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Birchbox Man March 2013

post #1 of 47
Thread Starter 

Hello ladies, are we ready to see what our men will receive this month??

post #2 of 47

oh snap, it's billing day already lol

 

i'm curious what this month's theme will be their tumblr hasn't had any real hints and no sneak peak yet

post #3 of 47
Thread Starter 

I am excited to see too- this is make it or break it month for my bf! 

 

The shoe horn last month was just ridiculous.

 

If you catch some sneak peeks let me know!!

post #4 of 47

actually, seems i skipped over it - photo of them filming the sneak peak video

 

http://instagram.com/p/VcWczJEzMJ/

 

 

i think i spot a shoe brush?

post #5 of 47
Thread Starter 

Oooh I can't tell what the lifestyle products are in the picture, can you?? The samples looks interesting. I really have my fingers crossed for a good month.

post #6 of 47

The March men's boxes are 404ing, it looks like there are 10 variations this month

 

https://www.birchbox.com/men/box/march-2013/march13box1

post #7 of 47
Thread Starter 
I am excited to see what they have this month, anyone got any ideas?
post #8 of 47

i'm thinking the blue stuff on the left side is kiehl's,

 

theme wise it may be alcohol related, they've been sharing some drink recipes / ideas for valentine's or maybe a spring 'renewal' theme makes sense?

 

not entirely related but i saw there's a bb cream for guys by lab series and i thought that was such a great idea, especially as a birchbox sample ;-)

post #9 of 47
Thread Starter 

A BB cream for guys? Oh dear, haha I would have a tough time convincing my bf to try that.

post #10 of 47

That's actually a huge thing in Korea -- and I do mean BB cream specifically for men.  

post #11 of 47
Thread Starter 

OK, but a BB cream for men here? I just don't see it working. I don't even think men know what BB creams are and if they saw it they'd be like.....makeup??

post #12 of 47
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OK, but a BB cream for men here? I just don't see it working. I don't even think men know what BB creams are and if they saw it they'd be like.....makeup??

 

to be fair most bb creams in the US are just ;) tinted moisturizers which is what i think it was lol

 

i think it's smart. birchbox is already trying to get guys to spend more on better moisturizer and they're trying to get guys to just try new things they never thought of to open up markets why not every once in a while throw out something crazy but tempting haha 

post #13 of 47
Thread Starter 

Trust me, I totally get it. I definitely want my bf to try new things which is why I signed him up for this. The only reason I hope they don't send it is I just asked him what he'd think of it and he said if they sent him that he would want me to cancel. Lol.

 

I know all the guys are different and many probably would like it or at least give it a shot. Not my guy. He has already found some stuff he's liked from BB so I still really want to keep him subbed.

post #14 of 47
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Originally Posted by Beeyutifull View Post

Trust me, I totally get it. I definitely want my bf to try new things which is why I signed him up for this. The only reason I hope they don't send it is I just asked him what he'd think of it and he said if they sent him that he would want me to cancel. Lol.

 

I know all the guys are different and many probably would like it or at least give it a shot. Not my guy. He has already found some stuff he's liked from BB so I still really want to keep him subbed.

lol i dont think they'll send it at least not anytime soon so no worries at least on that end but i saw it at nordstrom and just thought it was smart and saw the birchbox fit

 

especially since i keep getting shaving creams there must be something else =P

post #15 of 47
Thread Starter 

Whew, at least I have hopes I can keep him subbed for a while longer. Still excited about this month. I find it funny when I get my BB he's like 'where's mine?' It's more fun for me though cuz I search for the sneak peeks and can instantly tell what I think he will like/not like.

 

Last month was a bummer for both of us.

post #16 of 47

saw the zirh platinum collection getting promoted ( http://tmblr.co/ZQPTIweW4m3pi think that's what the bottles on the left may be

 

anyone else ever have their birchbox charge disappear after going through? already emailed cs but i was definitely confused

post #17 of 47

Does anybody else besides me think that Birchbox has been slacking with BB Man recently? I've been a subscriber since late 2012 and feel like they have been pushing the preview release date up a day or two month by month. The February box preview came out the day before the box shipped (1/24), which I thought was really bizarre and kind of irritating. It doesn't really make you get excited when you're going to receive the box itself just a few days after the preview (depending on your location).

