Birchbox: August 2011

Hey Dolls,

I got my second Birchbox delivered, a few days ago. I was super impressed with the contents in the July box and I was sure I was going to love this next one, just as much. I noticed that this time around, I received a lot of skincare items. But, it's not a huge deal breaker for me because I know that the box contents some months, are better than others. Don't get me wrong, I love skincare products, but I can't help but love makeup even more, LOL!

Let's take a peek at the August Birchbox, shall we?

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1. Befine Single Serve Exfoliating Cleanser ($25.00)- This paraben free exfoliating cleanser contains sweet almond oil, ginger root extract, and oat protein, to help keep skin hydrated and moisturized. I have only used this exfoliator just once, and I was amazed at how soft my skin felt after I rinsed it off my face.
My only gripe with this product would be that, the exfoliating brown sugar beads felt a tiny bit harsh on my sensitive face. Even though I received a sample packet, I am sure it could easily last about 3-5 more uses, seeing as a little bit of the product goes a long way.

2. Befine Night Cream ($30.00)- Here is another Befine product that was included in my Birchbox this month. This night cream contains awesome ingredients such as Vitamin E-a great skin moisturizer, and caffeine infused cocoa, which does wonders to help with circulation, and to achieve a healthy looking glow.
I have been using this night cream every night on my neck area. it absorbs super fast, and my neck area does feel smoother. I try to be really careful when it comes to applying creams on my face. I can't help but fear that it will cause breakouts. Maybe I am worrying for nothing, since this product is paraben free.

3. Lift Lab Lift & Fix High Potency Solution ($85.00)- I am not very familiar with facial serums. All I know is that they help with anti-aging. Even though I am 23 years old, and I don't have serious lines and wrinkles-yet, I have been using this serum almost every night since I received it. Hey, it's never too late or too early to start, right? I've been applying it to the laugh lines around my mouth area, and a bit on my forehead. I notice that my skin feels and looks a bit more smoother after.

4. Blinc Mascara ($24.00)- I have not tried this mascara yet, so I can't comment right now, on it's performance. But I am thinking of testing it out for a future review. If you are interested, be on the lookout for that!

5. Kate Spade New York Twirl Eau De Parfum Spray ($80.00)- I always love perfume samples. This floral scented one by Kate Spade smells really yummy.

6. TwistBand Hair Tie ($5.00 for a set of three)- I don't know why, but I was really surprised to see a hair tie included in the box this month. It's a refreshing surprise, I will say that much. I actually really like this hair tie. The thicker elastic band works great to help grip my hair, and and hold it up all day. I love using it for loose bun styles.

Have any of you tried any of the products mentioned above? Please, share in the comments section. I would love to hear your thoughts.

P.S. 320 Followers! It may not mean much to many, but to me it means the world. Thank you all, my lovely readers for sticking with me, and sharing my beauty addiction with me! xoxo

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased a monthly subscription to Birchbox.


  1. Interesting,notmany bloggers were too happy with august's picks.I like tha serum seems like something I can use...

  2. The serum is pretty nice :) Have you used other Serums before?