Saturday, September 14, 2013

Birchbox Unboxing: September 2013

Happy Saturday everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend. Today I have a Birchbox unboxing for you all. Don't know what Birchbox is? Birchbox is a subscription service. Every month for $10, five or more beauty samples get delivered to your door. Reviewing those products on their website earns you points towards full sized products. Every review counts as 10 points, and every 100 points are worth $10. After just a few months you can have enough points to purchase full sized products featured on their website. Its a great deal!


Click the 'read more' to see what I received!





The first thing I noticed was the Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Cleansing Facial Towelettes. They are makeup removing wipes made to cleanse and moisturize the skin. They're hypoallergenic, and oil-free. I'm excited to try these because I haven't tried many Yes to products. They smell great too! (Full size 30 pack: $7.99)


They also included this amika Bombshell Blowout Spray. The bottle says "protect, texturize, volumize, and repair; for all hair types". This sample size is fairly large at 2 US fl. oz. I have high hopes for this product, seeing as though I have tried a few samples from amika and loved them all. (Full size 8 oz product: $24.00)


I'm not the biggest fan of nail varnish samples, so luckily they sent a full sized one this time around. Something about brands that I've never heard of in teeny tiny mini bottles never works out for me. This RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer in Hedge Fund has super cute packaging, and its a pretty fall shade. The picture honestly doesn't do it justice. ($10.00)
They included two samples of the Yes to Grapefruit CC Cream, in two different shades. I'm quite happy that they included the different colors because not only does it give me more product to use and hopefully enjoy, but I'll also be able to better figure out the shade to order incase I do like it. The packaging says that it color corrects and hydrates skin, helps brighten and even skin, and contains SPF 18. Like I said earlier, I've been wanting to try out the Yes to ranges, so I'm happy they included these. (Full size product: $15.99)
Perfume samples, my least favorite thing to receive. I just have so many of them at this point that its overwhelming to actually use one up and then purchase the full size. I will say though that after testing out this Nicole Richie perfume on my wrist, I absolutely love the smell. My mom asked to use some after smelling it on me, and then asked me to purchase her a full size. (Full size 50ml: $55.00)

I'm really excited to try these products out. I'm a little disappointed with the lack of makeup products, but overall I think its a great mix. I'm most excited about the Yes to products. The full size value of all the products given this month is $112.98!

Did you receive anything different in your Birchbox, or did you get the same one? What do you think?

43 comments:

  1. I wish we had Birchbox (Glossybox etc) subscription- it's like getting a (paid) present every month. I'd like that (even if it's paid) ;)
    If you want you can check out my blog & maybe follow each other (gfc, bloglovin)?

    xoxo
    Maja
    http://modern-muffin.blogspot.com/

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    1. Exactly! Its always a nice surprise to see it waiting on your door step every month :)

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  2. The Yes to Blueberries cleansing wipes look really good!!! Anyways I really have been enjoying your blog so I just wanted to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award, I posted all the rules on my blog so come check it out http://gaborillaa.blogspot.ca/

    Happy Blogging :D
    Gabby -

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    1. Thanks so much, I'll be sure to take a look!

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  3. I've always wanted to try out BirchBox but I think I will now, products look so nice :) Thanks for the comment on my blog and for following :D

    Joy-Ann | Beauty, Lifestyle & Random Blog
    xx

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  4. I'd love to see how you got on with the second product! :) xx

    adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Maybe I'll do a Sample of the Week post on it if I feel like its worth sharing! :)

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  5. Hi Maya. I've never subscribed to any beauty boxes, but am always wondering if I should! Carly. X


    Carly's Beauty World

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  6. I used to have a subscription to Glossybox, but I was finding I'd rather spend the money on a full sized product. They're such great ideas though! The Amika spray looks great! Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I'm following yours now. Lots of love from London! :) xx

    LittleGlitter.org

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    1. I understand what you mean! If I were paying $30-$40, and ended up hating the box I'd feel pretty ripped off. I think the price is just right on this one! Even if I dislike a product, its just a sample size and I have a few more to try out.

