Birchbox Review + Coupon – May 2015
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 sample choice box for May.
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 $5 (50 points) to spend in the Birchbox shop when you subscribe with coupon code SUBSCRIBENOW50
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.
Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment – 1 oz Value $10
This is my sample choice item for the month. It’s 1/4 the size of the full size version, and you only need a few drops per use, so I knew this would be a sample I could use for weeks! And most importantly – it made my hair feel instantly softer.
Dr. Jart+ Night BB Beauty Balm – .17 Value $3.80
I’ve sampled many BB creams thanks to subscription boxes, but this is the first nightime BB cream I’ve come across. I’m not sure what to make of it. From the reviews on Birchbox, I expected it to be slightly tinted and sheer, but the formula is actually clear with grey speckles. (Apparently then the speckles change to match the colros of your skintone). I wouldn’t say this is a BB cream for any type of coverage, but I did like how my skin felt after applying it.
Mally Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner in Shimmering Steel – FULL SIZE! Value $18
I don’t get too excited about eyeliners in subscription boxes (just because I have so many), but full size products in a Birchbox are always a win! This eyeliner glides on evenly, and is pretty smudge proof too. (If I hadn’t read the color, I would have assumed it was black or grey after testing it). Here is a swatch:
Marcelle Hydra-C Energizing Hydrating Gel – .24 oz Value $3.40
This product works just as I expected from the name – it’s a really soothing skin gel. I like it!
Harvey Prince Sea Salt Texturizing Mist – .27 oz Value $1
I’m sure a lot of Harvey Prince perfume fans will like this product (it reminds me of one of their perfume scents). For me, it is a pretty strong scent for a hair product, so I won’t be using it anymore.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $36. I’m very happy with that value for a $10 box. At first glance when I opened this box I didn’t think it looked that impressive, but the sizes of the Mally eyeliner and Macadamia hair oil alone make it worth it for me.
What did you get from Birchbox this month? Any favorite new discoveries?