I live on the west coast, and this was the fastest I have received my Birchbox!
I’m digging the quick turnaround!
October’s Theme: Beauty Buzz
Nothing LOOKS scary – but let’s take a closer look…
Our list of fun. Looks like this month they are focusing on
products with the most buzz.
Pop Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Flowering Fuchsia
Retail $14 for .34 fl oz / 10 ml – Full Size Sample
I was so excited when I read on the product list that this contained jojoba oil.
Then I looked at the ingredients – MINERAL OIL – #1 on the list?!? SERIOUSLY?!?!
Why would you waste good jojoba oil on a product with cheap petroleum
based man-made oil? When ChapStick is the better choice that’s kinda bad.
Dr. Brandt Mircrodermabrasion Skin Exfoliant
Retail $78 for 2 fl oz / 60 g – Sample Value $9.75 for .25 fl oz / 7.5 g
I loved this! It reminds me of the Vasanti Brighten Up but with a finer texture.
It left my skin feeling super soft. However, it is over twice the price of the
Brighten Up – so I will be sticking with Vasanti – unless I find a killer deal.
Miss Jessie’s Original Pillow Soft Curls
Retail $22 for 8.5 fl oz / 250 ml – Sample Value $2.55 for 1 fl oz / 29 ml
Okay first the good – this made my hair feel uh-may-zing!!
My hair was silky feeling and felt light almost airy – and I have super
thick course hair. I never felt my hair like this.
Now the bad…
….Oh Dear God does this smell bad :-\ They made it to smell like a fabric
softener – and it does – times a hundred!!! We don’t even use commercial
fabric softeners – so the last thing I want is to smell like I spilled Downey
on my head. I hope they come up with unscented – I’d buy it by the gallon then.
Benefit Fake Up in Medium
Retail $24 for 0.12 oz / 3.5 g – Sample Value $3.43 for 0.01 oz / .5 g
Kind of funny we got this in October – because it reminds me of grease paint
that we used at Halloween when I was a kid. Their theory is great – but the
execution does not work. It actually acentuated fine lines around my eyes –
ones I did not notice so much. Plus, it did not play well with my foundation.
ChapStick Hydration Lock in Vanilla Crème
Retail $2.99 for .15 oz / 4 g – Full Size Sample
Not any different from the rest of the ChapSticks I have tried – except the Vanilla isn’t gross.
It’s cool to have for the upcoming cold weather – and nice as a bonus.
Plus, we got a $1 off coupon. That’s cool.
Total Value for my October Birchbox – $32.72
This was a decent box. I had some hits and couple of misses – but that is what I love
about these subscriptions. I get to try things I normally would not.
It would be cool if they went a little nuts for Halloween –
but the scent of the Pillow Soft Curls was frightening enough 😉
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