Heavy sigh, today i recieved the greatest dissapointment i have ever recieved from Birchbox. I have loved every box i have recieved thus far but this box is pale in comparison. To be fair others who have recieved their Birchbox have recieved differnt and decent items, i however got the dud box this month.
This months box was yellow with a ruler printed on it. It is themed Beauty School and is (supposed to be) filled with beauty supplies.
Comodynes Hydra Tanning Face Moisturizing Summer Glow-
I received two foil packets filled with self tanning face moisturizers. I don't know about you but August and back to school doesn't really ring- lets get a tan- to me. Plus i bought my self tanners months ago. To be fair i guess this is to keep that tan you got over the summer, which makes sense, but i don't want to exactly moisturize my face with self tanner. The product itself isn't terrible. It will make you look slightly sun kissed if you're light skinned.
Comodynes Self-Tanning Towelettes-
So after you moistur-tan your face these can be used on the body. At least Birchbox is kind enough to not let me walk around with a brown face and a white body all ganguro style. For this i am thankful, i think. This works just like the Hydra Tanning Face Moisturizers. I personally will never use this in any functional way, but it will make your skin look sun kissed.
Next up we got some Q-tips that have a cute play on names. Beauty Fixation are Q-tips filled with makeup remover and are in little plastic wrappers so if you are on the run and need to fix your makeup or remove a little runny mascara (which i didn't receive) this would be perfect. This product isn't terrible, its a good idea, but its not something i would be excited to really receive, or even use. These are simple to use and the makeup remover is decent.
Schick Hydro Silk Razor. A razor, really Birchbox? Last month there were hip headphones so this is not what i was expecting. Now to be fair this is a pricey razor, and already owning one, i can tell you they get the job done in even the trickiest of spots, and ladies you know what I'm talking about. It also makes the Birchbox worth it's money and is considered a beauty tool. So maybe i am being a little too harsh. This also came with a coupon.
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur-
I was happy about this. I love how Juicy Couture perfume smells and to receive a sample of this scent was nice. This is a blend of wild berries, mandarin, and waterlily. It has floral and fruit notes. It is very girly and some time in the future i will pick this up.
DDF Brightening Cleanser-
To end on a positive note, the one item i received which has something to do with the little guide i received, is this brightening cleanser. This product is supposed to fade discoloration and even out skin tone. It is a decent size, foams up nice when i apply it to my face, and doesn't have any weird smells. I like this product. I don't think i will purchase it, but i am glad i got to try it.
Some final notes.
This month %15 of every full size purchase will be donated to Pencils of Promise.
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