birchbox august 2017

Birchbox August 2017 | Monthly Beauty Subscription

I received my Birchbox August 2017 box just yesterday. This time there has been shipping delays with them, but glad it came intact.

birchbox august 2017

Birchbox August 2017 is my first box from them. I had picked their one-off limited edition box last month – Birchbox X Vogue 125th Anniversary Box and wanted to try their monthly subscription box once.

Birchbox ships 4-5 deluxe/travel sized beauty samples every month to subscribers for just $10 a month. Its auto-renewed again every month, but cancel anytime.

One can fill up their Birchbox profile, so that products are curated per your choices to good extent.

BIRCHBOX AUGUST 2017

The theme of Birchbox August 2017 was “end of summer”.  The box looks pretty in sunset hues of pink, blue and lilac with trees and birds printed on it.

birchbox august 2017

birchbox august 2017

The products I received include –

  • Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
  • Glamglow Thirstymud Face Mask
  • Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel
  • Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
  • Coastal Scents Blush & Bronzer Palette

I have mixed feelings about this month’s box – more of a disappointment or so to be honest.

Continue reading to know why..

ORIBE GOLD LUST DRY SHAMPOO

birchbox august 2017

Its raining dry shampoos in my vanity now and I’m in a way happy, since I use them up. Oribe is such a renowned brand for hair care and good to see one of its products in my arsenal now.

GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD FACE MASK

birchbox august 2017

I have used this already and this is a good product. The size of this one in the box bothers me a lot. Think I may get just one use or may be two – good for some short trip.

MARCELLE HYDRA-C 24H ENERGIZING HYDRATING GEL

birchbox august 2017

This is a new brand to me. The size of this sample again is too small to be happy about.

BENEFIT GIMME BROW VOLUMIZING FIBER GEL

birchbox august 2017

I wanted to try this out actually and glad I received this deluxe size in the box. I am going to put it to use tomorrow itself and share my thoughts soon in the blog.

COASTAL SCENTS BLUSH & BRONZER PALETTE

birchbox august 2017

birchbox august 2017

Coastal Scents? Like really, Birchbox!!! Totally upset me this one.

The packaging is nice and good for travel. The blush shade is good too – universally flattering. But the bronzer doesn’t look like one! Its like a taupe-brown eyeshadow.

I’m not sure if these two pans are full size from the brand. Even if it were full size, no where getting me excited!

THE VERDICT

Disappointing box on the whole, personally for me. I subscribed to Birchbox August 2017 only after seeing spoilers early in the month that showed products from Stila, Dr. Jart, Pur-lisse, Living Proof, etc. The sizes of the products in the spoilers looked good too.

But what I received is dejecting. Some good brands but very small sample sizes, probably one that we can get for free from beauty counters or GWP. And Coastal Scents had me steaming!

Some may think you get what you pay for, which is just $10 – but let me tell you there are way more better monthly beauty box options than this. I don’t want to get into the math of the value of this box in the first place.

Beauty boxes could be a hit and miss, I agree. But it feels like only I got the worst Birchbox this month 😛

I am already contemplating cancelling my subscription, after just one month into it – since what you see is not what you get in this case! I can put my 10 bucks to better use – may be Ipsy? Or may be I should opt for the curated box which is slightly priced higher, but the products/sizes are better too.

The only solace from Birchbox August 2017 is the travel size Eve Lom cleanser + cleansing cloth combo I received (cleansing cloth not pictured below).

birchbox august 2017

You too can pick the Eve Lom Cleanser + Cleansing Cloth combo (worth $27) using the code FACETIME with your first Birchbox subscription.

Play! by Sephora August 2017 box was definitely a better deal for the same bucks.

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