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October 2015 Birchbox Unboxing
I’ll be honest that I’m not big into makeup. At the same time, that’s a good reason to get boxes like this - where I fail at deciding which cosmetics to buy, Birchbox makes the choice for me. The question is whether or not those choices are useful.
The first item I received was a cannister of dry shampoo. I don’t use dry shampoo routinely, but it’s nice to have around for emergencies. This also looks like a high-quality composition with oat milk included. The estimated value for the 50ml size is $9.
The second item in the box was a W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara. Mascara is one of the few makeup items I use on a regular basis, so this was a good item to receive. I was surprised at its expensive retail price - about $24. I’m hoping that means it’s a high quality product. Either way, I’ll be likely to use it because I use mascara so often.
The third item was a small 0.15 tube of MAKE Skin Illuminator. Honestly, I probably won’t use this item. I’m extremely pale, so illuminating my skin seems contrary to my goal. I suppose illumination is different from brightening, though. Perhaps I’ll do more research on this product. It was difficult to price because most versions of this product come with a brush and this one didn’t, so I’m estimating the value at $10.
The fourth item was some fancy thermal spring water. This isn’t an item I’d be convinced to buy on its own, but because I received it as part of this box, I might as well give it a try. My understanding is that it’s simply a refreshing and soothing spray for the face. The estimated value is $5.
The fifth and final item in the box was a Dr. Jart Clearing Solution mask. I usually don’t have the patience to wear masks because they make it difficult to complete other tasks, but I might give this one a try. I get acne on occasion and this looks like it could help with it. The estimated value of the mask is $9.
Considering how infrequently I use makeup, I’m not sure I’ll continue my subscription. However, with an estimated value of about $57, it’s well worth the $10 monthly fee for anyone who appreciates beauty products.