Friday, February 15, 2013

February Birchbox Unboxing

I have been a Birchbox subscriber for about 6 months. The $10 price tag and opportunity to try out new products intrigued me so I gave it a try.

My February Birchbox came last week and here's what was inside:

1. TIGI Catwalk Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo. Sample size is 5.2 oz with a value of $7.68. Since I'm an everyday hair washer, I don't use much dry shampoo. Trust me, after running or Turbo Fire cardio, there's no option for 2nd day hair. I also have a few bottles of dry shampoo that I purchased in the last two Allure Beauty Boxes, so this wasn't a product I was very excited to receive. If I did use it, I am sure the smaller size would be nice for travel.

2. Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator. Sample size is 20g with a value of $5.60. This brand is new to me, and this looks like a nice try-it size. I should be able to use it enough times to form a good opinion of it. I do like to exfoliate a few times a week, so I will definitely try this product.

3. Juicy Couture Couture La La. Perfume sample of .05 oz. I have a bazillion fragrance samples and am pretty picky about scents so I don't get very excited about samples like this. I assign no value to perfume samples this size.

4.Ghirardelli Milk & Caramel Square. I have tried these before and they are nice. Not fabulous, but nice. I'm not sure about the value because I'm not sure how many come in the big bag which is priced at $4.25. Let's just assign this a value of 50 cents.

5. Jouer Matte Moisture Tint. Sample size is .07 oz with a value of $1.56. This is a very small sample- probably one or two applications if you use it as a foundation. I may try it, but I'm not sure I can get a good opinion of it in just 1-2 uses. This is a brand I hadn't heard of before Birchbox, but I believe is my third sample of one of their products.

Verdict: The value of the box was about $15, but most are products I'm not that interested in. I went ahead and cancelled my subscription after getting this box.... if was I more into trying new skincare brands, I might continue, but I really prefer beauty products.

Stay tuned for my Ipsy February unboxing to see if I liked that better.


Becky C. said...

I haven't gotten my February Birchbox yet, but I think I have decided to cancel it and switch to Ipsy. :-)

Mama H said...

I just got my first Birchbox and loved it... But I three of my four products were different than yours... Off to check out Ipsy...