Birchbox Review – November 2013
Birchbox is one of the original beauty sample subscription boxes, and will always be one of my favorites to receive each month! This month’s theme is More Good, and Birchbox is donating a portion of the proceeds from the Birchbox Shop to No Kid Hungry, a nationwide organization that works to end childhood hunger.
I bought a lot of Snow Day boxes in the past few days for holiday gifts, so I’m thrilled to find out that a portion of those sales goes to this great cause!
The Subscription Box: Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free with an annual subscription)
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
Each box comes with a card detailing the items you received for that month. (Birchboxes include 4-5 samples plus sometimes a bonus Birchbox Find!)
Miss Jessie’s Leave In Condish – 1 oz Value $1.40
Ghirardelli Mint Cookie Chocolate Bar – Value $2 (Birchbox Find)
I like that this leave-in conditioner is free of parabens, phthalates and sulfates, plus I love abbreviations! I’m excited to give this a try, although I wish it had come in a resealable container so I can get a few uses out of it.
This Ghirardelli bar is a Birchbox Find. Birchbox Finds are mass market items that Birchbox includes as a bonus to your 4-5 samples. As long as they don’t replace a sample with a Birchbox Find, I love this perk!
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara – 4 ml Value $10.75
Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips – 3 ml Value $3
This mascara is phthalate, sulfate and paraben free, plus it gets good reviews. We’ll see if it can dethrone the Tarte mascara from the October GlossyBox as my new favorite. I’m also excited I got to try the Dr. Lipp balm. It’s a super rich formula, and I’m very impressed with the results after applying it to my cuticles!
Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – 20 g Value $5.70
Joie Folle de Joie eau de parfum – 2 ml Value $1.70
FYI – if you don’t like getting perfume samples in your Birchboxes (I don’t), you can adjust your account settings to request no more than 6 perfume samples in a year. I wish you could request no perfume, but I’ll take this! Here’s a screenshot from my account settings page:
Verdict: The November 2013 Birchbox was definitely a great Birchbox for me! I paid $10 for this box and received about $25 worth of products. I’m happy with the value, and with the exception of the perfume, I will use every item and I already love the items I’ve sampled.
What did you get in your Birchbox this month?