...Oh who am I kidding..It's you!
I've been duped by Birchbox again! They say fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me & I can honestly say I think I am through with Birchbox for good this time. As some of you might know, I resubscribed to Birchbox last month after having canceled it originally. I feel like I should have known that last month's box, which was actually quite good, was just a fluke. Because when my June box arrived, it was back to the same old dissapointing things & I was left wishing I could have my $10 back. Harsh I know!
My June 2012 Birchbox Included:
Comodynes Self-Tanning Intensive Towelettes
Eyeko Fat Eye Stick in Black
Likewise Facial Moisturizer + Sun Protection SPF 50
theBalm Stainiac in Beauty Queen
John Varvatos Cologne Sample (Birchbox Man)
Out of all these products, the only one I was even remotely excited about was was the mini theBalm stain.
One of the biggest disappointments of this box was the full sized Eyeko Fat Eye Stick. I feel like this could have actually been quite a lovely addition to the box, had the color been something more wearable, other than black. The Eyeko Fat Stick is marketed as a shadow stick, similar to ones by Urban Decay, or the new MUFE ones. So, I was a bit confused as to why the shade they sent wasn't something more natural like a neutral color that could be easily blended across the lid. I personally wouldn't wear a black cream shadow on my lid on a daily basis & if I ever did, only on rare occasions at night. Also, I don't think you could even use this as an eyeliner, because it is much too chubby to get close into the lash line. So, I'm at a loss as to what I would ever use this for.
Also, as you can see in the picture above, my Eyeko Fat Eye Stick came completely smushed up into the top cap & fell out of the tube packaging all together!
I really hate being so negative about anything I write about on my blog, but my June Birchbox was just such a major fail that I felt I had to say something. So, I'm officially cancelling my subscription, for the second and final time.
What have your experiences with Birchbox or other monthly box services been?
Thanks for reading!
Lots of Love,