Birchbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 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
For a limited time, get a free Pixi by Petra Palette with code PIXIPALETTE
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with a card that has a blurb of the month’s theme and focus.
And on the flip side, it details the items included and some tips on how to use them.
I’ve never cared for English Laundry (or perfume samples) so this, as a 5th sample, was a bust for me.
JUARA Radiance Enzyme Scrub – .27 oz, value: $4.10
I really love this scrub! It’s supposed to be very gentle, and I think that’s true – although I don’t have sensitive skin so I am not the best advocate for that. The exfoliating beads in it are actually bamboo and jojoba beads. Plus it has great enzymes for your skin in it so you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes after you’ve scrubbed to add a little extra power as a mask. This left my skin feeling great.
Supergoop! Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadowfoam SPF 50 – .34 oz, value: $2.30
This was my sample pick this month. I like this oil sunscreen – it takes some time to get a lot of coverage (maybe just because of the size of the sample) but it looks, feels, and smells good. Unfortunately I can’t speak to the effectiveness of the SPF just yet because Michigan hasn’t been very sunny lately.
*I noticed that a few people left reviews on Birchbox’s site saying that they had a reaction to this. Make sure to use a test spot before trying this all over!
PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray – 1 oz, value: $4.90
This spray is okay. My hair is really fine and stick straight, and I’ve found that when I use sea salt spray it just makes my hair look unkempt instead of magazine-perfect mystical beach hair. I’m pretty sure I’m just not destined to be able to have that kind of style. I’ve come to terms with this.
ModelCo Lip Lacquer in Viva – 1.5 ml, value: $5.33
This lip gloss is pretty! It also smells great. This shade is really wearable on any skin tone, I think.
Here, I’m wearing the lip gloss. I love my matte shades, but I’m really starting to like glossier looks for summer again. Especially because I’m pretty sure I’m going to be all about the dewy, glowy look when summer finally decides to actually arrive in Michigan.
Verdict: This month’s Birchbox is pretty good for me! I found a couple new products that I really like. This box has a value of about $17.13, which is on the low side for Birchbox compared to some of my previous boxes, but I’m still not disappointed with it for $10.
What do you think of my May Birchbox? What did you pick as your sample?