November 2014 Birchbox Man Review

Husband’s November 2014 Birchbox Man contained the following items:

THE BOX:

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THE COST:

Men’s Subscription ($20/Month):  Grooming products and accessories ranging from socks to tech accessories

THE GOODS:

Overview of his box from Birchbox:

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Alternative Apparel Basic Crew T-shirt – $28

This shirt was too small for Husband – but it’s a really nice T-shirt (super soft) so I will be wearing it for a sleep shirt!!

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Davines Naturaltech Rebalancing Shampoo – 100 ml – $10.20

I really like the Davines brand (as does Husband) so this product is a win for both of us 🙂

Do The Right Thing Face to Face Foam Cleanser – 15 ml – $2.30

Husband really likes this cleaner too (he got a chance to sample before my review since I’m posting so late!)

Hanz de Fuko Sponge Wax – 0.25 oz? – $2?

Husband hasn’t gotten around to trying this yet, but I know he really likes the claymation hair stuff they make!

Clark’s Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream – 0.1 oz? – $7?

Husband hasn’t tried this either.  I think he might be scared that he’ll like it too much as it’s SUPER expensive!

THE VERDICT:

The overall value of Husband’s November 2014 Birchbox Man was approximately $50 for his $20 subscription.  I know he doesn’t get to enjoy the highest value item in the box (the t-shirt), but I don’t think he minds passing it to me since a lot of my sleep shirts don’t fit anymore!!

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October 2014 Birchbox Man Review

Husband’s October 2014 Birchbox Man contained the following items:

THE BOX:

(Husband got box 7 this month – how do you tell?  Log in to birchbox and scroll down to the box history, click the link and the last one or two digits (https://www.birchbox.com/men/box/october-2014/october-2014-mb7) are the box number – you can see all of the other boxes by changing this number!)

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THE COST:

Men’s Subscription ($20/Month):  Grooming products and accessories ranging from socks to tech accessories

THE GOODS:

Overview of his box from Birchbox:

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Blind Barber Watermint Gin Shave Cream – 1.2 oz – $5.28

Husband has this brand in the cupboard (came from a swap site) and loves it, so I’m sure he didn’t mind receiving this sample!

das boom industries Bay Rum, Smoke & Dirt Lotion – 1 oz – $3

Ha!  I think they were stretching a little to get a “man” smelling lotion…

Baxter of California Deodorant – 1.2 oz – $8.15

This is an aluminum-free deodorant made with tea tree oil and chamomile.  I think Husband is actually really excited to give this a try!

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Quirky Organizer Trio – Cordies, Wrapter, and Bandits – $11.97

I’ve actually been eyeing this cordies thing for awhile to keep the cords on my desk – will have to see if I can steal from Husband.. LOL, nevertheless I think he was pretty excited for this whole set of items (he’s really into this kind of “techie” thing).

THE VERDICT:

The overall value of Husband’s October 2014 Birchbox Man was approximately $28 for his $20 subscription.  Well definitely not the highest value of box that he’s ever received he LOVED this month’s box!  I guess goes to show it’s not only about value!!

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September 2014 Birchbox Man Review

Husband’s September 2014 Birchbox Man contained the following items:

THE BOX:

(Husband got box 24 this month – how do you tell?  Log in to birchbox and scroll down to the box history, click the link and the last one or two digits (https://www.birchbox.com/men/box/september-2014/september-2014-mb24) are the box number – you can see all of the other boxes by changing this number!)

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THE COST:

Men’s Subscription ($20/Month):  Grooming products and accessories ranging from socks to tech accessories

THE GOODS:

Overview of his box from Birchbox:

Clinique for Men Broad Spectrum SPF 21 Moisturizer – 0.5 oz – $3.85

Dear Clark Resurrecting Wash – 1 oz – $2.82

Hue for Every Man Pomade – 0.25 oz? – $3.67

Bonobos Anchor Chief Pocket Square – $42

Field Notes Mixed 3-pack with Clic Pens – $11.95

THE VERDICT:

The overall value of Husband’s September 2014 Birchbox Man was approximately $64 for his $20 subscription.  This box had amazing value, but unfortunately the high value item was not a win for Husband.  He has had many wins in past boxes though, so oh well!

