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Birchbox April 2015 Curated Box Reveal!

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Birchbox April 2015 Curated Box Reveal! Video

The Birchbox April 2015 Sample Choice and Curated Box video is up!

The regular boxes will be designed by Rifle Paper Co:

Birchbox April 2015 Curated Box Reveal! Rifle Paper

And Birchbox is offering two exclusive Rifle Paper Co. items as Birchbox Plus add-on items this month:

Birchbox April 2015 Curated Box Reveal! Tote

Rifle Paper Co. ToteΒ – Value $35 (Cost to add to box = $28)

Birchbox April 2015 Curated Box Reveal! Tumbler

Rifle Paper Co. Notebook and Tumbler Set – Value $25 (Cost to add to box = $20)

And the two curated boxes this month are Mad Men Inspired:

Birchbox April 2015 Curated Box Reveal! Mad Men NY

Inside the Mad Men-Inspired New York Guest Editor Box:
Cargo Water-Resistant Blush in Los Cabos
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel Mini
Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion (1.5 oz)
Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream in Blueberry
Beauty Protector Protect & Oil Argan Oil

Birchbox April 2015 Curated Box Reveal! Mad Men LA

Inside the Mad Men-Inspired California Guest Editor Box:

Laqa Lil’ Lip Lube Pencil in Honeypot
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Brightening Illuminator
Clean Original Perfume
Not Soap, Radio Body Wash in Bathing with Sharks
12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment

And here are the sample choice options (You can pick a sample, a curated box, or be completely surprised):

Birchbox April 2015 Sample Choice Spoilers! 3 Samples

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain

pop Eye Shadow Palette

Jouer Blush

Birchbox sample/box selection opens on the 27th (you’ll receive an email from Birchbox with your unique link). But Birchbox Aces will receive their email on the 26th. Also – if you share your box page by the 25th, you’ll also get early access to the sample choice.

What are you picking this month? There are so many great options! I know I must have that tote – it will the first time I try a Birchbox Plus add-on!

FYI – if you haven’t signed up for Birchbox yet, use coupon code GAP10 to get $10 (100 points) to spend in the Birchbox shop!

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!

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  1. I got my email! NY box!

  2. anyone get their email yet ? its almost noon on east coast and nothing yet for me. i shared my box so i should be getting it today. i havent received the email for months and have contacted customer service all to never get my selection. last month i got an email from customer service stating that due to all my issues i would get the email early. we shall see !

    • I just called BB and they said there was a glitch with the email going out this morning but they expect it to go out within in the hour.

      • I just got mine!

    • If you can message them through their Facebook page, tell them what sample pick or box you want and they will sign you up for it quickly. I didn’t get an email but got a response from my Facebook message in 30 min.

  3. I am so excited about this month! I bought an extra box so I can get a Madmen box and the regular box. I love the Rifle paper designs!

  4. I decided to order the tote which I did yesterday when they were still available. I’m going to select the Jane Iredale item.

  5. I think I’m going to go for : Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain ! This lips stick seems amazing ! I love the fact that it look natural ! And the ingredients seems great ! The curated boxes are not for me this month ! Well, the March curated box was so great that now I’m difficult πŸ˜‰

  6. So after having issues with their site all day, I finally am able to view the Plus options, they are all sold out! I am so pissed! Not exactly sure what the point of being an Ace is if they give the option to reserve BEFORE Aces. Although, their new presence in CA may explain part of the glitches their site seems to be having. Although I am bummed that I am going to be charged sales tax, I am hopeful that their presence in CA may result in quicker turnaround time to receive my monthly box.

  7. Birchbox bummer, Just got this email

    I’m Emily, the Director of Customer Operations at Birchbox, and I wanted to share an update regarding your account.

    Due to our new business operations in California state, we are required to charge a sales tax for your Birchboxes and full-sized orders shipped to California, effective April 1, 2015.

    I hope this helps clarify the difference you may notice in any upcoming charge.

    Thank you for your business!

    • I live in Washington and have been charged sales tax for at least half a year now. I get my boxes 2 weeks after Liz.

  8. Birchbox just sent me an email that said due to new business operations in California they are required to charge a sales tax for my Birchboxes and full sized orders shipped to California effective April 1, 2015.

    • I just got that too – does that mean they’re opening up a store/office in California? Because I would be so excited for that!

      • I have a feeling it’s just a shipping facility, as any sort of presence in the state requires they charge sales tax, but I could be wrong. Either way, I am hoping it results in quicker turnaround times for those on the left coast and makes it worth the sales tax.

