After I reviewed September's Birchbox, I immediately ordered the October box for myself. After looking through my October box, I ponied up for a whole year's subscription (you get a one month discount--$110 rather than $120). For my $10/month, this is a great product.
Once again, the outer packaging was superb, making me feel like I was opening a gift, rather than receiving samples. The October theme is "Dress Up," so the products all fall loosely into that category.
The inner packaging was also lovely, with the small samples all tied up with a ribbon.
As for the treats themselves, they're just as great as last month!
- 2.5 oz reBloom beauty sleep drink
- 2 each .23 oz samples Oribe shampoo and conditioner moisture and control
- 2 deborah lippmann Stripper to go lavender nail polish remover finger mitts
- .25 oz sample of Perricone MD Cold Plasma
- .10 oz sample of laura mercier lip glace in Opal
With the exception of the sleep drink, which kinda skeeves me out (though there isn't anything scary in it--just water, malic acid, lavender, extract, natural flavors, and salt), this is again all stuff I'll use. The nail polish remover pads are actually already gone--they worked and didn't stink! And I really like the lip gloss.
Last month, I was super impressed to receive $24.18 worth of products for $10. So let's do the the cost analysis again, shall we? Again, calculations are based on the full size products:
reBloom sleep drink: $3.99
Oribe shampoo and conditioner: $2.00 (shampoo) and $2.64 (conditioner)
deborah lippmann nail polish remover finger mitts: $3.33
Perricone MD Cold Plasma: $3.75
laura mercier lip glace: $13.83
Another great value! The laura mercier gloss alone is worth the box's purchase price. Way to go, Birchbox!
Edit: So my math was flawed: the Perricone MD sample? Actually $37.50 value! Which makes this box an UNREAL value!