Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Birchbox July and August 2011

I got my BB yesterday and I'm sad to say I'm waaay disappointed.  I got a whole bunch of stuff I'll never use. 

  • Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream
  • FIX Malibu Wish Wash Exfoliating Powder Wash
  • Number 4 Lumiere d'hiver Reconstructing Masque
  • Number 4 Fleurs de Temps Volumizing Shampoo
  • Zoya Touch Collection

 Ok the nail polish...while kind of pretty, is just not my thing.  I polish my nails like 3 times a year.  The hair tie I won't be using either because I need those thick rubber bands to hold my super thick hair.  Otherwise my hair just falls.  The face just stupid in my opinion.  It's a powder that you add water to..... mmm ok.....  The eyecream...oh the eyecream.  The tube has about enough product in it for one application.  I had to squeeze the tube flat before  saw any product.  How am I supposed to know if I like an eyecream after one application??  AND FINALLY the packets.   I hate sample packets.  I don't know why, but I do, especially when I'm paying for them.   There's even a section on the questionnaire (you fill this out so they can send you items according to your preferences)  where is asks if you want sample packets.  I said no but somehow every month I get at least 2-3.  *SIGH*

I just am not into facial products or hair products.   So the fact that these boxes are 80% those items is just not exciting to me.  I'm really only interested in the makeup.  Since I started subscribing to BB I've only gotten 1 item I would ever consider buying so sadly this is the last month for me.

Last month (I didn't post this because I had no internet because of the move) I got:

I'm really not a fan of eyebrow pencils.  I use them ONLY when I'm in a hurry and even then....I hate them.  I already have like 15 so I guess this will sit in that pile.  The Redken spray I DO like.  It smells good but I would never buy it.  I can get the same type of spray at the drugstore and it would do the exact same thing.  The perfume is not a scent I would wear, the oil is...I don't even know because I'm not sure what to do with it.  I would not put oil on my skin :P.  The Kind bar I gave away because I don't eat nuts lol.

So basically I just wasted $20 the past 2 months on things that will probably just sit around collecting dust :(.   Sorry Birchbox, I'm not impressed enough to stay subscribed.


  1. Lol that's too bad! You can do a giveway or sell them then. At least these won't be wasted!


  2. yeah I'll probably end up doing that lol

  3. Oh dear, Birch Box have just set up here in Ireland or at least have just started delivering to Ireland and I was considering doing it as everyone is all a buzz about it, but I'd be like you, only interested in getting makeup, so maybe I'll give it a miss. I think you'd just saved me a few quid. Thanks x

  4. Yeah, you only get 1 makeup item and sometimes you get none. :(