Birchbox October 2015
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RUSK Elixir Mist
Full-size price: $24.00
Sample size value is approximately: $10.00
This is a shine enhancing spray that gives color, thermal, and UV-protection. It comes out as a mist and easily applies to damp hair. This product smells very nice with almost a slight tropical scent to it. I enjoyed that the formula did not feel greasy or harsh on my hair. It seems to hold true to its word with providing heat protection, to prove other claims I would need to use this product for a longer period of time. Overall, it seems high quality and does the job. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

stila huge extreme lash mascara
Full-size price: $23.00
Sample size value is approximately: $11.50
This is a mascara that promises a major boost in volume, curl, and length. I enjoy the Stila brand and am always excited to see any products in my subscription boxes from the brand. I found that this mascara works fairly well, it does add a good amount of volume to my lashes without clumping. I am not a big fan of the brush as it is very thick and can pick up too much product. Overall, it's a decent mascara but nothing unique enough to make me want to purchase the full size.

Calypso St. Barth Mimosa Eau de Parfum
Full-size: $30.00-$75.00
Sample size value is approximately: $1.87
This perfume is a blend of mimosa, bergamont, jasmine, almond blossoms, and musk. It has a very strong smell and lasts quite a long while on the skin. I can tell the formula is made of high quality ingredients but this scent is not for me. It is a very mature, musky scent and carries some floral notes throughout. I tend to use light floral and sweet perfumes and this is a scent that is the complete opposite. I would consider this to be a decent product but would not purchase it in this scent.

Avene Soothing Moisture Mask
Full-size: $26
Sample size value is approximately: $9.60
This is a moisture mask that claims to revive tired, lackluster skin in minutes, as well as banish redness and irritation. Overall, I found this mask to be unique in the way it sets as it is very moisturizing and not drying like a lot of masks tend to be. Due to the sample size, I am unable to test it for a long period of time in order to back up all the claims. Because of the quality of the formula and how well it hydrates, I could definitely see this being able to reduce redness and irritation. It did not break me out or cause any issues for the time I used it. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

Borghese Fango Purificante Clay Cleanser
Full Size: $30
Sample size value is approximately: $4.28
This is a cleanser that has a foaming formula which deep-cleans like a mask as it softens skin. I really enjoyed the formula of this cleanser as well as the unique addition of the clay. It worked really well on not just cleaning my skin but making it feel soft. It did not irritate my skin and has a pleasant scent. I feel like a little goes a long way with this product so this is a really nice sample size which can be used several times. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

The value of my October Birchbox is $37.25.
I pay $10.00 a month for my subscription so I received an added value of $27.25.

Overall, I am underwhelmed by this month's box. While I enjoyed the majority of the products, I find that the items are becoming very repetitive. I feel like I get a lot of skincare and hair products and very rarely is anything completely new or different. I am also ready to opt out of perfume samples as I have been given scents that I do not like several times in a row now. I am hoping to see some more diversity in next month's box.

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