Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My First Birchbox!

If you don't know what Birchbox is yet, for there was a time I didn't either, it's a monthly subscription of $10. You get a box each month with a few large samples in it, and also something full sized. It can include things like makeup, hair products, washes, masks, lotions, perfume, etc. This is my first Birchbox ever!!

First it comes in this cute pink box. I had seen pictures before and it didn't look like this, so I wondered. 

The box I had seen before was inside the pink one! The colorful paper on the outside is unusual too apparently. This box was designed by Cynthia Rowley, and she chose the items inside it. 

After you take off the pretty paper, you see this symbol on the plain brown box. I think this is how it normally comes. 

Then there is this nice note on top, inside the box. As usual, you can click any of my pictures and make them bigger so that you can read this one. 


And inside the blue paper on the left are these!

Overall, this is what I got in my box:
Ahava Mineral Hand Cream
Philosophy Purity One-step Facial Cleanser
Redken Shine Flash 02 (adds soft shine to hair)
Zoya Shay mini
Kind Almond and Apricot granola bar

The little Zoya mini is cute! Here it is compared to a full size Zoya. 

And of course a couple swatches. 

I'm not sure it goes with my skin tone. It might be too similar. What do you think?

I also gave the Redken shine spray a quick go. 

 Here is before (left) and after (right). It isn't a vast difference for sure. It did make my hair a bit more greasy looking at the roots, so I recommend skipping that part. It did look really nice throughout my hair though. It added a very subtle shine and a slightly soft touch. It also smells nice!

What did you get in your Birchbox this month? Feel free to post your link for this box!


  1. http://steffispolish.blogspot.com/2011/07/birchbox-my-first.html
    I got the same stuff you did. I actually think Shay suits you.

  2. I love your hair :) And that Zoya really is cute. Here is mine http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14138890/Birchbox%20July%202011.jpg

  3. Really! That's the second vote I have for keeping Shay. It IS cute lol. She's a little pinky at some angles, but still overall tan. I really want to try the face wash!!

  4. I got different stuff! I got the Redkin product, the granola bar and purity, but i also got a pur foundation and korres shower gel (it smells like sweet tarts!)

  5. Ooh that sounds awesome! I really wanted to try the foundation :(. I need a better foundation and am not willing to pay for something like that unless I know it's good - i.e. get a tester :D.

  6. Neat idea!! Thanks for sharing what was in your box!

  7. Great idea to post the size comparison on the Zoyas =]! Everyone has been asking how big the birchbox-sample-Zoya's are =] Also, your hair is beautiful!

  8. if you want to try out a tester for a foundation, my suggestion would be to go to sephora and tell them you're looking for a foundation... they will definitely help you find one that matches your skin tone. that's how i picked out the one i am using now. i personally use the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, but I'm going to test out the Pur from the Birchbox and see how it compares. It has really good reviews.

  9. That is so awesome! I NEVER never knew about this. Very Cool.

  10. This is awesome! I need to check this out!

  11. i just got mine today! I got the same stuff as you :D I actually really love shay on you!!

  12. I got the same products as you in my Birchbox - I just posted a blog post on it - and I'm most excited to try out Shay. It looks absolutely beautiful in your photos and in the bottle, so I'm hoping I love it just as much on my nails. :]


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