Birchbox Curated Box Review + Coupon – August 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. This review is of the curated box.
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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!)
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.
Now on to the items!
Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Aria – Travel Size Value $12
I sampled this before thanks to Birchbox, and now I’m addicted to the shade Patina. (I wear it almost every day.) The formula dries matte, and the pigment is excellent. It stays put for most of the day and wears down well, too.
Here it is swatched:
This berry pink is a little darker than I typically wear, but I like that it is cool-toned. It will work for me when I’m going for a bold lip!
Living proof. Restore Mask Treatment – 28 g Value $5.20
I LOVE the scent of Living Proof products! This mask is no exception – my hair smells amazing! I used this after my regular Living Proof shampoo. (Just leave it in for about 5 minutes, and skip your regular conditioner).
To be honest, I can’t tell a difference between this and the regular Living Proof conditioner. Both leave my hair moisturized with the subtle scent I’m obsessed with, but if you’re picking between this and the conditioner, I’d go with the conditioner since you’ll get more uses out of it!
pūr~lisse blue lotus seed mud mask + exfoliant – 15 ml Value $11.15
This clay mask takes about 7 minutes to dry, then you wash it off and get extra exfoliation thanks to the gritty texture. I found this to be gentle, and it left my skin feeling super clean. Did it clear out my pores? No luck, there.
amika Bombshell Blowout Spray – 1 oz Value $3
This blowout spray is designed to add volume and texture to hair. I put about 10 spritzes in my hair post-shower, then followed with my blowdryer, and I could definitely see a difference in my hair. The initial big volume died down after the first 15 minutes, but long after my hair still had more texture throughout. This would be perfect for helping to keep any hairstyles in place. (Or just to have a bit more volume!)
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse™ Ultimate Hydro Gel – 1o ml Value $7.80
Ah! This gel is so refreshing! It’s a lightweight face cream that’s hydrating without any greasiness. And it just feels luxe on your skin, too.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $39 – that’s great for a $10 beauty box. And all these brands and products are fab – one of my favorite Birchboxes ever! (Tip: In most cases, the curated box has a good value, so I recommend always picking it if that’s a priority for you.)
What do you think of the August Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?