Birchbox Curated Box Review + Coupon – February 2018
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.
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:
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?