For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, you fill out a beauty survey and pay $10/month for a box of samples curated for you based on your survey results. Make sure to write a review of each product you test each month, as you get 10 points per sample review. Every 100 points is $10 in the Birchbox online shop!
I've been watching a lot of "unboxing" videos, so I think I'll post each box I receive. So far, I've received boxes in October and November, and I'm eagerly awaiting December's arrival. Let's go!
theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac: full size costs $17; sample value is $2.25
SARAHPOTEMPA The HALF-UP™: full size costs $9; sample value is $9 (received the full-sized product)
dr. brandt® microdermabrasion skin exfoliant: full size costs $78; sample value is $9.75
ChapStick® Hydration Lock: full size costs $3; sample value is $3 (received the full-sized product)
Total value: $34
I wasn't too impressed with my first Birchbox, I'll be honest. I don't love the nail-polish color (but I can't knock it until I try it, I guess), and the Stainiac feels sticky on my lips. My favorite product this month was definitely the ChapStick. I can't get enough of it! Too bad it's sold out in the Birchbox shop...
Folle de Joie eau de parfum: full size costs $98; sample value is $1.75
WEI™ Pomegranate Buffing Beads: full size costs $20; sample value is $2
AYRES Body Butter in Midnight Tango: full size costs $28; sample value is $4.15
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara: full size costs $24; sample value is $10.75
Fatty Sundays Gourmet Chocolate Covered Pretzels in Toasted Coconut: full size costs $7; sample value is $1
WEI™ Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask: full size costs $42; sample value is $5.25
Total value: $30.90
This month was so much better than October! I absolutely love every single product that Birchbox sent me, especially the mud mask. Although it says that each pod is for a single use, I've used mine four times already and still have half of it left! The AYRES body butter is to die for, as well--the scent is marvelous.