Birchbox Review & Coupon – July 2014
Birchbox is one of the original beauty sampling subscription boxes, and I think it will always be one of my favorites. Sometimes the samples are smaller than I would like, but I’ve discovered a ton of my favorite beauty brands thanks to Birchbox, and they have one of the best reward systems. (For every item in your box you review, you get 10 points ($1) to spend in the Birchbox shop).
This month Birchbox partnered with Women’s Health magazine to curate the box and include tips on powering up your day!
The Subscription Box: Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free and $10 to spend in the shop with an annual subscription!)
COUPON: Use coupon code WOMENSHEALTH100 when you sign up to get an extra 100 points ($10) to use in the Birchbox shop.
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included and some tips on how to use them.
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser – 6 g Value $1.65
LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil in Bees Knees – .07 oz Value $18? (I’m not sure if this is full size, but it’s labeled the same ounce about as the full size listing on Birchbox).
This Suki sample is tiny – probably good enough for only 1-2 uses – but that’s enough to find out that this is an awesome product. (I’m already a fan and love the fresh lemony scent).
This lip pencil is great too, the shade is subtle (I think I lucked out with the shade – I wouldn’t be able to pull of the purple shades), the finish is matte, and it has a nice minty flavor. (I’m not sure if it’s full sized or deluxe sized, but when it comes to lip and nail polish products, deluxe versions are pretty much the same as full size version to me since I never finish full size version!)
Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Mask – 1 oz total Value $6.50
Naobay Body Radiance Lotion – 1 oz Value $3
I’ve liked the other Beauty Protector hair products I’ve sampled, so I’m excited to try this mask. I was surprised to see that the mask is pink though. (I never understand why companies add artificial coloring when it’s unnecessary!)
This Naobay lotion may be my favorite discovery in the box. I love that it’s made with only natural and organic ingredients, and it’s a light lotion with a subtle citrus scent.
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels – 1 pair Value $3.75
I’ve tried quite a few eye patch gels, and haven’t really noticed any different in my under-eye-skin after using them, but these have all 5-star reviews on Birchbox, so maybe I’ll try one more pair!
This box also came with a free one year subscription to Women’s Health! I’m all about getting everything in the mail, so I immediately filled out the card. (If you don’t want the magazine, you can also request a $9.99 refund check instead).
Verdict: This was a great Birchbox for me – I’m happy with the sizes of all the samples, and the value is about $40! (I’m including the $10 value of the magazine since you can get a cash refund on it). Plus I’ll review my products and get another $5 in Birchbox points, so that makes the value even better.
What did you think of Birchbox this month?