Birchbox – Away We Go (August 2014)

C: I received my Birchbox today, usually this is a super exciting day for me (I know… must get a life) but the past couple of months I have been a little disappointed with my boxes. I am not sure if this is just because the initial novelty of my beauty box subscription has gone, or… the boxes have got worse?! So here is what I got this month, and please let me know what you think!

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So this is how my box came packaged. You can’t see the products very well in the photo but I just wanted to show you all the cute make up bag everything came in. It is super cute and goes well with this months holiday theme, however I must point out that its quite small and being a beauty addict my every day products wouldn’t fit in here! (Update: my little make up bag just broke after using it for the second time!) But anyway, here is what I got:

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And a little close up of the eyeshadow:

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So lets start with the eyeshadow. This is from “Wild about Beauty” and is in the colour “Fern” – Full sized and costs £13. I thought I had the wrong colour in the box, as to me ferns are green… but I checked on the Birchbox website and this is indeed the Fern colour. I like it actually though, especially the little bee!

Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect – RRP £20 sample is worth £3. A leave in conditioning spray to help detangle and protect against sun and heat damage. My hair is super knotty and I always have to use a detangling (is that a word?!) product so I will definitely try this out.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Refreshing Bath Shower Gel – RRP £7.15 sample is worth £0.51. I have heard of this brand before but it has never appealed to me. I can certainly get some use out of this sample – everyone washes – but to me Birchbox is about trying brands that are more high end so you can try before you invest.

Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer Hydroactive Microderm – RRP £25 sample is worth £7.35. A product I have never heard of before, however microderm products are usually too harsh for my sensitive skin – something I have filled out in my beauty profile – so I will try this, but doubt it will work well for me.

And lastly I received a sample of the Liason De Parfum in Stay With Me and the first chapter of The Proposal by Tasmina Perry – something that I wont read as I will be super annoyed if I like it and then have to wait for the rest of the book to be delivered!

So the total worth of the box is £23.86 plus the make up bag and little extras which is very good considering the box cost me £12.95 including postage. However, I am still not excited about it? I will get some use out of all of these products but nothing jumps out at me as being super amazing. So what do you guys think? Should I keep my subscription or try out something new? I am leaving it down to you! #twolittleowlsblog

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11 thoughts on “Birchbox – Away We Go (August 2014)

  1. anxiouslybold

    These beauty boxes have always appealed to me but I see that so often people are disappointed. Perhaps better just actively picking up samples and trying stuff of your own initiative maybe? xx

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    1. twolittleowlsblog Post author

      I used to love getting them, and I have discovered so many different products that I would never have thought of or tried otherwise, but sometimes they are just a bit… boring?! I think it is just me being over critical though as they are really good value for money. x

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    1. twolittleowlsblog Post author

      I always get use out of my products! All of these that I received this month will get used up! You can also just get one off boxes once you have seen what products you will get in each box? Does that help? x

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      1. queenbeady

        OH JEEZ! You have seriously started something now. That might actually be my monthly subscription box as of next month….
        Thank you for sending me the link to that you little stars!
        Rebecca xxx

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  2. Michelle

    Same here, I wasn’t as impressed this month with some of the contents. You got a few different products to what I got. Just the luck of the draw I suppose.

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