This is a bit late, but many of the products I hadn't tried and kind of forgot about for a while there. I was really unimpressed by this months box. I'm honestly contemplating cancelling my subscriptions. I'll give it one more month... but I was really not happy with this.
If I cancel this, I may start up Glossy Box. We'll see.
August 2012 Birchbox Review
courtesy of Birchbox.com
Apothederm™ Stretch Mark Cream ($89.95)
I actually have not tried out this product. I have a few stretch marks, but it's really not something I'm interested in. I've offered it to my husband, as he has stretch marks on his arms from weight lifting, but he doesn't feel it's doing much for him.
I would have rather received something I would actually use and want to buy. This is so far from anything I would be interested in, and the cost is atrocious. This actually upset me, because it seemed like such a waste of a sample. It has me really considering cancelling my subscription.
Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss ($20)
This sample actually upset me just as much as the stretch mark cream. I like the idea of a lip gloss sample, but (1) it is absolutely tiny, maybe enough for 3 applications and (2) it is not a color I'm interested in wearing. I'm not a hot pink kind of person.
The only positive... it is sheer, and so one coat is wearable, but two coats, and the color is too intense. The texture seems nice, not sticky and goes on in an even layer, but there's not enough to really test it for more than a day. I was able to use it for one day and ran out :(
Very disappointing. Another reason why I'm thinking of dropping Birchbox.
Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy La Fleur ($70)
I appreciate the perfume samples of these expensive perfumes, because it gives us enough to wear for a good week to determine if the scent is worth the cost.
It is a sweet scent, which I like, but I still prefer Philosophy Sweet Love which is $15 less.
SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Full Shimmer Illuminating Shampoo ($48)
This was my favorite product in the box! It smells great and my hair was instantly softer, shinier and moisturized even without conditioner. It was like magic! Such a fantastic product. I just wish it weren't so expensive. I'm not sure I'm ready to spend that much money on a hair product.
SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Full Shimmer Illuminating Treatment ($68)
This was also a great product. It didn't smell very good and I had a hard time rubbing this through out my hair as it wanted to just grab onto the first strand it touched. Other than the hard time spreading this, it made my hair very very soft. Again, too expensive for my taste, but my hair was singing for the entire week I used both of the Shu Uemura products.
Schick Hydro Silk Razor ($9.99)
This was supposed to be an extra, but it was better than the actual samples for the month. Even then, I am still not a fan. This has a smaller razor head, which is great, but the blades are 'too close' of a shave and actually knicked myself twice on the legs and once on my knees. I still prefer my Venus Razor.
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