 

Also, I feel like they've been recycling products and struggling to keep finding new items to send out. I've received the Towel Dry "Mid" styling cream twice, the Balia powder twice, and John Varvatos Artisan samples twice already. I had originally heard that BB gets their samples for free from larger companies who want people to try their products in hopes of increasing sales, but it's starting to seem like fewer new companies want to join in as the number of subscribers continues to skyrocket.

 

I really hope that they can rebound from what seems to be an overflow of subscribers and an underflow of new products, because if they don't, I'll probably cancel. A few friends have said the same thing, so I don't think it's just me who feels like the quality of the service, box, and company is declining. Their "request an invite" thing is also pretty f-ing pretentious considering it seems like you just put in your email address and wait 72 hours for them to "accept" your request, as if they decline anybody for the sake of quality.
 

post #18 of 47
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Originally Posted by etd11 View Post

Does anybody else besides me think that Birchbox has been slacking with BB Man recently? I've been a subscriber since late 2012 and feel like they have been pushing the preview release date up a day or two month by month. The February box preview came out the day before the box shipped (1/24), which I thought was really bizarre and kind of irritating. It doesn't really make you get excited when you're going to receive the box itself just a few days after the preview (depending on your location).

 

Also, I feel like they've been recycling products and struggling to keep finding new items to send out. I've received the Towel Dry "Mid" styling cream twice, the Balia powder twice, and John Varvatos Artisan samples twice already. I had originally heard that BB gets their samples for free from larger companies who want people to try their products in hopes of increasing sales, but it's starting to seem like fewer new companies want to join in as the number of subscribers continues to skyrocket.

 

I really hope that they can rebound from what seems to be an overflow of subscribers and an underflow of new products, because if they don't, I'll probably cancel. A few friends have said the same thing, so I don't think it's just me who feels like the quality of the service, box, and company is declining. Their "request an invite" thing is also pretty f-ing pretentious considering it seems like you just put in your email address and wait 72 hours for them to "accept" your request, as if they decline anybody for the sake of quality.
 

 

I just ordered a full size Towel Dry "Mid" for my boyfriend after he sampled it a couple months ago (first time he's ever asked me for something like that!) - and I got him Balla Powder for X-Mas... he loves both of them! But even though he would probably be happy to receive those again I would certainly be annoyed by repeats! He's (well really I'VE) only been subscribed for 3 months now (I think) and so far we've both bee happy.

 

Side note.. can't beleive people are hating on the shoe horn - it's SO nice!

post #19 of 47

Just found this sneek peak video.. looks pretty cool! I wonder if we'll get all three of the "lifestyle" products or just one.... hope all three!!

 

http://blip.tv/birchboxman/sneak-peek-birchbox-man-march-2013-6537003

post #20 of 47
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Originally Posted by Kerryliz View Post

Just found this sneek peak video.. looks pretty cool! I wonder if we'll get all three of the "lifestyle" products or just one.... hope all three!!

 

http://blip.tv/birchboxman/sneak-peek-birchbox-man-march-2013-6537003

All 3 would be great! I hope its like last month where everyone got the same lifestyle products, and not like previous months where lifestyle products featured were only in half the boxes, and then the other half got old recycled products that they didn't receive it. I know my fiance would love all of the lifestyle products this month for sure and i hope he gets them!

post #21 of 47
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Hmmm stoked about the bottle opener. I think that is cool.
post #22 of 47
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Originally Posted by Kerryliz View Post

 

I just ordered a full size Towel Dry "Mid" for my boyfriend after he sampled it a couple months ago (first time he's ever asked me for something like that!) - and I got him Balla Powder for X-Mas... he loves both of them! But even though he would probably be happy to receive those again I would certainly be annoyed by repeats! He's (well really I'VE) only been subscribed for 3 months now (I think) and so far we've both bee happy.

 

Side note.. can't beleive people are hating on the shoe horn - it's SO nice!

