Birchbox Review + Coupon – June 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.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – .75 oz Value $6.75
I love the pattern/packaging on all Amika products! This dry shampoo goes on clear (and I like the scent) so it’s a winner.
Coola SPF 50 Sport in Fresh Mango – .5 oz Value $3.20
This was my sample pick for the month. Normally I try to pick a high-value sample item, but nothing really grabbed my attention this month. I wasn’t too excited about this sample either, but I like Coola, so I knew I’d use it. After sampling it, I’ve become a little obsessed though – the mango scent is amazing! I also really like some of Coola’s other scents (Pina Colada), so if you like those, I highly recommend the Fresh Mango!
Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow – .24 oz Value $4
I like this BB Cream – the color blended in well with my skin tone, and it gives a decent amount of coverage, with a smooth/matte finish.
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask – .16 oz Value $2.50
This is a foam mask that only takes 5 minutes to work. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to sample this since I’m allergic to one of the ingredients (Red 40), but it’s such a small sample that at least it doesn’t contribute too much value to the box.
Emi Jay Hair Tie – Value $2
This item is listed on the card as a lifestyle extra. I can never have enough hair ties or lip balms, so I’m happy with the extra!
Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner in Blue Lagoon – .8 g Value $7.30
This eyeliner goes on so smoothly, and the color is a lighter metallic blue:
This isn’t a shade I’d wear every day, but I really like it.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $26. I’m happy with the value and the sample sizes. (And no perfume samples!) The only one thing I won’t use is the Bliss Mask, and I’m ok with 5 out of 6 items working for me! What did you pick as your sample from Birchbox this month? Are you happy with box?