Birchbox: August 2014

It’s that time again: Time to take a look and see what I got in my August Birchbox.  Enjoy!

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Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy

With summer’s humidity dominating the air, my hair has been a frizzy mess lately, so I’ve been using creams and oils to try and tame the beast.  Ojon’s oil comes in 3 layers that you shake to mix before application.  The source of Ojon oil is the ojon tree located in Central America.  This oil was blended with 6 others making this product full of antioxidants, proteins and minerals that will help smooth flyways, protect hair from heat and leave it soft and manageable.  Just shake, put a little in your hands and work it through damp or dry hair.

Full Size: 1.5 fl oz @ $35.00

Sample Size: 0.07 fl oz

Sample Value: $ 1.63

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SeaRX Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream

This moisturizer contains ingredients straight from the sea (algae and Dead Sea mineral salts) that help bring anti aging to the face in a kind, citrus scented way.  It’s supposed to gently help rid the skin of wrinkles, crows feet and uneven skin tone while shea and cocoa butters moisturize.  Supposedly this cream leaves the skin shine free and non-greasy, which is something I always look for in a moisturizer.  While I don’t need anti-aging quite yet, the benefits that skin gets from these types of products are the reason people my age are already using them.

Full Size: 1.02 fl oz/ 30 ml @ $34.00

Sample Size: n/a  I couldn’t find anything with the information on the sample.  Lame..

Sample Value: n/a

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Harvey Prince Ageless Body Cream

Harvey Prince’s Ageless fragrance also comes in a  body cream.  This grapefruit and mango scented cream hydrates skin with shea butter leaving it soft and smooth.  It’s a great summer scent and the formula doesn’t leave me feeling greasy.

Full Size: 12 oz @ $22.00

Sample Size: 15 ml

Sample Value: $0.95

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ModelCo Bronzer

This product is a Birchbox exclusive.  It is an oil controlled powder that comes in a shimmer and a matte formula.  It’s supposed to be suitable for all skin types and tones, and while the swatch on my hand leaves me wondering whether or not it will actually work for me (most bronzers tend to look orange on me), I’m hopeful that this will be a nice bronzer for the back to school evenings out.

Full Size: 0.35 oz @ $22.00

Sample Size: 0.12 oz

Sample Value: $7.54

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Hello Breath Spray

This is a great little lifestyle extra in this month’s Birchbox.  I mean, who doesn’t need a little breath pick me up every now and then?  Hello breath sprays are all natural and alcohol free, so there’s no burning.  The sprays come in 3 fabulously fun flavors: Mojito Mint, Prink Grapefruit Mint, and Supermint.  I got the pink grapefruit to try, and while I am not a fan of grapefruit, the spray has a great and refreshing taste that is more mint than grapefruit, so I’m loving it.  Perfect to toss in your purse or keep in your pocket.

Full size: Pack of 3 @ $11.50

Sample Size: 1 pack

Sample Value: $3.83

Total Box Value: $13.95  and that is without counting any value for the anti-aging face cream.  Birchboxes are frequently worth a lot more than you pay for them ($10/month), so they are a great value and a fun way to try new beauty products every month.  If you’re interested in getting a Birchbox subscription for yourself or as a gift for someone else, head over to the website and sign up.  It’s a great treat for any beauty addict.

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