 

Happy to hear he liked those products - hope you were able to redeem some points to get a little money off your orders! I agree that I thought the shoehorn was surprisingly nice, and for me is actually more useful than the pocket square. I wear "formal" shoes more often than I do a suit or jacket in a context that would make me want to use the pocket square, though it is very well-made.

 

I just saw the March preview video and am a bit unsure of what to think. I love the bottle opener and actually almost got it a while back on Fab.com - it's made by a company called "areaware" and I'm really hoping this is sent out to everybody. Also hoping it'll ship in a few different color variations, but would be happy to get any version of it! It retails for $14 - check it out here. Not so down with the cozy and coasters, but perhaps others will be. The wood grain design is pretty nice though!

post #23 of 47

just watched the youtube video for march..excited!

post #24 of 47

hey i guessed the theme right...sorta. i did say alcohol related!

 

just watched the sneak peak.. gotta say i think they're always enjoyable whether or not I like the contents. the guy on the right though, his teeth were distracting, they were just so perfect!

 

pros: new products, although i hope it's not just two samples

 

cons: lifestyle focus. maybe i'm wrong but i thought this was a grooming box with lifestyle products but it really feels like the grooming stuff is secondary. it's possible that i'm alone in wanting it the other way around but i do think it's advertised as such. not mad about it but it may just not be what i thought it was. my goal was to introduce the bf to skincare in a fun way not get him a box of gadgets/things (although i prefer pocketsquares and boxers to cord wrappers and beer cozies)..again it may just be most of their subscribers are showing positive feedback in that direction

 

the bottle opener is cool, but not necessary and the coasters are always useful at least

post #25 of 47

Hey, just thought I'd let you all know in case you weren't aware that the March box variations are now up to view. Seems like not everybody will be getting the same lifestyle products, though I believe everybody will receive the bottle opener, a coaster set, and a fragrance sample of Cartier Declaration, Victorinox Swiss Army Forest Eau de Toilette, or Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal.

 

I'm a little disappointed that they're recycling the fragrance samples (though the Atelier is new, I believe), and are also going to be recycling the Boost energy drink powder and Towel Dry Paste Styler in a couple boxes. I completely agree with Barbyechick about the lifestyle products becoming more heavily focused upon in comparison to product samples. I am a little surprised they're not giving away more samples from companies like Zirh, Bliss, and Kiehl's, who already have almost all of their products available as samples.

 

I hope that others don't feel too cheated with this one, though I am a bit disappointed. The recycling is really starting to get to me and I don't want to continue getting random "Birchbox Man" branded items that seem to be created just to fill boxes. One strong item per month as a main lifestyle piece would be great, and could set the tone for a theme that would be accented with the product samples, but so far I'm not getting the impression that this is happening. Seems like they're going the other direction...

post #26 of 47

Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Box 5

Box 6

Box 7

Box 8

Box 9

Box 10

post #27 of 47

The box pages are updated. here is the link again

 

https://www.birchbox.com/men/box/march-2013/march13box1

post #28 of 47
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Originally Posted by emily9763 View Post

The box pages are updated. here is the link again

 

https://www.birchbox.com/men/box/march-2013/march13box1

And yes, some boxes have 3 lifestyle products & 2 grooming products! Box 5 for example has a cologne sample and a body wash, WTF!!!!!!!

post #29 of 47

Meant box 6.... 7 as well... ughhh

post #30 of 47
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Originally Posted by emily9763 View Post

And yes, some boxes have 3 lifestyle products & 2 grooming products! Box 5 for example has a cologne sample and a body wash, WTF!!!!!!!

thanks for sharing the links!

 

sigh... im sure that will make some people happy but for me it's annoying. it's just not turning out to be what i wanted, but still glad we tried it

"Each month, give him a delivery of deluxe grooming and lifestyle samples picked just for him."

i'll be asking the bf after this box if he wants to continue, right now i'm 99% sure he's willing to cut it. he doesn't need 'stuff'

 

that aside - let's enjoy march!

 i'll be happy with any box that only has two lifestyle products just cause that third is useless to us lol. 7, 10 are repeats so thats out for us. box 3 would probably be the most useful as far as grooming samples go

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