Ah, home again!  You know what that means, tons of mail.  What’s that I see?  A little brown box?  What a pleasant surprise to come home to my August BirchBox.  Hmm, I think I might wait to open it.   Last month Chloe brought my August GlamBag to work with hers so that we could open them at the same time, so I thought I’d return the favor and wait for her to receive her BirchBox.  Well, that only lasted for 2 days.  I was cleaning up this morning and there it was, staring at me from the shelf, so I gave in to the temptation.  I’m not gonna lie, I totally locked my door as I already told Klo I’d wait for her, what am I? 12?  It’s all good, I’ve rewrapped it, she’ll never know.

This month’s theme:  beauty school supply kit.  First a nice little folded pamphlet on beauty tools, quick makeup fixes, shaving tips & super speedy skin care.  Personally, I love makeup and skin care, but I’m a total novice.  I may be a bit older, but that doesn’t make me wise in all departments  ;-)  I am so envious of any girl/woman who can apply makeup.

Onto the box:  At first sight, a little disappointment, a disposable razor.  Personally, I’m not a fan, they always seem to cut me.  But look at that, something else to open.  I love the way they package items wrapped within the package, it’s like multiple presents!  What’s in it?  Ooh I see mascara, FusionBeauty Lash Fusion XL.  A few years ago Chloe gave me a mascara sampler from Sephora so I know this brand and it’s a good one.  I haven’t tried the XL version yet, but I’m excited to.  Next Juicy Couture perfume, Viva la Juicy La Fleur, this too I have the original of, not La Fleur.  So, another good surprise.  Now two things I don’t know of; Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream and Shu Uemura Art of Hair shampoo.  I like getting the moisturizers to try because my esthetician says that after a year of using the same products they lose their efficiency.  I should clarify that, I use facial products that help with fine lines and all that good stuff that comes with aging, I’m not talking about a straight up moisturizer.  That means I’m currently on the hunt for a new product line.  The shampoo, I’ll probably save for an overnight trip.  Now that everything is unveiled, I go back to read the pamphlet.  Oh, I get the razor now, the section on smooth shaving tips, explains it all.  With that, just like Christmas, I’m done….boo hoo

Overall, you can’t beat what you get for the ten bucks.  It’s the perfect way to sample, sample, sample.  If you don’t like something, pass it along, no love loss.  I believe your box contains items based on your original questionnaire, so I’m asking you;  WHAT DID YOU GET THAT I DIDN’T?

I can’t wait to see what I missed out on…Steph