Birchbox Curated Box Review + Coupon – September 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.
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The Subscription Box: Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free and $10 to spend in the shop with an annual 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. (Also, Happy Birthday, Birchbox!)
Now on to the items!
Pixi by Petra LipLift Max in Sheer Rose – 1 g Value $5.20
This lip gloss provides shine, a wash of sheer color, and a minty flavor. I didn’t find the formula to be too sticky, but I also didn’t notice any lip plumping! All in all, it’s a nice natural looking lip gloss. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Lord & Berry Strobing Pencil – .7 g (Travel Size) Value $10
This little pencil turned out to be my favorite discovery in the box! It’s a creamy pencil that is easy to blend, and it’s perfect for precision highlight areas like the inner corners of your eyes, your cupid’s bow, etc.
Here it is swatched beneath the lip gloss:
R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo – 75 ml (Travel Size) Value $17
Add R+Co to the list of hair care brands that make fantastic scented products! (Also, bonus points for their packaging.) In addition to smelling fab, this dry shampoo does a great job of absorbing excess oil and it goes on clear!
12 Benefits Ocean Hair – 1.5 oz Value $9
This is a new-to-me brand, and while I’m a little over sea salt sprays after a subscription box summer, I gave it a go! You can use it on damp or dry hair, and it didn’t do much for me on dry hair. (My hair is naturally wavy.) I’m going to give it a dry on damp hair next, but for now, all I can say is that it smells really good.
Wilma Schumann Mouth & Lips Age-Defying Masque – Value $4.40
Confession: I hate lip masks. You can’t move your lips! You know that part of the Little Mermaid when Ariel gives her voice to Ursula? It’s kind of like that for the 20 minutes while you wear it. 🙂
I tried this one for a few minutes because I definitely could use some help with hydration around my lips, but I wasn’t loving the tingling/cooling feeling. Not for me!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $45.60 – that’s great for a $10 beauty box. Even though two of these items were misses for me, I’m still happy with this box. Great sized samples all around, and two travel sizes! (Tip: In most cases, the curated box has a good value, so I recommend always picking it if that’s a priority for you.)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? As of the publishing of this review, you can still get a September box if you sign up now. (Tip: Check the image on the sign-up page. The box design pictured is the first month you’ll receive.) You can’t pick the curated box as your first box, but you’ll be able to pick it every month moving forward.
COUPON: Use code FIRST15 to save 15% off your first Birchbox purchase and get free shipping on $50+ orders! (Not valid for subscriptions).
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Pixi Lipgloss: $1.14
- Lord & Berry Pencil: $2.19
- R+Co Dry Shampoo: $3.73
- 12 Benefits Spray: $1.97
- Lip Mask: $.96
What do you think of the September Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?