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I wasn’t expecting my September Birchbox until Monday, so when I saw it was out for delivery today I was super excited. I actually received a few packages I wasn’t expecting today. No PopSugar still (mine are still days away and I’m done stalking them – for now), but lots of good boxes did arrive today so I was happy abut that!
Birchbox ships via UPS Mail Innovations. It took maybe 6 days to arrive this month? They ship in waves and I believe that they still say that all boxes will be shipped by the 20th of the month (can someone confirm this?). Sometimes I’m in an early wave, sometimes not.
I received Box #22 (*) this month, which IMO wasn’t one of the amazing boxes, but also wasn’t a “punishment” box (that’s what MUT calls some BB’s) either. To find out what box # you got, go into your account and click on “Box” and then “Women’s Box”. Scroll down to the “Box History” section and then click on “September 2013”. The last number in your URL is your box number (mine says “bb22” – meaning I have Box #22). I explained how to review products for poits last month, so if you missed that, check it out here.
I was more excited by my first look than I thought I would be. Sadly I wasn’t one of the 100 subscribers this month who won the 1000 Birchbox points (I hope one of you won though!), but it was still a good first look.
The September Birchbox theme was “Heritage” and is all about the stories and history behind the brand and the products. This month is also their 3rd Anniversary. Does anyone know if any subscription boxess have been out longer than BB? I *think” BB might be the oldest, but you never know.
Here’s what my box included:
~jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Riveria ($8): I love getting lip glosses in boxes and this is a perfect little gloss. I’ve tried a few jouer products in various subscriptions, including a gloss in FFF and really liked it. This is a fabulous color (it’s not as deep as the gloss / stain I received last month) and the size is just too cute.
~Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive ($4.88): I received this same exact sample in my Fall Yuzen box and am thrilled to get more! Does Juice Beauty have any stand alone retail stores? Because I would LOVE to go visit one someday. They have such great stuff.
~Ruffian Nail Laquer (Fox Hunt) ($10): Of all the Ruffian nail polishes BB sent this month, this orange (or “fox”) was the one I most wanted to get. I didn’t know this, but Ruffian is a high-end fashion label and this polish, a BB exclusive, is their first “lacquer collection”. And aren’t the bottles cute??
~Serge Normant Meta Luxe Hair Spray ($6.67): Thanks to my subscription boxes, I have not had to buy hair spray in ages. I sprayed this right away to test it out and really liked it. It comes out in bursts and didn’t leave my hair all sticky or crunchy. I wouldn’t buy a $25 can of it, but I do like it.
~Borracha Wine Wipes ($1.06): Well I have never heard of such a thing. They are basically baby wipes for your teeth. Let me tell you, when I drink enough wine to stain my teeth, I don’t even notice that they are stained ;).
All totaled my September Birchbox had a value of $30.61. Including the points I get for reviewing the products (which is equal to $5) and the points I got for purchasing the box (**) (which is equal to $1), the box had a real total value of $36.61. This wasn’t my favorite favorite BB from the past few months, but I totally think my streak of great Birchboxes continues!
Do you subscribe to Birchbox? Did you get your box yet this month? What number box did you get? If you don’t subscribe and are interested in learning more, click here. I’m (still) not sure how long the waiting list is these days, so if anyone knows please post! And if you are interested in placing an order in the BB Shop, you can use the code “3YEAR30” to save 30% off of everything in the Customer Favorites Shop!