Sunday, November 17, 2013

Birchbox November 2013 Review

The Box: Birchbox
Price: $10.00/month & $110.00 for an entire year. (A ten dollar savings)
Inside the Box: 4-5 beauty samples with over 40+ different box arrangements each month to ensure you aren't just getting what lil' missy got next door.

First Glance at my November 2013 Birchbox. Theme: More Good
This month, Birchbox is donating a portion of their shop proceeds to "No Kid Hungry". This organization is working to end childhood hunger, so go on! Shop away with your favorite products in their shop this month and know you're doing even MORE GOOD with your money. :)

Mox Botanicals Bath Milk: $6.00 (2-Pack=$12.00)
I am super excited to have gotten this in my box. I absolutely LOVE bath milk, bombs, soaps, bubble bath, etc. You name it, if it does something to my bath water or skin, I love it. I am not a regular "jasmine" scent fan, but their site carries many other flavors too, including Oatmeal... Vanilla... (mmmm!). The directions on my information card say to steep this in a full tub of warm bathwater or empty it into the tub before soaking. 
Chuao Chocopod- a mini chocolate bar- $1.24 (Box of 8=$9.95)
Well, what can I say? I love chocolate like any other normal person.. I keep a stash of sweets above the stove for when a huge craving comes along and I always have a good stock thanks to all my boxes always sending me a lil' sumthin' sumthin'. I can't feel too guilty about this one either because it is small and not jam-packed with tons of calories either. This item in my box was considered my "Lifestyle Extra" this month and was the fifth element if you will. The website for Chuao Chocolatier is exquisite! They have so many items and so many gift sets as well, as well as tons of holiday gifting ideas! This would be a great gift for someone you know who has just GOT to have a little piece of delicious chocolate during their day but wants to keep it discreet. This one comes in a pack of eight assorted mini chocolate bars to hide in your desk or iPad case, you know, just in case. 

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara- $10.76 (Full size $24.00)
Designed for "after hours seduction", UH OH! I love mascara, always love seeing mascara in my boxes. YAY! This mascara claims to curl and create voluminous lashes for  supreme lash perfection that is also water-resistant and thickens lashes. The ingredients include shea butters and keratin for an ultra softening technique that allows for an easy removal, which is always good. I hate spending all night scrubbing my face trying to get my thick waterproof mascaras off. I do not have thick lashes, so sadly I have to use a LOT of coats to get nice, full looking lashes. I love curved brushes, which this has, so this is definitely a new favorite. 

Beauty Protector Shampoo & Conditioner- $5.50 (Full size $21.95/each 8oz.)
I love new shampoos and conditioners. This stuff smells like classic vanilla-y... creamy... luxurious hair care. All you need a dime sized, worked in and lathered to damp or wet hair and BOOM, soft, great smelling hair. This is a new line from a best-selling hair care line, it is sulfate-free and claims to add shine and volume. 

November Birchbox Total Value: $23.50

Final Verdict:
As always, Birchbox does not disappoint and is always well over a ten dollar value. Classic and simple beauty items that I look forward to discovering each month. Birchbox is shipped via UPS then intercepted by your postal service for final delivery usually before mid-month. I suggest this box to any and all subscription box subscribers. Thanks Birchbox for another great month! Use my link here to sign up for their December box, I am sure this holiday box will not be short of anything but amazing. Don't forget Birchbox also has a male subscription for just $20 for that special man in your life.

*Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I was in no way compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.*