Birchbox Review – November 2014
Birchbox is one of the original beauty subscription boxes, and one of my personal favorites. (I’ve discovered so many new brands through this subscription, and their rewards program is the best!)
Recently Birchbox has added choice to their subscription – you get to pick out one of five samples, or pick a specially curated box. You can still opt to be completely surprised too. This month I decided to go with the Buzzfeed Holiday Hacks box.
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 CRBLIP when you sign up to get a free Cynthia Rowley lip gloss mini with a monthly subscription, or the full sized version with an annual subscription.
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.
Green Leaf Votive Candle in Silver Spruce – Value $2
I can’t resist trying out a new holiday-scented candle – I really like the pine scent of this one!
Mirenesse iCurl Secret Weapon 24Hr Mascara – .14 oz Value $14.40
I think I may be in the minority on this – but I never can get enough mascara in subscription boxes – I love trying out new formulas! I’m really impressed with this one too. I’d say it’s best feature is lash separation – it really helps for a more natural yet dramatic look. (If natural + dramatic is possible!)
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – .75 oz Value $6.75
Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips – 3 ml Value $2.90
I’ve tried both of these products before and I’m happy to have more of them! This dry shampoo goes on clear, and I like the scent too. The lip balm doesn’t have an applicator that would make it easy to put directly on your lips – but I actually use it for cuticles so it works!
Dr. Jart Pore Minimalist Mask – Value $7.50
I haven’t tried this mask before, but I’m intrigued! Unlike a lot of other masks that you wash off after 10-20 minutes, with this one, you let it sit on your face for 20 minutes, then massage any remaining serum into your skin!
Verdict: I’m really happy I picked the Holiday Hacks BuzzFeed box. The value is great (over $33) and all the product sizes are great too. What did you get from Birchbox this month? Any new favorite discoveries?