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Birchbox November 2013 Review

So as part of my newly found beauty subscription obsession I recently purchased a monthly subscription to Birchox. Birchbox is just $10 a month and features a variety of products so I’m excited to try this service!  I’ll start by saying their service is incredibly fast!  I was on a waiting list for two weeks then got a notice saying my box would ship on the 23rd.  I received a conformation emailing on the 22nd saying it had been shipped but when I looked at the tracking number it had already been delivered! I can’t believe how quick it was!

Anyways, down to the goodies!

~1oz. Beauty Protector Protect and Shampoo/ Value $2.75

This sulfate free formula is supposed to add shine and volume and for $21.95 for an 8 oz. full sized bottled I have to say I’d hope my hair shines like the sun and is fuller than the 80’s!  I can’t wait to try this product though as I’d call it high end!

~1oz. Beauty Protector Protect and Condition/ Value $2.75

This conditioner hydrates your hair with shea butter (and silly me has just been rubbing that stuff on my skin!) and pearl powder (a finely milled powder made from fresh water pearls used in traditional Chinese medicine). It runs for the same as the shampoo making it a whopping $40 for the full size set!  I hope this does give volume because I really need it!

1.4g (Full Size) Chella Ivory lace Highlighter/ Value $18.00

I’ve already tried this product and I have to say it’s a great highlighter!  You can use it under your brows, on the bridge of your nose, on the crest of your lip, under your eyes to brighten under eye circles, this pencil does it all.  That being said, although it is a great full sized product mine was broken upon arrival in my box.  The tip was gone but I guess that’s nothing a sharpener won’t fix!

Folle de Joie eau de parfum/ Value 1.73

I hate to say this but I just don’t love perfume samples.   The scent is a nice citrus, floral and sandalwood.  I tried it on and it’s pretty nice but I think it’s a little bit to grown up for me ( as much as I hate to admit it but at 21 I still feel 16) but it will be nice on events where a little sophistication is warranted.

Birchbox also gives a “Lifestyle Extra” in all their boxes.  In mine I got:

3 bags Ahmad Tea London Assorted Teas/ Value $0.60

I’m an avid tea drinker so I’m excited to brew up a cup of the Raspberry Indulgence and let you all know how yummy it is!  I’m glad this lifestyle extra actually fits my lifestyle!

 

Overall my first impression is that Birchbox has great potential!  It wasn’t the best box for me but I’ve seen some of the boxes from this month so it’s really the luck of the draw!  Birchbox is $10 a month so with a box value of $25.85 it has at least paid for itself with some great products like the Chella pencil that I will definitely use! I am looking forward to seeing what Birchbox has to offer over the next few months!

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