Birchbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 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.
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.
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: Today only get an extra 10% off a subtotal of $30+, extra 15% off a subtotal of $50+, extra 25% off a subtotal of $75+ within the Super Sale category.
Birchbox is also having an Aces Only Exclusive Sale! Everything on this page is an additional 45% off for ACES when you spend $30+!
COUPON: Use code FIRST15 to save 15% off your first Birchbox purchase and get free shipping on $50+ orders! (Not valid for subscriptions).
Check out the 30% off sale for everyone, too!
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included and some tips on how to use them.
The flip side of the card contains information about each product. Now, onto the items!
Stila Cosmetics HUGE™ Extreme Lash Mascara – .2 fl oz, Estimated Value $10.45 (buy a .44 oz. tube for $23)
This is Stila’s newest mascara, and I’ve been looking forward to trying it! Funny thing – this was one of the sample choices for November, but I missed my email and by the time I chose my sample, this mascara option was sold out. Somehow I received it anyway! Which, cool, but how? Anyways! This formula went on pretty nicely. The brush is alright, but I got the feeling the formula would clump after a couple coats. Initially, it didn’t wow me but was a mascara I knew I’d use – until a couple hours later I saw it had smudged pretty badly under my eyes. That’s a big thing for me because I don’t normally have that problem. I know some people may have oily complexions or long lower lashes and tend to get that a lot but I rarely do. So the fact that this mascara did for me means I really won’t use this. Sad!
Here’s me wearing the mascara. If you got this sample, did you have the same problem with it smudging?
Marcelle Hydra-C Eye Contour Gel Cream – .1 fl oz, Estimated Value $5.40 (buy .5 fl oz. tube for $27)
I love eye creams. I never go without them! This one from Marcelle is nice – it felt cooling went I applied it and I noticed a little brightening as well!
Briogeo Roscarco Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Cream – .75 fl oz, Estimated Value $4.50 (buy a 4 oz. tube for $24)
This hair cream was my sample pick this month. It does everything I look for in a blow dry cream! It left my hair feeling smooth and hydrated without weighing it down or making it look greasy. Plus it smells great.
Kopari Coconut Sheer Oil – .5 fl oz, Estimated Value $12.94 (buy a 1.7 oz. bottle for $44)
This product and brand are new to me! It’s a great discovery. The packaging is lovely and is actually a glass bottle (feels luxurious!) with a dropper (convenient!). It’s very hydrating and soothing. The only thing I have to say is that aside from some extra ingredients to keep it liquid at room temp, this honestly just feels like just coconut oil. Really conveniently repackaged coconut oil, but I’m personally just not convinced that it’s worth the price over just using regular coconut oil.
Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume – sample
This perfume, which seems to be commonly sent out in Birchboxes, is described as “elegant, pure, and spicy,” with its main note being Cetalox (a synthetic substitute for grey amber, apparently). It smells a little unisex and is definitely a little spicy – neither of which is my personal taste.
The Verdict: My November Birchbox was pretty good for me! As usual, I got introduced to some new products and brands that I enjoyed trying out. The value adds up to over $33.29, which I’m happy with for a $10 discovery box!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, as of today your first box will be the November box. (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 – Today only get an extra 10% off a subtotal of $30+, extra 15% off a subtotal of $50+, extra 25% off a subtotal of $75+ within the Super Sale category.
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Stila Cosmetics HUGE™ Extreme Lash Mascara: $3.14
- Marcelle Hydra-C Eye Contour Gel Cream: $1.62
- Briogeo Roscarco Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Cream: $1.35
- Kopari Coconut Sheer Oil: $3.89
What do you think about my November Birchbox? Which sample did you pick?