Birchbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2017
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.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This review is of the Sample Choice, $10 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free and $10 to spend in the shop with an annual subscription!)
LIMITED TIME DEAL: While supplies last, use coupon code DOUBLEFUN to get a FREE extra Birchbox (with a seasonal treat!) with your first month of a Birchbox subscription! The box design—and the goodies inside—will be a surprise.
COUPON: Get $5 (50 points) to spend in the Birchbox shop when you subscribe with coupon code SUBSCRIBENOW50 OR Try any of these free gift with purchase coupons on orders of $35 or more!) And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!
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The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
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Each box comes with a card that has a blurb of the month’s theme and focus. January’s theme is “New Perspective” and is designed around products that “make you feel like the greatest version of your (already great) self.” Sounds like exactly what I need this month!
And the flip side of the card always lists the names and details of the items in your box!
R+Co Oblivion Clarifying Shampoo – 1 fl oz, Value $4
I’m not generally super excited about shampoo and conditioner samples, but this shampoo smells good and left my hair feeling very clean. It smells nice and I like it, but I’m not sure it really blew me away more than any other shampoo.
R+Co Oblivion Restorative Gel Conditioner – 0.23 fl oz, Value $0.95
This is an interesting conditioner. It’s like a gel, and it disappeared into my hair and I kind of felt like I had to trust that it was being distributed throughout my hair well. It worked well and smells good, but like the shampoo, I’m not sure it rocked my world or anything. It’s definitely something new to have tried and discovered, though.
NUXE Moisturizer Cream Crème Fraiche® de Beauté – 0.5 oz, Value $11.33
I’ve never heard of this brand or product before, but I like it. It has an interesting scent, not one I love but I definitely don’t hate it. The cream itself is very hydrating. It absorbed completely right away, but my skin still felt hydrated.
Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment – 0.17 oz, Value $17.85
When I saw this was a sample choice this month I had to choose it! There are so much hype and positive reviews about this product. It’s a lactic acid treatment that’s designed to exfoliate dead skin, even hyperpigmentation, correct fine lines, and brighten. I’ve only applied this twice so far before posting this review, so I really can’t speak much about the results yet, unfortunately. There’s enough product in here for maybe 3 or 4 applications, so I hope I get a feel of whether or not I want to try the full-size from that (at a hefty $105/oz).
Juliette has a Gun Mmmm…. – Sample
I actually like this perfume! It has notes of vanilla, orange blossom, tonka bean, raspberry blend, neroli, ambroxan, sandalwood, geranium, jasmine, tuberose, and iris. It’s a mix of gourmand and floral, and it’s sweet and feminine. I don’t think I’ll be buying full-size but I was pleasantly surprised with this sample.
Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Brimming Berry – full size!, Value $9
I’ve tried this lipstick before, and I am a fan. It’s definitely hydrating! The pigmentation is not completely opaque so you have some room to build the color. That being said, this particular shade is bold and I personally prefer the way it looks built up.
Here’s a swatch – you can see what I mean about how the color can be somewhat sheer but is definitely a beautiful bright color!
And here’s what the lipstick looks like on! I think it’s a fantastic berry shade and it’s so hydrating and comfortable to wear!
Verdict: Overall, I’m happy with my January Birchbox! I’m really happy to have had a chance to try a deluxe sample of Sunday Riley’s Good Genes and the rest of the samples were mostly new discoveries that pleasantly surprised me. The value adds up to $43.13, which I’m definitely happy with for a $10 discovery box!
What do you think about Birchbox? What was your favorite discovery this month?