Saturday, July 16, 2011

Birchbox July 2011: Cynthia Rowley and Barbie!

Cynthia Rowley's Birchbox July 2011
As pretty as it all looks, I was rather underwhelmed by the July Birchbox.

The Cynthia Rowley sleeve for the July 2011 Birchbox
I expected something different from designer Cynthia Rowley, who is the curator for this month's Birchbox.  Instead, she played it safe with a boring selection, including the Redken Shine Flash hair spray, which I think it a complete waste of time.
I found Cynthia Rowley's Birchbox to be uninspiring.
How pretty it looks!
Zoya Pandora
Thanks to Birchbox, because they introduced me to Zoya nail polish. And Pandora does not disappoint. It is undoubtedly the most long lasting nail polish I have ever worn - I had it on for two weeks straight (with a base coat and top coat) and it did not chip - not even a little - not even once!  Absolutely amazing nail polish that is cruelty free and free of nasty chemicals. 

I already own a full size bottle of Pandora which I purchased several months ago.
Nuxe Oil and Philosophy's Purity.
Much more interesting to me than this months Birchbox, is my Cynthia Rowley Barbie doll (I am an avid collector!), and I bought this little gem in 2004. She is simply lovely.

The Cynthia Rowley Barbie.
I love the way Birchbox matched her trademark blue color.
This month I received:

Philosophy - Purity Facial Cleanser
Nuxe - Multi-usage Dry Oil
Redken - Shine Flash
Zoya - Touch Collection Nail Polish in Pandora
EXTRA - Kind - Almond & Apricot

If you like Birchbox, sign up for the monthly $10 subscription.  You can cancel it at any time, and you earn points to put towards the purchase of full size products that you enjoyed from your sample selection.

Click here for a link to their website: Birchbox

Click here for a link to my January 2011 Birchbox: January 2011 Birchbox
Click here for a link to my February 2011 Birchbox: February 2011 Birchbox
Click here for a link to my March 2011 Birchbox: March 2011 Birchbox
Click here for a link to my April 2011 Birchbox: April 2011 Birchbox
Click here for a link to my April 2011 Birchbox: May 2011 Birchbox

Click here for a link to TestTube: TestTube
Click here for a link to Beauty Fix: Beauty Fix
Click here for a link to my YouTube Channel: The Sassi Wench

Until next time, 

The Sassi Wench!


Tina @ My Highest Self said...

Yes, thank you, I totally agree with you and thought I was the only one blogging that I was a bit disappointed!

Anonymous said...


I am very interested in the birch box.
However, they are not going to ship internationally.
I'm going to use a shipping company that would ship from the APO addresses to my country.
I would like to know how much does a box normally weight (exclude the Cynthia Rowley barbie surprise) and the size of the box.
Thank you so much in advance.