoo. My hair is a different story then my face. I think I can use a product once on my hair and decide if I like it or not. So this I like as well.
Product Description: This rich treatment does more then hydrate- soy proteins strengthens strands from the inside, while light- reflecting polymers add major gloss
$58 5.1 fl oz
Volumizing Shampoo $34 8.5 oz
Befine Night Cream. Now this is a sample not a "one" try thing like the Stila moisturizer. (I still can't get over that) I will be able to get a week maybe two uses out of this so that I can see how my skin reacts to it, and really get the feel of it therefore, I was happy that this was included in my box this month especially because I was on a hunt for a night cream. This did include a exfoliating cleanser packet that I could use a few times so that hopefully made up for my other not so great products considering I can't use a exfoliate cleanser everyday.
Product Description: update your nighttime routine with this lush cream- coco spurs circulation, while rice bran keeps skin supple and healthy.
$30 1.7 fl oz
Exfoliating cleanser 4 fl oz $25
I apologize if this was a long, and ranting post this months box was a little disappointing hopefully the next few can make up for this months funk.
Do you have BirchBox? What products did you receive?