Birchbox / August


It's Birchbox time!!! 


But wait...I am not even happy about it. Because this month's samples were a little disappointing. I actually cheated and watched Yuliya's August Birchbox video yesterday and felt kind of "blah" about it. Funny because I didn't even receive the same samples as her (at least she and many others received an eyeliner!). So now I am double disappointed.


Besides the Smashbox photo finish primer (which I have used before) I have not heard of any of the other brands. Looking forward to seeing what Ouidad climate control gel will do for my hair. I could see The Cool Fix becoming a staple in my life if it works. It's a gel lotion for razor bump/burn and ingrown hair treatment. We shall see. June Jacobs Papaya Masque sounds and smells yummy but I can never see myself shelling out $62 for a masque, ever. With that much money, I could just go get a relaxing facial in stead.


Oh and we have this...


 Honestly, when I saw this piece of elastic in the box first thing that came to my mind was "oh I guess whoever packed my box forgot an extra ribbon in there". Then I read the contents card.I just don't see what's so special about this elastic. It's an elastic. It was the "extra" this month. I would have seriously rather had another KIND bar instead. Anyway, I try everything at least once. So I tied my hair, and I also wore it on my wrist because according to the card it's supposed to look equally good on your hair and wrist. Hmm not so sure about that.

At this point, I am having a love/hate relationship with Birchbox. And it's not me, it's you Birchbox.

Any other disappointed subscribers out there? Is there anyone excited about their box this month?

33 comments:

  1. I agree, what I've heard about this month's box, it's definitely not you!

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  2. Aww, I'm sorry you weren't happy with your box hun. I had birchbox for a month but unsubscribed b/c I figured I just didn't need it.

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  3. I was definitely disappointed with this month's box too...last month's seemed so good, this one is definitely a let down :(

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  4. Yeah this month really has me not caring about it whatsoever. Will have to rely on other purchases for makeup excitement this month! Booo!!!

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  5. For a mask that costs $62, that is beyond ridic! Wow. I hope next month will be better for you!

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  6. Aw, sorry to hear you didn't like this month's box :( I haven't joined birchbox and these up and down reviews are making me think it's not worth it :/

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  7. Hmm not sure about the elastic band, not a very exciting extra! Sorry you were disappointed by your birchbox. I haven't joined yet because there are so many mixed reviews. So bad you can't get a preview and then opt out based on that.

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  8. KaylaBeautyCharadeAugust 8, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Yeah I'm not really enthused. I saw that it had shipped but once I peeked and saw what other people had gotten I wasn't really excited about it anymore. Blah. Next month really needs to be great or I feel like a lot of people are going to be fed up.

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  9. It's either a hit or miss when it comes to birchbox samples. I was tempted to sign up when I found out about the full size laura geller blush you guys received before but then I still didnt sign up. I just thought I can buy something else with my $10 since I never know what kind of samples I'll get.

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  10. I canceled Birchbox because of this month

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  11. I must agree with you. I was beyond happy with that Laura Geller blush but ever since then it has been downhill. I mean I'm so glad there are other people out there who agrees that its been pretty crappy lately because all I see all these glowing reviews. A Kind bar? Seriously? It's beauty samples not food samples, geez if I wanted one, I can go to starbucks. And this month is pathetic, a hair tie and smashbox primer? That was like one of my first sephora purchases over 6yrs ago, who and their mother have not tried that?Disappointed.

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  12. I agree. I also cheated (I haven't received my BB and will review when I do) but the Laura Geller box was the first and only one i've been happy with thus far. I may cancel and try out Loose Button for a bit. ~sigh~

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  13. I don't think I'll pay that much for a mask either...I've never heard of birchbox until now! xoxoxoo

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  14. I don't think I'll pay that much for a mask either...I've never heard of birchbox until now! xoxoxoo

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  15. I got a completely different box than you. I did get the eyeliner though as well as a hair mask, cleanser, eye treatment pads...plus the hair band! It wasn't too bad for me... did you update your beauty profile? I actually think last months is worse... the only thing i've used so far in july was the granola bar! and mayyybe the hand lotion.

