Yay! My November Birchbox finally made it! It wasn’t really “late” as Birchbox boxes go, but the tracking said that it would arrive on Thursday and it didn’t end up arriving until yesterday.
Nothing new to report with the boxes or shipping methods Birchbox uses. Like I said it took a while to get to me this month, but it’s here now so that’s all been forgotten.
I received Box #32 this month, which was just kind of a so-so box in my opinion. Not horrible, not amazing. To find out what box # you got, go into your account and click on “Box” and then “Women’s Box”. Scroll down to the “Box History” section and then click on “November 2013″. The last number in your URL is your box number (mine says “bb32″ – meaning I have Box #32). I explained how to review products for points a few months ago, so if you missed that, check it out here.
I noticed right away that I was missing something and then wasn’t sure if I’d even gotten the right box. I always peek in my account online to see what I am getting, but it’s been nearly a week since I’d looked so it kind of was like I went spoiler free. LOL!
The November Birchbox theme was “More Good” and was all about bringing more thanks, more giving, more thoughtfulness and more samples and also, more ways to give back.. This month, Birchbox is also donating a portion of the proceeds from the Birchbox Shop to No Kid Hungry, which is a nationwide program that works to end childhood hunger. Here is what the box included:
~Folle de Joie eau de parfum ($1.73): I was told I would fall in love with this and I did! I’m awful at describing perfume, but it’s not too floral, a little spicy and well I smelled my wrist about six times writing this just so I could smell it again.
~Tiossan Body Cream ($1.19): I really really wanted the Tocca hand cream this month, but I’m okay with the body cream. It’s quite fancy and while I don’t total love the scent (it’s really floral perfumey) it works well and I will use it all up. I won’t be buying $38 body cream though.
~Sampar Equalizing Foam Peel ($3.75): I used it last night and it made my skin feel great. You only have to leave it on for about 2 minutes, which is awesome because that is just about how long I can focus on something like this. It’s my Birchbox “Sweet Sixteen” (I’ve been a member for 16 months) so I have a 25% off coupon code and I may just snag this.
~Chella Highlighter Pencil ($18): I’ve received this before in ipsy and I really like it. It covers blemishes, highlights, etc. in a snap. Just color and blend and you are done. I hope to receive one of these every few months or so in a box.
~Color Club® Harlem Lights Collection (Baldwin Blues) ($4): I am cracking up because of the name of this color. It’s a great color though and I am happy that this was the shade I got. It’s a really pretty blue / green and will be a great addition to my nail polish family.
~Ghirardelli® Chocolate Bar: My box picture online shows that I am getting this chocolate, but it wasn’t in my box ;(. I plan to shoot them over an e-mail to see what happened. I have never had a bad experience with their customer service so I expect that they will handle this well.
All totaled my November Birchbox had a value of $28.67. Including the points I get for reviewing the products (which is equal to $5) and the points I got for purchasing the box (**) (which is equal to $1), the box had a real total value of $34.67. Not my most favorite Birchbox ever, but not a bad box by any means. The Chella alone which I love was worth more than the cost of the box, plus any box that has nail polish always makes me happy!
Do you subscribe to Birchbox? Did you get your box yet this month? What number was it? If you don’t subscribe (it’s only $10/month) and are interested in learning more, click here. I believe the waiting list is taking a few weeks right now, so if you want the December box, you’d probably need to sign up now!