Birchbox – November 2013

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I realize that I’m incredibly late with this Birchbox review but since I went on vacation to Germany for a couple of weeks I didn’t have a chance to open this box until a few days ago.

I don’t want to keep you waiting any longer so here it is:

Birchbox - November 2013

Birchbox - November 2013 - contents

1. Aloxxi Flexible Hairspray

Sample Size: 50 ml, $3 value
Full Size: 300 ml, $18

“The lightweight formula dries quickly without any stickiness or stiffness, making it ideal for taming frizz and flyaways and keeping hair in fine form.”

I figure that you can never have enough hairspray and this one is a great size for traveling.

2. AYRES Body Butter

Scent: Midnight Tango – a blend of orange blossom and vanilla
Sample Size: 1 oz, $4.15 value
Full Size: 6.75 oz, $28

“The paraben-free formula contains a signature blend of natural plant emollients, herbal extracts, and vitamins to soothe and moisturize skin. Vitamin E protects skin from free radical damage, while shea butter sinks in for lasting hydration.”

Another item that will be great for traveling. I’m not particularly crazy about the scent. To me it doesn’t smell like vanilla at all and overall it’s kind of heavy. I haven’t actually tried it yet so I can’t speak to its moisturizing properties.

3. Laura Mercier Lip Glacé

Shade: Opal
Sample Size: 0.1 oz, $15.09 value
Full Size: 0.159 oz, $24

“Laura Mercier Lip Complex, a blend of moisturizing, antiaging, and antioxidant agents, hydrates and conditions. The light formula goes on evenly and won’t bleed or feather, keeping you all-day chic. It plumps and smooths while delivering an enviable sheen and gorgeous pigment.”

Another lip gloss. Sigh. On the bright side, this one smells nice, is not particularly sticky, and it leaves just a hint of peach color on your lips which makes it a great color for everyday use.

4. Color Club Harlem Lights Collection

Shade: Baldwin Blues
Sample Size: 0.25 fl oz, $4 value
Full Size: 0.5 fl oz, $8

I really like this color. I don’t have anything like it in my collection. My experience with Color Club nail polishes hasn’t been the greatest so we’ll have to see how well this one applies.

5. Fatty Sundays Gourmet Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Sample Size: approx. 0.25 oz, $0.69 value
Full Size: 2.54 oz, $7

This is the lifestyle extra in this box. I’d never turn down anything chocolate but I didn’t feel like this item added any value to the box.

Overall, the value of this box came in at just under $27 which isn’t bad but this box didn’t contain any items that I’m excited to try. I’ve had a pretty good run with my Birchboxes lately so I was bound to get a dud sooner or later. Maybe next month will have some more exciting products.

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