Birchbox! August 2012

7 Sep

I should probably post my August Birchbox before my September one gets here! This month was all about everyday beauty essentials and fall trends with a “back to school” vibe.

What I got in my August Birchbox:

  • Schick Hydro Silk Razor
  • Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
  • stila stay all day™ foundation, concealer, & brush kit
  • Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy La Fleur
  • Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream

From Birchbox:

This month, we’re helping you refill your beauty supply kit with must-try essentials and new products that will take you through the fall. Plus, we’ve put together plenty of fresh content to ensure that you ace every class.

The little Beauty School booklet included in this box was a really useful (and cute) inclusion. I can see many girls keeping this booklet in their makeup stash.

As far as the products this month, I wasn’t overly impressed. I wouldn’t have paid $10 for what I received, but a couple of the samples were fun to try. The Stila foundation packets and the razor were my two favs.  Shaving cream isn’t something that I normally buy (I just use hair conditioner) so it was cool to sample, but nothing I would consider purchasing. Prepare for total and utter shock, but I was actually excited to get a perfume sample LMAO. I’ve been wanting to smell that new Juicy fragrance forever and I really like it! The Yu-Be sample was just alright. I like the brand but for something like a moisturizer, you really need a larger sample size to test out it’s true benefits.

My August was really a “middle of the road” box for my taste. What did you get in your box?

You can view all of my past Birchboxes here and if you want to sign up for yourself, just head over to It’s still one of my favorite monthly subscriptions at $10 per month.

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8 Responses to “Birchbox! August 2012”

  1. souly September 7, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    I canceled. This box sucks & mine did too.

  2. Amanda September 7, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    I love the Yu-Be cream! I just ordered my second full size tube from Birchbox.

    I got this really awesome make-up remover/conditioner for eyelashes. It was my favorite sample and I ordered a full size.

    The Juicy perfume smelled ok.

    • Chelsey September 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

      Ahh I’m jelly! I was hoping for that lash stuff. Maybe I will break down and just buy it. Has your September box shipped yet?

  3. Danielle September 8, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    My August box was pretty lame, too. I decided to cancel again because I want to try some other services. Birchbox is always just so-so for me.
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    • Chelsey September 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

      I just sneak peaked at my September box and I loovveeee it lol that right there is why I can never bring myself to cancel these subs :/

  4. DT September 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    New to your blog…loving it : ) I just got my 3rd Birchbox and I’m so disappointed. The first one blew, so I decided to try one more, then the second blew, and well the 3rd. -worse then the first two. After seeing others boxes…I’m done

    • Chelsey September 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

      Thanks DT :) I’m sorry you’ve had a bad run with Birchbox :( they definitely have their poor months but it’s even worse to get hit 3 months in a row. Maybe you can join back up again later on!

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