September Birchbox

This month happens to be Birchbox’s anniversary and so is themed around heritage.. Here’s what the insert card has to say:

“The best part about beauty? It’s not the glitter or the gloss, or even those antioxidants from far-off lands. It’s the stories. Every brand we work with, from the just-hatched to the iconic, has its own fascinating history. Just look at Ruffian, a New York-based fashion label started by two designers with a flair for Victorian drama. Their first nail lacquer collection – which all our subscribers will get to try this month – was inspired by the runways but voted on by you. File that away for party conversation when someone compliments your mani.

This also happens to be our anniversary month, and we can’t let it pass without thanking the people who have helped create our story: our members. All we had was an idea – we needed you to add the magic.”


This month 100 subscribers could receive a $100 voucher in their box to spend in the online shop. Unfortunately, I didn’t get this in mine as I have a good idea of what I would have spent it on!


Beauty Protector Protect & Condition/Shampoo – Full-size $21.95 each

Seems like I’ve been receiving quite a few shampoos and conditioners lately. I like these sample more when they come in bottles as the soft tear packages are hard to keep and use in an organized manner. I haven’t tried yet, but since I recently moved out, all necessary products like shampoo are greatly appreciated!


Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream SPF 45+ – Full-size $39

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips – Full-size $14.50

I’ve gotten this BB cream in a box before and as a lover of all BB creams, whenever I run out of my larger tubes, I immediate reach for these so it’s always nice to have some backup in stock. As for the Nipple Balm, I’ve very excited to use this product. It’s description states that it was originally made for nursing moms which to me means that it’s got to be safe and very hydrating. It also says that you can use this on lips, cuticles, and elbows as needed. I’ll toss this in my purse and I’m sure it will come in hand when I’m out and about, especially with fall right around the corner.

Last but not least, this is the product that I’m most excited about using.


Ruffian Nail Lacquer in Fox Hunt – Full-size $10

When I first set eyes on this color, i was a little hesitant. It looks like a burnt orange and I’ve never been someone who orange looks great on. I was willing to give this a change since it looked like a good fall color and I am an Auburn fan (WDE!) and I absolutely ADORE this color on!! The polish goes on super smooth and shiny as well. I didn’t even have to use a clear coat! I really hope they include more colors in upcoming boxes.

Feel free to share what you received in your box too!