Monday, August 20, 2012

Birchbox Review: August 2012

If you don't know about Birchbox, it is a monthly subscription service.  For $10 a month, you get a box of 4 to 5 high-end skincare, makeup, and/or hair care products to sample.  Sometimes there are also "lifestyle samples", like an organic granola bar, tea, etc.  Some products are even full-size!

It is a really fun thing to get in the mail!  Plus, I am a product junkie and love being able to try all these different products.  Check out the website for more information!

This month's theme is Beauty School.

Birchbox August 2012

Products Included:

1. DDF Brightening Cleanser -I haven't used this too much because I keep forgetting to put it in my shower.  It is a light cleanser with a chamomile-like scent.  I haven't used it enough to speak on any skin-brightening results.  It does have a warning on the back to limit your time in the sun when using the product because of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid.  
UPDATE: Upon using the cleanser, it actually smells more like anise, or licorice almost.  Very faint smell.

2. Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy La Fleur - I usually don't like the perfume samples as I am very picky about my perfume.  But this is a nice, light fruity floral scent.  I quite like it.

3. Miss Jessie's Original Pillow Soft Curls - LOVE THIS STUFF!  I have been using Redken Curl Wise 14 Curl Defining Cream   for over a year now.  It works well, but it is moody because when I use slightly too much, it makes my hair crunchy.  I HATE crunchy curls.  I've been using Pillow Soft Curls since it came in the mail. It has a fresh, clean scent and is a light gel-like formula.  It defines my curls better than my Redken lotion.  It also seems to hydrate my hair because my hair feels a lot better since I have been using it.  And best of all, NO CRUNCHINESS!!  YAY!  I bought the full size product.

4. Whish Three Wishes Body Butter -This is a creamy, non-greasy feeling body butter that leaves my skin feeling very smooth and soft.  Plus, it has a wonderful pomegranate scent.

5. Schick Hydro Silk Razor -I haven't used this yet, but people seem really excited about it.  Maybe I will give it a whirl this weekend.
UPDATE: I do NOT like this razor.  I used it on my legs to try it out.  I had a lather of body wash on them but didn't use shaving cream to test out the moisture strip.  The razor cut my legs all up.  It was crazy.  I use the Venus Embrace razor and haven't had many issues with nicks and cuts, but the Hydro Silk was terrible.

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Birchbox Exclusive Key Chain - I received the Birchbox key chain as a one-year anniversary present from Birchbox.  I've officially been getting Birchboxes for a year now :-) It is a pink leather key chain with a little pocket for lipstick or whatever other samples you may need to easily access.













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