Birchbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 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.
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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!)
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code BB86-3245 to save 50% off your first box when you sign-up for 3 months of Birchbox!
Or, use code FREEFROG to get a bonus mini Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick!
Check out the 30% off sale for everyone, too!
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
Birchbox Sample Box March 2018 Review
Each box comes with a card describing that month’s theme, with the flip side detailing the items included and some tips on how to use them.
Rituals Foaming Shower Gel in Happy Buddha, 1.6 fl oz – Estimated Value $3.58 (buy a full-size bottle for $15)
I really enjoyed using this foaming shower gel! The lather was great and the fragrance is light and refreshing (Happy Buddha is the scent of Sweet Orange and Cedar). My skin felt clean without feeling stripped. This was nice!
OUAI Leave-In Conditioner, 8.4 fl oz – Estimated Value $4.65 (Buy a full-size bottle for $26)
I never go without a leave-in conditioner! This one from OUAI smells incredible: Italian lemon, amber, blackberry, and violet. It also worked well to not only detangle my hair but also to boost shine and hydration, plus it also works as a heat protectant. That means I only need one product! Love.
Winky Lux Glazed Lips Donut Lip Gloss in Coffee Glaze, .05 fl oz – Estimated Value $10.71 (buy a full-size tube for $15)
This gloss is okay. It’s not sticky, which is nice, but the slight frosty-glaze finish isn’t my fave. This is a really subtle gloss, though, so it works well on its own or as a top coat to add some shimmer to another lip look.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye, .1 fl oz – Estimated Value $7.40 (buy a full-size tube for $37)
Kiehls is a brand I like in general, so I was happy to see this in my box. If you’ve read enough of my reviews you’d know I adore a good eye cream. I never skip using an eye cream, and this one is great! The formula is thick and creamy but absorbs well and it just feels so hydrating and refreshing on my skin.
Love of Color Liquid Shimmer Shadow in Stardust, .03 fl oz (Full size!) – Retail Value $10
Liquid eyeshadows are my new favorite thing, especially as we go into Spring and Summer when I tend to get more simple with my makeup routine. FYI, this brand, Love of Color is made by Birchbox as their house brand. I’m a fan of this liquid shadow – the formula has a lot of pigment and shimmer and I found that it blended out easily, too. Plus, it’s full size, and worth the cost of the box by itself!
Here are swatches of the eyeshadow (top) and lip gloss (bottom).
Here I am wearing the liquid shadow (I also applied some color into my crease and outer corner). I liked the level of shimmer and the light neutral shade is exactly what I tend to reach for day to day.
Verdict: I really liked everything in this box! I’m not a huge fan of the lip gloss but I know I’ll use everything else. It’s always a good feeling to discover new products you love.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, as of today your first box will be the April 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 – Try any of these free gift with purchase coupons on orders of $35 or more!) And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!
Check out the 30% off sale for everyone, too!
Value Breakdown: the total estimated retail value for this box adds up to $36.34. At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Ritual Shower Gel: $0.99
- OUAI: $1.28
- Lip Gloss: $2.94
- Kiehl’s Eye Cream: $2.04
- LOC Eyeshadow: $2.75
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