Birchbox October 2015

With Birchbox you get monthly boxes of five personalized beauty samples, tailored to your profile. They promise to help you try cult brands, up-and-coming lines, and everything in between.  They also say you will never receive the same product twice.  Birchbox runs at $10.00 per month plus $4.95 shipping but you can get yearly plans for $100.00 plus shipping as well.  This makes it one of the more affordable boxes out there. Each box is different and reflects the theme of the month.

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This months box is partnered with the Look Good, Feel Better Foundation.  It doesn’t say how beyond the box being pink but I’m hoping there is either a donation or maybe a gift of makeup given to the foundation so they can continue their work.

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The info card states the theme for the month and the back has all your products.  There is also a Beauty PSA letting us know that there will soon be more good stuff coming including being able to pick a sample as they allow in the US.  I hope I get to see some of the changes before my subscription runs out!

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12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment-45mL $5.25

This product detangles, protects, and heals your hair all at once.  It says to use it before you blow-dry or go swimming but I’m sure any time before styling will give you the benefits.  I seem to forget to use these sprays and am getting a bit of a stockpile.  Must use my brain more in the mornings.

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Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris Perfume-2mL $3.84

This scent is described as an elegant mix of bright fruits and florals.  I think that sounds about right, though I get more floral then fruit personally.  It’s must more adult of a scent then I usually wear but I like it.  It’s something that would get you noticed without clearing the room.  I’m glad it’s a bit bigger of a sample so I can wear it for a week or more and see what people think.

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derma e Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask-14g $7.06

This mask is made from natural clays, marine algae, and activated charcoal, which I thought was only in cat litter, but what do I know.  You put it on, let it dry, then dampen and massage in to exfoliate.  After that rinse it off and you will be glowing.  20151015_181819

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara-4mL $14.34

This is a water-resistant black mascara that curls, adds volume and is not supposed to flake or rub off.  I have received this sample before and I can’t remember using it so it might still be in my pile.  I am fascinated by the tube and even the full size is this way, just bigger.  Mascara is one of my two must wear everyday items so I never feel bad about getting more.

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Harvey Prince Hello Shampoo-15mL $4.33

I have received a lot of Harvey Prince products from Birchbox plus some from others as well.  This is the first shampoo but I have got this scent before.  I’m always a bit cranky to only get either shampoo or conditioner.  Maybe I’ll just use this to shave my legs with and then it won’t matter.

This months value for the box was $34.82.  There were no full sized items but that’s not unusual for this box.  This month was just okay for me.  I have received most of these brands before and the mascara is an exact match.  You get points for reviewing your box items, that you can then use in their store.  If you find a product you love, any item in your box has free shipping for the month also. The American boxes do have a few more perks like selecting one of your samples, which seems like it’s on it’s way here,  and a men’s box but I am hopeful once they get settled in Canada the same types of options will be available.

If you want to sign up send me a message and I can get you a link.  You can also go to their Canadian site by clicking here.

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