Interesting Finds in October's Birchbox


I have a love/hate relationship with Birchbox. I do think that it's a really great tool to find new products and to test out products you wouldn't normally try. However, a lot of the times the products don't really work for me. This is partially because my skin is super sensitive and breaks out/has bad reactions to a lot of products, and partially because if it is something that works, 9/10 I can't afford it. 

This month, I was very impressed with Birchbox's packaging (though this isn't surprising because they've stepped up their game recently). The pink box this month looked like a bathtub after you popped a LUSH bath bomb in it, and I loved it. Normally I would save boxes, but living in the apartment I'm currently in, I don't have any space whatsoever. 

For me this month, the products were a bit of a mix of things I would actually love and use and things that just didn't work for me. I absolutely adored the Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo, but for $25.00 a can, it was a little pricy for me. The Eyeko Black Magic Mascara on the other hand did not work at all whatsoever. I found that it was very wet when it went on, which is not necessarily a bad thing but it was ALL over my face, and then during the day it flaked really badly which is not good for those of us who wear contacts. 

My hair is super thin, so I don't really use a lot of styling creams because they tend to weigh my hair down. I haven't yet tried the Number 4 Texture Styling Creme, however I think one day when I'm going out I will try it. I have tried different products from Number 4 before, and I do enjoy most of their products. 

The BioRepublic Skincare Green Tea Purifying Fiber Mask Set was really good, though I don't know if I would pay about $15.00 for it. I feel like I could find a mast that is a little cheaper that works just the same. It was very nice though, and super cooling and refreshing. Overall, I'm usually impressed by the Birchboxes, which is why I continuously stay with them. 
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