  9. Does anyone know what the Cynthia Rowley illuminator is? I can’t seem to find it on the Birchbox page, and it may help me to decide which Mad Men box to choose.

    • From what I can tell it hasn’t been released yet – and I believe the line is exclusive to Birchbox so I couldn’t find it anywhere else.

  10. So after finally receiving my e-mail, I tried to reserve the items and it says there are “No Items Available.” >:(

    • Which item did you try to reserve? When I click through my email it certainly looks like both are still available–unless it only says not available after you click on the ‘reserve now’ button…

      • All are now sold out. You have to click them to see their unavailability.

  11. How long does it usually take to receive your email to pick after you share your box on Facebook?

    • It sounds to me like there are two categories of people:

      Aces, people that shared on FB or Twitter – will get the selection email on 3/26


      Everyone else – will get the selection email on 3/27

      • Thanks !! That helps me out a ton!

  12. Okay, I’m new to the add-ons (and I already impulsively reserved the tote), but I’m not sure I get it. When it says “Value = $35,” what is it talking about when it’s being sold in the store for $28 – the same price it costs to add on??

    Is the only difference that you can’t use points to buy the add-ons? I’m not sure I get the benefit to members to adding items on.

    • From my understanding: You get points for buying add ons but the way the reservation process is set up, you can’t use points to buy add ons. I think the main benefits are that you get first dibs on an item (which in this case is probably good because the bag will likely sell out quickly) and you get the add on at a price that’s a little less than if you were to go somewhere else and buy it at the full retail value.

  13. love the MM-NY. im going to try for that. hope i like the blush color. i was able to share via twitter. clicked on this months box and there was a tiny facebook and twitter box under. lets see if i get the email cuz in the past 4 months i’ve never once gotten my choice.

  14. I want 3 items out of each of the mad men boxes. Wish I had 2 accounts but I guess I’ll have to choose one and swap for the other items I want to try right? I do tend to like the curated boxes better. When I was just picking 1 sample I kept getting eyeliner every month.

  15. I just shared it this morning because when I first read this post last night, the box tab wasn’t there. I am an Ace but it seems like many have already reserved, so I am hoping I still get my e-mail today to get to make a selection. What is the point of being an Ace if I can’t reserve early? Did anyone else share today (the 25th) and get an e-mail?

    • I think what people are reserving are the Birchbox Plus items. I don’t believe anyone, even Aces, has received the Sample Choice selection email yet. I think the early access emails will go out tomorrow.

  16. I can’t decide! I wish I could get the Mad Men NY items in that adorable Rifle box. Oh well, I suppose that they might be out of the items I want by the time I get to pick–at least that would make the choice easier? Right?

    • Haha, I could have written that. My thoughts–and thought process–exactly.

    • Me too , love the rifle paper box but am pining for a curated box…..

  17. Where do I go to reserve the Rifle add-on? I don’t see that option.

    • If you click the link underneath the bag or the tumbler set, it will take you to the corresponding page for that item to reserve it.

  18. This was the push I needed to get a second subscription (this, plus the 100 extra points) – I wanted to get one of the Mad Med boxes, but I just had to have that gorgeous Riffle box as well. And I reserved the tote, even though I need another tote bag like I need a hole in the head. I rationalized that I might give it to my mother for her birthday…notice the term “might” there! :p

  19. Random question – I’m hoping to get the NY box, which has the Whish shave cream. I also got a sample of that (and reviewed it) in March 2013. Will I be able to review it again?

    • I’ve gotten the same sample before too, because one was in a regular box and one in a curated box, and for the second one I wasn’t able to review it again. πŸ™ On the page it said already reviewed.

      • Bummer. Oh well – still want that NY box! At least I won’t be the only one…haven’t we ALL gotten that blueberry shave cream by now?

        • I actually have never received it in blueberry!

  20. Has anyone been able to share their page?? This is so frustrating!

    • it didn’t work on the phone – get on a computer and you should be able to do it- I tried on my phone and saw no option but when you click on my box there is a twitter and facebook link right on that page so you can click and share. GL

  21. All the boxes and Rifle Plus items are GORGEOUS! Glad Sneaky Burrito (Ragan) talked me into two accounts (hee hee)! Best month!!

  22. Yay, that Rifle box is so lovely! I love when their boxes are pretty enough to keep out or repurpose. The Rifle bag is tempting, but actually, you CAN have too many bags, Lorelai, which I know because I do.

