My First Birchbox!

I finally decided to get a Birchbox! 🙂 I think I made a wonderful choice.

Here’s what my August’s Birchbox looked like:

This month’s theme for Birchbox was “Lighten Up“. My card included said, “Here’s to keeping cool and laughing our way into fall”. I thought that was really cute 🙂 We’re all thinking about how we can’t wait for fall to come, so what better way to celebrate than to have some awesome new beauty products!

I really enjoyed the items I got this month. Here is what my box included:

Whish Crave Shaving Cream – Acai Grapefruit – A silky shave cream that doesn’t lather like most shaving creams. This goes on more like a lotion. I really liked how this felt while putting it on! It has a really smooth texture. I felt like it did a really good job for shaving because I was able to get closer to my skin. The smell was not my favorite. It did smell grapefruit-y but it also smelled a little like chemicals. I would buy this based on how well it worked! 🙂 <3

Full Size Price : $20

Catherine Malandrino Perfume – I liked this perfume very much. 🙂 With hints of citrus, jasmine, orange blossom and fresh gardenia, it’s a lovely and girly scent that is sure to please.  I really enjoy floral and citrus scents in my perfumes so this was perfect for me. Would definitely use this day-to-day. I’d love to buy this for myself – my only difficulty with this perfume is the price tag attached. <3

Full Size Price (3.4 ounces) : $110

Half Size Price (1.7 ounces) : $80

K6 Skincare – Clean Antioxidant Facial Cleanser – This is a facial cleanser that’s vegan and paraben-free and also full of antioxidants, which is great. I really liked that it cleaned my face very well. What I didn’t like is that it didn’t make my skin feel very soft afterwards.. It had that just washed squeaky clean feeling to it.  I have somewhat dry and sensitive skin so having face washes that moisturize are a must-have. This face wash reminded me of Noxzema the way it rubbed into my skin. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either.

Full Size Price : $25

LAQA & CO – Sheer Lip Lube Pencil – Bees Knees Coral –  I really liked this lip balm 🙂 The color was beautiful. Coral is such a perfect makeup color addition for the summer. This was super moisturizing for my lips! Because it has shea butter in it, It glided right on. I liked the minty smell this had. Another thing I liked about this is that it says it’s sheer but with a few layers, the color is solid like a lip stick. You can twist the pencil if you start running out. Loved this <3

Full Size Price: $18


Noir Cosmetics – Long-Wear Eyeliner – I believe I got a full-sized item of this, which made me super happy! 🙂 I really like this eyeliner. For someone who wears eyeliner almost every day, I’d say it’s pretty amazing. This velvety stick glides on very nicely. I had to remember to not press too hard (as I’d had to do with my other eye liners). It’s enriched with vitamin E AND it’s waterproof! For an all-day look, this would be a great eyeliner to use. I loved how black this was as well. 🙂 My previous eye-liner was a bit too ashy colored. I liked how this liner made my eyes POP! This gets a love from me!! <3

Full Size Price: $15

If you’ve never had a Birchbox before, click this link and order one! 🙂 It’s only $10 and I feel like you definitely get your money out of it.

What beauty items did you receive in this month’s Birchbox? I’d love to know!

38 Comments

  1. Aroon Melane August 16, 2014

    Lots of goodies!

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    • prettyloved August 16, 2014

      Yes! 🙂 and for a first box, I’m not complaining. I loved most the items in there.

      Reply
  2. Andrea August 16, 2014

    Wow it’s crazy to see the difference in products. I don’t think that we had one product in common in this month’s box! I have been with Birchbox for 9 months now, and absolutely love it! 🙂

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    • prettyloved August 17, 2014

      I love how they let you customize what you get. It’s so neat 🙂 I kept thinking every one gets the same products. It’s fun to see what we all get 😀 xo

      Reply
  3. meiplusone August 17, 2014

    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award !! 🙂 x – http://meiplusone.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/one-lovely-blog-award/

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    • prettyloved August 17, 2014

      Thank you! :)) Will check it out. You’re so sweet! xo

      Reply
  4. lifeaslisaknowsit August 17, 2014

    I love Birchbox .. great way to try out new things! 🙂

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    • prettyloved August 17, 2014

      Agreed! I love surprises so this was fun to have!! 😀 Plus, I get some products I’d never think of having.

      Reply
  5. Posh Prime August 17, 2014

    I’ve been thinking of trying this and now I think I will based off of your post!
    Thanks!
    Megan

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    • prettyloved August 17, 2014

      You should!! :)) Most of the products are sample sized but I think it’s totally worth it because you get your moneys worth out of it. They send some awesome products 🙂

      Reply
  6. Vanessa August 17, 2014

    Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Btw,I’m also on Instagram,maybe you like my account?
    Lovely greets from germany 😉

    Reply
    • prettyloved August 17, 2014

      No problem at all! 🙂 Love your blog. I added your instagram. <3

      Reply
  7. Thanks for the amazing review! So happy that you’re loving your Long-Wear Eyeliner!

    Here’s a link for anyone looking to try it for themselves:
    http://noircosmetics.com/product/longwear-eyeliner/

    Enjoy!

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    • prettyloved August 18, 2014

      No problem at all!! It’s my new favorite eyeliner!! You guys rock!! xox
      -Kristin

      Reply
  8. prettyloved August 18, 2014

    Thanks so much! 🙂 Will check it out!!!

    Reply
  9. tattoogirl August 18, 2014

    I just joined Birchbox! Can’t wait for my first package!!

    Reply
    • prettyloved August 18, 2014

      Yay!! You’re gonna love it! 🙂 I just joined this month lol. Post about yours when you get it!

      Reply
  10. ditchthebun August 19, 2014

    I have never heard of these. Do they have versions for people with sensitive skin?

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    • prettyloved August 19, 2014

      I’m pretty sure when you do your profile assessment they ask you things like that 🙂 I have sensitive/dry skin. I’d imagine they do!! Xo

      Reply
  11. imogenmcp August 19, 2014

    I think I might need to get a Birchbox next month!! This month I ordered a Love Me Beauty Box aaaand a Glossy Box. SO EXCITED!! 🙂 I do love a good beauty box.

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    • prettyloved August 19, 2014

      Me, too!!! 🙂 Can’t go wrong with a beauty box!! I’ve never heard of the Love Me Beauty Box ! Glossy box and Sample Society, I’ve heard, are great!! I need switch up and try them out in the next months 😊 I really liked my Birchbox this month.

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      • imogenmcp August 19, 2014

        I’ll let you know how I get on with the Love Me Beauty Box! I’ve never heard of Sample Society though, will check that out too 🙂

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        • prettyloved August 19, 2014

          Awesome 🙂 I’ve heard great things! I look forward to hearing about it!

          Reply
  12. Krista August 19, 2014

    That’s a great first box!!

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    • prettyloved August 19, 2014

      It really is!!! I’m excited for next month’s now!! :))

      Reply
  13. Beauty by Brooke LeAnne August 19, 2014

    Very nice box! I was sent that lio balm stuff in a box too, I love it! 😀

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    • prettyloved August 19, 2014

      It’s awesome 🙂 My lips are dried out sometimes and I use this and they’re instantly smooth and moisturized! 😀

      Reply
  14. cassiencampbell August 19, 2014

    I’m dying to give Birchbox a try!

    Reply
  15. lipsticklovely August 21, 2014

    That lip pencil looks gorgeous! It makes me want to get a subscription to birch box!

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    • prettyloved August 22, 2014

      You definitely should. They have really nice quality products and although you don’t get full size on all, you get decent sizes and you get your money’s worth.

      Reply

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