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June 2013 Birchbox: An Improvement

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Last month I received my first Birchbox and I wasn't impressed. I kept my subscription in hopes that it might get better, and I have to say that this month was a nice improvement. While I wasn't 100% happy about my box, there were a couple of items in the box that I now love. You can either continue reading or watch the video to see everything I received this month!


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First of all, Birchbox changed their design. The box used to have pink letters with a couple of pink boxes on it. Now the lettering is white with a diamond at the end. I have mixed feelings about it. I loved the pink because it was girly and pink is my favorite color. However, I think the new design works well with both the regular Birchbox and Birchbox Man.






The first item I received is a Birchbbox + Color Club exclusive Wanderlust Collection. This collection is inspired by Birchbox's 4 offices: New York, London, Paris, and Barcelona. The colors are neon pastel and there is one for each city. The color is received is called London Calling. It is like a neon mint green.




I really like the color of the polish, however, I don't like the formula. It didn't go on smoothly which was a disappointment. It took me a few coats just to get an even coverage. So I won't be using this again. The full-size product costs $8. The sample is approximately $4.

The second item I received is the Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo. This shampoo is 1/3 of a 3 part system. The other parts are the Love Smoothing Conditioner and the Oi/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion. My card says that I received all three, but the Oil was missing from my box. I haven't tried this product yet, and probably won't until I have the oil to try with it. The full-size of the shampoo is $24. The full-size of the conditioner is $27.50. And the full-size of the oil is $40. This stuff is pretty pricey.


The third item I received is a Laqa & Co. Lil' Lip Duo lip pencil. I'm not sure the name of the color because it's not on the card, but it is a pretty shade of pink. Mine was messed up when I first received it. It was melted to the top of the cap and messy. I did swatch it though and it is very creamy. I'm excited to give this a try. The full-size version is two pencils for $16. The approximate price of the sample is $8. 




The last item I received is an Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser by suki. I absolutely love this product. It smells great (like lemon!) and it feels good on my skin. I've used it about 3 times so far and I have noticed a small change in my skin. Around my nose my skin was very dry and flaky. I kept applying moisturizer to it, but it wasn't helping at all. Since I started using this exfoliate I've noticed that the flakes have pretty much gone away! I will most likely be buying the full-size product which is $32.95.


Birchbox also included these super cute postcards from each of their offices! The theme of the box was travel, so it was a great addition to the box. I'm not sure if I'll actually use them for their intended purpose or if I'll use them as decoration somewhere. We shall see!


*Birchbox- $10/month + free shipping. You get 4-5 samples. You can review the products to receive points and you receive points from purchasing from the Birchbox Shop. You can redeem points for products in the shop!




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