I'm 21. I'm a part-time cosmetology student, I also work full-time. I'm pretty lazy, and don't lift my fingers to do many things in my free time, except to decorate their tips =]

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Friday, July 13, 2012

July Birchbox

Hey guys!  I'm going to show you my Birchbox that came in the mail today, I totally wasn't expecting it to come this soon!  I haven't tried any products, so I'll just be putting the descriptions up, but reviews will come!  This month, Birchbox teamed up with Glamour magazine.  I love Glamour=] The whole bit is the senses, but since my box is one of the few that only got four items plus one lifestyle extra
*Pausing to rant* what the fuck, Birchbox?  Have I not been loyal to you for over a year now?  Why must you vary the amount of samples per box? Needless to say almost every other box got 5-6 samples and one lifestyle extra. I however did not get anything to "taste" so...for future reference, Birchbox, you should probably not hang me out to dry during PMS.  I am quite happy with the rest of my box but I still feel like they're being bitches up at the BB HQ.  Whatever..

So every box got the same lifestyle extra this month, have a looksee:

The sweet little note they send everybody, which can be viewed fully along with everything here @

AHAVA Purifying Mud Mask
Thick with Dead sea mud and Kaolin white clay, this fast-acting mask detoxifies skin in the amount of time it takes to catch a commercial break. (full size, $30)

Laura Geller Doubled Dipped Lipstick in Caribbean Kiss
This double-sided lipstick makes it
easy to switch between (or layer) two 
golden pink pigments (full size, $17.50)

                                                                                                      Manna Kadar sheer glo shimmer lotion
This illuminating liquid gives your complexion a supermodel-like sheen.  Mix it with your foundation, or apply as a highlighter (full size, $29)

Oscar de la Renta live in love
This elegant floral layers notes of hyacinth and orchid over a rich base of sandalwood and cedar (full size, $25-78)

Lifestyle Extra Birchbox Exclusive earbuds
We designed these neon headphones just for you.  Pair them with your best playlist.

Here's everything, in all it's glory.

I have not tried these yet, but I do sincerely hope they fit into my ears.  My small ears are notorious for not wanting any sort of headphone to stay in them.  I know I'm not the only small eared girl out there, so a review will definitely be coming soon!

I've never heard of this brand before, but I will be trying it.  This would probably be perfect for my brow bone as a highlighter, but who's to say really... I doubt I'll use it all over with foundation since I'd rather go for a matte look than a dewy glow one. 

I'm really glad this was included, and look at the size of it!  this is .9 oz, with the full size being 4.3.
This is honestly the biggest sample of something that I have ever gotten from Birchbox, but I will still be extremely pissed if there is only a small amount of product in this bottle. I hope this is what my skin's been looking for, with all the makeup I wear I really need something to just make me feel clean.

Perfume sample.  really Birchbox?  I'll throw this in the pile with my other tons of perfume samples that I've acquired from around, but mostly from you.   I'm sure this smells fantastic, too.  This is the smallest perfume sample I've gotten, and I don't even give a shit.  I really wanna know why it's such a staple to have perfume in my box every month.  Why couldn't I get another product, or for fuck's sake, the yummy Lara Bars a lot of boxes got?  I'm just sayin, I get perfume samples for free from  Why the fuck do I get them each month in my BB, when it's obviously the cheapest thing you could find to throw in there.

I've not tried this yet, but I love getting Laura Geller makeup in my BB, because it's normally full sized=]  From what I can tell, this is as close to a full sized lipstick as I've ever seen.  I will review this before I get my hopes up, buuuut I do love lipstick=]

So to sum it all up, I am pleased with this box, but I do feel a little bit gipped by Birchbox.  I pay the same $10 a month just like everyone else, but it's a roll of the dice each month as to whether I'll be getting 4, 5, 6, 7 products?  And to do a whole *Multi-sensory* theme, but not send EVERYONE something to snack on for the taste?  I love it when I get snacks in my BB, yeah it's a sample that goes almost immediately, but if they could send me something more useful than another goddamn perfume sample, I'd be super happy.


  1. Oo fun! Is every Birch Box the same for the month? I just subscribed and I got an email the other day that it shipped - I'm so excited!

    1. Are you asking if everyone gets the same box? If so then you might be in luck because there are normally abiut 30 something different boxes. Check your birchbox by going to the site and signing in and selecting 'box' from the tabs at the top. This month most boxes got one or two more samples than i did.

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