I am a new Birchbox subscriber. I began in August. I have just received my September box as well. So far I’ve been loving this subscription. I’ve even ordered some limited additions. With the limited editions, I knew what I was getting. The monthly subscription boxes are surprise packages. I’ve loved both surprise packages! This program has introduced me to great products that I otherwise wouldn’t have known about, such as the Neil George Hair Care Collection, and Laqa and Company lip products. At $10 the price can’t be beat, especially since Birchbox sends you deluxe size samples, as well as a full sized product here and there.
Look at how pretty these limited edition boxes are. They are great to reuse too. I’ve been keeping cosmetic supplies in them.
The products in front of the boxes are from the Mystery Sample Bag that I earned for spending $35 at the Birchbox store. The Yes To Pomegranate lip balm was part of my purchase along with the two limited edition boxes. The mystery samples are deluxe samples of Cynthia Rowley’s Liquid Lip Stain which I love, love, love, and Shea Butter Body Balm by Perlier.
These boxes are CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) winners of the Insider’s Choice Beauty Awards. These awards are described as the “Oscar’s” of the beauty world.
The pink box is the Prestige Headliners Edition for 2014.. The Blue is the Mass Appeal Edition for 2014. I purchased these because I saw what was packed inside them, and couldn’t resist.
Look at how pretty they are packed.
Prestige Headliners Edition:
100% Pure Creamy Nail Polish. (The color that I received was Cloud. This is beautiful and lasting. It is also very pigmented.)
Coola Environmental Repair Plus Radical Recovery After Sun Lotion. (I haven’t tried this yet, and when I do it will probably be next summer since it is now the fall season.)
Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Crème. (I have yet to try this. I will soon.)
Josie Maran Cosmetics 100% Pure Argan Oil. (I’ve tried this on some dry skin patches, and it really does help heel and soothe.)
Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight. (I don’t have any signs of aging, but I’m using this to prevent it lol.)
Birchbox Pocket Mirror. (I take this with me in my makeup bag for quick touch ups at work.)
The Mass Appeal Edition:
Burt’s Bees100% Natural Lip Gloss in Spring Splendor. (Pretty color that feels nice on the lips)
Dove Go Fresh Restore Body Wash. Blue Fig and Orange Blossom scent. (I loved this so much that I bought the full size. It is very refreshing, and I feel clean and pampered after showering with it.)
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara.
Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15. (Love this!)
TRESemme Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Serum. (Gave my hair some shine, and made it feel very soft and smooth)
Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips. (Haven’t tried this yet, but hear good things. I will try it soon.)
Here is a closer look at the lip balm and “Mystery Samples”.:
Swatches of lip products from both CEW boxes, as well as the August box:
I cannot say enough about how awesome Cynthia Rowley’s gloss is. I love the color that I was sent, and it feels absolutely wonderful on! It is easy to apply, and goes on smooth.
My August Box:
Neil George Shampoo and Conditioner. (These are a hit with me. My hair looks great after using them.)
Dr. Jart’s Dis-A-Pore Beauty Balm.
Benefit Total Moisture Facial Crème. 2 small packages. (Very Nice, and light.)
LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil. This is more like a crayon. Color-Menatour(purple).( Love this product!)
September’s Box Which I’ve Just Received. The box was sent out with different pretty designs for the company’s four year anniversary. This is the design I was sent. I’m reusing this box for storage too.:
Harvey Prince’s Liquid Loofah Body Wash-This deluxe sample smelled divine, and was very nice.
Real Chemistry Peel-Deluxe sample. I’ve used it once a week for three weeks, yet still have some left in the tube. A little goes a long way. It makes my face feel soft and smooth.
Chapstick Night and Day- Full Size. I’ve used the night side every night. I love it! It is hydrating and a comfortable wear. I like the day side too, but like the night one better.
A closer look at what was under, and inside the smaller, enclosed box:
Noir Cosmetics Long Wear Eyeliner
Catherine Malandrino Fragrance sample- This is nice, and the designer’s first perfume.
Whish Shave Cream-Deluxe sample. I received the Acai Grapefruit scent. I am buying the full size of this because it smells great, gives you a close shave, and moisturizes your skin as well. Love it!
So far, I prefer Birchbox over Ipsy. I’ve loved every box from them.
Upcoming Subscription Box Reviews for 2014 from ambrosiakat:
Glossybox August and September.
Lip Monthly for both August and September.
Ipsy Glam Bag September.
Paper Dots September.
Julep Maven September.
Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery Bag September.