Birchbox Man October 2013

The theme for October Birchox Man was Eureka and as such was filled with items to inspire good ideas.

This was our first BB Man box and we were super excited to open it.

First look…

The products

1899 Histories de Parfums

Sample size 2ml

Sample value $4.16

Birchbox says – “Hemingway-inspired cologne with notes of bergamot, black pepper, and vetiver. Spritz pulse points. Note the subble but spicy aroma reminiscent of Papa’s prose.”

This smelt nice. My boyfriend and I thought that it was more of a going out scent than an every day scent.

Lab Series Age Rescue and Face Lotion

Sample size 30ml

Sample value $27

Birchbox says – “A ginseng-spiked gel lotion that hydrates while fighting signs of stress and fatigue. Morning and night, apply a dime-sized amount to your face and neck.”

I know this definitely got used the first day we got this but I don’t think this has made it into my boyfriend’s every day routine.

Vitamine & Sea Shave Cream

Sample size 7ml

Sample value $2.57

Birchbox says – “Nourishing cream that preps and cools skin with almond oil, aloe vera, and vitamin E. Wet face, then apply a thin layer. Shave with the grain.”

This product gets a thumbs up! We also liked the snazzy name.


Quirky upwrite

Sample value $27.99

Birchbox says – “A three-in-one key ring, smartphone kickstand, and stylus with a conductive silicone tip. Lock your keys in place, prop up your phone, or tap out a text (minus the fingerprints).

We really wanted to love this but it’s a bit large for a key ring and kept falling off.


How much does it cost?

Birchbox Man costs $20 a month. I had it shipped to my Shipito box and then sent to Australia.

This months shipping cost was $10.32 US.

TOTAL COST $30.32 US (on today’s dollar that makes it $32.59 Aussie dollars)

How long did it take to get to Australia?

I used Airmail Priority and it took three weeks to get to Australia.

Was it worth it?

Yes it was fun opening this box with my boyfriend. The total box vale was $61.72 which is double what I paid for it. It’s also a nice change of pace to watch my boyfriend open a box 😉

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