Birchbox Plus Review + Coupon – April 2015
Every month Birchbox offers a few different “plus” items you can add to your subscription at a discounted rate. This is the first month I took advantage of their plus offerings – I had to have this Rifle Paper Co. tote!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
Rifle Paper Co. Tote – Value $35 (Cost to add to box: $28)
I believe this tote has sold out (or was available exclusively as a plus item, because I can’t find it on their site anymore). I’m happy I added it to my box this month – it is really well made, and so beautiful! It’s also a little larger than your typical tote bag, and it has an additional canvas lining making it extra sturdy.
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!)
This month I decided it was time to have more than one subscription – I wanted the curated box and a sample pick box!
Also I had to get a Rifle Paper Co. designed box – I wished they designed Birchbox boxes every month!
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.
This was my sample choice for this box. (I just can’t resist a palette in a subscription box!) I’m happy with the amount of pigment in these shades, they blend well together, and the shimmer is subtle so it is great for daytime looks.
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Brightening Illuminator – .04 oz Value $10.20
The Cynthia Rowley beauty line is exclusive to Birchbox, and I’ve liked other products I’ve sampled from her line, so I was excited to try this. It’s a pink pearlescent liquid highlighter, and a little goes a long way. (The coloring reminds me of Benefit’s High Beam).
WEI Manuka Bee Venom Mask (1 Pod) – Value $7.50
This is an anti-wrinkle mask, and I can’t wait to try it. (I feel like bee venom beauty products have been trending lately as natural Botox alternatives, and I’m curious!)
Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Shampoo – 2 oz Value $3.50
Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Conditioner – 1.35 oz Value $3
Unfortunately for me this shampoo is made with sulfates, and I have to avoid that ingredient in hair care products since my hair is color treated. They will make good swaps/gifts though!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $28. I think the value is great, and I’m happy with the products/brands included, and the sizes of the samples. And I can’t wait to try my bee venom mask!
What do you think of the April 2015 Birchbox? Did you get any Birchbox Plus add-ons this month?