Birchbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 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 is a review of the Sample Choice box, which is $10 a month., box.
The Subscription Box: Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month + free US shipping (Get one month free and $10 to spend in the shop with an annual subscription!)
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The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
Birchbox Sample Box December 2017 Review
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!
I love leave-in treatments, especially in these winter months that make hair just get so dry and frizzy and temperamental. This hair masque smells great, and it’s definitely locked in moisture and helped me feel like my hair is stronger.
This exfoliator is a lovely new discovery for me! It has AHAs, BHAs, plus a bamboo extract exfoliant so you get both a physical exfoliation and a chemical one. It also has clay to help cleanse and detox. It’s made to be non-irritating, but even so, it is a thorough exfoliator. This is one I’d recommend 2-3x/week.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, 5ml – Estimated Value $14.40 (Buy a full-size version for $85.00)
The second I saw that Sunday Riley was a sample choice option I didn’t even need to look at what the other options were! I love Sunday Riley. All of her products are very highly rated, and I’ve had good experiences and results from the ones I’ve tried. This brightening serum is designed to address signs of aging, even your complexion, and boost radiance. It feels light, smells fresh and citrusy, and I feel like I can tell some good results from it after 3 days of use.
Marcelle Ultimate Volume Nano Mascara, 0.18 oz. – Estimated Value $10.80 (Buy a full-size version for $15.00)
I’ve had hit or miss experiences from the brand Marcelle before, and unfortunately, this mascara is a miss for me. It’s called “nano” mascara because of the small brush, which is designed to give you lots of control and get every lash. Unfortunately, I found it to perform the opposite. The lack of length in the bristles meant that no formula got in between my lashes and just wiped it on, and thickly, too. The performance was alright–no flaking or smudging throughout the day. But this brush just did no justice or favor to my lashes.
I’ve tried just about every primer out there, and I have to say I actually love this one! It’s a clear, creamy formula, but it left my skin feeling smooth and velvety. It definitely made a great base for applying my foundation. Although, I do have to cry the sad lamentation of subscribers everywhere when realizing that a sample is, alas, half empty. I squeezed so much before any product came out. Sigh.
Bonus Birchbox Eyelash Curler – Listed Value $13.00
Does anyone else remember the laughable “bonus” sample lipstick Birchbox sent out in October? I thought there was a mistake with me getting this in my box as a sixth item, but it’s included as a BONUS (see info card). This curler is fantastic!
It’s sturdy and feels nice quality and it works great. I love that the top has “BIRCHBOX” embossed in it, and it gets my lashes a fantastic curl. I never seem to realize how old my lash curlers or their lash pads are getting until I get a new one. I love that they sent this as a bonus, and I especially love that it’s a tool that I can use indefinitely and not just a sample that will run out.
The Verdict: This was a really great Birchbox month for me! Aside from the mascara, I loved everything in my box! Including the bonus lash curler, my box value adds up to $65.45, which I’m definitely happy with from a $10 discovery box!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Going by the image on the sign-up page, you should still be able to get the December box if you order today. (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.
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Value Breakdown: I paid $10.00 for this box, but estimate that I received about $52.45 worth of product inside, not counting the bonus item, or $65.45 with the curler. Proportionally, that means I paid approximately the following per item:
- Davroe mask – $1.11
- Trufora exfoliator – $1.72
- Sunday Riley serum – $2.20
- Marcelle mascara – $1.65
- Whish primer – $1.34
- Eyelash curler – $1.99
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