To keep things clean and not clutter up your emails/feeds, I decided to compile the July boxes I got BEFORE my vacation into one post 🙂 I have to clear out the picture folder waiting to be posted before I upload all the mail that was waiting for me when I got home!
Splendies is a monthly underwear subscription box. The first month is currently on sale for $8, and then it increases to $12/month for subsequent months. This was my first Splendies box. I was very pleased with the discreet packaging.
I was a bit disappointed that it was just 3 pairs of underpants wrapped in tissue paper–I saw on another blog review (to which they link on their website) that each panty arrived in its own drawstring cloth bag! Obviously known bloggers are treated better?
However, I loved the products!
Seriously, how fun are these panties?! I love the bright colors and just the right amount of quirk. The materials are super soft and the lace doesn’t feel like it will be itchy on my ladyparts.
One other thing to note, however, is that there is no ‘customer account’ system on their website. You can’t log in and check or change your size selection, subscription, or shipments. There is no referral link, either. I don’t think I will stick with it for those reasons…plus 3 pairs of panties a month will add up super fast!
#2: Julep Summer Mystery big box version
As you may know, I have Julep Maven subscription, and I couldn’t resist this big mystery box! I should have, but I didn’t. If you don’t have a Julep sub, you can sign up here. They had different versions of the boxes and about 25% of people who bought the big box got like 15 polishes and 3 beauty items–I got 5 polishes, a scrub sample packet, and a makeup brush 😦 Color me disappointed. I may be a whiner but I don’t understand how it is fair or LEGAL for me to pay the same amount as someone else and they get 3x as much product as I do. LAME.
Well Julep, I THOUGHT so. Guess I was wrong.
Oh, I forgot I got toe separators too. Those I actually needed because my cat ran off with my last pair.
The brush is actually kind of cool. The smaller brush pops out of the handle of the larger brush. Both are compact with soft bristles.
3 polishes. All creme textured. All meh.
names of the meh colors. in case you need them.
Apparently I forgot these two existed. so i got 7 instead of 5. The left one is a dupe for 7 other polishes I already own. the lighter one is kind of cool.
These two polishes were in every box, and I actually love them both. I’m a sucker for glitter and these are jelly consistency. I have 2 solid creme colors from Julep that match the color almost exactly so I layer them over that.
I don’t think I will be buying a mystery box again. I will stick to known entities, like my monthly box and their sale bucket.
#3 July BirchBox
You can get your monthly subscription to Birchbox here.
Birchbox packaging never disappoints! This months box is based on items selected by the women on the TV show Suits.
Closeup: DDF Acne control treatment, Benefit It’s Potent! Eye cream, Number 4 Super Comb hair protecting spray, Birchbox bobby pins, and theBalm Instain blush sample
What is this? A Blush sample for ANTS?!?! Seriously, its too small for my barbie. I was disappointed in the size of this sample.
Coupon codes! CHACHATINT for a chacha tint sample, and SUNBEAM for a sunbeam sample. I believe there is a minimum purchase.
Overall I was satisified. I haven’t tried everything yet, but the eye cream goes on smoothly and isnt too thick or fragrant. The bobby pins work well even on my heavy, thick hair, so thats a good sign as well.
#4 July Ipsy
Subscribe for your own Ipsy bag here. Then invite all your friends to join so you get extra goodies in your bag!
Here it is! I get a little rush when that pink envelope is on my doorstep, and I loved the makeup bag this month! I took it to the beach with me!
The products out of the bag/box.
Coola sunscreen, benetint, pop lip crayon, bh cosmetics shadow, soy renewal beach spray, and NOPI polish for a referral bonus!
Benetint swatched, unblended
Benetint, one swipe blended. I think this will be a nice rosy color.
The pop crayon in Rose Romance. It looks nude but when you swatch it the color is actually slightly pink. Love it!
Shadows swatched. My favorite is the gold, Malibu! great pigmentation!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND that’s all folks. Actually it isnt, but I have a couple food boxes and I am going to do them all together.
Did you get any of these boxes? Did I inspire any of you to join any of these services? Tell me what you think!