If you’re new to Birchbox, it’s basically a monthly subscription box that sends you 4-5 grooming, beauty, and lifestyle samples for just $10/month. When you sign up you take a style quiz and they send you products that best fit your profile. Both well-known and up-and-coming brands are included, all in generously sized multi-use samples.
Their rewards program is easily one of the best around. You earn points for reviewing your samples, referring friends, and purchasing full sized products. Each review is worth 10 points and referrals are 50 points. Every 100 points gives you $10 to spend in their shop. The points rack up fast and there’s no limit to how many you can earn. The shop is full of great products including candles, cosmetics, home accessories, tea, chocolate, and lots more goodies. Since each box contains at least 5 samples, you’ll already be racking up 50 points after you review them. So it’s sort of like paying $5 per box instead of $10, since you get that $5 in store credit. Nice!
Let the October 2015 Birchbox unboxing begin!
The box featured a pretty pink marbled(?) design.
Birchbox has kindly funded one year of breast cancer lab research hours in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
As always, the info card listed each item inside the box, as well as a brief description and retail prices for the full-sized versions.
W3ll People Expressionist Mascara (~$14) – This month subscribers got to pick from 5 different mascara samples. I chose this W3ll People (Well People?) one since I’ve used it before and was a fan. Plus it’s all natural! Unfortunately, this was a bit dried out, which kinda sucks since I was looking forward to it.
Acure Cell Stimulating Facial Mask (~$5) – I was happy to see a mask in this month’s box, since my skin has been all sortsa temperamental lately. I love Acure products too, since they’re all natural and vegan-friendly. French Green Clay draws out impurities in your skin, while Moroccan argan oil, CoQ10 and seabuckthorn oil provide moisture.
Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream (~$12) – The wording on this tube is a little odd… “Plumps & seals for dull, dry skin”. It sorta sounds like it gives you dull, dry skin. Weird. Anywhooo… This lightweight cream actually helps moisturize your skin and enhances its natural strength.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo (~$3) – I get SO much dry shampoo from beauty boxes, but have never actually tried it. I’d rather just wash my hair. 😉
EXO Pure Remover Nail Polish Remover Wipes (~$2) – These are lavender-scented nail polish remover wipes made with plant-based ingredients. I already use an effective natural remover that I really like (this one), but I’ll definitely give these a try too.
I think this was one of the better Birchbox boxes I’ve had in a while. I’m bummed that the mascara was dried out, but I’ll definitely use the Acure mask and the polish removers. The value was impressive too — roughly $63 (using Amazon prices)!
If you’d like to sign up for Birchbox, new customers can get 100 points when you sign up with this link and use coupon code “BBJETBLUE10“– 100 points is equal to $10.00 to spend in their shop. Since the box itself is $10/month, it’s like getting your first one for FREE!Browse more Beauty & Makeup Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.