Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My August 2011 BirchBox

 I am sure most of you Birchbox subscribers have received your August Box. Well, here is mine...

August 2011 Birchbox:

 Hmmm....What futuristic beauty product do you wish existed? 

 I think I have found it. I just want a home light therapy system so I don't have to go back and forth to my Dermatologist. It can be quite expensive you know. So I am thinking of ordering Baby Quasar for anti aging and acne. I just hope it is worth the price! PS: I am linking the website so you guys know what I am talking about! My light therapy session at my dermatologist office cost about $150 for 15 minutes!

 Then I unwrapped that purple paper ........Guess what's inside? Some aftershave cream and Smashbox Primer. :-/

So what's inside August Box?

1. JUNE JACOBS - Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque 3.7 fl oz for $62
Powered by natural fruit extracts, this creamy mask dissolves dull cells, then boosts skin with essential oils and antioxidant-rich tea extracts.
~I think this one is alright. Papaya scrub is always good though~

2. OUIDAD - Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel 6 oz for $16
A styling aid with brains! When this non-sticky gel senses heat, it stops hair from expanding. Welcome to frizz-free curls.
~ I don't have curls like that, but I don't mind to give it a try~

3. SHAVEWORK - The Cool Fix  2fl ox for $11 & 5.3 fl ox for $25
At last, a solution to bumps, ingrown, and other shaving and waxing side effects. Bonus: it soothes as it works.
~I have yet to try this. Maybe right after my next wax session~

4. SMASHBOX COSMETICS - Photo Finish Foundation Primer 1fl oz for $36
This award-winning primer is better than ever, with brand-new packaging. It gives skin a matte, velvet-soft finish and keeps makeup in place all day.
~ I can get this at Sephora~ 

EXTRA twistband - Hair Tie.
This soft elastic gives the hair tie sophisticated makeover - it looks as good on your wrist as it does in your hair.

Now, what do I think of August box?

First of all, I do not like the hair tie like I didn't like the Snack inside my July box. I don't eat snack or tie my hair. Oh well. July was my first Birchbox by the way and I subscribed because I saw some girls received Laura Geller's blush in their June's Box. At the same time, I also read that UK girls who subscribed to Glossy Box received NARS Multiple!! That got me excited! So I thought it would be great to try new makeup since Sephora only offers foundation samples and not a blush, or an eyeshadows or even a lipstick. Of course just like everyone else, I went ahead and subscribed! I've been waiting for that magic moment to happen you know..where I would scream out loud out of excitement, but so far it hasn't happened. ;)

I know that Birchbox main's purpose is to introduce new beauty brands and educate the consumers on skincare/makeup since the consumers can easily get overwhelmed with beauty products at Sephora (this was taken from the article I read about the company), but seriously, I am a major Sephora addict and no, I don't get overwhelmed at all. The Sephora website provides a very clear information about each brand and the products. Besides that, in order to become a member of Beauty Insider, I had to fill out some questionnaires just like I did with Birchbox website and voila, the system spit out some products suggestions. How simple is that? So I don't really get the real concept of Birchbox other than their informative website and samples that are not even customized to skincare/makeup need. Maybe some months they get good samples, some months they don't? Who knows.... I will give it a try for another month and if it stills doesn't excite me, I will just discontinue my subscription. Why? Because if I want to get some skincare samples, I can easily get them from Beauty Collection or Sephora. Just ask the Sales Assistants and they will be happy to provide you some samples. But again, that's just me though.

Are you are a Birchbox lover? If so, what do you think of August samples?

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