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August 2014 Birchbox Man Review

Husband’s August 2014 Birchbox Man arrived this past week – here’s what was inside:

THE BOX:

(Husband got box 10 this month – how do you tell?  Log in to birchbox and scroll down to the box history, click the link and the last one or two digits (https://www.birchbox.com/men/box/august-2014/august-2014-mb10) are the box number – you can see all of the other boxes by changing this number!)

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THE COST:

Men’s Subscription ($20/Month):  Grooming products and accessories ranging from socks to tech accessories

THE GOODS:

Overview of his box from Birchbox:

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English Laundry Pomade – 0.5 oz? – $4?

Husband uses hair style products on occasion, so I’m sure this will get used!

Air Repair Rescue Balm – 0.3 oz? – $4?

To be honest, I might be stealing this item from Husband!  Meant for dry skin (anywhere!)

Billy Jealousy Facial Cleanser – 1 oz – $2.50

Husband always seems to get facial cleanser in his Birchbox!  I think there’s seriously like 5 samples at a time in the shower… Last month he gave it to a friend, maybe I can convince him to do this again!  LOL…

Proraso Liquid After Shave Cream – 0.8 oz – $3.30

Husband also has many after shave creams, but again, I know they’ll get used.  I guess Birchbox’s one downfall is that he’ll never actually buy face was or after shave or shave cream just due to all the same samples!

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Grover Boxers – $22

Husband typically wears boxer briefs, but he’ll still give these a shot.  It’s been a long time since he wore actual “boxers”, so they very well may end up at the back of the drawer.

THE VERDICT:

The overall value of Husband’s May 2014 Birchbox Man was approximately $36 for his $20 subscription.  I don’t think this is one of his favorite boxes, but will probably depend on how much he ends up liking the boxers.  I think that’s probably the riskiest thing about Birchbox Man is that if you don’t like the lifestyle item, the box can be a flop.  We’ve definitely had a lot of “wins” though, so overall I think it works out good for Husband!

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July 2014 Birchbox Man Review

So.. I’m really behind on box reviews – here’s Husband’s July 2014 Birchbox Man:

THE BOX:

(Husband got box 18 this month – how do you tell?  Log in to birchbox and scroll down to the box history, click the link and the last one or two digits (https://www.birchbox.com/men/box/july-2014/july-2014-bb18) are the box number – you can see all of the other boxes by changing this number!)

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THE COST:

Men’s Subscription ($20/Month):  Grooming products and accessories ranging from socks to tech accessories

THE GOODS:

Overview of his box from Birchbox:

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Atelier Cologne Mistral Patchouli – 1 ml – $1.25

I HATE the smell of patchouli – let’s just say that we finally lost the streak of good cologne smells…

Baxter of California Oil Free Moisturizer – 0.5 fl oz – $2.75

I think Husband really likes this brand – so I’m sure he’ll enjoy this.

Billy Jealousy Fuzzy Logic Hair Strengthening Shampoo – 1 oz – $2.75

This is another repeat brand that I think Husband likes

Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash – 1 oz – $3.25 (not pictured)

 Husband actually gave this item away to a friend – he has so many face wash samples stacked up.

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Bread & Boxers Boxer Briefs – 1 pair – $18

I’m not so sure I like the color of these (tighty whitey flash back much? LOL) – but I’m sure Husband will wear!

THE VERDICT:

The overall value of Husband’s July 2014 Birchbox Man was approximately $28 for his $20 subscription.  I think he’ll use everything in this month’s box (with the exception of the face wash he gave away and the patchouli cologne), so still probably a win!

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June 2014 Birchbox Man Review

Husband’s June 2014 Birchbox Man arrived last week Saturday (a mere day after they posted shipping for it!), but just getting to the review now!

