Birchbox Review – December 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!)
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free and $10 to spend in the shop 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.
This month’s box also came with a $10 code offer to spend at Gap – you just have to enter your birchbox account email at gap.com/birchbox.
(The part I hate about this $10 gift code is that it only works in stores – not online!)
Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Firming Tea Treatment Mask – Value $9.70
W3LL People Bio Brightener Stick – .1 oz? Value $8.25
This Cuppa Cuppa mask gets great reviews on Birchbox, and it smells wonderful too – I’m excited to try it! (I sampled it on my hand, and it has a really fine micro-exfoliant too).
The W3LL People Bio Brightener Stick is my sample choice for this month. I really love the all-natural W3LL People brand, and had never tried this specific product before, so it was an easy pick. I like the amount of shimmer this brightener/highlighter provides, and it’s pretty easy to blend. I think I would prefer the stick application of the full size version though, this one isn’t as easy to apply.
Davines Replumping Hair Filler Superactive – 50 ml Value $19.75
Davines NaturalTech Replumping Shampoo – 12 ml Value $1.20
Davines NaturalTech Replumping Conditioner – 12 ml Value $2
This Superactive Treatment is a spray you apply to towel-dried hair to make hair appear thicker and shinier. I just tried it on completely dry hair, and I could see a little increase in volume with just a few sprays. I also really love the scent – it is a little on the masculine side as far as hair care product scents go.
(These foil packets were listed on my info card as bonus samples paired with the Davines Superactive Treatment).
Mirenesse Mattfinity Lip Rouge in Sydney – 1.7 g Value $7
English Laundry Signature for Her Perfume Sample – Value $1?
This Lip Rouge may be the BOLDEST lip color I’ve ever come across! It’s a very highly pigmented lip color that is pretty moisturizing considering it’s not glossy at all. The color has a lot of staying power too. I’m impressed with the product, but I don’t wear bold lip colors like this, so it’s not for me.
(This is the point in the review where I normally complain about getting a perfume sample, but considering how awesome the other products are in my box this month, I will let it go!)
Verdict: I think this is one of my best Birchboxes ever! I received about $50 worth of beauty products for $10, plus I have 7 items to review on Birchbox for 10 points each, which will equal $7 to spend in the Birchbox shop! And most importantly, I really like the Davines and W3LL People items, and can’t wait to try the Cuppa Cuppa mask! What did you get in your Birchbox this month?