I am back with yet another beauty sample subscription box and the one that is taking center stage in the madness we call beauty sample subscriptions is from one of my oldest beauty subscriptions, and I am talking about no other than Birchbox, and yes this subscription service can be debatable to if they are the best on the market, however in my opinion Birchbox is one of the originals and has yet to disappoint me.
For those who might be thinking what is Birchbox? or is Birchbox worth signing up for? here is a quick background of the workings of Birchbox. Birchbox is a monthly beauty enthusiast or beauty addict’s convenient and somewhat adventurous way to get their hands on great beauty samples when one might not want to make their way down to their local Sephora or plaza to discover new beauty products, or to obtain samples from products that have sparked their curiosity. Birchbox takes the work out of gathering up samples from great brands or undiscovered brands and curates boxes tailored to your beauty profile and delivers them right into your mailbox monthly. As a Birchbox subscriber you earn Birchbox Points for each product you receive and review. For each sample reviewed the subscriber receives ten points per sample, and ends up with a total of fifty points each month.
Once one reaches one hundred points, which is equivalent to $10.00 in Birchbox dollars one can purchase whatever their heart desires as long as they have the points and/or green to support that said purchase. Birchbox subscriptions cost ten dollars a month, or you can pay $110.00 upfront for an annual subscription. And, that’s pretty much how Birchbox works and without any further delay let’s get to my Birchbox October 2015 Box Reveal. For the month of October I decided to opt-out of the traditional Birchbox, and selected one of the special edition boxes. The box that I selected is the “Game Face” edition, and every single product featured in this box has been amazing so far and I am hooked.
For the month of October Birchbox has pledge to donate a total of $104,000 for research for breast cancer and they have partnered with the legendary Estee Lauder, which has been pivotal over the decades in supporting research. The theme is about promoting awareness and supporting brands that support the cause.
Full size $22.00
The first product that was included in the Game Face Edition box is a facial cleanser by Origins and it is their Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash that is not only effective at giving ones face a thorough cleansing, but has a peppermint scent that mimics peppermint bark at christmas time. Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash is all about balancing combination-skin and delivering the finish results of a radiant complexion. I am absolutely hooked on this cleanser after one use. I love how creamy and hydrating this cleanser is, and I think it is the perfect cleanser for the dry cold winter months when our skin is pleading for hydration.Product 2 Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme
Full size $50.00
The next product feature in the my Birchbox October 2015 Box Reveal is from the esteemed brand Estee Lauder, and the product that is dominating my box is the Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme. This cream aids in diminishing the appearance of fine lines overtime as well as wrinkles and ultimately helps with dehydrated and lack luster skin by restoring it. Estee Lauder’s Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme is formulated with IntuiGen Technology that works to provide ones skin with what it actually needs.Product 3 Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Full size $26.00
The next product has been around for ages and is a beauty classic that is truly fitting that it was included in the Birchbox Game Face Edition box, because this product is not only a classic, but an effective top-rated skincare product. I am talking about no other than Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. If one is a beauty enthusiast you have seen, used, heard of or are already addicted to this moisturizer. Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion was created for individuals that longed for a skincare treat that was actually going to deliver hydrating results for one’s skin, and this is exactly what this moisture does skin stays hydrated longer, and at the same time helps with strengthening skin. Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is dermatologist developed formula as stated by the brand. Product 4 Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Full size $36.00
Another classic fan beauty favorite that graced my October 2015 Birchbox is from a brand that created a product that is considered one of the top makeup primers in my opinion on the market, and I talking about the coveted Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. This foundation primer can be worn alone, or right under ones foundation. This is an oil-free foundation primer that works to create polish flawless finish. The consistency is perfect, and does not leave a sticky residue behind as some clear primers do sometimes.Product 5 Prescriptives False Eyelashes Plush Mascara
Full size $23.00
And the last product to wrap up my Birchbox October 2015 Box Reveal is a mascara by the brand Prescriptives, and it is their False Eyelashes Plush Mascara. This mascara is all about conditioning ones lashes and delivering a dramatic finish. Prescriptives False Eyelashes Plush Mascara also works to add length as well as volume without clumping.
And those were are the products that I received in my October 2015 Birchbox. I thought this box was perfect and well suited for the month of October. For me personally I can not honestly pick one favorite product from this box, because the Game Face Edition box featured amazing brands, and equally amazing products. Every product featured in this box is a classic and an original beauty favorite that I am pretty sure has been in one’s possession at some point in time whether sampling at a beauty store counter, was gifted, purchased yourself or just seen advertisement for we seen, used and know of these brands, and that was my Birchbox October 2015 Box Reveal as usual all purchasing information will be below.
Product reviewed Birchbox October 2015 Box Reveal
Available at: Birchbox (Referral Link)
Cost: $10.00 a month or $110.00 a year PrePaid
Links to products mentioned
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Was (Referral link)
Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme (Referral link)
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (Referral link)
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (Referral link)
Prescriptives False Eyelashes Plush Mascara (Referral link)