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Birchbox Reviews – March 2013 – Plus Coupon Code! Monthly Beauty Sample Boxes

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Birchbox Reviews - March 2013 - Plus Coupon Code! Monthly Beauty Sample Boxes

This month’s Birchbox theme was March Madness – products that make the cut for their starting beauty lineup. Kind of a stretch – but I’m totally happy with my box this month, so no complaints!

Birchbox Reviews - March 2013 - Plus Coupon Code! Monthly Beauty Sample Boxes

The Box: Birchbox

The Cost: $10 a month (one month free with an annual subscription)

COUPON: Use code March20 to save 20% on all Birchbox shop purchases!

The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples.

Birchbox Reviews - March 2013 - Plus Coupon Code! Monthly Beauty Sample Boxes

Whish Shave Cream – .75 oz Value $3

Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Color Saver Sulfate-Free Shampoo – 2 oz Value $5.50

Lately it seems like there has been a trend in subscription boxes to send out more sulfate-free products – I love it! Both of these products will go to use!

Birchbox Reviews - March 2013 - Plus Coupon Code! Monthly Beauty Sample Boxes

Madewell for Birchbox Emery Board – Value $5

This box also included a coupon code for a free Benfit BADgal Lash deluxe sample with $25 purchase at Birchbox.

Birchbox Reviews - March 2013 - Plus Coupon Code! Monthly Beauty Sample Boxes

MAKE Eye Shadow – .3 oz Value $5

MAKE Face Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – .18 oz Value $5.40

Normally super-tiny samples don’t excite me – but this MAKE eye shadow is so cute!

Birchbox Reviews - March 2013 - Plus Coupon Code! Monthly Beauty Sample Boxes

Verdict: I really like the MAKE brand, and I had never heard of them before Birchbox – so this was a great discovery box for me! What did you think of March’s box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I think I am obsessed with all of these beauty box subscriptions!!! However, I recently found out that you can buy most of them with all the products included, on EBAY for so much less!!!! UGH…anyway, although I am obsessed, I haven’t subscribed to many. I ALWAYS fill out all the information but when it’s time to click the purchase button, I stop and go to another page. I know it’s strange but most of the ones I’ve subscribed to, I haven’t really liked…that is mainly why I’m writing. I would love to know what other people think about them and why. It’s funny because I got my very 1st subscription to one for Christmas (last year) from my best friend. She got me a 3 month subscription to Birchbox, I loved it and it’s still my favorite! Once I started getting my Birchboxes every month, I was hooked! So, I thought I’d try another one and that was GlossyBox. When I first got it I thought it was going to be amazing because of the luxurious packaging but I was WRONG! I definitely think they put way more $ into that instead of focusing on the product quality! OK, so then I tried (still am until subscription runs out) IPSY and although I appreciate the low price, I really don’t care for this one. So far, every box has just been uninteresting and uninspiring…sorry to all of you that like it! 🙂 I am almost done, I promise! The only other one I’ve received so far is the BeautyBox5…ugh! I just got this month’s box and couldn’t believe how boring it was! The lackluster products were a disappointment so I immediately cancelled my subscription (also sorry to those who like this box). With ALL that said, I’m still intrigued by the concept and am still hopeful that I will find another one that I fall in love with…PLEASE let me know if you read this and have some suggestions that I might like!!! Until then, I’ll keep enjoying my monthly Birchboxes- 🙂

  2. I wish I had received your box! Mine didn’t have the eyeshadow, primer, or the shampoo. I received a ridiculous hairband which is basically just blue string. I receive a dry shampoo sample which I do like but other than that I was so disappointed in this box. What on earth do I need a plain tiny blue hairband for!?

  3. We got the same box this month :). I just posted the review of my March Birchbox on my blog too. It is the best Birchbox I’ve ever received!

    – KW

    • One other thing that I forgot to mention is that I HATE it when I fill out everything to subscribe and THEN realize that it’s not in the US!!!! I’m only interested in US subscriptions…so, is the page you referred for the US?

      • Kelli,

        I’m in the US, so every review on this site ships to the US.



  4. Any idea when that code is going to expire?

  5. I’d love to try that shampoo!

    My box came with: the Madewell nail file, a set of the Incoco nail polish appliqués, the Whish shave cream, a 2oz Serge Normant dry shampoo (I LOVE dry shampoos as I wash my hair every other day so I’m excited to try this), and a silver Twistband headband.

    This was actually my first Birchbox ever. I have a few friends who subscribe and I’m really getting into beauty products more than I’ve ever been so it was time to try it. Your blog pushed me to finally try it! Thanks!

  6. I loved my latest Birchbox, even more so than the first two I have received. I’m frustrated though that I never get any makeup products! At least this box didn’t come with perfume again!

  7. I got the same box as you, I would have liked it a lot more though if I had gotten that eyeshadow shade you got! Instead I got Burnt Umber (aka dark brown), how boring – esp for Spring 🙁

  8. Why did I receive a different box? I would have enjoyed this one more.

  9. I love my box this month as well!! I got the same products as you except for the conditioner, I got Oscar Blandi Lift Mousse. I got this in my Sample Society box last month and loved it so I was very happy to see it again this month in my Birchbox. Oh, and I got a beautiful grey eye shadow, which I love! I do really love the color you got also!! No complaints at all this month for me!!

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