Birchbox May 2013 Review – Makeup Sample Subscription Boxes
May’s Birchbox theme is beauty diaries – they encourage you to share your beauty routines with Birchbox on Twitter for a chance to win a full size version of your box!
The Box; Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free with annual subscription)
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples
Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner Mini – Value $6
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle – 1 oz Value $2.75
These are the two products in the box that I am most excited about. Thanks to subscription boxes, I definitely don’t need any more black eyeliner for years, so this blue shade is nice twist for summer. Also, the Beauty Protector Leave-In Conditioner spray smells amazing and it’s sulfate and paraben free – totally safe for color treated hair!
COOLA Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face – .23 oz Value $4.30
Folle de Joie Eau de Parfum – 2 ml Value $1.70
This summer I’m trying to stock up on safe and organic SPF – so this COOLA mini will definitely go to use!
Birchbox Finds Bonus Item – Pilot Acroball Pen
Birchbox Finds are bonus items that do not count against the samples in your box – these are bonus freebies. In the past they’ve included drugstore beauty items like a razor and an eye-cream. This pen feels a little out of place to me in a beauty box – but this is a bonus item, so no complaints here!
Verdict: I’m pretty happy with this box despite it being probably one of the lowest value Birxhboces I’ve received (about $15). (Birchbox has me spoiled- I’m used to getting boxes with values over $20!)
I will use the sunscreen, eyeliner and leave-in conditioner, so I’ll definitely get my money’s worth. Also, the Beauty Protector and Sumita brands are new to me – so this box also has an additional value of helping my discover new products! What did you get in your May Birchbox? Any products you would recommend?