Beauty Box. . . Battle?

Well, I guess beauty box battles are pretty much over on I unsubscribed to Ipsy, so I’m only getting Birchbox regularly anymore. I should have a couple of Memeboxes showing up in August though. Maybe I will throw something together next month. Plus, I could start doing some of my Korean beauty product hauls on here occasionally.

Here is the rundown of my July Birchbox:

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain ($9.30)
I have way too many lip products, so I’m never excited to see them in my boxes. It will be good to trade though. Plus, I do love the other Cynthia Rowley products I’ve received.

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel ($4.80)
I haven’t tried this yet, but I will for sure. This is a pretty expensive peel ($48.00 for 1.7oz), so it won’t be making it on my regular to-buy list though.

Juice Beauty® Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer ($9.94)
The website said I was getting the Booster Serum, but this showed up instead. Juice Beauty is one of my favorite brands (that I only discovered b/c of Birchbox). I’ll gladly add this to my moisturizer stash for future use.

Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask ($6.50)
It is awesome they sent two sample bottles of this. I will really be able to give it a good try.

Harvey Prince Hello Body Cream ($0.93)
Smells good. Always nice to have some extra products like this in the stash.

Total cost: $10
Total value: $31.47

($41.47 if you count the magazine subscription that came with it, more on that later)

I’ll start off by telling you I was somewhat disappointed before this box ever arrived in the mail. Birchbox sent an email out a few weeks ago allowing you to select one of three colors of Ruffian nail polish (always awesome polishes!). You also have the option of following a link to select the lip stain instead or just be randomly surprised. I responded immediately and picked a beautiful polish color. There was an error though, so Birchbox sent another email later asking people to choose again. By the time I saw it, the polish color I wanted was long gone.

Other than that, I’m really pleased with this box. The box is a good value and the samples are good sizes. It also came with a card to claim a free one year subscription to Women’s Health or – if you pay attention to the card! – a $9.99 refund. I haven’t decided if I’ll get the subscription or the refund. But I will also get $5 in points for reviewing the products to eventually use in the Birchbox store (once I build my points back up, I recently spent my stash on a product I needed).

As always, if you want to sign up for your own Birchbox please be a dear and use my referral link.


One comment

  1. Ha! The same (but opposite) thing happened to me with the choose-your-option thing. I thought I would be getting the stain and got the polish instead. Mine is the purple-y one, and I have way more polish that one normal person should…. Also, I loved that peel. I wish it weren’t so steep on the price though.

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