Monday, July 11, 2011

Birchbox July 2011

I had a great teacher in high school who often said, "You get what you get when you need it." I've always taken this piece of wisdom to heart, and it always seems to be true. Today, after a long, hot, miserable commute home, I was excited to see the familiar pink box waiting for me by my mailbox. Although this isn't my favorite Birchbox ever (I really loved my May and June boxes), this one has some intriguing products.

This month's theme, if you can call it that, is that the products were selected by designer Cynthia Rowley, and I do like that most of the products are no-nonsense basics that are very usable for everyday.
From left to right: Redken Shine Flash,
Nuxe Dry Oil, Kind Bar

  • A large sample of Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser
  • A large sample of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil
  • A large sample of Redken Shine Flash 02
  • A large sample of Zoya Nail Polish in Pandora (a creamy nude polish)
  • An almond and apricot Kind Bar
I've tried Purity Made Simple and Kind Bars before, and I like both products. I'm also excited to try the nail polish, since I've been wanting to wear a more subdued color lately. My only real disappointment is that there isn't really any makeup (besides the nail polish), but as I mentioned earlier, I do think that everything in this box is very practical and easy to incorporate into my regular routine.

From left to right: Redken Shine Flash, Zoya polish, Purity Made Simple, and Nuxe Dry Oil
I haven't quite decided if I'm going to do a full review of these products, but if you would like one, please feel free to leave a comment below. I'm easy to persuade!