    Has anyone been able to share their March box on Facebook for points? I had no trouble with this in January and February, but this month sharing didn’t get me anything.

    • I shared last week (was tempted by the thought of early PYS selection) and did get 10 points.

    • I was bad and bought the gorgeous tote. I’m sure I’ll think of a good justification by the time it comes in πŸ™‚

      I think I’ve decided on the NY box. This is my 2nd month as a re-subscriber to BB (I subbed in 2013 then cancelled), so I’m so excited by the new curated boxes!

  23. Okay, I absolutely need that tote (yeah right), so I clicked “reserve now”, it confirmed my reservation, but I don’t see it anywhere. What if I change my mind? Am I out of luck? This is my first Birchbox Plus purchase, so I don’t know how it works. I’d like to use my points for it, too, but I don’t know if that’s possible. Anyone care to share the 411?

    • I didn’t receive a confirmation email yet either. And if you change your mind, you can email Birchbox. Their customer service is great.

    • i did the same thing , kinda just curious what happened when i click reserve now , kinda dangerous its like a one click order thing !

    • So many tempting options, but I’m going to try to reserve the lip stain.. I love the pretty box too, so that’s a bonus! I just reserved the tote, but don’t know how this works–can I use my bb points on it? Thanks!!

  24. I’m gonna pick the Jane Iredale cheek stain and I also reserved the tote bag! Better get one before they sell out!

    I’ve gotten the curated boxes for the last couple month so I’m relieved that I don’t care for either one this month. The Rifle paper co designed box is gorgeous.

  25. i think I’m going to go with the pop eyeshadow this month, but if I get another perfume sample I’m going to scream

    • Change your settings and choose the option to not get any perfume samples!

      • Pretty sure that’s not an option. Its a choice between 6 or less perfume samples a year or more.

  26. Am I the only one having a hard time trying to share my box? I really want to get the NY Mad Men Box.

    • Me too. I can’t seem to share my box. Is it because I am new to birch box? Please help!

  27. Oh I LOVE Mad Men, and this box looks so beautiful. I’m not overly excited about either box, but I think I will go with the New York box. I don’t really see what about these products say “Mad Men,” that they should have tried to get something from The Balm since their packaging is vintage looking. I think it is so great that they offered 2 curated boxes this month. I want to try the brow gel and the blush, and I already have the hair oil but I do like it. I agree with the Wish product complaints. I got the grapefruit shaving cream in a Birchbox in January and was not impressed. I signed up for the $20 upgrade, I hope that it starts in April.

  28. Anyone having trouble with their website? I can’t even find my box to leave reviews for points. The box tab is gone.

    What is with all the Whish stuff! Costco has a huge bottle of thr body butter right now plus a travel size, for $9.99. And I have already gotten the argan hair oil in last months box. Lately it seems that every month the sample choices are eyeshadow, blush, lipstick. I’m sorta bored.

    But I love the pretty box. You don’t get that box if you go with a curated one right? Might just have to be surprised this month.

    • Can’t find it either.

    • I’m having the same issue, plus it keeps saying that I’m not a subscriber when I try to reserve the tote. Ugh. I guess no tote for me if they sell out before they fix this issue.

      • The same thing happened to me. Make sure you’re logged into the site and *then* click on the link to reserve the bag.

  29. Omg, this is too hard! I already have 2 accounts. One for the curated box & another for the regular one, and now they do this to me? I want both of the curated ones and a regular. It looks like I might be getting another subscription. If I do will I still get to choose for this month I wonder? Those designs are beautiful!

    • I think sample choice this month was only if people subbed by the 21st. But you might be able to email them anyways the day of and ask of they can reserve it anyways.

  30. Bummer – I just got the Cargo blush in this month’s Birchbox and it’s the wrong color for me!

  31. Wow, I totally just added the tote, impulse-purchase; surprised myself! I love it. If I convince myself that I don’t need another canvas bag before it arrives, I have two friends with April birthdays. πŸ™‚

    I can’t decide between the curated boxes and sample choice. I really want the Jane Iredale, so I think I’ll go with that if it’s still available. Otherwise both curated boxes loom interesting. The laqa and the cargo are both going to be bad shades on me, which is frustrating.

  32. If I sign up now, do I get to pick one of the curated boxes, or might they run out? The New York one looks good. Actually, they both look good except for the perfume sample. Also, except for the fact that I don’t see how they have anything to do with Mad Men, but my point is, I can see using all the things listed (except perfume gives me migraines).