    Anyway, i'm a new follower of your blog! Love your posts! I especially like that fact you're about the same skin tone as me so if it looks good on you then i know it'll look good on me! I got the photo ready foundation because of you... and.. of course... i love it!!

    Thanks!!!

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  16. lol to the "looks good in your hair and wrist" comment....ummm ok? hahaha. aw well i hope your next birchbox is better. i personally dont get birchbox cause i am afraid of being disappointed each time!

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  17. It continues to be a hit or miss...I bet you anything we will all get some amazing things in our boxes next month!

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  18. Yesssss me too, I think I need to treat myself to something to get over this heartbreak!

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  19. lol yeah it's a little over my budget...for a face mask!!!

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  20. Can't blame you, the reason I signed up was because of a full size Stila eyeshadow everyone got the month before I signed up. I am not even expecting a full size makeup sample every month...just realistic samples majority will enjoy!

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  21. Definitely there are a lot of mixed reviews when it comes to Birchbox, there are people who like their box this month and then there are people like me who don't. I totally agree with you, I wish they would let us see what's in the box! I am subscribed to JewelMint as well, which I have only purchased once from. Because I get to see the pieces in that month's showroom and if I don't like what I see, I just skip. AND they don't even charge! I love that.

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  22. Such a bummer! When I saw a few ladies' videos and discovered they got eyeliners, that kind of got my hopes up lol I was looking forward to trying a new eyeliner. Oh next month will definitely be good since this month was eh.

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  23. Oh it definitely is! I love the surprise factor but I would also love to know at least what types of samples I am getting. It goes both ways...

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  24. You're definitely not alone, I know a few other ladies who did as well...

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  25. I agree with you too...I am trying so hard to think of any other samples besides the LG blush/bronzer that was actually a highlight of any month since I subscribed. I cannot even think. Oh maybe the Zoya nail polish, which again not everyone received. I don't know if people are honest about liking their boxes, I mean really? How excited can a person be about receiving 5 skincare samples? I did like the Kind bar though, it was yum :)

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  26. Same here. I've watched some Loose Button videos and they seem to be quite generous and really tasteful with their samples. I wish they would ship outside Canada!

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  27. And if I would/could then I'd probably just buy it and toss it should I not like it! :)

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  28. Ahh lucky girl! Do you like the eyeliner? I've never tried that brand, but regardless I was looking forward to it. You gave me a great idea, I'll update it soon! Thanks so much for the follow Maureen, I am so glad you like Photo Ready (not a lot of people do but it's doing miracles for me!) I am glad I can be helpful to someone that has a similar complexion :)

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  29. haha it's funny! I hope so...now I have to wait a month though pfff So impatient! I want more makeup dammit! :) Well I think you're better off without it then because it's a disappointment fest every other month, mostly.

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  30. Thank the lord people feel the same as I do. I feel disappointed. I also thought the hair tie was just another ribbon thing that wasn't put on very well. This is the second hair oil I received. I believe I mentioned I wanted makeup the most then hair then skincare but I don't think they are really following that sequence. If it doesn't get any better I am cancelling. I'd rather save the money.

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  32. My August Birchbox was different....1. Befine Night Cream (tube) 2. blinc Mascara 3. kate spade twirl perfume sample 4. Liftlab lift & fix (vial) and the same hair tie in yours. Not thrilled, but ok I guess.

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  33. I'm more and more skeptical about Birchbox, each time I hope it will be better but it's worse...seriously, I thought the elastic was a joke!
    I don't even have the force to do a review about my previous Birchboxes...I'm waiting for my september one and I think it will be my last.
    My august box was the worst of the worst. The only interesting product was the peel mask but the full product is super expensive, $50 for only 1oz...again, it's a joke!
    Ulta is much more interesting, you can sometime get 10 samples for $25 or $35 purchase.
    So so disappointed and angry.

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