august birchbox soak it up

Okay Birchbox… we are friends again! Our relationship is no longer on the rocks (now it’s relaxing by the pool with a frozen margarita).

After not being the happiest-of-customers last month, I’m back to loving them again!

My box arrived August 9th and was filled with wonderful goodies, two of which I would give an A+ rating and would actually think about ordering a full size of (big deal in my book)! Plus, I’ve been dying to get this box design :) Summertime pool box!

So wiggle out of your coverup, slide off your flip flops, and take a dip in the pool with me (aka take a peek inside my Birchbox this month!)

august birchbox samples

1) LAQA & Co. – Cheeky lip

I would give this product an A+. A lip stick and cheek stain all in one! I’m very minimalistic when it comes to makeup and never want to worry about more than 3 products when I get ready in the morning. I can keep this puppy in my purse and it tackles two parts of my face in one :) #WINNING

2) Balance Me – Congested skin serum

To be 100% honest, I have not tried this product yet. But, it smells amazingggggg!

3) Air Repair – Complexion boosting moisturizer

Tanning by the pool dries out my skin a lot so this little moisturizer was the best addition to my purse.

4) COOLA – Face SPF 30 unscented matte tint

Note #3 and my tanning…. I’m not the best when it comes to remembering sunscreen (sorry Mom) so this little bottle of face SPF is perfect to keep in my pool bag :)

5) Klorane – Dry shampoo with oat milk

I’ve tied other dry shampoos in the past and always found they make my hair look worse than before (fail). But, to my great surprise, this one actually worked! A+ Birchbox!

august birchbox pool

What did you get in your August Birchbox? Were you as happy as I was?

30 thoughts on “AUGUST BIRCHBOX | Soak it up!

    • Amanda Brooks August 14, 2015 / 9:32 am

      YAY! Checking your box out now. I love finding out what others got :)


  1. impossiblegirl123 August 14, 2015 / 9:41 am

    I would love to get myself a Birchbox but they only ship to US territories :(
    (just like all the book subscriptions I considered …)

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    • Amanda Brooks August 14, 2015 / 9:59 am

      Arg! That’s so annoying :( I have confidence they will soon expand their shipping range!


      • impossiblegirl123 August 14, 2015 / 10:07 am

        I hope so :) some of them do, but then the shipping costs are equal to the subscription costs which makes them way too expensive to try more than once. But still, who knows? Maybe it’ll open a subsidiary in Europe and cost the same :D

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      • Amanda Brooks August 14, 2015 / 10:13 am

        That is very true! I forgot how expensive shipping is international :( You should start the Europe subsidiary and get free Birchboxes for life!

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    • Francesc_ahhh August 14, 2015 / 11:00 am

      Hi impossiblegirl123. Where are you from?
      Birchbox has a British, French and Spanish box that I know of. Maybe some others too…

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  2. Jasmine S. August 14, 2015 / 9:42 am

    I’m so glad to hear your review of Klorane’s dry shampoo with oat milk. I literally ordered that from Sephora this morning, but got it based off the reviews bc I’ve never tried it!

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    • Amanda Brooks August 14, 2015 / 9:55 am

      I think you will really like it! Honestly it is the best that I’ve found so far. Let me know what you think of it :) I have my fingers crossed for you!


  3. Carly (@carlyblogshere) August 14, 2015 / 10:02 am

    This box looks so cute! It definitely seems like Birchbox is stepping things up a bit compared to past boxes I’ve seen people blog about. I’ve always wanted to try the Coola brand- I hear amazing things!

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    • Amanda Brooks August 14, 2015 / 10:11 am

      I know! I was so happy when this box came :) So much better than their last one. And yes, Coola products are really great!! I was so happy when I found that brand in my box !


  4. Nena August 14, 2015 / 10:40 am

    I got all the same stuff, too:) Didn’t have as great a first impression of the dry shampoo, but I will be trying it out more than once to see what happens;)

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    • Amanda Brooks August 14, 2015 / 10:58 am

      Oh no! Give it a second try and see if you like it any better. Dry shampoos act so differently depending on your hair compared to others. That’s why I’ve had so much difficulty in the past with them.

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      • Nena August 14, 2015 / 11:01 am

        Yes, it’s true. My hair tends to be more on the dry side so I only get oil build-up when I heat style my hair (which is rare). I will try it again, but maybe dry shampoos are not for me:(

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      • Amanda Brooks August 14, 2015 / 11:20 am

        Well good thing you got 4 other amazing products in your box just incase it doesn’t work :)

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  5. everythingnothin August 14, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    Great review! I was happy with both my Birchboxes this month! Although I didn’t like the St. Tropez In Shower Tanning Lotion!

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    • Amanda Brooks August 15, 2015 / 8:04 pm

      100% worth it!! I will be flying through the spray and lip/cheeky stick this month for sure!! :)


  6. Sarah August 15, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    I got the lip balm too! The rest of my box was different but I can’t wait to try my products!

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