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Birchbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2017

Haley Faye
ByHaley FayeJul 23, 2017 | 7 comments

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

Birchbox
3.7 overall rating
659 Ratings | 190 Reviews

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.

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

This review is of the Sample Choice, $10 a month, box.

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

The Subscription Box: Birchbox

The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free and $10 to spend in the shop with an annual subscription!)

LIMITED TIME DEAL: While supplies last, use coupon code IWANTUMAC to get a FREE full-size, high-shine M·A·C Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Look Lively (a $21 value!) with your first month of a Birchbox subscription!

COUPON: Use code FIRST15 to save 15% off your first Birchbox purchase and get free shipping on $50+ orders! (Not valid for subscriptions).

OR

Check out the 30% off sale for everyone, too!

The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.

Ships to: U.S., FranceSpain and the U.K. and Canada

Check out all of our Birchbox reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory!

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Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

Each box comes with an info card.

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

The flip side of the info card lists information about each item they sent in my box.

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

Michael Todd Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser – .33 fl oz, Value $1.13

I love Michael Todd products. This cleanser is paraben-free, mineral oil-free, and has no artificial dyes or fragrances. Charcoal is great for pulling oil and dirt and such out of your pores and it’s combined with tea tree and aloe vera to purify and calm your skin. This formula felt gentle on my skin and still left it feeling clean.

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

Beautaniq Beauty Blush Serum in Sunrise – 10 ml/.35 fl oz (Full Size!), Value $16

A full-size product! I’ve never heard of this brand before, so this is a new discovery for me. This blush has a ton of pigmentation. I found it to be a little intense but if you work with it and use a light hand it really pays off subtly.

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

Here’s a swatch of the blush serum, and then I blended it out a little on the bottom here. A little goes a long way so this tube can last forever.

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

Here it is on – I used a small amount (you can always add more but can’t add less!) on my ring finger and tapped to blend along my cheek.

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste – .25 oz, Value $3.18

I’ve seen this before in Birchboxes, but I have to admit that I am just not a big fan. It smells good and works pretty well, though! My issue comes with the application… I am an aerosol dry shampoo girl all the way. I hate getting product on my hands. Original, though!

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer – .24 fl oz, Value $2.52

This cream has great reviews! I like the way it makes my skin feel – the formula is light and creamy and absorbed well into my skin with no oily after-feel. I think the scent is a little perfumey to me, but it’s citrus/floral so it could be worse. I like the performance but I don’t think I’m personally sold to buy full-size based on my own preferences.

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

Eau de Cartier eau de parfum – sample vial

I know I’m not alone feeling pretty meh about getting a perfume sample in my subscription boxes, so I’m pleasantly surprised when I end up actually liking it!

Birchbox Sample Choice Box July 2017

This fragrance is right up my scent personality aisle with vanilla, balsam, amber, and citrus.

Verdict: This was a pretty good Birchbox for me. I got to try a few new-to-me products, but I don’t feel wowed by anything enough to go purchase something full-size this month. Although I am happy that one of my samples was a full-size product! As far as value goes, everything adds up to $22.83, which is on the low end from what I’m used to from Birchbox, but not bad when you compare to the $10 price. Overall, I’m satisfied this month, but not wowed.

What do you think about Birchbox? What sample did you choose for July?

Birchbox ($15 per month) was one of the very first beauty subscription boxes—we’ve been reviewing it since 2012! Each month, subscribers get a new mix of 5 beauty samples, such as makeup, skincare, haircare, and fragrance items. Birchbox lets you choose whether you’d like a box of items picked just... read more.
Haley Faye
Haley Faye
Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

Haley Faye
Haley Faye
Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.
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7 comments

Frances Broussard

I received my first box and got one box free..only used 1 product out of 10…rediculous

Claudine Shoumounejad

I got my first box today and I was not happy at all with the products. None of the products I would go and buy! Not very pleased! I received my free eyeshadow palette but it was cracked
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Jann

Thanks for your honest review Haley! There seem to be fewer of them now. 🙁

Julesee

Do you think the perfume is very floral? The way you explain it sounds great, however it looks like it has a bunch of floral notes which I’m not a fan of.

Jodie

I didn’t get any of those in my box, and it was my first box, plus they didn’t send me my free pixi eyeshadow pallet either. So I’m a little upset about that.

Brittany

I am about to get my first box! I also used the code to get the free Pixi eyeshadow palette and I better get it(but I have a bad feeling I won’t)!!!

Redwoods301

That Air Repair moisturizer seemed totally blah to me too, until I got most of the way through the tube, omg! My pregnant skin went from being so cranky and patchy to, well, less cranky. I loved how it made my skin feel & look, and I was so surprised, because it’s such a boring looking product.

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