this month’s birchbox theme was “beauty school”. since it is back to school season, birchbox decided to refill our beauty supply kit’s with new problem solving products to get us through fall. here is what i got…along with my thoughts about each product:

schick hydro silk razor: is it weird that i only use daisy razors? and it can’t be any ol’ pink razor…it HAS to be daisy razors. fancy schmancy ones like these always freak me out because i almost ALWAYS cut my knees if i use a razor with too many blades. this will get used but it will be in my toiletry bag for vacation use.

comodynes self tanning intensive: i have been using tan towels forever so i am looking forward to giving these a try. the golden packaging makes you (or at least me) believe you are going to look like a golden sun goddess. sadly i am currently using a super strong cream on my chest to remove pre-cancerous cells so i can’t try these until my skin heals. btw, if anyone has used carac (fluorouracil) cream…i’d love to hear about your experience. supposedly my skin is going to look like a disaster but it hasn’t gotten bad yet. =(

comodynes hydra tanning face moisturizing summer glow: also just started a new skin care routine…this time with the help of a dermatologist so again i don’t want to use these until my skin gets acclimated to all of the recent changes. i’ll update you in a separate post about my new routine soon.

beauty fixation makeup remover: i usually just smear oil of olay on the back of my hand and use a q-tip to remove any leftover mascara but i did like the ease of these pre-filled swabs. just snap the tip and swipe away any unwanted makeup. kinda fun to use.

juicy couture viva la juicy la fluer perfume: i am not a huge perfume fan so i’ll be giving this away. although i did recently get introduced to these perfumed towelettes and i am OBSESSED so go figure.

DDF brightening cleanser: as i mentioned earlier, i just switched up my skin care routine so i am going to hold onto this for later use. “brightening” has me intrigued though!

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11 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Amy
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 1:51 am

    Share your thoughts on the self-tanner I am always looking for a new one!

    xo Amy

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  2. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 4:51 am

    Love the idea of all this “tools” in the box – and I want to hear what skin regimine your dermatologist put you on!! πŸ™‚

  3. Courtney
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    Haha your comments cracked me up. Love to see what you think of the self-tanner when you try it!

  4. Amy Shaughnessy
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 5:36 am

    I’m always scared to try self tanner because I know it will look terrible on me. I probably wouldn’t be able to put it on without streaking! Great box this month!


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  5. alyson
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    FUn package… I always get mine late in Florida so like getting people’s reactions. Will need to test out those self tanners… can you believe I’ve never self tanned?!

  6. Alissa Futhey
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    I cannot wait to get my first Birchbox! It’s so exciting to wonder what is in them!

  7. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    you get the best months
    Xo Megan

  8. Mira
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    You donΒ΄t sound too enthusiastic about what you got this month.
    Looking forward to your review about the self tan towels πŸ˜€

  9. Kenzi
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    Ohh! I haven’t gotten mine yet. Hope its their when I get home today πŸ™‚

  10. Franziska
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    pre-cancer cells?! Hope all is okay! πŸ™

  11. Kaitlin
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    I seriously need to sign up!! x