See everything that came in my August 2020 Birchbox in this review, what I think of it all, and how you can get your own Birchbox subscription with their latest offer!
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I much prefer to choose a sample and let the rest be a surprise, so I was really happy to actually like one of the sample choices this month. I don’t quite remember what was in the curated boxes, but I do know that neither one of them was all that interesting to me.
Below you can learn more about Birchbox and see all of the items that I received. If you already know how Birchbox works, go ahead and skip on down to the August 2020 Birchbox Review heading.
What Is Birchbox?
Birchbox is a monthly beauty sample box subscription. They send samples (and occasionally full size items) of skin care, makeup, hair care, and small life style products.
Can You Customize Your Birchbox?
You can customize your Birchbox to some extent.
Most months you can either chose 1 sample with the remaining samples being a surprise, or choose a curated box in which you will know all of the samples, or exchange your box for a full size product or points that can be used to purchase items in their online store.
Curated boxes and full size items tend to go pretty fast, but they are now saying that they will always have 2 curated boxes and more of them available.
You can also opt out of all of these options and have your entire box be a surprise.
Birchbox sends out tons of different box variations each month. What you get, if you sign up and receive a August 2020 Birchbox may vary greatly from what is shown in this review.
How Much Does Birchbox Cost?
There are 3 options when signing up for a Birchbox subscription:
- Monthly Plan: $15 a month and you can cancel anytime.
- 6 Month Plan: $14 a month and you are committing to 6 months, but billed monthly.
- 12 Month Plan: $13 a month and you are committing to 12 months, but billed monthly.
You can see all of the details and any free gifts or discounts with purchase from the sign up screen on the Birchbox website. They usually have some pretty good incentives for signing up!
August 2020 Birchbox Unboxing Video
August 2020 Birchbox Review
Birchbox always comes with a little card that has each product listed on it, as well as the full size value of the item.
Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum
This Wrinkle Warrior is the sample that I chose this month. I have tried several Kate Somerville products and have been overall pretty happy with them. Plus, I’ll take all the wrinkle fighting I can get.
This product is supposed to be a plumping serum, moisturizer, and primer. It claims that it will hydrate the skin and smooth lines and wrinkles within 30 minutes. The recommended use is morning and night.
I don’t have super obvious lines or wrinkles, until I smile. So, I’ll definitely be giving this a try more as preventive and with the hopes that maybe those smile wrinkles aren’t as obvious.
Touch in Sol Glassy Skin Balm
I’m noticing a lot of Korean skincare items in Birchbox lately. I actually got two boxes last month, but only reviewed one. It’s a long story, you can see in the video, but there were a couple Korean skincare samples in that box, as well.
I haven’t really found Korean skincare to be life changing or anything like that. Some of it is okay for me, and some I can do without.
I have read reviews that this product makes the skin really shiny. I have somewhat shiny skin already (again, see the video – ha!), so I’m not sure that I’ll love this product, but do plan to give it a try maybe in the winter when my skin gets a little drier.
R + Co Sun Catcher Power-C Boosting Leave-in Conditioner
I’m pretty excited to try this leave-in conditioner. I use one anytime I blow dry my hair, but am pretty picky about them.
My current favorite is Quai, so I’ll have to give this one a try to see how it compares. It contains hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C, so I imagine it’s pretty smoothing and hydrating.
Arrow Weightless Brow Tint (full size $18)
Arrow is a Birchbox brand. So far, I’ve not been interested in anything that they’ve sent, but they just keep sending it.
I don’t use brow products. I feel like every month, I’m getting another brow pencil or gel from one of the 5 subscription boxes I get.
This is apparently a full size product. It looks pretty small to be $18.00.
This won’t get used and will likely be passed along to a friend or family member or including in a giveaway soon.
Vasanti Brighten Up! Love My Hand Cream
This sample is tiny. I would say there is 1-3 uses in this little tube.
I’m not as good as I should be about applying hand cream throughout the day, but I do keep small samples in my kitchen. My full time job is as a food blogger over at Delicious Little Bites, and anytime I need to have my hands in the photos, I use lotion immediately before.
So, it’s not an exciting sample, but it’s definitely useful.
KNDR Luxury Hand Sanitizer (full size, $12.00)
It’s a bit unusual to get two full size items in one Birchbox, but I’m definitely happy about it. Obviously these days we are using much more hand sanitizers than ever before.
I usually find them to be drying and uncomfortable, but this one is formulated to moisturize, as well. I love that. I have one other hand sanitizer that leaves my hands feeling super soft and it’s almost gone, so this is great timing.
It has a floral scent, so my boys definitely won’t be stealing this one!
Overall I was much happier with this box than my last few. I just find this one to be much more useful (although the tanning mitt from last month is SO much better than just using gloves).
I have 3 more boxes left in my subscription. While I enjoy trying new products, I am pretty sure that I’m going to be canceling after my yearly subscription expires.
I prefer boxes where you get full size items like BoxyCharm which is only $12 more and you get 5 full size products, and FabFitFun where with a yearly subscription, you can pick 5 of the items plus add on more.
Birchbox is still a great way to try new things though, and is still a fun option for a lot people.
Sign Up For Birchbox
To try out Birchbox for yourself, visit their website. You can check out the current offers on that page, choose your plan, and get ready for a little box of fun beauty surprises each month.
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