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May BirchBox – Wrap Up July 10, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Skincare — slagoon @ 11:09 am
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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from my May box and decide on how much I liked them. So now it is time to do my box wrap up.In case you don’t remember, here is a summary of the Awesomeness level:

Box Awesomeness Level Review (AL)

  • 5 points for an item that surpasses everything else I’ve tried and becomes my #1 choice for what role it fulfills
  • 4 points for an item that becomes added to my permanent collection of cosmetics and I will repurchase
  • 3 points for an item that joins my “I might buy this again” list
  • 2 points for an item I finished or will finish the entire sample of but in the end decided not to re-purchase
  • 1 point for an item that I tried and immediately threw out/gave away
  • 0 points if the item was a duplicate of something from a previous bag/box/kit that only scored a 1 in that box – meaning I knew enough to not even bother with trying it.
  • Don’t forget that I subtract 1/2 point for samples that can only be used 2 or fewer times.

Click “more” to see how this kit rated…

Bvlgari – Omnia Crystalline – Previously Reviewed
Sample Size 0.05 oz
Full Size  1.33 oz
Full Size Price $64.00
Sample Value $2.40
 AL<- 0 As I mentioned in the original review – this was NOT for me.
fresh – Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
Sample Size  0.08 oz
Full Size  0.15 oz
Full Size Price $22.00
Sample Value $11.73
AL<-50000000 (ok just 5) I love this product and have loved it since my first ever lip treatment a year ago.  I also love t hat fresh uses the same high quality packaging as they do in their full size products.
Kiehls – Abyssine Cream +
Sample Size 0.25 oz
Full Size 1.69 oz
Full Size Price $48.00
Sample Value $7.10
AL<- 1  I tried it a few times but ultimately threw it away – it made me break out too much.
Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20 in Glow
Sample Size  0.5 oz
Full Size  3.38 oz
Full Size Price $34.00
Sample Value $5.02
AL<-1 This just didn’t look good or feel good on me.
XOXO Notecard
Sample Size 1 card
Full Size  12 cards
Full Size Price $10.00
Sample Value $0.83
AL<- Not relevant – it is the “bonus” item and it is really not worth including in the rating unlike some of the other “bonus” items.
Awesomeness Level: 0+5+1+1=7     7/4=1.75. This was essentially a bust for me except for the fresh sample. I guess, as always, it is good I didn’t go try the full size!
Box value – $27.10.
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