Friday, September 6, 2013

My August 2013 Birchbox!

My first thought when I got my August Birchbox was "More wipes? Seriously?" And foot wipes nonetheless... Really? Do people use foot wipes? I didn't even know that was a thing. I digress... (And who knows. Maybe I'll love them.) As I am posting about this pretty late, I have already tried a few of the products, so lets get right to it. Here is what my Birchbox contained:

  • Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect - sample size
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Beso (red) - 0.03oz deluxe sample
  • Coola Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face - 0.23oz sample
  • Jasmine Seven Fresh Feet Wipes, peppermint scent - 2 individually wrapped wipes
  • Tan Towel Self Tan Towelettes Half Body - 1 towelette
The Number 4 is a leave in conditioner spray. I haven't tested it out yet but I did open it to smell it and wasn't 100% sure about the scent. It smelled kinda strong and perfumey, not my favorite. I'll have to try it to know for sure though. I do have a sample of a Number 4 shampoo from a past Birchbox so I plan to test out these two samples together.
I have been using the Coola moisturizer the past several days and I have already thought of purchasing it. I love the fresh cucumber scent and it feels very light. I also like the SPF content. (I always wear SPF on my face!) 
I also really liked the Stila liquid lipstick except for the color. I just don't wear red lipstick! So sad, because the texture and finish of it is awesome. I tried it on while sipping an iced latte and it didn't come off on my straw at all! A friend of mine got the same sample and has worn it multiple times to work, it definitely appears to last all day as it claims! So it seems like an excellent product, if only it had been a pink or a nude! 
On to the wipes. I got two different kinds of wipes in my Birchbox this month, a Tan Towel and Jasmine Seven feet wipes. I haven't tried either yet. I'm sure I'll just throw the feet wipes in my purse or car, I'm sure I can use them for something. As far as the Tan Towel goes, each towelette is good for application for about half your body. I don't know why they would only send one, you can't even try it out fully! I am also not sure how I feel about a self tanner wipe. I have a gel that I love (though haven't been using much lately) and have pretty much perfected my application of that. (Read about my favorite self tanner and how I apply it here!) Maybe having a Tan Towel around would be good for a quick touchup on tan lines or something? 

So overall, not a total miss because I love the Coola moisturizer and I'm pretty sure I'm going to order the full size. I would have loved the Stila if it wasn't red, though I guess I'll hang onto it in case I do want to rock a red lip at some point. (Very rare but it has happened!) I might have to investigate the other color options for the Stila liquid lipstick though, since the formula is great! 

What did you get in your August Birchbox? What have you already tried and loved?

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