Birchbox Beachy + Bright Box Review – July 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 curated box selection for July. (I think the curated boxes ship earlier than the sample choice boxes).
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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 $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.
Juara Radiance Enzyme Scrub – .27 oz Value $4
I like this scrub! It has a fresh scent, and the exfoliating beads are very fine, so it is pretty gentle.
Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray – 1 oz Value $10
This spray adds some texture and it smells fabulous. (One of the reviewers on Birchbox described this spray as overpriced hair perfume!)
Supergoop! Anti-Aging City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 – 10 ml Value $8.75
This serum is lightweight and absorbs quickly. It also doesn’t seem to have any scent to it – a plus for me with all skincare items.
theBalm Cosmetics Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush – .028 oz Value $2.60
theBalm samples are pretty tiny, but their packaging is so cute that I’m OK with it! This bronzer has a beautiful matte finish, and the colors work well with my skin tone. I may end up buying this in full-size. (Swatched below).
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bella – .05 oz Value $11
All Birchbox subscribers are getting this Liquid Lipstick for July. (If you went with the sample choice instead of the curated box, you got to pick which shade you wanted).
The pigment in this formula is insane. Be very careful applying it – because it takes a serious effort to remove it if you make any mistakes! The finish is matte, and it’s a very bold color. Here is a swatch:
Verdict: This box has a value of about $36. I’m happy with the value and the sample sizes. (Of course I sort of knew I would be before I even received the box since you get to see all the items in the curated box up front). I’ll use everything (maybe not the liquid lipstick that often though – it’s a little too bold for me!)
What do you think of the Beachy + Bright curated Birchbox for July? What did you get in your Birchbox this month?