Birchbox – July 2013 Least favorite so far

19 Jul


Birchbox $10/month subscription


I couldn’t wait for my box to arrive this month. I was dying to get the Balm’s sample of their new InStain blush. Since I’m in California I have found out that it takes a lot longer for my box to arrive than everyone else in the country. I had to peak in my account online to see what I would be receiving. No theBalm, but I was getting a Benefit product so that was a great trade off in my mind. I don’t currently own any Benefit makeup.


Dissapointed to get Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in Nutmeg. Too bad it’s not even close to being my color, even if I spent everyday at the beach for a month. I will have to give away the only product I was excited about receiving. I think this color may work for my friend next door (also gets Birchbox sub and didn’t get this in her box). I hope so that it doesn’t go to waste.

That makes the “beauty extra” Bobby Pins the runner up for taking over as my favorite item in this month’s box. I will use these to keep my hair off my face at work, they’re cute!

TIGI Rockaholic Fun Times Flexible Hairspray is a large sample size at 2.3oz. This will stay on my shelf and I’m sure will come in handy some day. +extra cool points for hot pink and orange packaging.

Caudalie Divine Legs Tinted Body Lotion sample foil packet. Okay, enough with the bronzer and self tanners. I haven’t tried out any of these types of products yet that I have received over the last few months in boxes. This is “easily removed with water”, aka don’t use this at beach or pool scenario. Tossing this in my box with other foil packey size samples to use some day.

G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream. Never heard of it, but I do appreciate a good face cream with my perpetually dry skin. “Apply morning and night.” Okay, front of shelf status and this 3ml sample will be enjoyed within a week. It’s French, so sassy to use a French face cream. Oh yeah.


I suppose it could be worse. Still, these are all nice brands and even though I was hoping for something else in my box, I will probably use 3 of the 5 samples. Wish I could have skipped this month’s box and just spent $5 for a set of 6 of these cute Bobby Pins from Birchbox. We pay for the excitement of a box of mystery items, I suppose. Can’t win them all.

I need some uplifting. Either make me some guacamole with chips, or tell me something nice about your Birchbox this month!! What was your box’s highlight for July??

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2 Responses to “Birchbox – July 2013 Least favorite so far”

  1. gothicbeeza July 19, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    I don’t get Birchbox – I suppose the equivalent here in Australia is Bella Box, which i do get. I was also disappointed with this months lot. Actually i think most of the subscription boxes for July have been a little lacking. Maybe its just a mid-year thing?

  2. Must Have Boxes July 19, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with this month’s Birchbox. That benefit product looks really nice even though it isn’t your color. I just posted the review of my July Birchbox on my blog too. I love the pretty blush sample from theBalm.

    – KW

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