This is my September 2011 Birchbox shipment. Click here to view my husband's Birchbox shipment (which is different from mine, and has a higher value).
And let me just say... this month is a total joke! The approx. value comes out to just over $13. I mean... seriously?!?? All the shipments so far have been at least $20 or more of a value. This is the WORST shipment so far and if this is how they say "yay, we've made it a year, thank you" I think it's a really terrible shipment for that kind of statement. I have a feeling a LOT of people will drop Birchbox after this one, unless they received a better shipment than mine. I mean, SERIOUSLY, this has to be a joke. Where are the Punk'd cameras?
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September 2011 Birchbox
- Value of September's Birchbox Shipment: $13.38 (value is approximate)
- Total # of Items Received: 6
- # of makeup items: 3
- # of nail items: 1
- # of skin care items: 0
- # of body care items: 0
- # of hair care items: 0
- # of fragrance: 1
- # of other items: 1
Now I'll break it down, product-by-product...
INCOCO Nail Polish Applique
- DESCRIPTION ON INFO CARD: We all have a wild side. Nail strips are the latest trend -- try them on your fingers or toes.
- MY THOUGHTS: You know I'm a lover of all things nail related, so I jumped for joy when I saw these. I love the leopard print too.
- FULL SIZE: 16 strips @ $7.99
- SIZE I RECEIVED: 12 strips
- VALUE: $6.00
- DESCRIPTION ON INFO CARD: Long days call for sweatproof, waterproof mascara. This tubing mascara does the trick and looks extra glossy, too.
- MY THOUGHTS: I've tried Blinc Mascara in the past and wasn't a fan. I'm not sure if I will give it another try or not. The little tubes that came off my lashes were cool at first but then grossed me out. I'm weird though, so you probably won't see anything wrong with it.
- FULL SIZE: 0.21 oz @ $24.00
- SIZE I RECEIVED: 0.02 oz
- VALUE: $2.29
- DESCRIPTION ON INFO CARD: The fragrance equivalent to a wink, this fanciful scent is a burst of fresh citrus and jasmine over a Base of lavender and pumpkin.
- MY THOUGHTS: I didn't fully open it to smell it, but of what I could smell I wasn't a fan. I'm just not a fragrance girl.
- FULL SIZE: 50 ml @ $55.00
- SIZE I RECEIVED: no size listed, most of these vials are around 1.5 ml
- VALUE: $1.65
JOUER Lip Enhancer
- DESCRIPTION ON INFO CARD: Why settle for plain 'ol lip balm when you can hydrate, plum, and condition all in one go? Right, we thought so.
- MY THOUGHTS: I haven't tried it but it sounds good. I like the last Jouer lip gloss I received in a previous Birchbox shipment so I'm sure this will be worth at least a test.
- FULL SIZE: 0.33 fl oz @ $14.00
- SIZE I RECEIVED: 0.07 fl oz
- VALUE: $2.95
- DESCRIPTION ON INFO CARD: Smear not: This handy card ensures that your mascara stays on your lashes, not on your eyelids.
- MY THOUGHTS: I've seen Mally (from Mally Beauty) do this exact thing to an old playing card and showed everyone how to make their own. I thought it was a good idea but never took the time to make one. Now I have one and I'll probably use it. However, the thought of having to buy a 10 pack... no thanks. I would rather spend $0.99 on a deck of playing cards and have 52 to use.
- FULL SIZE: 10 cards @ $4.99
- SIZE I RECEIVED: 1 card
- VALUE: $0.49
- DESCRIPTION ON INFO CARD: It's been a year! and we couldn't have done it without you (thank you.). Wear this friendship bracelet as a reminder that there is beauty in discovery, and delight in anticipation. Here's to many more beauty-filled months.
- MY THOUGHTS: This is simple, yet cute bracelet. Will I actually wear it? Eh, probably not. But I will use it to decorate around my makeup area.
- FULL SIZE: n/a
- SIZE I RECEIVED: n/a
- VALUE: n/a
Let me know what you think...
Did you receive a Birchbox shipment this month? If so, what are your thoughts on this box? I was majorly disappointed. Maybe you received better items. Let me know in the comments below!