2014 August BIRCHBOX – Unboxing

I have classified August’s Birchbox as the monochromatic grapefruit – well 2 out of the 5 contain it. At first glance, it’s essentially filled with useful things this time around – I’m not too sure about the new-age Binaca though.

“Products I don’t use will be combined into a GIVEAWAY. Why not? I don’t like wasting things, but anyway.”

 

2014 August BIRCHBOX - Unboxing

2014 August BIRCHBOX – Unboxing


BIRCHBOX

What’s in the BOX:
  • Noir Long-Wear Eyeliner ($15) - This is a super-black, waterproof eyeliner that contains vitamin e and jojoba oil. I don’t do makeup but I will say this pencil is very smooth.
  • Ojon rare blend™ oil Moisture Therapy  (full size 45 mL $35) - I’m the most excited about this oil blend. It’s an after wash oil leave in that also provides heat protection. I have enjoyed the Ojon hair samples before so I’m sure this will work just as well. However, that price for that amount is a no go.
  • Benefit Posiebalm (full size 0.10 oz. $18) – Can’t have enough lip balm. It’s slightly tinted but you can’t tell on darker skin tones. It has mango butter in it which is another plus. Again, the pricing…meh.
  • Harvey Prince Ageless Body Cream  (full size 12 oz./$26) - Smells great – imagine a grapefruit and mango fusion. The lotion is hypoallergenic and contains shea butter. Once again I can’t justify playing $26 for lotion.
  • hello. Breath Spray  (full size 7mL $11.50/pack of 3) - hello. Birchbox says your breath stinks!I haven’t tried this out as I don’t suffer from yuck mouth. It was an extra for the August box so I’ll give it a try.

GIVEAWAY: Last Day to Win a Free Week of Meals from Blue Apron

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*Contest closed…be on the lookout for the next giveaway*

This could be yours…but have you entered yet?

Blue Apron Box - August 14

My Blue Apron box this week.

As you can see the freshness is real. My box this week features the following recipes.

August 14 Menu

August 14 Blue Apron Menu

Today is the LAST day to enter to win 1  of 2 Blue Apron meals for a week (3 meals for 2 people). The contest will end on Saturday, August 16 at 12 am (EST). You may only enter once but share and tell as many people as you’d like.

I will email winners Saturday, August 16 at 12 pm (EST).

This giveaway is brought to you by Blue Apron — the meal-kit subscription service that provides you with fresh pre-portioned ingredients. Learn more about it by visiting www.blueapron.com.

GIVEAWAY: Win a Free Week of Meals from Blue Apron

Blue Apron Logo

*Contest closed…be on the lookout for the next giveaway*

This giveaway is brought to you by Blue Apron — the meal-kit subscription service that provides you with fresh pre-portioned ingredients. Learn more about it by visiting www.blueapron.com.

You can win 1 of 2 Blue Apron meals for a week (3 meals for 2 people). They offer a multitude of recipes for you to try. Here’s an example of the menu for August 18.

August-18 Menu

They offer a variety of 6 meals (every week) that cater to your specific dietary profile. Yes, that means I can actually select no swine!

Blue Apron Meal Planner

The contest will end on Saturday, August 16 at 12 am (EST). You may only enter once but share and tell as many people as you’d like.

 

2014 July BIRCHBOX – Unboxing

I guess you can consider this box the mini spa collection. Only one complete miss (as of yet) will be going straight to the giveaway bin.

“Products I don’t use will be combined into a GIVEAWAY. Why not? I don’t like wasting things, but anyway.”


2014 July BIRCHBOX – Unboxing
BIRCHBOX

I actually used 3 of the 6 products (see below). My favorite would be between the Real Chemistry 3 minute peel and the Ruffian polish. All in all, not a bad box.

 

What’s in the BOX:
  • Number 4™ Super Comb Prep & Protect (full size 200 mL. $32) - This is a spray liquid leave-in that supposedly detangles. I’ll have to test it out this weekend. Based on how the Number 4 clarifying shampoo was, I think this is a keeper.
  • LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil  (full size 0.07 oz. $18) - Ehh yeah makeup…no. This is going into the bin. I received some purply-ish looking shade.
  • RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer – Rosary (full size 0.17 oz. $11) – This was the first product I tried from the box. The color is a warm coppery-rose hue. It went on very smooth and thicker than your typical polish.
  • RUFFIAN Dressing Room Nail Lacquer Remover Towelettes (full size 0.11 oz./10 in a pack $12) - They could’ve kept this one. The concept of an acetone-free nail polish remover sounds nice but it took longer than necessary to remove. The scent was like a light Obsession. The towelette itself was pretty durable.
  • dr. brandt® pores no more® pore refiner primer (full size 1 fl oz.$45) - I used a bit of this with my normal moisturizer. My face didn’t fall off overnight. It goes on smooth and doesn’t have an annoying scent. But at that price I’ll pass on purchasing.
  • Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel (full size 1.7 fl oz.$48) - This was a lot different from facial peels that I’m used to. Rather than brushing it on and leaving it for a couple of minutes, you rub it onto your face. Even though the process was different it still worked really well. But again…that price.