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It was another crazy mail day around here (Christmas gifts I’ve ordered are arriving and are in BIG boxes) and one of the packages I received was B’s November Birchbox Man! I always open it before B gets to it so I can pictures of it all and then package it all back up so B can open it in peace.
Birchbox Man ships via Newgistics (which is delivered by USPS) and took around a week to arrive. That’s about the standard for Birchbox (for me anyway), so I try not to stalk my tracking too much. It doesn’t help ;).
This month’s Birchbox Man shipped in a larger box than normal. We’ve been getting Birchbox for a little over a year and I don’t think we’ve ever gotten a different sized box.
I thought I knew what I was getting since I peeked when the boxes were first posted, but the actual box picture wasn’t posted yet (just the individual products were). I was even more excited when I opened the box because it was a tad different (better) than it showed online!
The November Birchbox Man theme is “More Good” and includes brands that do good in unique ways. The card also referenced Birchbox’s Movember Team and invites everyone to participate and raise money for charity (which will be matched by Birchbox). B received Box #20 (*) this month which included the following:
~Baxter of California After Shave Gel ($9): This works as both a postshave balm and a moisturizer. I think one of the best things about B joining the National Guard is that he won’t be able to grow some crazy beard and keep it for some crazy long time. This will come in handy and of course, I love the name ;).
~Billy Jealousy Combination Code Face Moisturizer ($8.67): B received the facial cleanser from this line a few months back and really enjoyed it. It keeps oil in check and wrinkles at bay. And it smells really good too!
~English Laundry Notting Hill ($1.75): This is described as a citrus fragrance with notes of lime, jasmine and cedarwood. B thought it was on the strong side, but I liked it. It probably isn’t my favorite scent we’ve gotten from Birchbox, but I don’t hate it either.
~Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes ($1.20): This is never something B would use daily. I mean he might want to, but it’d be way too expensive. But for emergencies and travel? Yeah, I can see these working out perfect!
~Bombas Socks ($9/each – $18): This is what I was excited about! I was expecting to receive only one pair of socks, but we got two! Both the ankle and the calf socks. When I was growing the boxes I was originally sad because we didn’t get the candle, but now that we have two pairs of socks, that’s all been forgotten. B didn’t need a mandle anyway ;).
All totaled, B’s November Birchbox Man had a value of $38.62, (NOT including points for doing reviews and purchasing the box itself (**) – which would bring the value up to $45.62! Birchbox Man is $20/month and as always, this month’s box was well over the cost of the box itself. This is one of my favorite BB Man boxes in months. Everything is totally practical and totally usable and I love that!
Did you get a Birchbox Man box this month? Which box did you get? And if you have yet to sign up for Birchbox Man but have been thinking about it, click here to check it out in more detail. Also, Birchbox just launched their Holiday Shop which is totally worth checking out. If you are making a Shop purchase of $55 or more, make sure you use the code “KSSGIFT” to get a free Kate Spade Cosmetic Case!