Birchbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 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 Cult & Smith The Shining Lip Lacquer with code TICKLEDPINK (a $22 value)
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.
This month features Benefit’s new (or, re-vamped) brow collection, and each subscriber received a sample of their GimmeBrow.
Avène Thermal Spring Water – 1.76 oz, value: $4.67
When I first saw this I thought, “really? Canned water?” but after thinking about it, I think it sounds nice to have on hand. I think I’ll like this for morning hydration and refreshment throughout the day. I don’t think I’d ever personally pay for it myself, but I’m not too disappointed in getting it as a sample.
COOLA® Environmental Repair Plus® Radical Recovery™ After-Sun Lotion – .34 oz, value: $1.81
I really like the COOLA brand, so I’m happy to try a new product from them. This will be very useful for summertime!
PARLOR® by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing & Repairing Shampoo 1 oz, value: $2.75
I’ve tried this shampoo and like it okay. I think it’s a little odd that they sent me a shampoo without a conditioner. Not particularly excited to get this again.
Living proof.® Perfect hair Day™ (PhD) Night Cap Overnight Perfector – 1 oz, value: $7
This is another product I’ve tried before. It’s also okay, but not my favorite thing. I wish I could have tried something new instead.
Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel – .03 oz, value: $8
This is the product everyone is getting this month. Gimme Brow is not a new product from Benefit, but they’re just revamped it (and all their brow products) and added a new “medium” color. This month’s sample choice was just to pick your color.
It’s a pretty small sample but I know from working at Sephora that this lasts a long time. I like the formula a lot. The little wand helps you get precision and it packs a punch for being a little thing.
Check out this video of how I apply the Gimme Brow:
Here are my brows done with the GimmeBrow. Even though I have the lightest shade, it’s still a bold/darker color. If you are blonde and like your eyebrows blonde, this probably won’t be what you’re looking for.
Verdict: All in all, this was a pretty good Birchbox for me! I’m pretty sure I’ll use everything, and I did like Benefit’s new GimmeBrow. The value added up to $24.23 which I’m happy with.
What do you think of your June Birchbox? What did you get?