Australia,  USA

Birchbox review – September 2013

The Birchbox theme for September 2013 was Heritage and it was also Birchbox’s third year anniversary. Happy Belated Birthday Birchbox!! This month included a cute card that I am going to pin near my desk for inspiration.

The products

Protect & Shampoo Beauty Protector

Sample size 30ml (guesstimation)

Sample value $2.75

Birchbox says – “New to the Beauty Protector family, this sulfate-free formula adds shine and volume. Work a quarter-sized amount into damp hair and rinse.”

Oh this smells delicious. It makes for a nice hair washing experience. My hair was quite nice and bouncy afterwards.

Protect & Condition Beauty Protector

Sample size 30ml (guesstimation)

Sample value $2.75

Birchbox says – “Love Protect & Detangle? Use this nourishing conditioner with shea butter before spritzing. Work through mid-lengths and ends of hair, then rinse.”Like the Shampoo this smells delicious and my hair is quite nice afterwards.

Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Monaco

Sample size 2ml

Sample value $8

Birchbox says – “This sheer gloss from the Perfect Red Collection hydrates with shea butter and vitamin E. Apply to bare lips or layer on top of lipstick to create your perfect red.”Such a cute mini lip gloss sample! It makes me smile every time I use it. This lip gloss has got me a few compliments and who doesn’t love a compliment?

Ruffian Nail Lacquer in Fox Hunt

Sample size 5ml

Sample value $10

Birchbox says – “Vibrant orange from the fashion label’s first lacquer collection. Exclusive to Birchbox! Apply two coats for a glossy finish, then share your #RuffianManicure!”This nail polish goes on nice and smoothly, it was a nice vibrant orange that is bordering on red. I think I might use it a few times over the Christmas period 🙂

Supergoop! Daily Correct SPF CC Cream

Sample size 3ml

Sample value $2

Birchbox says – “Next-generation SPF35 CC cream that triple protects against UVA, UVB and infrared-A rays. Apply a nickel-sized amount over face and neck – it works as both a primer and foundation.”OMG! I totally love this. It blends in perfectly to my skin and looks really natural. I will probably be buying this once I run out.

How much does it cost?

Birchbox costs $10 a month. I signed up for a 12 month subscription using Shipito which cost me:

$110 for the 12 month Birchbox subscription (you get one month free)
$8.50 for the assisted purchase (they purchased it for me as a gift as Birchbox only accepts American credit cards)
$8.80 the Shipito 8% commission fee
$4.73 the Shipito bacnk fees
TOTAL $132.03

Which makes it $11 per box over the 12 months plus shipping. This months shipping cost was $7.48 US.

TOTAL COST $17.48 US (on today’s dollar that makes it $18.41 Aussie dollars)

How long did it take to get to Australia?

This time I used Airmail Economy and it took four weeks to get to Australia.

Was it worth it?

I have really enjoyed all the products in the September 2013 Birchbox! The total box vale was $25.50 which was more than I paid for it. So I got value for money and I received some great products – I love the lip gloss, the shampoo and conditioner smell delicious, the CC Cream is amazing and the nail polish is fun too!

I’ve also already received my October 2013 Birchbox, the review is coming soon. Still testing out a few things 😉

Read more Birchbox reviews or join Birchbox to get your own box. I’d love to hear what you get!

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