I finally got my first Birchbox! Mine got shipped a little later then all the others. So that's why this is late. But I am really excited and I did do a youtube unboxing but it hasn't been edited yet. But I promise that when its done I'll post a link. Anywho! Lets get into it!
Finished the Youtube video! See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoTPRvLPqCI&feature=youtu.be
This is apparently the new box design. Honestly, one word comes to mind with this. Plain. Its made out of really thin cardboard. I really don't even like touching it.
Hello from Birchbox!
The back of this card has all the things that are included in the box including the full size prices.
Kerastase - Chroma Thermique
Mirenesse - Glossy Kiss Lipstick
I love this! I wish it were a full size. At first glance, I thought it was, but it doesn't twist up. The color is 8. Cheeky Kiss.The formula is amazing. And it smells really good too. I might purchase the full size of this. Our sample is worth about $2.
Update! I was informed that this is actually a full size item that sharpens! I have no idea why they didn't just give us one that twists up... but yay! That raises the value of this item to $29.95.
Birchbox + Color Club = Wanderlust Collection
The color I got is called Reign In Spain. At first I didn't care for it. I'm really not an orange girl, but this color matches perfectly with the scarf from the Pop Sugar Must Have box this month. So I am pretty excited. However, the polish itself is terrible. It's super thick and it is so so streaky. This bottle retails for $2.
Coola - Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer
This smells amazing. However, for me SPF 30 isn't enough when it comes to sunscreen. So I wont really use it, which is sad because so far its the priciest item in the box at $6.40
I was a little surprised to see this in the box... They are nice. But does anyone send them anymore. I don't so I wont be using it. I'm guessing here that this is worth about $1.
Tweezerman - Matchbox Itty Bitty Nail Files
This is the only full size item in the box. There are 12 of these little nail files. Retail is $5. And I will probably use it, but I wouldn't buy it again. They are cute though.
I paid $10 for the box and got exactly $20 worth of product. Meh. I'm really not impressed. But one of the reasons I signed up for Birchbox is that when you review products on their site you get points that you can use on full size products. So I am still excited to try that.
With the value changed for the Mirenesse item the value of this box is just under $40. Much better then before!