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Thursday, October 16, 2014

October Birchbox Review

Disclosure: Referral links are used in this post.

Birchbox is a monthly subscription service for 10.00 per month you get a lot of goodies, some which you get to select yourself, but mostly surprises! If you do not want to select an item and want your entire box to be a surprise you can elect for that option as well on a monthly basis! 

Each month you can review your items and get points which are used to be spent in their store. 

Check out my past reviews! There is also a men's box as well for 20.00 per month! The guys get some really nice items! 

So here is what I got in my October Birchbox:

October Birchbox Review

Ellovi Vanilla Butter Sample Full Size 3.5 Ounces 26.00
Lord & Berry Paillettes Eye Pencil Sample Size Full Size 18.00
Tocca Eau de Parfum Deluxe Sample Full Size 1.7 ounce 68.00
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Sample Full Size 30ml 65.00

October Birchbox Review

And I also got my selected item this month - a full size Mally Beauty High - Shine Lipstick 0.12 Ounce Retails for 20.00 in color Petal To The Metal

Clearly the lipstick alone makes the box totally worth it and Mally is a good product! For me, it is more of a gloss than a lipstick however so I gave it to my daughter as I just do not care for glossy lipsticks. The color was wonderful but lighter on the lips than it looks on my skin above, or in the tube. 

The eyeliner is nice and has a sparkle to it but personally I am tired of black eyeliners and have been buying colors in eyeliners instead. I have plenty of black, even though this has sparkle, I just would like to see something a little more creative.

The Tocca perfume is alright, but I have some already and never use it. This will go in a gift package as a prize in a future giveaway. 

Ellovi has a vanilla scent but to me it smells more like white chocolate which is lovely but I wish the scent were strong, also there is not much in the little container to sample as my skin absorbs lotion like a man in the desert will absorb water! 

I love the Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate and am happy to have more even if just a sample because it is very good high quality stuff and costs quite a bit so bring on the samples of this as I won't have to buy more too soon! 

Overall even if I am not awed and amazed at the samples in any given month's box the fact that by merely reviewing my samples I get my money back for a store purchase, which you can save up for a big purchase is so worth it! I have got so many free items from the Birchbox store just by using my points! 

This month I am pretty happy overall, there were some misses but hey, I also got a full size lippy that my daughter loves, and what makes her happy makes me happy! Also I got the Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate which is a great thing to have around as backup! I will use the eyeliner since it has some sparkle and that is different from any other black I have. I assume my body will absorb all of that lotion tonight after my shower! 

The only real miss was the Tocca and again it smells nice but I just already have some and use other perfumes in place of that as it just really isn't "me". 

If you want to give Birchbox a try please use my referral link and try using one of the codes below! 

LAGGIES Exclusive box of beauty samples with new sub.

BBSTORE100 10.00 in points for store use when you sign up.
BBJETBLUE 10.00 in store credit when you sign up.

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