Birchbox Curated Box Review + Coupon – October 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.
And holiday items are coming to the Birchbox shop soon:
Now on to the items!
Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner – .25 ml Value $11
This is half the size of the full-size version! And it delivers exactly what it promises: A highly pigmented inky black line that does not budge!
Here it is swatched:
Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Uplift Conditioner – 50 ml Value $3.85
As always, I appreciate when any beauty box includes the shampoo AND the conditioner! Thank you, Birchbox! This line is designed to help purify your hair and get rid of any product buildup.
Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Uplift Shampoo – 50 ml Value $3.85
Both formulas are free of silicones, parabens, or sulfates. My favorite part? The scent! There’s a hint of grapefruit, and in general, these both smell clean, fresh, and light!
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – 4 ml Value $6.10
This is a night treatment oil made with Squalane. It’s paraben-free, mineral-free, and scented with lavender! I love this as a serum – it feels so decadent on my skin.
Comfort Zone Hydramemory Cream Gel – 8 ml Value $8
This product is new to me and I’m a fan! First, the sample is completely full! (If you’ve ever gone to sample a little tube and found it to be mostly air, I’m sure you can appreciate this, too!)
The cream/gel hybrid formula is super light, absorbs quickly, and gave my skin such an amazing finish – with no silicones!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $32.80 – that’s great for a $10 beauty box. All items worked well for me this month, and I’m very happy with the sample sizes this month, too.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, as of today your first box will be the November box. (Tip: Check the image on the sign-up page. The box design pictured is the first month you’ll receive.) You can’t pick the curated box as your first box, but you’ll be able to pick it every month moving forward.
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Eye Liner: $3.35
- Shampoo: $1.17
- Conditioner: $1.17
- Midnight Oil: $1.86
- Cream Gel: $2.44
What do you think of the September Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?