Birchbox Curated Box Review + Coupon – February 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. This review is of the curated box. (Birchbox subscribers can currently buy this box for $10 in the Birchbox shop!)
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!)
FLASH DEAL: For 2 days only, use coupon code STRETCH to get a FREE Full-Size Smashbox Mascara with you monthly subscription!
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.
Birchbox also included a shop coupon for subscribers:
Check out this post for ideas on how to stack this coupon to get the best deals!
Now onto the items!
PBJ Smoothie Stick – FULL SIZE! Value $14.95
I love this lip crayon! It’s creamy, it adds a little moisture, and the pigment is great. Here it is swatched:
This is a very wearable shade for me, and I love the semi-matte finish.
Bumble and Bumble Bb Repair Blow Dry – .5 oz Value $3.20
This hair cream smells lovely (like all Bumble and Bumble products I’ve sampled), and it is designed to help protect your hair before you blow dry it. It’s a light formula so it doesn’t weigh down your hair, and I’ve also tried it on dry hair just as a styling cream – it worked well!
Vasanti Eye Wonder 2.0 Super Powered Eye Cream – 3 ml Value $6.30
I’ve sampled Vasanti’s face scrub many times before (I love it!) but this eye cream is new to me. It has all the things I look for in skincare: no detectable scent, absorbs quickly, and hydrates skin!
I can’t say I noticed any differences between this cream any many other eye creams I’ve sampled, so it isn’t something I must have and will buy in full-size, but I’ll definitely use up this entire sample.
Acure Purifying Fruit Peel – .5 oz Value $8.20
This peel is made with active fruit enzymes, so it has a tropical fruity scent! I love the Acure brand (it’s one of my go-to lines for affordable and ingredient conscious products), so I was excited to try this!
You leave it on for about 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water to remove. My skin sometimes reacts to peels, but I had no issues with this one. And it left my skin feeling soft and smooth!
CLEAN Reserve Perfume – 1.5 ml Value $1.40
This perfume is described as a blend of “mandarin oil, rose, lily, musk, saffron, and amber.” It’s not for me, but I will give it points for having a different scent profile than what I’m used to from perfume samples!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $34 – 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 that’s a priority for you. My favorite item this month is the lip crayon – it alone is worth more than the cost of the box!
What do you think of the February Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?
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