Birchbox August 2015 Review

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Birchbox is a monthly subscription where you receive at least five deluxe sample (or travel size) products to try for $10 a month.  When you sign up answer a few questions and they try to send products based on your preferences.  Each month you receive a bright pink box that contains another cute (and reusable) box that contains samples and a coupon based on the month’s theme.  This is my third Birchbox and I’ve been happy so far.  You can read my previous review here.

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The full size products can be purchased on their website.  There are ways to earn points (like reviewing the products you received in your box) and points = $ to spend in their shop.

P1030966 (2)This month’s theme is “soak it up!”  Make the most of summer’s last gasp.

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Enclosed is double-sided coupon.  One side offers a hot deal:  a Mini Waterproof Eyeliner Kit by Marcelle for $18 (a $35 value).  The flip side is receive a full-size bottle of Marcelle Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover with ANY Marcelle purchase (a $15 value).

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Birchbox also includes a card listing the products with their full-size price.



P1030951 (2)Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk is “Naturally tinted for brunettes, this lightweight spritz absorbs grease and revives second-day hair.”

$20 Full-size price

I sprayed this on my dark hair and at first it was the typical white color.

The instructions say to wait 2 minutes and then brush thoroughly until the powder is removed.

After I brushed my hair the white color dissipated but I’m not sure why this is targeted for brunettes.


P1030919 (2) Scalisi Skincare Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF30 “potent cream repairs skin, prevents future sun damage and improves texture over time.”

It appears the main sunscreen ingredients are:  Avobenzone, Octinoxate, and Octisalate

I’m usually not a fan of the way Avobenzone feels on my skin but this was quite nice.

The cream absorbed nicely and my skin didn’t feel greasy.

$65 for Full-size 1.7 oz.


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IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer “Rich in fruit extracts, this nourishing SPF15 primer creates a smooth, luminous canvas for makeup.”

I applied this to my skin and it gave me an immediate glow.  They contribute the radiance to a blend of fruit extracts and shimmer Pearl Powder, but it also contains Mica which is an ingredient that is known to give products (and skin) a glowing look.

$28 for Full-size 1.3 oz.


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theBalm Cosmetics Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush

I’ve heard really good things about their products.  Their product names and packaging usually looks fun to me in the photos I’ve seen.  I’m glad I have the opportunity to try it for myself now!

$21 for Full-size


P1030913 (2) St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower “This convenient, innovative self-tanner delivers buildable color for a natural-looking glow.”  I haven’t had the opportunity to try this yet.

$25 for Full-size 6.7 oz.


8 thoughts on “Birchbox August 2015 Review

    1. I’m an esthetician and call myself a Sun Avoider. Between the chance of skin cancer and the brown spots surfacing I’ve embraced my fair skin. Let me know what you think about the product!

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