Birchbox Review + Coupon – March Ready for Anything Box
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 Ready for Anything Box.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free and $10 to spend in the shop with an annual subscription!)
COUPON: Use code FIRST15 to save 15% off your first Birchbox purchase and get free shipping on $50+ orders! (Not valid for subscriptions).
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.
PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Smoothing Blowout Spray – 1 oz Value $4.90
This spray is designed to add volume and shine while protecting your hair against heat damage. I like the PARLOR line a lot. All products from the line are safe for color-treated hair and are free of sulfates, parabens, and gluten. My favorite part of the line is probably the scent! For me, I didn’t see a significant difference in volume, but I think my hair looked healthier, and it definitely smelled great!
MILK Studios Lip Color in C.R.E.A.M. – .014 oz Value $3
This may be the tiniest lipstick sample I’ve ever come across! It’s pretty cute:
The pigment is good, and the formula is moisturizing. The color isn’t perfect for me, but it is pretty good. (Swatched below.)
Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Filter – .04 oz Value $12.40
This trio is designed to give you a shade, contour, and highlight option. It was one of the main selling points for me on the curated box this month, and I’m so happy to see that it is about half the size of the full-size version. It should last me a while!
Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads – Value $3.60
I’ve tried lots of different eye pads thanks to subscription boxes, and the results for me are usually the same – hydrating, refreshing, but no real noticeable difference in the appearance of my undereye area. The same thing happened with these eye pads. They get really good reviews on Birchbox, though, so they definitely work for some people!
Here is a closer look at the Smashbox Eye Shadow Trio:
Here are the shades swatched with the MILK Studios lipstick:
I love how wearable these shades are – I think this is my new go-to eyeshadow look!
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream – .25 oz Value $4
This is a decadent cream, but it absorbed pretty quickly. No fragrance too, which I always like in my skincare products!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $28 – I think that’s great for a $10 box. (And I’ll get $5 back in Birchbox shop points for reviewing the samples). My favorite thing about picking the curated box this month is the Smashbox sample – it’s worth more than the $10 box alone!
What do you think of the March Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?