Birchbox Review April 2015 – Mad Men New York Box
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 to get an addition subscription so I could review both the curated box (this one), and a sample choice box. From what I’ve noticed, curated boxes seem to ship before sample choice boxes.
Birchbox lets subscribers pick between a curated box (all samples revealed) or a single sample choice and be surprised by the rest of the items. This box is the Mad Men New York curated box. (They also offered a California Mad Men box).
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!)
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.
Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion – 1.6 oz Value $8.30
I actually thought this was full size when I pulled it out of the box. (Full Size eye creams/lotions tend to be on the smaller side since you only have to use a tiny amount each time).
But then I opened it up and discovered that the word “lotion” is a little misleading for this product. It’s a clear liquid. The formula is really lightweight, so it’s best applied with a cotton ball. I would consider this more of a refreshing eye treatment, than a lotion.
Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush in Los Cabos – .11 oz Value $7.75
This blush has a good amount of pigment to it. It’s a peachy tangerine color with a touch of shimmer. I like the color a lot, but since it is water resistant, I’ll have to make sure I don’t mess up when applying it!
Beauty Protector Protect & Oil – .5 oz? Value $3.25
I like the scent of Beauty Protector hair care products, and I think this is a great hair oil (I’ve sampled it before).
Whish Shave Cream in Blueberry – .75 oz Value $3
I’ve sampled this Shave Cream before, and the scent is a little too strong for me. I like the Whish brand in general though – their formulas are free of parabens, sulfates, etc.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel – 2.5 ml Value $6.70
This is another product I’ve sampled before and liked – and I’m always happy to have more!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $29. I think that’s a great value for the $10 cost, and of course, I love the packaging of this box! I’ll use everything with the exception of the shave cream, so the value is good for me personally as well.
What do you think of the Mad Men New York April Birchbox? Which box/sample did you pick this month?