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This month, Birchbox paired up with goop for a special goop curated Birchbox. They sent out e-mails to all subscribers asking if you wanted the goop box or the “transformations” box, which was the October theme. Have no clue what goop (you can click to read more about it) is? I didn’t either but decided to opt for it anyways. I mean, why not?
Shipping didn’t take as long as it did last month (how could it really?), so I was pleased about that. Hopefully next month it comes even more quickly!
I received Box #11 this month. Here’s what was inside:
~Caudalie Vinoperfect Complexion Correcting Radiance Serum ($79): This stuff is suppose to fade dark spots and prevent them from reappearing. I need this to work. If this stuff does half of what it says it’s going to do, I would buy it in an instant. Please work! Please!
~DDF® Brightening Cleanser ($38): Much like the Caudalie Serum, this promises to even out your complexion and lighten discolorations. I am going to use these together JUST as instructed and pray that they work. Do things like this really work? I know a lot of Birchbox’ers were excited to get this in their box and after reading more about it, I am too! This is, without a doubt, the largest sample I have ever received from Birchbox.
~LUNA Fiber Chocolate Raspberry Bar ($14.95/case): I like LUNA bars (actually I like them A LOT) and have never tried a Fiber LUNA bar, so I am pretty excited about trying this.
~Mighty Leaf Tea – Tea Pouches ($9.95/box): Ugh. I knew I would eventually get this sample in my box and here it is. I am sure some people enjoy samples of tea, but since I don’t enjoy tea, I don’t.
~Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 Face ($40): I love of the moisturizer / foundation combination. It’s no secret I am lazy about skincare, so putting two steps into one is awesome for someone like me. The three skincare products in this box are perfect fits for me. Well, they could be if they do what they say they do (and if I actually use them). My face is bigger than this sample though, so I do wish it wasn’t so small. I am more than fine with a two use sample (one packet per use), but let’s make sure there’s enough stuff in it you know?
~per-fékt beauty Lip Perfection Gel ($24): While this sample is very small, I don’t mind like everyone else seems too. Wow. The complaints I have read about this are insane. I was expecting to have to get my magnifying glass out to find it. LOL. Sure it’s small, but of course it’s going to be smaller than like skincare samples because your lips are smaller than your face. I’d never buy a product like this (it’s not bad, it’s just not for me), but it’s fun to give it a try. I’m more annoyed by the small Miracle SKIN Transformer sample I received. Maybe it’s because I actually want to try that and I don’t care too much about this?
I know I mentioned last week I was disappointed in my box. But after receiving it and reading about the products, I’m not anymore ;). I was just sad that I didn’t get the Essie nail polish that some people got in their boxes. Because that’s what I need. More nail polish! Ha. But OMG, I have never heard so many complaints from other people about how crappy their boxes were, how Birchbox sucks, how they want to cancel, etc. Sure, some boxes didn’t seem “as good as” other boxes, but it’s all a matter of perspective.
By my calculation, my Birchbox cost $3 this month. I had 6 products to review, so that’s 60 points (10 points = $1, 60 points = $6), plus you get 10 points for each box purchase, so just for buying this box and reviewing my products, I get $7 to spend at the Birchbox store. Was my box worth $3? Of course it was! I think that’s a no brainer.
Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What box did you get this month? What was in it? Were you pleased or p*ssed? And if you don’t subscribe (or aren’t on the waiting list), what exactly are you waiting for? Sign up now! If you hate it, feel free to send me your stuff. And I’ll send you my tea in exchange. And, you know where to find me to complain if you hate it ;).
Disclosure: As always, all opinions are my own, but yeah, I will get Birchbox bucks if you buy something.