Birchbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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.
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This review is of the Sample Choice, $10 a month, box.
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).
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The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included and some tips on how to use them.
Now on to the items!
Acure Organics Day Cream – 1 fl oz, Value $9.99
This is a nice size sample – perfect for a travel size. Plus, a little goes quite a way with this cream so it should last me quite a while! It contains gotu kola stem cells and chlorella growth factor to provide anti-aging benefits and protection from environmental damage. (FYI – It’s recommended for normal to dry skin types, and my complexion falls into the dry category.) It felt lightweight but still hydrated my skin well, and absorbed quickly. It smells nice, too – clove is one of the ingredients and that’s what I picked up on mostly.
GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment – 0.24 oz, Value $9.74
I’m happy to see GlamGlow with Birchbox! It’s a great brand and this mask is perfect for me since it’s their hydrating mask and I have dry skin. I received a full-size of this while working at Sephora and it’s one of my favorite masks ever. It smells incredible, thanks to an infusion of coconut. I love how cooling and refreshing this mask feels while one, and how hydrated my skin stays once washed off!
R+Co High Dive Moisture + Shine Cream – 0.5 fl oz, Value $2.70
I never heat style my hair without some sort of serum or leave-in product, so I was happy to see this product from R+Co in my box. This cream smells great and does a good job making my hair feel soft and smooth after blow drying.
Marcelle City Multi-Protection Tinted Cream SPF 25 – 0.23 fl oz, Value $5.06
In three and a half years of reviewing subscription boxes, I think this is the first time I can actually show you a complexion item on my face. Normally my skin tone is way too pale for just about anything to work for me, but this summer my toddler and I have spent plenty of time outside and I actually have a healthy tan, which thankfully makes this Marcelle cream work for me!
This tinted cream works as a moisturizer, skin tint, and primer, and contains antioxidants, green tea, aloe, and chamomile. It also offers SPF25, which is great because I require SPF in my foundations these days. My skin isn’t sensitive, but this formula is 100% hypoallergenic, which is great, plus paraben- and oil-free, and non-comedogenic.
This is definitely a tinted moisturizer, which is what I’ve been preferring this summer, and feels hydrating and light while evening my skin tone well. It left me with a natural finish that seemed to set a little more matte after a few minutes. It wore well throughout the day, too. All in all, I’m really happy to have found this!
Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Perla – Travel Size Value $12
This was my sample choice this month – Stila Liquid Lipsticks are one of my favorite go-to lip products. This new shade, Perla, is a soft, rosy nude that is very easy to wear and not too dramatic, which liquid lipsticks easily are.
This new shade, Perla, is a soft, rosy nude that is very easy to wear and not too dramatic, which liquid lipsticks easily are. The formula went on smoothly and was easy to apply. It dried matte and stayed really well for hours on end.
Here’s a swatch of the Marcelle Tinted Cream and the Stila Liquid Lipsticks.
Here I am wearing the Marcelle Tinted Cream and Liquid Lipsticks – and I want to note that this photo wasn’t taken upon fresh application! I love how well the cream evened my skin tone and felt like nothing but a moisturizer. This lipstick is going to be staying in my purse to grab on the regular because it’s a great natural shade and goes with so many makeup looks and color stories.
Verdict: Honestly, this was a fantastic Birchbox for me! I always need the latest Stila Liquid Lipstick shade, I’m thrilled with the discovery of a new tinted moisturizer that works for me (for Summer, at least), the R+Co hair cream works well, I got a sample of my favorite skin mask, and I can always use a new organic facial moisturizer. Everything will get used and loved for sure.
As far as value goes, everything adds up to $39.49 which I’m definitely happy with from a $10 discovery box, particularly because every item was a win for me.
What do you think about my August Birchbox? What did you get this month?