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Birchbox Man gives at least four beauty samples a month $20. The price is double the Woman’s box, because of the added lifestyle item, which usually retails for over $20 by itself. As long as the lifestyle item is something you’d want, you should always get your investment back. You will get an email reminding you to select your lifestyle item. Respond as soon as you can, because the more desirable lifestyle items can go out-of-stock. All beauty samples are chosen for you based on the answers to your profile questions. For every review on an item received in your box, you get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A seven sample like this one gets my husband $7 back. He can also share his box on Facebook for an extra 10 points. That will give him a total of $8 back to redeem toward future purchases.
The boxes have themes at times, and this month’s theme came from the upcoming movie, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The first thing you notice when you open a box is the product card. It gives you a brief description of the products as well as the cost to purchase the full size.
You may have noticed there are eight items on the product card. If you noticed that, you have a great eye. Foils are always listed as bonuses on the card, so they are hard to spot at first. The Clean Fun Tool is not listed in the contents of the box online, so he is unable to review it. It is on the card, so I do not think it was an error. My guess is it is a special item every man who received a September box (not a welcome box) received. As it is a limited edition item not for sale in the shop, you are unable to review it.
CB was not overly enthused by this month’s sample choice. He opted for the Armstrong’s All Natural Leather Care Trio. This set retails for $36, so it does cover the cost of the box. When I saw the previews, I knew this would be his pick. I remember when we were younger and he used to polish his shoes a lot. These 1.4oz beauties have multiple uses, and he already delved into them.
Armstrong’s All Natural Brooklyn Boot Shine smells amazing. It melted a bit in transit spilling a little in the box, so the box smelled of fragrant citrus when it arrived. Although he has not used this one yet, I am in love with the way it smells. He immediately cleaned some leather items using Armstrong’s All Natural Brooklyn Leather Conditioner. We were both impressed with the results of the items I cleaned. My purse needs a good cleaning, so I may leave it sitting next to this and see if it cleans it.
Armstrong’s All Natural Universal Salve intrigued him, so he researched it. Apparently, it started as a butcher block cleaner. People were cleaning tools more often than they should, because they loved the moisturizing effect it left on their hands. That prompted the company to rebrand the salve for general use. CB loved it on his hands and appreciated that it is scent free. I will probably try this myself, because I love a good hand salve (as long as it is not too greasy). This selection turned out well even though he was not pleased with it until after it arrived.
The 0.51oz CW Beggs and Sons Face Wash is worth $1.36. I am always impressed with how much cheaper men’s face washes are. He really liked the face wash from the previous month, and I hope this has the same success.
The 1oz Plant Get It On Bodywash Sandalwood, Cedar & Ginger is worth $2.11. He alternates between liquid soaps and bars. I think he is still looking for his perfect soap, so I hope he likes this one.
The 0.25oz Vaughn V76 Tex Texture Paste is worth $3.82. I hope he gets something like this in every box. CB uses hair product everyday and has yet to find one he loves. He rarely finishes one, because he decides he does not like it before he reaches the halfway point.
The 0.230z Vaughn V76 Hydrating Shampoo foil did not excite CB at first. He commented that he hates foils. I reminded him that foils at Birchboxes are always bonuses. They get the same 10 review points deluxe samples give, so he should always welcome them. As far as value goes, I do not value foils either. I still love receiving them.
The 0.23oz Vaughn V76 Hydrating Conditioner foil is something he said he’d try. He usually does not use conditioner, but he tried the one from the previous month as well.
The 0.04oz Atelier Cologne Grand Neroli is worth $3.50. He’s taken Atelier Cologne samples from my stash in the past, so I hope he likes this scent as much as he likes the others.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E Clean Fun multi-use tool is worth $5.50 according to the product card. CB was actually impressed with this and said something about a knife. It looks irreplaceable, so I hope he takes care of it and does not lose it.
The box has a $52.29 value. His personal value is also $52.29, because he will try everything in the box. If you want to subscribe, remember to look at start-up offers and all available offers. When you’re ready to spend your rewards points, remember to add your free two piece sample pack when spending $35 from the Bonus Shop. See other Birchbox Subscription articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.