See everything that came in my September 2020 Birchbox in this review, what I think of it all, and how you can get your own Birchbox subscription with their latest offer!
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For my September 2020 Birchbox, I opted to choose a sample and let the rest be a surprise. I didn’t care for the majority of the items in the curated boxes this month.
I much prefer to choose a sample and let the rest be a surprise anyway, so I was really happy to actually like one of the sample choices this month.
Below you can learn more about Birchbox and see all of the items that I received. If you already know how Birchbox works, go ahead and skip on down to the September 2020 Birchbox Review heading.
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What Is Birchbox?
Birchbox is a monthly beauty sample box subscription. They send samples (and occasionally full size items) of skin care, makeup, hair care, and small life style products.
Can You Customize Your Birchbox?
You can customize your Birchbox to some extent.
Most months you can either chose 1 sample with the remaining samples being a surprise, or choose a curated box in which you will know all of the samples, or exchange your box for a full size product or points that can be used to purchase items in their online store.
Curated boxes and full size items tend to go pretty fast, but they are now saying that they will always have 2 curated boxes and more of them available.
You can also opt out of all of these options and have your entire box be a surprise.
Birchbox sends out tons of different box variations each month. What you get, if you sign up and receive a September 2020 Birchbox, may vary greatly from what is shown in this review.
How Much Does Birchbox Cost?
There are 3 options when signing up for a Birchbox subscription:
- Monthly Plan: $15 a month and you can cancel anytime.
- 6 Month Plan: $14 a month and you are committing to 6 months, but billed monthly.
- 12 Month Plan: $13 a month and you are committing to 12 months, but billed monthly.
You can see all of the details and any free gifts or discounts with purchase from the sign up screen on the Birchbox website. They usually have some pretty good incentives for signing up!
September 2020 Birchbox Unboxing Video
September 2020 Birchbox Review
Birchbox always comes with a little card that has each product listed on it, as well as the full size value of the item.
Nature Lab Perfect Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub
This scalp scrub is my sample choice for this month. I have used 2 others. One from DpHUE which I LOVED, and another from a brand that I forget that I didn’t care for.
I like DpHUE’s so much because it’s thick and really gritty so you can feel it working. The other sample I tried had so few beads in it that I couldn’t feel them at all.
This one feels more like DpHUE’s, so I am excited to give it a try.
Arrow Boost Color Enhancing Lip Balm
Color enhancing lip balm is one of those items that I never like, but keep getting. To make matters worse, I’ve already received this exact item. I keep it by my bed and only use it at night because I don’t like the color these types of balms make my lips.
In Birchbox’s defense, they have changed the packaging since I last received this item. They also said that every month they will include an Arrow product (it’s their own brand) as an extra bonus item. So, it doesn’t really count towards your sample total.
Eyeko Brow Liner
If you’ve ever read any of my other beauty box reviews, there’s a good chance there was an eyebrow pencil in it, and I wasn’t happy about it.
I don’t know what it is, but I get eyebrow pencil after eyebrow pencil. I don’t use them. At all. Ever.
I do like that this one is a liquid and brown. I might just try it as an eyeliner and see if it works that way.
Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer
I am really particular about what kind of facial moisturizers I use on my skin. While this particular one might be good, I don’t really care to try it.
I’m using retinol and rose hip seed oil at night, and during the day, I usually use a combination of several products from The Ordinary that I love.
I just don’t care to interrupt my routine at the moment because it’s working really well for me.
Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser
I’ve sampled a few Malin + Goetz products in the past and have always liked them.
While I really love The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser, I’m still happy to try other facial cleansers.
I’m currently using Kylie Skin that I got in my June 2020 Boxycharm box and hate it. I thought it was okay at first, but it leaves my face feeling completely stripped of moisture). I’ll probably swap it out and give this one a try instead.
Juara Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel
I was a Birchbox subscriber many years ago and Juara Candlenut lotion was one of my first samples. This line must be going great for this brand to still be sampling products.
It’s not a super exciting sample. Body wash isn’t something I’m too picky about, so long as it’s not drying.
There is probably just enough product in this tiny tube for a single washing – hopefully!
Alterna Caviar Anti-aging Restructuring Bond Repair Shampoo and Conditioner
Alterna is another brand that’s shown up in a lot of different beauty subscription boxes over the years. I usually really like their products.
What I love about this sample is that it claims to transform your hair after just one use.
We shall see about that!
Overall I was once again pretty happy with this box. I really wish I would stop getting so many brow products since I don’t use them, but I guess that’s the “it” thing right now. I also never really like the Arrow products.
I have 2 more boxes left in my subscription. While I enjoy trying new products, I am pretty sure that I’m going to be canceling after my yearly subscription expires.
I prefer boxes where you get full size items like BoxyCharm which is only $12 more and you get 5 full size products, and FabFitFun where with a yearly subscription, you can pick 5 of the items plus add on more for a really low price.
Birchbox is still a great way to try new things though, and is still a fun option for a lot people.
Sign Up For Birchbox
To try out Birchbox for yourself, visit their website. You can check out the current offers on that page, choose your plan, and get ready for a little box of fun beauty surprises each month.
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