Overall, my October Birchbox was alright; it wasn't bad, but it was kind of dull. I'll get use out of all the products, and I am happy with the sample I got to choose, but I think I liked what other people got in their boxes a little more (but that's usually how it goes; the grass is always greener on the other side).
I almost forgot to do my quick Birchbox information run down: it's a $10 a month beauty subscription service. You get about five (sometimes an extra or two) deluxe and full sized samples, though you very, very rarely get anything full sized. The best featured of the Birchbox subscription is the reward system; for every product you get (including extras), you can review them on the site to earn points. You earn 10 points for every review and earn $10 to spend in the Birchbox store for every 100 points you collect. Birchbox also runs a lot of promos and you get free shipping on products from the brands that were sampled that month (or on everything if you're a Birchbox Ace, which is pretty easy to do). The samples themselves aren't as good as some other services, but the reward system is top-notch.
And that's my October 2015 Birchbox! Overall, I got five deluxe size samples with a total value of about $23.95 and 50 Birchbox points. Not a very high value, but it's still worth more than I paid for the box. Plus, I got $5 more to spend in the shop!
Thanks for reading! <3