My Birchbox: July 2014

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Cost: $10.00 per month, free shipping or $110 per year.

The rewards: For every box you get, you earn 10 points. Every review of a product you receive in your birch box, you also earn 10 points. If you refer a friend and they use the link you send them, you get 50 points per person. In no time you will rack up 100 points which translates to $10.00 to use in the Birchbox shop. Only when you get 100 points do you get $10.00, if you have 60 points, you currently have $0.00 in rewards.

So here’s the deal: “Each month, you’ll receive a selection of samples that we’ve tried (and retried) ourselves. We source our samples from both well-known brands and emerging gems. The women’s subscription includes everything from skincare to makeup, as well as fun non-beauty extras. The men’s subscription delivers top-tier grooming products in addition to lifestyle accessories ranging from hip socks to tech accessories.”

Birchbox really got it right this time, from the cute box all the way to the last sample.  Everything was perfect and I was happy about it all.  I got a few things I’ve been wanting to try and everything smells delicious!  This month’s box was a collaboration with Women’s Health Magazine and I greatly appreciated the cute box and package!

My Box: 20140716-081245-29565620.jpg20140716-081259-29579197.jpg20140716-081330-29610564.jpgWhat’s Inside: 

100% Pure Gingerade Shower Gel
Sample Size: 2 ml (individually)  Value: $0.15 (combined)

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This honey cream wash is 100% natural and vegetarian and it’s full of nutrients that sooth your skin. It foams really well and smells fantastic!  Although I wish I just got one, bigger (not foil) container, I am fine because it smells so good!

Harvey Prince Hello Body Creme
Sample Size: 15 ml    Value: $0.92

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While coconut oil is in pretty much everyone’s DIY hand lotions now, this one already has it as an ingredient and is also infused with Harvey Prince’s fragrance.  It smells very fresh and absorbed very well and the scent actually stayed on my skin!

LAQA & Co. Lip Lube Pencil in Menatour (Purple)
Full Size: 0.07 oz   Value: $18.00

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This lip crayon is super glossy and semi-sheer but easily buildable and easily mattifyable by blotting with oil blotting sheets.  The color was quite purple but looks fabulous on my mother so I gave it to her.  Containing shea butter, this lip lube moisturizes your lips and is refreshingly infused with mint.

Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect
Sample Size: 30 ml   Value: $4.80

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This leave-in-conditioner is sulfate free and protects color and strengthens your hair.  My favorite part is that it smells exactly like blueberry muffins or other blueberry pastries.  It isn’t too thick that it is gooey but thick enough to feel like it is helping my hair.  It also has UV protection and actually repairs your hair.

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel
Sample Size: 0.17 oz    Value: $4.80

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After reading one of Cecilia’s Corner’s posts, I wanted to try a chemical peel and about a week later, this shows up in my Birchbox like it read my mind.  This peel isn’t like a peel off mask, it is a chemical peel that you massage into your face to get off dry skin cells.  It instantly softens, brightens and softens your skin and it doesn’t irritate sensitive skin.  As a bonus, it reduces acne scars, dark spots and blotchiness.  It also controls breakouts, reduces ingrown hairs, and evens your skin tone.

Total Value: $28.67

  • Shower Gel – $0.15
  • Hello Body Creme – $0.92
  • Lip Lube Pencil – $18.00
  • Prep & Protect Spray – $4.80
  • 3-Minute Peel – $4.80

Overall, I loved this box.  Everything fit me very well and I loved everything inside.  My favorite was the peel because I have been wanting to try one but didn’t know where to start as for what I was looking for.  I am thrilled to get my August box!  To get a Birchbox with no wait (skip the 2 week waiting list) click here.  

Disclaimer: That link is a referral link and I may be rewarded if you subscribe using that link.  (I would greatly appreciate it though.)

xoxo, Sofia

 

 

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3 thoughts on “My Birchbox: July 2014

  1. haha I literally got the same exact products in my box. I was hesitant to use the lip color at first since it looks soooo purple but it’s actually pretty sheer so i like it! 🙂 AND the hello body cream is awesome

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