Monday, July 11, 2011

July Cynthia Rowley Birchbox 2011

Sorry for my disappearing act!  I've been very under the weather and went to go stay with my parents on the weekend when I was not working.  But, hopefully I should be back to full posting power soon!

Birchbox has been hyping this upcoming box on facebook and twitter, so I decided to try it for another month (subscriptions are $10/month).  Here's what I got:
  1. Redken Shine Flash 01 (2.1 oz, full size is 4.4 oz for $17)
  2. Kind Almond & Apricot Bar (this was an "extra")
  3. Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser (1 fl oz)
  4. Zoya Touch Collection Nail Polish in Shay (.25 oz, full size .5 for $8)
  5. Ahava Mineral Hand Cream (.58 fl oz)
Overall, I'm really disappointed in this birchbox. The "extra" item I found very odd.  I'm not sure why you are sending me food.  I don't have an interest in the hair product.  The Ahava hand cream smells odd. I'm interested in trying the Philosophy Purity face wash.

My favorite item so far is the polish.  It's a slightly metallic nude.  Great for a conservative nude nail (or toenails).  Here's a swatch:


  1. oh,oh birchbox post! love them, thanks for doing another one :)
    the polish does look good, i'm a sucker for anything nude.
    also, ahava products i've tried and they are really good quality, but you are right about the smell! some smell just disgusting to be frank!

  2. I was disappointed too, and also surprised/weirded out by the nutrition bar... but at least your Purity wasn't spilled, and you got the mini Zoya which is what I wanted. =)

  3. The polish is really pretty on you! I agree kind of disappointing though

  4. oo is that the alternative to the glossy box??
    hrm...i love the nial poslish looks great!