Birchbox July 2014: A [birdie] Review

Another month, another Birchbox.

July 14 Birchbox

I wasn’t really in LOVE with anything in my box this month. To be fair, it’s the dog days of summer and hard to get too excited about anything right now.

For July, we were invited to pick which color of Ruffian nail polish we wanted. They were all gorgeous metallics, but I chose Relic, which was billed as a silvery-taupe shade. That seemed pretty unique and was definitely the one I wanted. So when my box came, I opened it up and saw … Ambrosia, which is a much more standard pinky-lavender metallic. Kinda disappointing. I was curious more than anything, so I reached out to Birchbox’s Customer Service. Credit where credit is due, they quickly responded and explained that due to an internal error, my sample choice had not been saved properly. They were all out of Relic but gave me points since they weren’t able to honor my sample choice. I was pleased with the response, and totally appreciate their honesty. It sounds like they are having issues on the back-end of this process – I can’t even imagine the logistics associated with letting people pick their own samples. Hopefully they get it ironed out soon, though, if they are going to continue offering this option.

In other box news, I’m sick of getting body lotion and have rebelled and am using it as hand lotion. I know, I know – total James Dean over here. It works pretty well – smells nice, absorbs quickly, doesn’t leave my hands greasy. Perfect for keeping at my desk at work. Huge props to the Ruffian nail polish remover – it smelled amazing and worked equally well. Took off every last piece of a glitterbomb manicure with hardly any effort.

How about you – did you like your July Birchbox? Anybody else experience issues with not getting the nail polish color they wanted?

Cheers,
birdie

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