I was pleasantly surprised when I received my Birchbox this month! Despite my addiction to dry shampoo, I have never actually received a sample of any- and trust me, Birchbox really does send them.
If you don't know what Birchbox is- it's a monthly subscriptions service that sends you a box with 4-5 deluxe samples and 1 full size product every month according to the beauty profile that you fill out. You basically receive beauty products (which includes hair and makeup) and one lifestyle item for $10 a month. You can cancel at any time, and it's a pretty nice "try before you buy" service, as no box is ever the same. They also offer free shipping deals all the time, and for every item you review from your box, on the Birchbox site, you receive 10 points. Oh, and every 100 points equal $10. If you would like to sign up, you can do that here.
October marks my eighth month of being a subscriber and I love it! I love getting a surprise in the mail every month, earning those review points, and lusting over what I could buy with my points. Currently I have twenty bucks in points and trust me- they are burning a hole in my figurative pocket.
This month I received: amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo , Mally Beauty High-Shine Liquid Lipstick Pen in Mally Melon, Skin&Co Roma SICILIAN LIGHT SERUM Vitamin C Brightening Face Serum, dr. brandt pores no more vacuum cleaner- which is part of the dr. brandt Exclusive Clean Up Nice Kit, and the Lord & Berry Paillettes Eye Pencil.
I LOVED LOVED LOVED the amika dry shampoo! I had head alot about amika products and truthfully, now I know what the buzz is all about. It smelled like beautiful, fresh grown, and placed in your house flowers, didn't have a noticeable residue, and made my second & third day hair look amazing!
The Mally Liquid Lipstick was a full-size! Meaning by itself, it was worth twenty bucks! Birchbox has started this think of sending out "pick your sample choice" email, and the Mally was one of the choices- which I picked. But, I had no idea it was going to be full-size. And I love the color! It's a very pretty pinky melon and goes great with my light skin tone. I will be doing a full review on it very soon.
The dr. brandt pore no more vacuum cleaner was interesting... it goes on as a liquid/serum and when it turns a dusty blue, you wash it off. Yes, I did look like a smurf when I used it. It did however, make my skin feel amazing, but it didn't pull the gunk out of my pores, per say. I do like dr. brandt products, so I would love to try the other items in the kit.
Unfortunately, I really didn't like the face serum or the eye pencil. I have rather sensitive skin, and the serum seemed to irritate it- my face was red and itchy for about thirty minutes. Plus, it smelled like orange, and I am not a fan of putting things that smell like citric fruit- orange, lemon, lime, etc- on my face. The pencil was an awesome concept- black eyeliner with flecks of glitter, and the more you put on- the more glitter you get. Trust me, I was excited about this- but it smelled so bad, crumbled horribly, and when I actually did get it on- it was so.hard.to.get.off!
Overall, I received a great box, and will be keeping my subscription!
Do you receive a Birchbox every month? How was your October box?