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What’s in my August Birchbox?

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Ready to dive into my latest Birchbox?  How stinkin’ cute is this box!?!?!

I’ll start by telling you that I’m really happy with it.  Every single thing in this box is going to get used and that’s an awesome feeling… love getting my money’s worth!

The big winner for me in this box is the Rusk Volumizing Mousse.  With my sassy new bob, I need a bit of volume at the roots and I love Rusk products so I have high hopes (pun intended) that this will be just what I need.

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I always get excited when I see color products in the Birchbox, so let’s take a gander at the LAQA & Co. crayon.  It says it’s a Cheeky Lip crayon, meaning you can use it on both.  Many people love multitaskers, but cheek/lip always feels weird to me.  Probably just a “Mandy thing”, but I usually pick a lane with my makeup.

Sidenote… my Shellac mani is growing out wayyyyyy too fast.  I don’t love that.  But, whatcha gonna do?

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The color on this crayon is just a bit too candy coated for me, but it will probably be gorgeous with a bit of wine gloss over it.  I do like the softness of the crayon.  It applies really nicely.

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Here’s the whole list:

  • Air Repair -Complexion Boosting Moisturizer
  • Beauty Protector -Protect & Oil
  • COOLA -SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray
  • LAQA & Co. -Charm School Cheek & Lip Crayon
  • Rusk -Volumizing Mousse

The makeup setting spray will be jumping straight into my purse for mid-day touchups.   All in all, great value this month.  I’d love to know what you got!

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36 Comments

  1. Allison

    August 24, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Haha, I like your “pick a lane” comment. The lip crayon is the thing that appeals to me most in this Birchbox but I agree that it is very candy pink. I do sometimes wear that shade in the summer, but toward fall it will benefit from the wine gloss for sure.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 24, 2015 at 6:05 PM

      Great minds think alike 😉

  2. Heather

    August 24, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    I own the Coola makeup setting spray it is so nice!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 24, 2015 at 6:06 PM

      I can’t wait to try it!

  3. Phyrra

    August 24, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    The Cheeky Lip crayon looks cute to me.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 24, 2015 at 6:06 PM

      It is cute, for sure 🙂

  4. Jessica

    August 24, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    While the lippie is a bit too bright for me as well, overall I think the whole box is pretty great. Plus the box itself is SUPER cute!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 25, 2015 at 2:22 PM

      Isn’t it adorable? I feel like my 1 year old niece… the box is almost the best part!

  5. Lola Seicento

    August 24, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    The LAQA & Co. Charm School Cheek & Lip Crayon is a gorgeous gorgeous pink! Everything in this box looks great to me!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 25, 2015 at 2:23 PM

      It’s a fun crayon for sure 😉

  6. Jamie

    August 24, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Looks like a great box!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 25, 2015 at 2:23 PM

      Thanks!

  7. Shipra

    August 24, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Love that your nails match the lip color! SUCH a pretty pink! <3
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 25, 2015 at 2:23 PM

      Hahaha… i noticed that! Too funny!

  8. Eugenia Lung

    August 24, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    I really want Birchbox again! I haven’t gotten them in years!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 25, 2015 at 2:24 PM

      I had a few months that were misses, but lately I feel like they’ve stepped up their game. There’s a lot more competition in the monthly beauty box market.

  9. NORAH

    August 24, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    You got some great goodies! I like the lip butter and the Rusk hairspray.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 25, 2015 at 2:24 PM

      Yeah, the Rusk is great stuff!

  10. Julie

    August 24, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    I like your box! I went with the themed box this month, but I also got that lippie and I also think lip/cheek products are strange. I hated the shade as well, too 80s barbie pink lol
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 25, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      Yeah, it totally needs a deeper gloss over it. I’ve never done the themed boxes. I’m always too late!

  11. Kristina

    August 24, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    I’ve been dying to try that Coola spray! I liked the LAQA & Co stick better for cheeks than lips
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 25, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      I can’t wait to try it, too!

  12. Tashina Combs

    August 24, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    I’ve been so curious about that setting spray from Coola. This looks like a great box!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 25, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      Me too, can’t wait to try it!

  13. MarciaF

    August 24, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    I’d enjoy the lip crayon the most. I got Birchbox for almost 3 years but once I realized I’d spent $300 on it, I had to stop.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 25, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      Ha! It happens quickly, doesn’t it?

  14. Kath TheFabZilla

    August 25, 2015 at 1:50 AM

    The box is hella cute! I love the lippy you got!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 25, 2015 at 2:26 PM

      I know! Whoever is designing these boxes is so creative.

  15. Bailey

    August 25, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Is it wrong that I really love the box?! I’m interested to hear how the mousse works (I’m always into the most volume possible!)
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 25, 2015 at 2:26 PM

      Ditto! I plan to use it next week. I’ll keep you posted 😉

  16. Kristin Bassett

    August 26, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    I’m most interested in the volumizing mousse – can’t wait to hear what you think.

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 1, 2015 at 4:44 PM

      I plan to use it all next week to test it out 😉

  17. Honey Kahoohanohano

    August 26, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    That is a gorgeous lippy crayon shade. I think this is a pretty good box.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 1, 2015 at 4:45 PM

      A great box! Got my monies worth this month.

  18. Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    August 28, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    I love hair products from Rusk! I haven’t even opened my Birchbox yet but I hope I got the same as you!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 1, 2015 at 4:45 PM

      I hope you did, too!

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