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Birchbox Curated Box Review + Coupon – February 2018

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanFeb 25, 2018 | 9 comments

Birchbox
3.7 overall rating
659 Ratings | 190 Reviews

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.

FYI – you can still buy this box for $10. (Or $15 if you aren’t a Birchbox subscriber.)

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!

 

Love, Beauty, and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Shampoo  – 3 oz Value $2

I’ve been seeing this haircare brand in almost every magazine over the past month, so I was excited to try it!

And, we get a matching conditioner:

Love, Beauty, and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Conditioner – 3 oz Value $2

First, excellent sized samples! These are perfect for travel and this set lasted me for an entire week!

I love the formulas. They are ingredient-conscious, the scent is fab, and I could tell that my hair was a little smoother, too.

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment – 5 ml Value $17.50

This is a lactic acid treatment designed to exfoliate dead skin cells, plumps fine lines, and evens out hyperpigmentation. The tube is completely full, so I had enough to sample this for a week, too. I *think* I could notice a difference in the eveness of my skintone, and I’m tempted to buy it in full-size. (FYI – I don’t love the smell, but it doesn’t linger.)

Doucce Luscious Lip Stain in Steaming Red – No Size Listed – Estimated Value $7?

I’m so used to getting liquid lipsticks in subscription boxes that I didn’t realize this was a lip stain until I was putting it on my lips!

So, at first it was disappointing as a liquid lipstick, but now that I know it’s a stain, I actually really like the formula. It feels watery going on, but the pigment is great, so when it dries it feels like you’re wearing nothing. It stays put once it dries, but make sure to give it at least one minute to set. (And then I topped mine off with a balm for some moisture.)

Swatched in lower picture.

The Beauty Crop Wing Woman Liquid Eyeliner – .05 oz Value $12.50

(This eyeliner looks full size, and it’s well over half the size of the full-size version.)

It provides a thin, precise liquid liner that stays put! Here it is swatched beneath the lip stain:

Verdict: This box has a value of about $41 – I think that’s great for a $10 beauty box. In general, the curated boxes from Birchbox tend to have a great value, so if that’s important to you, I recommend picking those each month! I’m really impressed with all the sample sizes in this box – I think everything should last you a week or longer!

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is available for a one-time purchase! And if you subscribe to Birchbox now, your first box will be the March 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: 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:

  • Shampoo: $.49
  • Conditioner: $.49
  • Sunday Riley: $4.27
  • Lip Stain: $1.71
  • Eyeliner: $3.04

What do you think of the February 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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9 comments

RougesEn3D

It’s March 1st and I just realized I didn’t receive an email from Birchbox to choose a sample for this month. I can’t access Facebook from my phone for some reason to check their postings. Does anyone know what the curated box will have this month?

VOH

I never got the email either. Just got the box today and realized it.

Kc

The Sunday Riley treatment is amazing, it’s like getting a peel and microdermabrasion combo justbouttibg it on. I stocked up on samples from Sephora when they had it in the rewards mall 🙂

Christine

I am on my second bottle of Sunday Riley Good Genes. It is remarkable. It has banished blackheads, whiteheads, under eye dark circles, and softened wrinkle lines. The smell does take some getting used to. I will be getting another bottle when Cult Beauty’s spring goody bag comes out next month!

Angie

I like Sunday Riley good genes too! But how do you gals get passed that horrible smell that comes from that product? To me personally and I’m not trying to hate on this but it smells like a old funeral home to me. I love what it’s done for my skin but don’t know how to get past that. Any advice?

Christine

@angie, when I first started using it, I would spray some body spray in the air to disguise the scent. I have been using it 5 nights a week for about 6 months. While I still don’t enjoy the scent, I don’t have to spray the body spray anymore!

Tara

Every single Sunday Riley product I’ve ever tried smells awful. I’m not sensitive with smells at all either. But I’ve niticed that if I consistently use their products I become more nose blind to them. So I guess my advice is just keep using it and eventually you will get used to it.

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