Inside was the usual card describing the box, as well as the product list on the back.
I thought the aqua blue tissue paper was even prettier than the usual pink, but tore into it anyway to see what I got!
Once open, I wasn't quite as thrilled with this box as I was June's Birchbox, but I still received a lot of nice items.
|Clockwise from Bottom: KIND Almond & Apricot bar, Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil, Zoya Touch Collection Nail Polish in Pandora, Redken Shine Flash 02|
One of the main reasons why I wasn't quite as happy with this box as I was the June box is because this box contained a sample of Philosophy's Purity Made Simple facial cleanser which, as I mentioned in a post last week, does not work for me. I also wasn't too excited about the Nuxe dry oil because I have oily skin and hair, so the only place I would really apply it would be to my hands or legs. However, I did rub a little on my hands yesterday, and was happy to find that it didn't feel too greasy, and also smelled divine!
The remaining items included a bottle of Zoya Nail Polish in Pandora (yay), Redken Shine Flash spray, and a KIND Almond and Apricot bar, which I ate almost immediately (it was lunch time)! The Redken spray seemed to provide decent shine when I sprayed it on my hair yesterday, but I don't think I like it as much as my Ojon Glossing Mist. However, I must admit that the snack bar was far more delicious than I expected! I was also quite pleased with the Zoya nail polish. It went on nicely and is a very pretty, neutral color. Here is a swatch:
|Zoya Touch Collection Nail Polish in Pandora|
Overall, I was happy with this box, but I was hoping for a little more since this was the first ever collaboration. I'll have my fingers crossed that I'll get another full-sized product next month! Have you received your July Birchbox yet? What did you get? If you're not a member, do you think you would consider joining? Unfortunately, as Christina of Red Lip Gloss found out, Birchbox is only available in the U.S., but if you live in Canada, there is a similar product called Luxe Box, which Christina wrote about in one of her recent posts.
I hope you all have a fabulous day! It sure looks like it's going to be gorgeous (at least here in Chicago)! Talk to you soon!