Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Birchbox June 2013

Hello Loves!
     I finally got my first Birchbox! Mine got shipped a little later then all the others. So that's why this is late. But I am really excited and I did do a youtube unboxing but it hasn't been edited yet. But I promise that when its done I'll post a link. Anywho! Lets get into it!

Finished the Youtube video! See it here:

The Box

This is apparently the new box design. Honestly, one word comes to mind with this. Plain. Its made out of really thin cardboard.  I really don't even like touching it. 

Hello from Birchbox!

The back of this card has all the things that are included in the box including the full size prices.

The Stuff

Kerastase - Chroma Thermique

It says that this is a protective styling aid that keeps your color-treated strands safe from UV rays. I really don't feel like I have a need for a product like this. I don't go in the sun that much, but I will try it out next time I do decide to spend the day out. One good thing that I have to say about this (even though its a foil packet) is they are rather large, so you should be able to get more then one use out of them. This little sample is worth $3.60. The retail on the full size is $42

Mirenesse - Glossy Kiss Lipstick

I love this! I wish it were a full size. At first glance, I thought it was, but it doesn't twist up. The color is 8. Cheeky Kiss.The formula is amazing. And it smells really good too. I might purchase the full size of this. Our sample is worth about $2.

Update! I was informed that this is actually a full size item that sharpens! I have no idea why they didn't just give us one that twists up... but yay! That raises the value of this item to $29.95. 

Birchbox + Color Club = Wanderlust Collection

The color I got is called Reign In Spain. At first I didn't care for it. I'm really not an orange girl, but this color matches perfectly with the scarf from the Pop Sugar Must Have box this month. So I am pretty excited. However, the polish itself is terrible. It's super thick and it is so so streaky. This bottle retails for $2. 

Coola - Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer

This smells amazing. However, for me SPF 30 isn't enough when it comes to sunscreen. So I wont really use it, which is sad because so far its the priciest item in the box at $6.40


  I was a little surprised to see this in the box... They are nice. But does anyone send them anymore. I don't so I wont be using it. I'm guessing here that this is worth about $1.

Tweezerman - Matchbox Itty Bitty Nail Files

This is the only full size item in the box. There are 12 of these little nail files. Retail is $5. And I will probably use it, but I wouldn't buy it again. They are cute though. 


I paid $10 for the box and got exactly $20 worth of product. Meh. I'm really not impressed. But one of the reasons I signed up for Birchbox is that when you review products on their site you get points that you can use on full size products. So I am still excited to try that. 

With the value changed for the Mirenesse item the value of this box is just under $40. Much better then before!


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  2. our Mirenesse is actually full size. You just have to sharpen it instead of twisting the bottom. I know it looks/feels like it won't sharpen, but it does. :) For whatever reason, Mirenesse sent Birchbox this different packaging for their samples (I guess because it was cheaper?), but it is the same amount of product as the full size. :)

    1. Oh really? Yeah, it really doesn't look like it would sharpen but wow! Thank you so much for the info! Thanks for reading! :)

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