Okay, so sometimes, when I’m bored, I look at the lady shop at Birchbox. It’s a place where the products are more abundant, much prettier, and just plain softer. It also tends to have limited edition boxes that are way more fun than those available to men. So, when I recently came into possession of some credits for the site, I decided to buck traditional gender norms, and order a lady box!
The Home Sweet Homespun box is a veritable delight! Most of the products are functionally agender, so I wasn’t concerned about me, a man, not being able to access the items. However, the box does include a pair of women’s socks. I thought I might just give them away, but in a moment of sheer audacity, I tried them on. And wouldn’t you know it, they fit perfectly! So, yeah, I’m keeping them. Sorry ladies.
The other items in the box include:
Askinosie Chocolate® Single Origin Sipping Chocolate
Cowshed Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm – Travel Size
Illume Mini Tin Soy Candle
MakersKit Hanging Photo Clips Complete Project Kit
Meri Meri The Little Garden Treat Kit
Milk Bar Cornflake-Chocolate-Chip-Marshmallow Cookie Mix
Richer Poorer Socks
Soak Handmaid Luxury Hand Crème
I haven’t tried the sipping chocolate yet, but how bad could that be (praise be to Ina Garten!)? I also haven’t made those cookies yet, but we all know I will. The hand lotion and lip balm are not particularly feminine, so I’m using them with gusto. And the candle happens to be one of my favorite scents, red currant. For $40, this box is a steal (with my credits, I actually got it for free… that’s right, FREEEEE). Basically, what I’m trying to say is that you mens out there should not feel ashamed or emasculated for buying from the Birchbox lady shop. You just might find what you’ve been looking for. Or not. I don’t care. Just try the damn box!
My foray into wearing women’s clothing wasn’t completely without judgement, however– look at this sassy dog, who seems to be saying “are you frickin’ serious with this shit?” Well, Ms. Nola, I am serious! I would order this box again. And I would wear ladies’ clothes again! Get used to it, sister.