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It came in its usual brown cardboard box. I swear that the boxes have gotten slightly smaller in the last few months--where they used to be easy to open, now you really have to open it at an exactly 180 degree angle or else the top won't come off. Birchbox, why you do this?
This month's theme is "Fanfare." As usual, the theme really has nothing to do with the products, but this month it came with a little card that says, "Doing my nails and watching ______ for the millionth time." I've started rewatching Grey's Anatomy since I'm doing a scene from it in my Directing class and remembered how much I enjoyed it. I never finished the series my first time watching, not because it's not an amazing show (it is) but because I don't have the time commitment or attention span to watch ten seasons of anything. Maybe the second time around will work out better. But fun fact: I don't watch anything while I'm doing my nails, since I'm a generally sloppy person, so I actually need to concentrate on what I'm doing--if I'm painting my nails red and not paying attention, it may just look like they're hemorrhaging.
Also as usual, it came with a lovely information card that tells you all about the products! Basically, it's a gift to beauty bloggers everywhere. And everyone, really, because who doesn't love a neat and organized information card? Maybe it's the stage manager in me that gets really amped up over organization, but I just dig it.
But enough about that. Let's get to the good stuff~
(Full-size [15ml]: $38) (Sample-size [7ml]: $17.73)
I actually received this exact sample in a recent Birchbox order, so now I have two unopened tubes of it! I really like their hand cream (see my post), but until Birchbox I didn't know they made an eye cream. I use up eye cream slower than it would take someone to walk across the United States so I don't think I'll get to this for a long time. But at least I know I'll never run out!
(Full-size [1oz]: $45) (Sample-size [.25oz]: $11.25)
(Full-size [1.5oz]: $36) (Sample-size [.5oz]: $4.80)
(Full-size [50ml]: $55) (Sample-size [1ml]: $1)
one, two, three) four of his products in the 12 months I've been subscribed. I cancelled Ipsy because I was getting too much brand repetition, and although this isn't nearly as bad, I subscribed to Birchbox to discover new brands. It's like alright, I get it. But maybe that's just me. I use up fragrance really slowly, and actually prefer body splashes to full-on perfume, so since sometimes they can give me a headache. This does smell nice, though. According to the info card, it has notes of jasmine, orchid, lily of the valley, and vanilla, and I can get on board with that. It smells like sweetness and flowers, so this will be nice.
MALLY High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Petal to the Metal
(FULL-SIZE [3.5g]: $20)
- Balance Me Eye Cream: $17.73
- Dr. Brandt Pores No More: $11.25
- Dr. Jart BB Cream: $4.80
- Yet Another Harvey Prince Perfume: $1
- Mally Liquid Lipstick: $20
- Total Box Value: $54.78 (Holy damn!)
The Best: I'm actually really excited about a lot of the items in my box, but I think I'll have to say the Mally. Full-size of a product I love? Hello!
The Worst: The world just really doesn't need any more Harvey Prince perfumes. Maybe Mr. Prince should take a break. Go on a vacation or something.
The Verdict: I paid $10. My box is worth over $50. That in itself is a miracle. I think it might actually be the highest box value out of all of my Birchboxes. When people ask "Should I join Birchbox?" I think I'll just send them this post to read. I'm like a walking advertisement for them at this point. I love it, I love it, I love it. I can't believe all of the great products I got!
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Disclaimer: I paid for this Birchbox myself. Not affiliated or sponsored by any mentioned brands. I included my Birchbox referral link, but I mean who wouldn't? Basically "Independent Woman Part I" is about me.
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