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Birchbox August 2014 Sneak Peek & Free Book Coupon Code!

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Birchbox August Samples Revealed!

Birchbox has revealed the 4 samples you get to pick from for your August box! (You’ll be getting an email soon with the option to pick which one you want – and it sounds like they’re very aware of the technical issues from the July sample pick fiasco, so hopefully it won’t be an issue again!)

Birchbox August Sample Pick Options!

You will be able to pick one of the following samples for your August box:

Noir Long-Wear Eyeliner in Forever Noir (Full Size?)

Laura Geller Cool Lids Cream Eye Shadow in Silver Sands (Deluxe Sample)

ModelCo Shimmer Bronzing Powder (Deluxe Sample)

The Balm Stainiac (Sample)

What do you think of the August Birchbox samples? Which one do you plan on getting? I’m excited to try the Laura Geller Cool Lids Cream Shadow!

Also, I noticed there’s a new GWP coupon offer in the Bonus Shop – Spend $35 and get the book “The Bridesmaids: True Tales of Love, Envy, Loyalty . . . and Terrible Dresses” free when you use coupon code THEBRIDESMAIDS.

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I was so surprised today to go to my mailbox and find my August Birchbox. Seems really early in the month compared to when I normally get my birchbox. I think I lucked out this time, this may be my best Birchbox yet! I actually got 2 of the selection items- 1. Stainiac (which is what I picked) and 2. Model Co. Bronzer (which I also wanted… so nice to get both. My last couple birchboxes were a little disappointing so my August box was a great surprise.

  2. I did not receive an email so I emailed them. Today I got a response stating that it is too late to opt in for my choice (Staniac) but that it would be sent to me separately. If that happens, I will be quite pleased.

  3. Just got the e-mail.. they are sold out of the everygirl box, the noir eyeliner, and laura geller eyeliner. I’m kinda bummed since they sent the e-mail only 7 hours ago.

  4. You can get that book for $0.63 on amazon. No need to spend 35 to get it from birchbox. Not a good deal in my opinion…

    • Nearly every book I’ve seen in a subscription box is a heck of a lot cheaper on Amazon. And then the sub boxes count the full MSRP as the value, which kind of irks me.

      • Ha! They seriously inflate their prices.

        Last month I bought Number 4 clarifying shampoo on Amazon for $27 with free 2-day shipping for Prime membership. Birchbox sells it for $32, and their two-day shipping for Aces usually takes about two weeks.

        It is annoying how the boxes market their products as full MSRP. I never pay full retail price for anything! I wait for sales and I use coupons! Online, I go through sites like Ebates and shop at home for discount codes and cash back.

  5. Hey Liz, can you put the dollar value each sample could possibly be next to the products? Just an educated guess.

  6. I received an email saying that we could choose between these four samples, and also get 3 to 4 more random samples *OR* you could choose to get the “The Everygirl, Affordable Luxuries Birchbox” that will include samples from: Number 4; Not Soap, Radio; Acure Organics; and Harvey Prince.

    I couldn’t choose between getting the first box (with thebalm being my choice) and the other box because of the benefit sample. So I signed up for a 2nd subscription so I can get both! And with my second account, I’ll just use my points to buy something from the birchbox store that I would have bought anyways, and then cancel that account.

    Schneaky schneaky!! lol

    • hey there – this is stumping me, how do I go about getting more than one BB? Is it a totally separate account? 😀

      • Yes. If you wanted to get 2, you could set up a second account with another e-mail address. That’s what I did. Also, check and see what codes are valid right now. I was able to get 100 points for signing up my second account.

    • I did the same thing a few months ago when I got a box that was so awesome I wanted another one! I got a ton of points and ended up getting $40 worth of stuff from the store completely free. I honestly don’t know how they make any money! I did eventually have to call about a problem with one of the items and couldn’t remember what account I had purchased it on! I was really embarrassed that I got caught in my little scheme but the girl from Birchbox just laughed and said a lot of people do it. 🙂

      • That’s funny! Yeah, I wondered if they frown upon it. Either way, you are a paying customer! I will keep my second account for Aug, write reviews to get points and then cancel. I have too many samples as it is. But you really scored with $40 in free stuff! Did you use gift cards from one account and purchase on the other, or how did you do it?

        • I think it was just a combo of fortunate situations. I had a coupon code to get 100 extra points when signing up, subscribed a few months and got boxes with more than the norm of products to review, and received an extra 100 points in my account when Birchbox realized they had sent me the same sample twice (I didn’t even complain because it was something I liked). They’re customer service is awesome!

          • omg…their…it’s way too early. I promise, I know the difference between there/their/they’re! 😉

          • omg…their…it’s way too early!

  7. I’m going to try The Balm Stainiac.

  8. Super excited about the book promo. Just placed an order using points to get some goodies I didn’t need just for the free book. 🙂 thanks!

  9. None are exciting enough to make me want to stay.

  10. How do you choose which sample you get? I looked all over and can’t find that option. I would totally go for the stain!!

    • They will send out an email to subscribers (last month it was the 25th) to follow a link to pick their sample 🙂

      • Oh, yay, thank you!! I usually just delete all emails unless it’s from a friend or I see words “final sale” or “tag sale” in it, haha!!

      • Weird, I never got an email last month. Was this common for people?

        • i never got one, either…

        • I think there may have been a cut-off time you had to be subscribed by? I am not sure. It seemed pretty random if you got the email with the link or not. People who did not receive the email also had luck by calling BB or emailing to reserve their sample.

          I vote if you don’t get the email AND have been subscribed by 7/23 (this month’s cut off date for select-your-sample), contact their CS as soon as possible on the 25th.

          • I will definitely contact them if I don’t get one, since I’ve been a long-time subscriber since 2011.

          • I didn’t get the e-mail last month AND I had subscribed well before the cutoff date. I e-mailed my choice to customer service. Then I didn’t get my choice in my box. But they did send it separately so all ended well. (Although I canceled anyway, I just don’t think Birchbox is a good fit for me.)

        • You need to opt into receiving their e-mails if you haven’t already.

        • I never got one.

        • I never got one either.. I was like WTF? You pick samples now?

    • They are sending out an email on the 24th of this month!

  11. I really don’t like any of the choices this month. The only one I’m kind of interested in is the eyeshadow and I’m worried it will be too sparkly or shimmery. I think I won’t pick and just leave it up to Birchbox.

    • just fyi I was unable to pick last month and received none of the featured samples!

  12. Going with the Laura Geller..eye shadow!

  13. i’m going with TheBalm!

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