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Birchbox Curated Box Review + Coupon – November 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanDec 5, 2017 | 3 comments

Birchbox
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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.

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!)

DEAL: Check our Birchbox Coupon List to get the most up-to-date coupon!

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

Ships to: US, FranceSpain and the UK

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

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included and some tips on how to use them.

Now on to the items!

LAQA & Co. B’lighter in Peacher’s Daughter – 2.7 g Value $10.67

This is a blush/highlighter hybrid! It’s a creamy, peachy formula that is super shimmery and blends well. Plus a little goes a long way, so this sample will last me for a while! (Swatched in lower photo.)

Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat – Size? Value $12?

(No size listed on this sample, but it’s a decent size, and I’m estimating it’s about half the size of the full-size version.)

I like the formula of this liquid lipstick (matte finish, excellent pigment, long-lasting), but this warm pink color is a bit too warm for my coloring. Here it is swatched beneath the highlighter/blush:

Living Proof Multitasking Styler – 1 oz Value $5.20

Living Proof is one of my all-time favorite haircare brands, and this styler is one of my go-to products! It works on both dry or damp hair, is lightweight, and smells fantastic. You can use it on damp hair to help with a blowout, or on dry hair to help with flyaways and to add texture.

Marcelle Hydra-C Eye Contour Gel-Cream – 3 ml Value $5.40

This eye cream is designed to help reduce the appearance of undereye bags and dark circles. I found the formula to be super soothing and lightweight – and I love the finish it gave my skin. (No luck on those dark circles, though!)

Juara Candlenut Body Creme – 10 ml Value $1.59

I’ve sampled this body cream before and I love it! The formula is decadent and moisturizing without leaving my skin feeling greasy. Plus, it is ingredient-conscious, too!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $34.86 – that’s great for a $10 beauty box. The blush/highlighter hybrid is my favorite discovery this month, and this box had a good mix of items I already know and love, and a few new finds!

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, as of today your first box will be the December 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.

But! You can buy this box from the Birchbox site for $15. (Or $10 if you are a current subscriber.)

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:

  • Blush/Highlighter: $3.06
  • Smashbox Liquid Lipstick: $3.44
  • Living Proof: $1.49
  • Eye Cream: $1.55
  • Juara Body Cream: $.46

What do you think of the November Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?

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.
Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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3 comments

Chrissy

Thanks for the tip

Dea

The Juara candlenut creme smells like a heavenly spa experience. Try the discovery kit they offer on Birchbox! You’ll adore it.

Elena

10 ml body cream sample. Generously.

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