July 2013 Birchbox Review

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IMG_8016July’s Birchbox theme is Power Play – it’s the Suits edition! (The USA tv show).  I love Suits, but season 2 is still sitting on my TiVo. Maybe I’ll get inspired to do some tv watching! This theme is so me this week because I have to get into my monkey suit several times. Yippee.  But seriously, we have to watch Suits because White Collar isn’t back until fall, right? I’m feeling a distinct lack of Matt Bomer in my life.

The July Birchbox has 3 Birchbox selections, a Suits Pick, and a Birchbox Beauty Extra!


This is the pillow pack. No, I haven’t cleaned up the confetti from the party. Yes, I am lazy.


July Birchbox



LA Fresh Instant Body Soother. Minty refreshing wipes. Perfect for summer! I’m kind of a wipes freak and I carry a bag full of wipes everywhere. Baby wipes, potty wipes, foot wipes, face wipes. Hooray, wipes for me!  Birchbox says sweep across neck, shoulders, arms, and legs.  I’ll probably stick em on my pits. $10 for 24 wipes.


ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick – Full size MSRP $19. I am so bummed. You know why? I hate this color, which is Get Naked. Can’t stand it. I don’t do a nude lip.  Wah. I think this is actually a trial size even though it’s a full lipstick, because my card says the full size has a built in mirror and this one doesn’t. Bummer.


Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect. Sulfate-free leave-in conditioner that safeguards color and protects against UV rays. Birchbox, you & me have had this problem before. Stop sending leave-in conditioners to fine hair.  They need to add a “baby hair” option.  Because that’s what I have. $30 for 6.7 oz.


Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream. This is my Suits pick.  This cream repairs skin damage and provides hydration for up to 26 hours and is for sensitive skin. Because I recently took a shower and didn’t moisturize, I slapped this baby right on my face. It was kind of a weird tan color (did I totally waste this by applying at night?) and strongly scented but went on without a tingle. Very moisturizing and almost makes up for that hair business. I’m thinking I might actually buy the Ceramidin Cream. So moisturizing without being wet! {I originally linked to the Ceramidin liquid. Fixed now!}IMG_8011

Birchbox Bobby Pins – Beauty Extra. A set of 6 is $5 and WOW. These are the best bobby pins in the world. Why? Because they actually stay in my “baby hair.” The full set comes with gray, green, and blue.


I’m looking at this review and I’m either hilarious today or totally off my rocker. I am half meh and half OMG about July’s Birchbox. But my face feels good and my hair is out of my eyes, so life’s pretty sunny.  How was your July Birchbox?  If you’re not a subscriber, find more and/or signup here! Birchbox is $10 a month!



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  • beautifulgoodies

    I got the Number 4 leave in spray as well, and I also have super fine and oily hair. I think I’ll end up using it on day trips to a theme park or water park when I’ll be in the sun and need the extra UV protection. That way my hair is either pulled up into a knot or wet!
    – Michelle

    • Brandy

      I don’t wear a lot of lip color to begin with, but when I do, I like there to be color! I bought the ceramidin cream AND liquid. Birchbox told me to use them together, so I shall. I waited until I could review my box then I had $20 in points to blow. Because I spent such a ridiculous amount of money
      I also got the little pouch that looks like the pillow pack. I don’t remember the name of it.

  • clinaep

    Wow! You got your Birchbox fast! I just got my shipping notice today. I love the barrettes (sp?)! Hope I get the same ones 🙂

  • Brandy

    FYI, There’s a code for 15% off the Birchbox shop right now: 7TEEN15. I just searched my email and found a code for 20% off from my husband’s box (I have them on the same account). It should last long enough for the free shipping on monthly brands to kick in.

  • Nikki

    I received the EXACT SAME box as you! Mine arrived today. I don’t like the color either. What a snooze!

    • Brandy

      Yeah, I just saw the “spoiler” they posted on their Facebook page. I thought that was pretty funny. But I digress. I would have preferred any of the other colors. I totally totally love the Ceramidin though. Did you try it? It is so unique. And my face still feels moisturized. It doesn’t feel like I just put moisturizer ON, it feels moisturizED. Does that make sense? Of course I just used all of my points.

      • Nikki

        I haven’t tried it yet, but now I’m anxious to! Thanks for letting me know how awesome it is! 🙂

  • Brandy D.

    Wow! So sorry about all the typos in first post. Posted from phone after an overnight shift. lol.

  • Brandy D.

    When did you receive you box? I’m so excited to get mine just by looking at your review! Guess it’s rime to stalk my email! lol. If I receive the lipstick in a dif color, I would gladly switch. I tend to miz the nudes with colors that are way to bright otherwise.

    • Brandy

      I got mine yesterday afternoon. I never track my boxes so I am always surprised when they show up! Report in on your lipstick color!