Birchbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016
Every month, 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 review is of the sample choice 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 $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 that has a blurb of the month’s theme.
And on the flip side, it details the items included and some tips on how to use them.
The Balm Cosmetics Staniac – .04 fl oz, value: $2.27
I love love the Balm Cosmetics. The Staniac has never been my favorite item by them, just because I personally don’t care for lip stains. I did notice that they’ve reformulated since I’ve tried it last – now it’s a gel vs just a liquid. That makes it a lot easier to spread on as a blush.
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil – .13 fl oz, value: $5.46
I’m really happy to try this! I love using oils on my face, and Smashbox knows their primers. I think this will cut out a step for me! It feels really good, too.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day – 1 oz, value: $7.06
Living Proof is a brand I like, and this product is supposed to really help heal split-ends. I’m excited to try it!
Number 4 Hydrating Conditioner – .25 fl oz (foil packet), value: $.78
Number 4 Hydrating Shampoo – 1 fl oz, value: $4
I chose these Number 4 products as my sample choice this month. I’ve never tried their products but I’ve heard really great things about their brand. Also, I know Birchbox lets you review foil samples separately so you get extra points that way, too.
Wilma Schumann Skin Care – 1 pair, value: $3.60
I love under eye masks, and these have some great reviews on Birchbox. I also have dry skin so I love soaking up all the hydration I can get. I’ll be trying these tonight!
Here’s me wearing the Staniac on my lips. In person, I thought it looks a little patchy – like it colored dry spots differently. It looks okay in this photograph, though, so I’ll have to try it again to see if it was really as bad as I remember. It’s also worth trying a lip scrub before hand!
Verdict: I’m pretty happy with this month’s Birchbox. I got a couple brands I’ve heard of that I’m really looking forward to trying myself. This box has a value of about $23.17. It’s actually a little on the low side for Birchbox, but I’m not disappointed with it.
What do you think of my March Birchbox? What did you pick as your sample?