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Birchbox Man: February Impressions

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I am back with my dad’s monthly thoughts on his Birchbox for Men. He received four items this month, which I was surprised by. They claim that they send five every month and they obviously do not. This was not a mistake though. The card only has four items listed on it with big spaces in-between each item. I wonder if they ran out of products to include? On the whole, he was satisfied of what was sent, but he will decide with the next one if he wants to keep it. This box was a bit of a letdown, but the first two boxes were BIG hits. This one has him doubting.

Billy Jealousy Hydroplane Super Slick Shave Cream, 1 oz for 2.50 USD

shave cream

I thought this was a cute sample and it was unscented which is nice. My dad has a beard, but this would be great to use on those little touch up areas on his cheeks that I know he shaves everyday. He uses my EOS Shave Cream, that’s how I know.

This bottle will last me quite a while and is not really necessary. What is wrong with drugstore shave gel?

Lab Series Daily Moisture Defense Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 15, 0.5 fl oz for 7.33 USD


My dad has never used SPF except at the beach for the recommended every two hours. I don’t have high hopes for this one.

It’s good to have for the beach. It’s made for the face, so I can use this on it instead of that coconut cream that you [Selena] buy. I don’t see why people would pay 44 dollars for SPF though. That’s crazy!

Rusk Paste, 1.5 oz for 6.75 USD


My dad loves stuff to put in his hair. He likes to define his curls. He likes to slick it back. He likes to wear it natural. My dad does so many things to his hair and you would never think that he is that type of guy by looking at him. I think that this is his favorite item of the box.

I really like this stuff. It works on my hair to make different styles. [aside, “Is that the right word?”] I like that it is easy to use and it doesn’t feel sticky after a few minutes. I can see myself buying it once it runs out. [aside, “How much is it?”….”Eighteen dollars isn’t a lot right?”] Yeah, I would buy this and recommend it. [aside, “Am I a Beauty Guru now too?”]

Alternative Basic Crew T-Shirt, 28 USD for a Large


This is too small for my dad. I don’t know why they sent a small, when he has extra large on his profile. They should have sent an alternative item or offered a skip month option if they didn’t have the right size and that was all that was left. I have this shirt now. It fits me a bit loose, but not by much.

Too small. The material is very soft though.

The grand total is…44.58 USD. That is double what I paid for it, so I am happy with the cost. I am not happy with only one product being useful. What did you think of this month’s Birchbox Man?

With Love,


7 thoughts on “Birchbox Man: February Impressions”

  1. kinda cool. I agree about shaving cream. The drugstore stuff is just fine. Even some of the really cheap ones work great. The shirt? wrong size, hmm, wonder if Birchbox is like this other box I recall if a person got the wrong size, they contact and then the correct size was sent. Hmm. could be worth a call at least to see. or shoot out an email. Just an idea.

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