Birchbox Review – March 2015
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!)
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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: Get $10 (100 points) to spend in the Birchbox shop when you subscribe with coupon code JILLIAN
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.
Birchbox offers an option for subscribers to pick one of their samples each month or to select a pre-curated box. This month I decided to go with the pre-curated box. From what I’ve noticed so far, the curated boxes tend to ship before the regular boxes.
Dear Clark Volumizing Tonic – 1 oz Value $4.30
Laura Geller Beauty Baked Blush-n-Brighten in Pink Grapefruit – 1.8 g Value $9.40
This volumizing spray is meant to be applied to towel-dried hair. I wanted to try it immediately though, so I sprayed it on my completely dry hair. I like the scent, and I think I noticed a subtle lift in volume, but I’m guessing I’ll get better results following the directions.
This baked blush is a shimmery natural-looking pink – it is highly pigmented too, so this mini version should last me a while!
Supergoop Advanced SPF 37 Anti-Aging Eye Cream – 2 ml Value $6
Whish Three Wishes Body Butter in Almond – .75 oz Value $3.50
This Supergoop sample is tiny, but the full-size eye cream is small (.5 oz), so I should be able to get a few uses out of it since you only need a small amount under your eyes. I like the formula – it seems gentle, absorbs quickly and has a bit of a sunscreen scent.
I like the Whish brand, but some scents are for me, and some aren’t. I think this Almond scent works though!
derma e Evenly Radiant Brightening Day Creme SPF 15 – .5 oz Value $7
I love the size of this sample! It’s a somewhat thick creme, so I might actually end up using it as a night cream. I really like the ingredients of derma e products too. (This cream is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, and GMO-free).
Verdict: This box has a value of about $30. I think that’s great for a $10 box, and I’m happy with all the sample sizes too. (I’m starting to think I’ll have more consistently awesome boxes if I always pick the curated box for the month).
What do you think of the Beauty Solutions March Birchbox? Did you go with this box, a selected sample, or a complete surprise?