June 2013 Birchbox Review

Birchbox Review June 2013

Birchbox Review

This month’s Birchbox was full of treats to get you ready for summer travels. And it truly was full of items I WILL be throwing in my travel toiletry bag! Here’s what I got:

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk: Made with softening oat milk extracts, plus corn and rice starches, this ultra-fine powder spray leaves nary a trace of residue behind. It performs a heroic array of functions. For starters, it soaks up oil and sweat from your roots and helps revive second day hair. Next, it amps up volume and helps extend the life of blowouts. You can also use it as a texturing aide when you’re trying to perfect a tricky updo.

Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser: Natural lemongrass and chamomile team up with synthetic-free cosmecutical actives to thoroughly clean skin. At the same time, the alpha hydroxy acids in raw sugar gently buff away dead layers and excess oils without stripping off your skin’s natural moisture.

SW Basics Lip Balm Flights: SW Basics uses select organic and fair trade ingredients to create all their highly potent balms. The base of each flavor is a simple but potent compound of natural wax, coconut oil, and cocoa butter. Fewer additives mean less irritation, making this handmade balm ideal for sensitive skin.

Tweezerman Filemate: This thick emery board has a gritty side to shape nails and file down any breaks or snags, plus a smoother face to gently finish nail edges. Our favorite part? It comes in a little plastic case so the file won’t damage your sunglasses, jewelry, or any of the other delicate items in your purse.

Color Club Wanderlust Collection: Each color is named after one of Birchbox’s international headquarters: Barcelona, London, New York, and Paris. London Calling, a sunny green, makes us think of the city’s myriad green spaces, while the fiery coral of Reign in Spain evokes summer days under the Mediterranean sun. Pardon My French’s lavender represents our love affair with the candy-colored arrays of macarons in the City of Light’s iconic bakeries. Finally, there’s Mod in Manhattan, a brilliant off-white that represents the glow of the mega-watt city at night.

Surprisingly, one of my fave items was the “extra” item which was the cute postcards in the last pic.  Actually I kind of loved this whole box.

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7 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Chris
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    You hit the jackpot this month, didn’t you?

    I’ve been getting the BirchBox Man box for 4 or 5 months now and it’s getting a little old. I guess us guys aren’t as easy to fill a box for, because there are only so many samples of shave cream/minty toothpaste that I can/will use. They also put in a “lifestyle” item (which have been bar accessories/patterned socks/belts/foldable sunglasses in the past 4 months) that from the facebook comments I’ve seen are very hit and miss. At twice the price as your box, kinda hard to be disappointed sometimes.

    • jennifer
      Jun 20, 2013 @ 8:29 am

      I kind of did! =) As for the mens Birchbox, it seems like it would be better to just offer a BIG fancy one that people can purchase for birthdays, Father’s Day, etc instead of a monthly box then. =(

      • Chris
        Jun 20, 2013 @ 8:55 am

        They did have a Father’s Day box that looked pretty good, but I wasn’t going to drop another $40 or so on that for myself. And I know they can’t up and send us a different shade of nail polish each month (well, I suppose they could, lol) but some of the complaints were that guys got socks 2 months in a row (BBM Answer: you won’t get them again for a while) and my last comment to them was to consider offering it as a bi-monthly subscription instead of monthly.

  2. Emma Finlayson
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    I love that dry shampoo. Perfect for those mornings when my kid won’t allow me to shower.

    xo Emma

  3. courtney
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    so i know i’m way late to the party, but i’ve haven’t yet signed up for birch box… crazy, i know! anyways, this review convinced me to do so, so i’ve finally pulled the trigger!

    thanks so much for the push <3
    Xo Courtney // ColorMeCourtney.com

  4. Kate P. @ Project Hermosa
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Looks like a fun box! I’m always looking to try new lip balm!

  5. Brooke
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    boy you got completely different and I might add better goodies than I got in mine this month! But I just love getting mine it’s like momas little goodie box all to her self..buwhahaha!!