My post this month is a bit behind because I was busy doing facials at beauty events in September, then went on vacation and returned Wednesday night.
Birchbox is a monthly subscription where you receive at least five deluxe sample (or travel size) products to try for $10 a month. When you sign up they have you answer a few questions and then try to send products based on your preferences. Each month you receive a bright pink box that contains another cute (and reusable) box that contains samples and a coupon based on the month’s theme. You can read my previous reviews for August here and July here.
This month I chose the Customer’s Favorites box and I’m very happy with the products received.
Included in the box are cards with information. One card is two-sided listing the products with their full-size price and the other side tells about this month’s theme. If you want to purchase the full-size product of any items in the box there is a card offering a discount. This month’s offer is 20% off a purchase of $35 or more.
Beauty Protector Protect Shampoo and Protect Condition
This is an exclusive launch with Birchbox. The shampoo is sulfate free and the Condition is designed to “shield hair from the effects of heat styling and environmental damage with the help of pearl powder”. I’m already committed to some haircare products so in lieu of using them once I will give them to someone who will use them.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit
Purchase Price: $25.50
The creamy cleanser contains “two of nature’s best astringents, eucalyptus essential oil and rosemary, and leaves it hydrated thanks to moisturizing cocoa butter. The ultrasoft 100% cotton muslin cloth included in this kit gently exfoliates, sweeping away dulling dead skin cells and increasing circulation for a healthy-looking glow.” Instructions are included on how to use the cleanser and muslin cloth.
I used this cleanser and agree with the description above. The cotton muslin cloth is a light exfoliation for me as I already use a prescription, Renova. The cleanser is a light cream, almost a lotion, and leaves my skin feeling soft.
And what was in the cute green envelope? Two items…
Marcelle’s Waterproof Eyeliner in Mulberry
I received this eye liner in a previous box in the shade “Indigo” and was happy to receive another in a different shade. The pencil is soft, applies easily and lasts all day. Some long lasting pencils are dry and hard making it difficult to apply, but I haven’t had any problems with this liner.
Fragrance: Harvey Prince “Hello”
“an energizing mix of citrus (top notes of Meyer lemon and Satsuma mandarin) and floral notes (summer forsythia and pink plumeria traditionally found in Hawaiian leis).”
For those of us who like a citrus and floral scent this is a lovely fragrance.
Did you receive the September Birchbox? I’d love to hear what items you received and your experience overall with Birchbox.