Wednesday, August 15, 2012

MAIL: Birchbox August 2012!

Please excuse the sunshine photo, haha.

In this box:
-Shu Uemura Full Shimmer Shampoo Sample 0.5 fl oz - $2.40
-Shu Uemura Full Shimmer Treatment Sample 0.5 fl oz -$5.67
-Viva La Juicy La Fleur Sample 0.05 fl oz - $1.40
-Jouer Birchbox Pink Lip Gloss 0.06 fl oz - $5.00
-Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream 0.7 fl oz - $11.04
-Schick Hydro Silk Razor - $8.95

Total value:  $34.46

First impressions:
I'm excited to try the Shu Uemura, and totally confused as to how there is now a US branch.  Does this mean that the beloved eyelash curler could make a return?  Or did they sell the technology to Lancome because they never plan on coming back with makeup?  The Viva La Juicy smells nice in the bottle, but of course, it gets a little weird on me.  I'll wait and ask j0hn what he thinks of it when he gets home.  The lip gloss is nice, but it's so freaking tiny!  Apparently though, it's a quarter of the product in a full size, so that makes me a little sad to put into perspective.  The Apothederm product excites and disappoints me in the same breath.  I doubt there is enough here to see a reduction in stretch marks.. especially since the bottle is only half full.  And lastly, this month's lifestyle extra came to everyone.  The razor is exciting because it even comes with coupons on the back.  I'm probably going to pass this one to my sister though, as I already have a razor I like, as does j0hn, or we use electric razors.  Maybe I'll save it for my next trip, though.

Final thought?  This box was better than I was expecting; we had no spoilers available this month and it made it a little hard to get excited about it, but it also kept my expectations low.  It's a toss up on that one.  Want to try Birchbox yourself?

This was in the box as well, and provides tips and tricks for makeup, tools, reading labels, shaving and skincare.

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