Why, yes, I am posting October subscription box reviews in November. 😛
Birchbox is a subscription sampling service that delivers a box of 4-6 products to your door each month. The box is only $10 per month and offers a very generous rewards program. Each item you receive and review is worth 10 points. Every 100 points is equal to $10, which can be used to purchase full-sized products in the Birchbox shop or gift subscriptions.
dr. brandt pores no more vacuum cleaner
0.25 oz., $11.25 || Full size: 1 oz., $45
I know that Birchbox sends out dr. brandt items on a pretty regular basis, but I believe this is the first time I’ve gotten anything from this brand. I do have issues with blackheads, so this mask will definitely be put to use.
Essentiel Elements Wake Up Rosemary Shower Gel
1.5 oz., $3.56 || Full size: 8 oz., $19
A few years ago, I went to Montana and the place where I stayed featured this brand, so I got to try a whole bunch of their products. If I remember correctly, the shampoo was my favorite. I think I still have a travel size lotion in my bathroom. (Yes, I keep things for way too long!) This smells a bit medicinal to me, like tea tree and mint, but I actually really like it. I think it smells clean.
Harvey Prince Petaly Noir
1 ml., $1.10 || Full size: 50 ml, $55
Ugh. Ugh. Ugh! Please stop with the Harvey Prince, but especially the perfume samples.
This doesn’t smell terrible, but I’m not a fan of musk. I did wear this a few days ago and it gave me a headache. 🙁 This one is going into the swap pile for sure.
Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Petal to the Metal
Full size: 0.12 oz., $20
This was my Pick Your Sample choice for this month. I have never used anything from Mally, so I’m pretty excited. I just wish there had been more color choices. The peach and pink that were options feel more like spring/summer than fall colors.
ModelCo PowerLash High Impact Mascara
5 ml, $10 || Full size: 10 ml , $20
I haven’t tried this, but I opened it for the picture because I just tossed a mascara. This looks so clumpy just on the brush. I’m not optimistic about its performance.
Total value: $45.91
This was an okay month for me. I wasn’t wowed by anything, but it was a nice variety. I’m really starting to think I’m just burned out on beauty boxes and need to try something else. Maybe some snack boxes would make me happy.