Birchbox Subscription 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.
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 STILADUO at checkout to geta free Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow and Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner duo (a $16 value!) with your first month of a Birchbox subscription!
Coupon: 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!
Check out the 30% off sale for everyone, too!
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included and some tips on how to use them.
The flip side of the card contains information about each product. Now, onto the items!
Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Coconut Eau de Parfum – .04 fl oz, Estimated Value $1.13
Lavanila generally makes very sweet, gourmand perfumes and this is no exception! Vanilla and coconut is pretty straightforward. I definitely like this fragrance!
OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil – .28 fl oz, Estimated Value $2.99
This hair & body oil can be used pretty much everywhere from head to toes. It’s very soft and hydrating on my skin, and it left my hair frizz-free and smooth.
Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream – .24 fl oz, Estimated Value $13.65
This is a great eye cream! It’s a new discovery for me, but it has some great natural ingredients like hyaluronic acid, cucumber, chamomile, witch hazel, and aloe vera. It’s hydrating, refreshing, and wasn’t oily or anything that interfered with under eye makeup. I always use an eye cream and this is one I know I’ll use all of.
Avène Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum – .1 fl oz, Estimated Value $3.76
The only product I’ve tried from Avene before is their thermal spring water. This serum is basically designed to be their thermal spring water, in serum form. It feels very refreshing upon application, but the hydration wasn’t as intense as I need for my dry skin.
The Beauty Crop Glow Milk Liquid Highlighter – .14 fl oz, Estimated Value $9.75
This brand is cruelty-free and vegan! At first I thought this was a mini nail polish but it’s actually a highlighter! It has some serious pigmentation to it!
This honestly reminds me some of the Cover FX Enhancer drops I just got in my October Sephora Play! box. You can use this kind of liquid formula to get an intense strobe effect or use it lightly and blend for a subtler look.
Here’s the highlighter drops swatched for you – great intensity!
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Envious foil sample
I’m glad this is a “bonus” extra because it’s just a foil sample of lipstick. Honestly, it’s like a smear of lipstick on a card for me. I could use a brush to get it on but the presentation is just meh for me and doesn’t get me excited about trying the sample.
The color is called “Envious” which is a pretty red shade.
Verdict: This was a pretty good Birchbox for me! I found a couple new products I really like (namely the eye cream and the highlighter drops) and the value adds up to $31.28, which I’m definitely happy with for a $10 discovery box. Normally I’m excited about a bonus sample but I think the presentation/size of the Estee Lauder lipstick was disappointing and I think it’ll be almost a throwaway sample for a lot of subscribers.
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:
- Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Coconut Eau de Parfum: $0.36
- OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil: $0.96
- Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream: $4.36
- Avène Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum: $1.20
- The Beauty Crop Glow Milk Liquid Highlighter: $3.12
What do you think about my October Birchbox? Which sample did you pick?