My very first Birchbox and Birchbox Man subscriptions arrived on Monday, which was fantastic since it was R’s birthday… I bought him the subscription for his gift. I think I am enjoying it far more than he would. I will review the Birchbox Man box first:
The first thing we saw when opening the Birchbox Man package was a teeny (child sized, really) Mizu Water bottle. It retails for $16.95 on the Birchbox site. R gave it to C, because he uses much bigger liter sized water bottles and this one was far too small. C will probably end up giving it back to me for Maisie at some point.
The Birchbox Man box is twice as big as a regular Birchbox- which it should be considering it costs twice as much!
This month’s samples included:
Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash
Birchbox Man + River Virtual Reality Viewer
Hanz de Fuko Natural Shampoo
Hanz de Fuko Natural Conditioner
CoSTUME National Eau de Parfum SCENT INTENSE
Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream with Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40
Tommy John Cool Cotton Trunk (undies)
I cannot tell you how much this box was worth- but I know that the underwear is 29.00 on Birchbox- add that to the Mizu bottle and those two items alone were worth about $45.00, which isn’t bad considering the box itself was $20.00.
We couldn’t figure out the virtual reality viewer. He liked the shampoo and conditioner. I LOVED the parfum- which is actually a UNISEX fragrance that reminded me of men’s Bvlgari cologne.
My Birchbox Subscription Box:
this box contained:
stila look at me liquid lipstick in Bella (hot pink)
Harvey Prince Hello, Limited Edition (perfume)
Supergoop! Daily Correct CC cream SPF 35+
Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray
derma e Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Glycolic Scrub
Let me start off by saying how much I HATED, HATED, HATED the liquid lipstick! I will be doing an in-depth review soon, but here’s a sneak peek:
This crap CLUNG to the dryer parts of my mouth and wouldn’t adhere to the insides, leaving my lips looking like Kabuki Clown Meets Vagina Mouth. I loved the color, but HELL NO re the formula. Again, leaving the review for another post, as it DESERVES an closer look at the nightmare I endured.
I didn’t get a chance to try the perfume in my box because I was too busy spraying myself with the Birchbox Man sample. I LOVED the CC cream and the face scrub.
Total for the regular Birchbox: no idea. It’s 3 am and math is not my strong suit.