BirchBox October 2012 Review

Well, the Birch Box finally arrived! The tracking has been saying it will arrive every day . . . and today was the lucky day!

As anticipated, I did receive box 13:

This is my box. It is not as super as I imagined it would be, but not too bad this month. Certainly not as great as MyGlam/ Ipsy October 2012 box!

In my box was:
  • .46 Essie Lady Like Nail Polish. I thought this was a full sized, but when I looked it up, it looks like it is just shy of a full sized bottle (full sized is .5 oz).  Approx value: 3.46
  • .1 oz Kiehl's Rosa Artica Eye. Based on Amazon Per Oz price: $5.69
  • 1.69 oz Luna Lemon Zest Bar. Amazon Per Bar Price: $1.07
  • .07 oz Jouer Lip Enhancer. Based on online Per Oz Price: $2.96
  • 2- 2mL SuperGoop Samples. Based on Per mL Price: $1.36
Total Value: $14.54
Not as good of a value as My Glam/ Ipsy.
However, I will disclose that this box will earn me 50 review points (you can earn points for reviewing each item in your box). I combined my 60 points last month with my 50 points from this month and was able to get a full sized $10 item from their store. If you consider that you make $5 from each box and can get a completely free item every other month (shipping is free on box items), then it starts to become a better value.

I will probably keep my BirchBox because I do like the added value of buying a full sized item completely of my choosing.

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  1. I love that Jouer Lip Enhancer. I got some in a birchbox last year and ended up buying it. I do prefer my glam though

  2. I think it is a superior box in terms of what you get from the monthly boxes. I struggle with whether to keep BirchBox or not, but with the points you can earn and then use, it really does make it more "valuable" . . . at least this month I did not get band-aids. :)