Birchbox Curated Box Review + Coupon – November 2016
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.
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.
Now onto the items!
ARDENCY INN MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner – .028 oz Value $14
This eyeliner is over half the size of the full-size version and considering I’ve never actually finished an eyeliner, it might as well be full-sized as far as I’m concerned!
This eyeliner goes on like a creamy crayon, and it’s super pigmented. I’m impressed with the formula – it DOES NOT BUDGE!
Just keep that in mind once when applying it!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream – 5 ml Value $11
This eye cream is more tinted than I was expecting. It’s almost more of a makeup product to me than an eye cream. Here it is swatched below the eyeliner:
I think this would be a good product for anyone who prefers to go light on makeup but still wants some dark circle coverage!
Benefit They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara – .1 oz Value $8
I’ve received this sample many times in subscription boxes over the years, and I’m always happy to receive more – it is a great formula!
Good volume, length, and lash separation – no complaints here! (This is my backup mascara to my all-time favorite tarte Lights Camera Lashes.)
Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume – 1.7 ml Value $3.40
This perfume is described as a minimalist scent, and I think that’s perfect for my fragrance tastes!
Number 4 Jour d’Automne Smoothing Balm – 1 oz Value $5.90
Number 4 is a brand that is often featured in Birchboxes, and the good news is that I like it, so I’m OK with that! This smoothing balm works on either dry or damp hair, and I like that the scent isn’t your typical floral hair care fragrance.
I tried it out on dry hair, and it made my hair softer and less frizzy without adding any weight!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $42.30 – that’s great for a $10 beauty box. In most cases, the curated box has a good value, so I recommend always picking it if you want a good value compared to the cost.
What do you think of the November Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?