    • No I think the deadline already ended on the 21st. But email them to check.

  33. I am SO obsessed with Rifle Paper Co. I am so getting that adorable tote. So excited about this!! Thanks for sharing!

  34. I’m having a hard time deciding. I like everything but I’m leaning towards picking the eye shadows because I love those shades. I love the lip stain too. I’m not crazy about the mad men boxes, nothing in them I really want. I did add on the tote! LOVE it and need a good tote for spring and summer.

  35. The Birchbox Plus items are beautiful. Love the name “bathing with sharks”.

  36. I canceled my membership yesterday and now seeing this!… Of course I had to go and resubscribe to get that Rifle box. Now just hoping I get some good samples in it. But at least I got the 100 bonus points using the GAP10 code when I resubscribed!

  37. So conflicted!! I wannnnt the NY box, but I’ve had my heart set on that lip stain since the spoiler came out!

    Do we get points for buying add-ons?

    • You do!

  38. Can you use points to buy the add on items? I need that tote in my life but I don’t know if I want to pay full price cash for it lol

    • I don’t think so, when you reserve it they charge you when they bill for the box. There is no check out process, but you will earn points on it.

  39. I looooooove the Rifle box. I have a friend that just signed up, so I’m excited that she’ll see this box first. Both the curated boxes have items I’m not excited about, so I’ll keep my pretty floral box. I’m going to pick the Jane Iredale lip stain, but the cheek tint is also tempting. I also think that tote is calling my name..

  40. Aaahhhhh, I can’t decide…I love it all!

  41. I don’t usually go for the curated boxes (especially because they always seem to have WHISH

    • Argh!
      As I was saying…
      I’m sick of getting Whish stuff, there was like 3 boxes in a row that I got something from that brand. But! I do think I’ll go for the Mad Men NY box. Mostly because I’m from NY state, I enjoy Mad Men and I’ve been wanting to try that Cargo blush.

      I’m surprised so many people are wanting thr Pop Color palette, is it just because it’s full sized? I couldn’t even see the swatches in her hand…

      • I personally want that palette, and tend to gravitate towards ones like it, because I can use it every day. I work in a more conservative work environment and neutral colors like this are perfect for me to wear every day; they’re just enough to make my eyes pop without being overly flashy. I do love wearing different shades and eyeliners on weekends, but they tend to get much less use than the neutral colors in this palette, at lest for me.

  42. I reserved the tote for my BB plus item and am having a hard time deciding on the sample choices vs curated boxes. I now have two accounts because I just *had* to be a part of the beta upgrade (it should arrive this weekend and I peaked on the website and am so excited for the products and can’t wait to see what the full size items are!). I will probably go with the pop eyeshadow palette on one account and maybe the NY Mad Men box on the other account.

  43. This has to be one of the best months Birchbox has ever had.

    I have 3 active accounts, and I will be getting both of the curated boxes and the jouer sample choice. Holy crap I am excited!!

    I also already clicked on the link in the bottom of their Youtube video and reserved the Tumbler + Note pad combo.

    Mid April can’t come fast enough!!!

  44. Oh…my…gosh! I am in love with Rifle Paper Company! And I also love the design of those Mad Men boxes.

    I’ve already reserved both of the Birchbox Plus items – I adore Rifle Paper Co’s notebooks and I can definitely use that tumbler on my many, many Starbucks runs. *coffee addict*

    I’ll probably go with the Mad Men California box on one account and then get the Pop eyeshadow palette on the other. My birthday is in April and it’s like Birchbox knew it – can’t wait!

    As always, thank you for posting this!

  45. I can’t decide! I like items from both curated boxes, but I like the sample choices too!

  46. I LOVE Rifle Paper Co. designs! I can’t wait to use the Rifle name tents from last year for a spring party. Sooooo excited for that beautifully designed box! I don’t need anymore totes, notebooks or tumblers, but they are adorable. As for the three choices for samples, I may choose the shadow trio or just be surprised since I don’t love any of the choices. I just signed back with Ipsy to get The Balm shadow in April so I should be ok for shadows for a while. I really love that BB is customizing the box designs each month!

  47. So in love with the curation and theme this month! I love rifle paper co. Designs and the add ons look great. I’m a huge mad men fan but I don’t really like the choices so I will probably go with the shadow trio this month and take my chances on my other samples.

  48. the box design is super cute! and very appropriate for april!

  49. I’m thinking about getting the New York box, the Liz Earle eye lotion, ABH brow gel, and cargo blush are really appealing to me…Hmm

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