Sunday, October 19, 2014

October Birchbox - Laggies box

Birchbox is a monthly subscription service for beauty items like makeup, skincare, fragrance, etc.  Each month you will receive 4-5 generously sized samples and sometimes full size beauty products.  The cost of this service is $10 w/shipping included.  They also have a yearly subscription which is $110 for the year bringing the cost down to $9.16 a month. I had canceled this subscription last year because I didn't like what they were sending me. A friend signed up and was getting some pretty cool items so I decided to sign up again.

This box is a collaboration with the movie Laggies coming out soon. I'm not sure how these products go with the movie but I didn't watch the preview and it looks like a fun movie.

Price: $10 a month or $110 a year pre-paid. 

This subscription is available in the US only.     

The good:

Name Brands.  You will receive items from Benefit, Stila, Pür, Essie, Kerastase, Tarte, etc. 

Cost.  For $10 you can give yourself a little beauty treat.    

Like surprises?  You don't know what's in your box until you receive it.  When you sign up you take a little quiz and the items in the box are supposed to be customized to you.  I have seen pictures of other peoples boxes and they do receive different items.   

Discounts: They have a system where you earn points for referrals and things you buy.  The points allow you to receive discounts on future full size purchases from their shop.  They offer free shipping on items from the monthly box and a $5 flat shipping rate for items that don't qualify for free shipping.  This is a nice feature because if you want to order several different brands you get free or $5 shipping for everything. 

Need a gift? You can gift a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription or you can purchase a gift card in any amount.  There also have a nice option with the gift subscriptions where you can choose to have the 1st box shipped you for giving and subsequent boxes will be shipped directly to the recipient.  Great birthday/holiday gift!

The not so good:

Skip a month?  Currently there is no option to skip a month only cancel.

October Fashionista Birchbox

Contents of box with approximate retail price/value listed.

20g Vasanti BrightenUp! Face Rejuvenator. Value = $6.80

1 oz. Tocca Green Tea & Lemon Hand Cream. Value = $5.00

1 oz. Beauty Protector Leave in Conditioner. Value = $2.74

.13 oz. SAGE + Fasten Onward Eau de Parfum. Value = $3.85

.17 oz. Model Co. Power Lash Mascara Value = $10.00

The total value of this box is $28.39. This box is a winner for me. On the days I don't was my hair I use a leave in conditioner or Moroccan oil. I like the pumps like those for traveling as opposed to the bottles of oil. More hand cream from my purse and it has a nice light scent. More mascara. I'm not going to need mascara for the next 5 years at this rate!

The verdict: This box was perfect for me and the value is fantastic!

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