Birchbox Man Favorites + The Stuff Of Legends Unboxing

A while back I unboxed my very first Birchbox Man box, The League that came with some moisturizer, cologne, exfoliate, face balm, shot glasses, mason stones, shampoo and conditioner. I said I was going to review those items. I never did.

Last month I received my second Birchbox Man box, The Right Scruff, that included beard wash, beard oil, solid cologne, facial hair scissors and a beard brush. I didn’t even bother posting the unboxing of it.

So to meet in the middle, and before posting the unboxing of this month’s box, I just want to cover some of my favorite items from these previous boxes.

  • Rescue Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser by Suki Skincare.
    October box, The League
    This was an awesome scrub. The sample was enough to last about a week of daily usage so mine lasted just less than two weeks. The scrub felt great on all portions of my face from forehead to my chin under my beard, scrubbing off dead skin and other nastiness, leaving my skin feeling smooth and smelling like lovely (but manly, obviously) citrus.
    Buy it Here
  • Facelifting Face Balm by Ursa Major.
    October box, The League
    This was probably my favorite product in the October box. While it seemed a little “greasy” at first, this face balm was just perfect for my sometimes-dry, sometimes-oily skin, leaving my face feeling fresh and properly moisturized. Also, just like the scrub, the aroma from this item was a 10 out of 10, though I cannot accurately describe it.
    Buy it Here
  • Beard Wash by Billy Jealousy.
    November box, The Right Scruff
    Something I’ve learned since growing a beard is that merely shampooing with the same “stuff” you shampoo your head with doesn’t always work out great. Your beard can often easily dry out and you’ll smell that shampoo under your nose all day. The formula created by Billy Jealousy is perfect for keeping your beard hydrated, smooth and smelling fantastic.
    Buy it Here
  • Beard Oil by Blackbird.
    November box, The Right Scruff
    I’ve been wanting to experiment with beard oil for some time now and just didn’t know where to start. What Blackbird has done here scares me into thinking that I’ve started out with the best, though. This oil smells great and with just a few droplets into the palm, my beard stays smelling great, looks healthy and stays hydrated all day.
    Buy it Here

And now on to more current things!

This month’s Birchbox Man’s theme is The Stuff of Legends and is meant to make you reminisce on holidays past, the traditions you enjoyed then and the traditions you’ll be beginning anew. A favorite old tradition of mine is the simple Christmas dinner we share with my folks. A favorite newer tradition is our family “ussie” we’ve had for the last decade or so. And my favorite brand new tradition is the annual Christmas party we have with our friends that includes fellowship, food and a silent auction that benefits a local charity. Will this box play a role in any of this year’s traditions?

From left to right:

Beard Oil by Beard Buddy
Awake & Exfoliate Body Bar by Ernest Supplies
Modify Pomade by Hanz de Fuko
Fantastic Face Wash by Ursa Major
3oz Flask by Izola

Right away I’m very excited about the Fantastic Face Wash by Ursa Major since I was such a big fan of their product in the October box. I’m also excited that I received the Hair of the Dog Flask by Izola because I sat around and didn’t respond to the survey on which box “extra” I wanted and all choices were taken up by the time I got around to it – this was the one I wanted anyway!

So, here’s to another month of grooming, holidays, friends, family, food, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, parties and, of course, the Family Force 5 Christmas album and all-around manliness.

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