The Birchbox theme for October 2015 is Positive Force in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Birchbox is a beauty sampling subscription box. You’ll get at least 5 items every month (I often get more) to try out and see what you love. Birchbox is $10 a month, plus you accumulate points after reviewing the items in your box! You’ll get 10 points per item reviewed, and 100 points are equal to $10 in the shop.
Everything in my October box!
BioRepublic Skincare Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Fiber Mask ($2.90) This is a fiber sheet mask (as opposed to a collagen mask). I’m taking it with me to sunny Florida to help recover from long days in the sun! Score! I find that aloe works wonders for skin damage, and while I always use SPF 50 and reapply religiously, better safe than sorry. I was excited about this!
Too Cool For School DINOPLATZ HIGHLIGHTER ($5.5) What a gorgeous little bottle! This is a South Korean brand and it’s a fantastic highlighter in “Baby pink clam.” I couldn’t review it on the Birchbox site because it was out of stock, but I sent them a help request. I love how they are stocking fun international brands and sending them out in boxes, too!
W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara ($11?) All-natural mascara! I selected this as my sample choice and I was glad I did. I was surprised to find a really nicely engineered brush. Not my usual fave big huge mascara, but I liked it – until I wore it for an hour. This one totally flaked off!
R+Co DEATH VALLEY Dry Shampoo ($7.37) This is hilarious – I went to the Birchbox Store in Soho a few months ago (see my Birchbox Soho photos!) and I wanted to try this, but I didn’t and I kicked myself later. Tada, it finally showed up! It has a seriously hard spray which means it’s blasting the drying action right at your roots. This had an excellent scent and I would classify it as a light dry shampoo – enough to perk you up and absorb some oil – but no big texturizing action.
Lollia by Margot Elena Shea Butter Handcreme – In Love ($2.06) I love Margot Elena and everything they do. This scent is classic petals, apple blossom, jasmine, living rose. It smells pretty and I’ll use it up – but I admit that I personally love Tokyomilk Dark (another brand in the Margot Elena family) even more!
Visit Birchbox to subscribe or find out more! Get 50 points ($5 in the shop) when you subscribe – use coupon code SUBSCRIBENOW50. Or Enter code BCABOX to start your subscription with the featured Power Pose Birchbox when you subscribe by October 24.
The Description:Birchbox is a discovery box that will send you 5 samples or full-size products. Earn rewards points by subscribing and reviewing your products that you can spend on full-size items on their site.
The Price: $10 per month
The Coupon: Get 50 points ($5 in the shop) when you subscribe – use coupon code SUBSCRIBENOW50.