October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to honor that, Birchbox teamed up with The Estee Lauder Companies to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), which is one of the world’s largest private organisation for breast cancer research and this month, Birchbox is donating $104,000 to the BCRF which will fund 1 year of Breast Cancer Lab Research Hours.
As many of you may know, Estee Lauder is the parent company to many popular and high quality brands. Estee Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign has supported the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the past 21 years.
To celebrate Power of Beauty, all the products in October 2015 curated boxes are by the Estee Lauder company products from brands who have shown their commitment to the breast cancer cause. October has not one but two curated/featured boxes – Power Pose and Game Face besides one regular monthly themed box.
This review is on the October 2015 “Power Pose” Curated Box.
Beauty Subscription: Birchbox
Month: Birchbox October 2015 “Power Pose”
Products: 5 Sample/Travel size luxury beauty, grooming and lifestyle products.
Ships to: US and Canada via USPS generally by 10th of every month. However, France, Spain and U.K have their own Birchbox subscriptions.
Coupon: Get $5 (50 points) to spend in the Birchbox shop when you subscribe with coupon code (SUBSCRIBENOW50)
Birchbox “Power Pose” October 2015 Review: Each box comes with a card detailing the items included and some tips on how to use them.
This folded card has tips on detection and prevention and also give subscribers more info on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation:
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mega Melon – Deluxe Size | Value $8.50
Clinique chubby sticks are really amazing and high on moisturizing. The lip balm doesn’t have a size listed on it, though having used a couple of chubby sticks before, i can tell that it’s little over 1/2 of the full size. The formula is creamy and hydrating. Mega Melon is a sheer peach color, however the you can build up the color as per your liking. It’s more of a tinted lip balm and can be doubled up as a blush. These chubby sticks make for a great blush on.
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief: 7 ml/0.21oz | Value: $5.50
I have been a huge fan of Clinique’s skin care products, they are gentle and so effective. I have received sample of this product in most of my Clinique purchases (Gifts with Purchase) and honestly cant have enough of it. This is one those products that you keep at your night stand and in your makeup bag.
This moisture surge is a very hydrating gel creme which suits every skin type. It is light-weight, oil free and allergy tested. The skin feels so soft, smooth and supple after its application. Though it says fragrance free, I find its natural fragrance very soothing. It’s undoubtedly one of the best moisturizers I have used. Highly Recommended.
Darphin Stimuskin Plus Multi-Corrective Divine Cream: 5 ml/0.17 oz | Value $29.50
This ultimate luxury moisturizer retails for $295 (Full Size). Yes you read it right!!! Darphin is a renowned French Skincare brand, that makes luxury skin care products. This Stimulskin Plus Multi-Corrective Divine Cream claims to correct every visible and invisible aging factor including lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dehydration. I am looking forward to testing it. Note: It has a strong fragrance, so stay clear if you don’t like scented skincare products.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Synchronized Complex II: 4 ml/0.14 oz | Value $18.20
This overnight serum is a light weight formula which absorbs quickly and leaves the eye area really soft, smooth and moisturized. Bonus: Comes with a pump an you only need a small quantity per use.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer: 7.1 ml/0.25 oz | Value $9
This one needs no introduction, One of the best primer Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer has a cult following. This oil-free, gel formula creates smooth and flawless finish. Wear it alone or under foundation.
Breast Cancer Awareness is really close to my heart, having someone close who has fought this battle, takes you to a different realization. It shouldn’t be a month or day, every day should be a day of awareness, of realization that there is more to do, to help, to attain. Self exam and get regular check ups done. Early detection saves lives!!!
Fab n Pretty Review:
Power Pose box curated in honor of the Brest Cancer Awareness is the best subscription box I have ever received. The box contains all the brands that contribute to the Brest Cancer Research Foundation year after year, this reason is enough for me to appreciate the box. Birchbox will also be funding $104000 (Rs.67 Lakhs) to support an year of Breast Cancer Research which makes me love it even more. Pink ribbon that came along is a support symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness. I loved each and every single product in Power Pose Box and Highly appreciate the cause it is associated with.
Fab n Pretty Rating: 5/5
What do you think of the Birchbox Power Pose Box?
See you soon!!!
The Other Breast Cancer Awareness Boxe “Game Face” contains the following:
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Crème
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Prescriptives False Eyelashes Plush Mascara