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February 2016 Birchbox Man First Look

By 10:59 PM

My thieving ways continue.  As Taylor went off to work today, I borrowed his Birchbox.  I think he knows I will because even though he was excited about certain items, he didn't use them yet.

In case, you didn't know Birchbox Man is $20.00 per month and earns points like the women's boxes.  You earn 50 points or $5.00 in the Birchbox store for referring friends.  You earn 10 points per review on items you review from your Birchbox and also from purchasing things in the store.  These points can be used towards anything in their store.  They have the best point system of any of my boxes.

This month's theme was Life Hacked.  I was pretty much expecting some bungee cords and cool stuff.  I wasn't right.  This is one of those months where the theme doesn't really follow.

Malin + Goetz
 Malin+Goetz is a sensitive skin brand founded out of new York and the provider of the first item in the box.  It's the Grapefruit Face Cleanser and it is 32.00 for the 8 oz full size.  It actually smells like grapefruit.

Next up is Blackbird's Pipebomb a scent created by a former men's wear company that came from Seattle.  They have some interesting names for their products.  This one is supposed to smell like salt water, amber, and metal.  It's $58.00 for the 15 ml spray.  It's a different sort of masculine scent.  It appears they use a lot of oils rather than chemical scents.

Jack Black
Next up was the Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser with rosemary, eucalyptus, and juniper berry.  Prices range from $10.00 for the 3 oz tube to $55.00 for the 33 oz bottle.  I have heard wonderful things about the Jack Black chap-sticks and I know Taylor likes their hand lotion (when and if he remembers to use it).  This is for the hair and body.  It does contain arnica which is good for sore muscles, sprains, and bruises, but it is also it should not in any way be ingested unless with a doctor supervision.  So, if you decide you want to eat this, call your doctor first. ☺  Also, keep out of the mouths of your pets.  Arnica may not be that good for consistent use for people with eczema.

Clinique is a well known brand for it's fragrance free and hypoallergenic offerings.  This was the Clinique for Men Oil Control Mattifying Moisturizer it's $26.00 for the full size.  It seems that this gel does moisturize and is light weight, but it doesn't have powerful mattifying abilities.  So, you may want to use a different product if you need to keep down an abundance of male "glow."

The item Taylor was most excited about was the OCD Experience RFID Wallet.  This is the item he left today, even though I know he wanted to use it.  This wallet is leather and got a little Jack Black on it in the shipping.

It is supposed to have radio frequency identification protection, to help against people scamming your card.  It is made to be slim, has a money clip, and has a large ID slot so you can keep your ID in the wallet and not take it out for every IDing.

 It is $42.00 for the black version.  There is also a red version and a yellow version and they have similar price points.

I think that once again the men's version did very well for themselves.  For Taylor this was worth the $20.00.  Birchbox man usually ships before the women's box and has a cool item like the wallet to keep them coming back for more.

* Taylor paid for this box himself.  I borrowed it and reviewed it all by myself.  If you would like to try this out and use his referral code rather than mine, feel free to do so.

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