This is my third full size Birchbox order and boy do I have a lot to say about this one. But first, that rip at the top? That was me. Oops. 😄
So I made this order on 5/10, about three weeks ago… and it took forever for just the first part of the order to ship out. I never actually got a tracking number. My order just showed up unexpectedly at my door. Unfortunately when it showed up… something inside had leaked. 😦 Here you can see the stains on the cardboard.
Noooooo, it was my Keims shampoo.
Yup, definitely leaked a lot.
Here’s a better view of what it looks like, all sticky and gross. But at least it smells amazing!
Keims Cleanshine Energizing Shampoo ($9.50) – I got this as a shampoo in my Birchbox and loved it so much that I traded for another sample… and then once that ran out, I decided I needed the full size because it was so awesome. Also, compared to the other shampoos sampled by Birchbox, this one was relatively cheap! I love the scent of this and how it lathers.
And good news/bad news. Because it leaked, I called Birchbox and explained the situation… and they sent me another bottle! But the bad news is that the replacement bottle also leaked. 😄 I laughed when I opened the box because I could already smell the shampoo. But hey, I’ll take it!
I didn’t bother calling in again because I basically got two 95% full bottles for the price of one.
FEED 5 Tassel Bracelet ($10) – I got this just because I wanted it. I’ve been into bracelets recently, especially cuffs. And since I could get it for “free” with my points, I thought I’d try it out! I really like the tassel and I just realized I didn’t take a very good photo of it. 😄 But there are ten metal beads threaded on the front of the bracelet. They have this bracelet in purple and red as well!
So… this is the first part of my order that arrived some time in the past three weeks. And the replacement bottle came some time during these last three weeks as well, but I didn’t take a photo of it. 😄
Now, FINALLY… today this arrived! I swear it felt like this took forever.
It was a lot of packaging for just one little bottle.
Madison Reed Nourishing Color-Enhancing Conditioner ($19.95) – This was ordered for my mom! She really liked the little sample bottle she got in her Madison Reed coloring kit (but she didn’t like the actual coloring product, lol) that I told her I would buy her the full size for free from Birchbox since I had the points!
So… I paid $1.56 for this order! 🙂 You might be wondering where the mystery sample pack is, but unfortunately they were out of stock by the time they decided to ship out my order (lol okay…) so instead of shipping me the women’s, which was in stock… they just gave me 100 points instead. Oh well, not bad. I’ll take the $10. 😉 I will say that I never make a purchase unless a) I can use a promo code to get 20% off and b) I have enough points to really cut down the cost to dollars and cents.
I have another full size order coming tomorrow that I’m really super excited about. 😀 I think you’ll understand why when I post about it! Well, I want to post about it tomorrow… so here’s to hoping that it arrives in tact and perfect. I will say that I paid $0 out of pocket for that order so… definitely exciting. 😀