THE BOX:

(Husband got box 24 this month – how do you tell?  Log in to birchbox and scroll down to the box history, click the link and the last one or two digits (https://www.birchbox.com/men/box/june-2014/june-2014-bb24) are the box number – you can see all of the other boxes by changing this number!)

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THE COST:

Men’s Subscription ($20/Month):  Grooming products and accessories ranging from socks to tech accessories

THE GOODS:

Overview of his box from Birchbox:

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English Laundry Tahitian Waters – 2 ml – $1.70

Mmm – this smells amazing!  I really like all the different cologne samples Husband receives in his boxes!

Baxter of California Facial Scrub – 0.5 fl oz – $2.13

I’m sure this’ll get use – not much else to say about it though!

Billy Jealousy Beard Wash – 1 oz – $2.50

I’m not sure why Husband got another “beard” item in his box – I’m fairly certain that he filled out the online profile that said he did NOT have a beard, so not sure why we got this item.  Will likely end up being swapped.

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Tommy John Loafer Liners – 2 pack – $16.50

Husband doesn’t have loafers, but he does have a pair of Sanuk shoes that these will probably work with?  This is the item that we could have picked either the socks, a card holder, or “surprise me”.  Husband chose the surprise me option, but I think he wishes it would have been an item different from the two offered!

Proper Bar Soap – 1 oz – $2.40

Hm – we have a LOT of soap in this house.  I kind of went on a crazy the past couple years at farmers markets purchasing handmade soaps… LOL  This will actually probably end up getting donated with all of the other “hotel” samples.

*Side note on this, whenever we stay at a hotel, we take all of the shampoos/soap bars/etc. and then donate them to a food shelf once a year.  It doesn’t cost us anything (the cost is built into the rate of the room right?) and it’s a “free” extra donation to someone in need.  We stole this idea from a coworker of Husbands, and have to say it’s awesome.  Last year it was a solid Target bag FULL of samples on top of our other donations!

THE VERDICT:

The overall value of Husband’s June 2014 Birchbox Man was approximately $25 for his $20 subscription.  I think this is probably his least favorite box yet, but we’ll just mark this one as a miss and hope next month’s is better!

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May 2014 Birchbox Man Review

Husband’s May 2014 Birchbox Man arrived today!  Here’s what was inside:

THE BOX:

(Husband got box 4 this month – how do you tell?  Log in to birchbox and scroll down to the box history, click the link and the last one or two digits (https://www.birchbox.com/men/box/may-2016/may-2014-bb4) are the box number – you can see all of the other boxes by changing this number!)

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THE COST:

Men’s Subscription ($20/Month):  Grooming products and accessories ranging from socks to tech accessories

THE GOODS:

Overview of his box from Birchbox:

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Histoires de Parfums 1969 – 2 ml – $4.17

This scent is a blend of rose, patchouli, clove, and musk – it’s interesting at best.  Can’t say that I hate it, but don’t really love either… hm.  Husband seems to like though!

COOLA Environmental Repair Plus Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion – 0.5 fl oz – $2.67

Alright, I’m already secretly plotting how I can steal this from Husband!  Hopefully won’t need, but it never seems to fail that I get a sunburn at some point in the summer…

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Plant Face Oil in ØÅ – ~1 ml – $1.33

I think Husbands exact words were “hmm”.  LOL, I think he’s interested in trying?

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – 20 g – $5.67

I got this same sample in a previous Birchbox and liked it – it’s pretty exfoliating so only use every couple days!

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RIADA by Adair Tie Bar – $20

Husband was stoked to get this tie bar!  He won’t use very often, but he’s pretty stoked!

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BONUS ITEM: 32 Oral Care, LLC Effervescent Breath Treatment – 4 packs – $1.97

Husband got these in a previous box – he really likes them so happy to get more!

Bicycle Robocyle Playing Cards – 1 pack – $3.99

This item was an add on to kick of the Aces VIP program Birchbox started!  We’ll take the extra!

THE VERDICT:

The overall value of the May 2014 Birchbox Man was over $39 for a $20 subscription!  I think he’s super excited about all the items this month, so total win!

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