Birchbox October 2014
Well Birchbox did it again, with just one product my box value was more then 2x what I paid! This month’s pick-your-sample had a choice of a full sized Mally Beauty High-Shine Liquid Lipstick, a Model CO Party Proof lipstick or a sadly small Lord and Berry black eyeliner (yawn). I chose the full sized Mally Liquid Lipstick, a $20 value!! Everything after that was all gravy baby!
I picked Mally in Petal to the Metal. I am in love with the packaging, it’s your typical twist up/click type design, but the quality of the casing is outstanding. This is close to the Stila brand price point, but Stila could learn a thing or two from Mally design department! One negitave is that these Mally colors seem to be discontinued, I couldn’t find them in Birchbox store or in-store at Ulta. So I hope I don’t love it too much or I’ll be scouting ebay for backups.
This is the second month I’ve received a product from Dr. Brandt, and that’s fine by me! I’m always excited to try high end brands in hopes of finding a really great product. I will rarely spend $$$ in hopes of a good product, I have no problem with the price, but it has to work. This is part of the Pores No More line and it’s a mask with the cutest name, Vacuum Cleaner. This is the 4rd product I have tried from this line and honestly I don’t see any difference in the size of my pores or removal of clogs. I was happy to try it and love that these types brands are working with Birchbox.
Mascara samples will never raise my heart rate, but I will try it and may find a new Holy Grail product…in 4 or 5 months. Yep, that’s how much mascara and mascara samples I have to work though. As far a this brand, I could take it or leave it. Model Co is an Australian brand that seems to be trying to break into the US market via subscription services. I have yet to see it in-store and with pricing in that range I’d like to see a large company be willing to back/promote them.
Oh good god! Do you want to smell like a jar of Vicks Vaper Rub?? Then this shower gel is for you or your cold. I don’t plan to use this, unless I have a raging head cold and need relief. No, just no…
Here’s another fragrance from Birchbox. I’m on the only 6 fragrance samples per year, so I hope the next few months won’t have any. Harvey Prince is a pricey brand and someone may like this Petaly Noir scent, but it’s a no go for me.
Even with a mascara sample and 2 awful smelling products this box was really good for me. I haven’t tried the Mally’s lippie, it’s so nice I may gift it. I’m loving this sub and the points they give you for reviewing and you can spend in their online store are icing on the cake!