This is just an overview of when I opened the box. Every month has a theme, and appropriately in the month of Thanksgiving, this month's was Give. The letter you see is just a small little explanation of the thought process behind the theme and this one also had a segment about the charity being supported by Birchbox called The Art of Elysium who encourages actors, artists, designers and musicians to dedicate their time and talent to children battling various medical conditions.
This box seemed to have more samples than usual which I was very happy about, and it also contained a full size product!! The first item I received was the Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray. It is said to work for all hair types and is a 1oz sample. The description says that this spray "gives dry hair a voluminous, sexy, tousled look" and that it is also great for updos.
The next product is a lip gloss from ModelCo, an Austrailian company, and it just so happens to be FULL SIZE which is also a nice surprise. It is a very pretty light pink color, and for me is a perfect my-lips-but-better color with golden shimmer. Another thing that is really cool about this lip gloss is the mirror on the side of the package which is made for easy on the go application.
The next two products were in a cute little reusable envelope. Not sure if I'll use it, but you never know! The first one is a perfume sample from Stella Cadente called Miss Me Eau de Parfum. It is said to be a French scent from a blend of exotic blossoms. Honestly, I'm not really a fan of this perfume. It smells a little like fabric softener to me, but not every sample is going to impress.
The other product in the little envelope is the Per-fekt Beauty Brow Perfection in Caramel. I've never used any products from this brand, but I have seen it sold on Sephora.com. To be honest, I'm a little worried that the color will be too dark for me. I much prefer clear brow gel but I will have to try it.
The final sample I received is a food, which I actually frequently receive but no complaints here! I got a chocolate treat from Chuao Chocolatier, which are said to be made from Venezuelan cocoa and come in unexpected flavors. And boy was this flavor unexpected! As soon as I bit into the bar, there was an instant tingling and spicy flavor and I'm pretty sure there were pop rocks in the bar. I can't say I'll be purchasing one soon, but it was certainly an experience!
There was also a coupon in this months box for $15 off a pair of shoes from Chromatic Gallerie which is cool, but these shoes are $88 dollars a pair! I'm not sure if I can afford that for one pair of shoes, but it was still really kind of them to include.
So that's it for this months box! I would say I definitely received my $10 value for this month especially the fact that I got a full size lip gloss. If you don't subscribe to Birchbox, you should totally consider it because it really is a great service. If you do subscribe, I want to know what's in YOUR box this month so tell me in the comments what you got this month because every box is different.
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