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  7. Wish we had monthly beauty boxes, seems like this trend isn't going to come here in Eastern Europe. I like the sound of those blueberry wipes! :)

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    1. Hopefully you'll be able to get your hands on a subscription soon! They're really great.

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  8. That blowout spray sounds really good! I just got my birchbox in the mail and am working on a reveal of it too!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  9. I'd love to get this perfume :)Great blog! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know :)
    Kisses

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  10. I really want to start getting these!<3

    http://lameyy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I've seen a lot of people rave about Birchbox recently and I'm looking into starting a monthly subscription now :)

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Wow, this month's box looks really awesome! So many great products in there :)

    Hayfa
    http://londonloafers.blogspot.com

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  13. Can't wait to get my box, I'm hoping to get the makeup wipes. :) the spray sounds pretty neat too.

    Lily | beautywithlily.blogspot.com

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  14. I've tried a few products from Amika, and I'm a little on the fence about them. Haven't tried the blowout spray before, will be interested to hear your thoughts! :)

    www.beautibop.com

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  15. Can't wait to hear reviews on some of these products, that is if i don't get them myself. I'm about to receive my first birchbox soon so I can't wait to see and compare what I have! Thanks for following back, also :)

    -Stina | OGstina.blogspot.com

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  16. I haven't tried Birchbox yet, but I'm thinking about getting a subscription!
    xx,
    Justina
    www.abentpieceofwire.com

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  17. I Nominated you for a liebster award,

    Check out my blog for more details.


    xoxo http://www.fayezlc.com

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  18. I'm not huge on sub boxes just because I like to spend money on products I know I want and will use, but this months' birchbox seems great! I love Yes To makeup remover wipes, and I personally love the cucumber ones! I am quite interested in that hair texturizer and the CC cream from Yes To.

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  19. Hey Maya! I've nominated you for the LIebster award on my blog, it's nothing huge but just a little tag that gives smaller bloggers some recognition xx
    http://buythebrightstars.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-liebster-award.html

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  20. The Ruffian nail polish looks so beautiful x

    lamourjosie.com

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  21. Wow, what a great deal!! :D
    I just found your blog and am a new follower! :D
    www.artevolve.blogspot.ca

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  22. Great post, love your blog now following xox

    Eliza
    www.beautifullyshallow.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I'd love to try a beauty box but I'm always too scared that I won't like any of the products haha!

    alicekatex ♥

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  24. Looks like you got some really good things!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. I've never done any of the box subscriptions but am thinking about it, because how fun is getting mail each month?! I've never heard of the review system & points and that's definitely an incentive for the bitchbox as well! that nail polish looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you think about it!

    sundays grace beauty

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    1. Its definitely a unique and wonderful subscription service. I love it :)

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  26. Amazing I have never used birch box before the products look lovely <3

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  27. I use to be subscribe back when I first started blogging but I stop liking them. However that is a really good sample of wipes :)
    http://www.betzysmakeup.com/

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    1. Certain boxes make me feel like I should unsubscribe, but I just love the surprise of getting things I normally wouldn't try each month.

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  28. i agree with you i think this is the first birch box i came across with that has very few make up product. we dont have birch box in my country :( and its one of the boxes that i really like. :P ps. the nail polish bottle looks like a pimped out chess game piece ^^

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  29. I love the look of take blueberry wipes and the blowout spray :) xx I get Birchbox too in the uk !

    http://lologlitter.blogspot.com

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  30. Your beauty box's are amazing!
    I would love to try everything, specially Yes To products!
    Please Take Care, have a nice day!*

    beauty-with-love.blogspot.com

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  31. I received rather similar samples, but the one that Im most excited to try is the VOESH New York Collagen Gloves that came in my Birchbox. I also love the RUFFIAN nail polish. I have gotten so many nail polish samples from Birchbox, but I love them all! I have yet to get a shade that looks bad on me. Im not a big fan of Yes To, however, and the tiny Grapefruit CC Cream samples are just disappointing; I might end up throwing them away.

    xoxo
    Sockwun
    ExtraExtravagant.com

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    1. I agree about the CC cream. I used one of them and hated it. Can't even really review them because of the odd packaging. Super disappointed :(

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