Birchbox Sample Box Review + Coupon – July 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 is a review of the Sample Choice box, which is $10 a month., box.
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The Subscription Box: Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free and $10 to spend in the shop with an annual subscription!)
Check our Birchbox Coupon List to get the most up-to-date coupon!
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
Birchbox Sample Box July 2018 Review
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included and some tips on how to use them.
Now on to the items!
Vasanti Makeup Magic Wipes, 10 sheets – Estimated Value $4 (buy 30 wipes for $12)
I use makeup remover wipes almost every day, so I chose these from the sample choice options this month. They work well, but they are really small. Even if they were double the size I’d still consider them a small face cloth. I thought maybe because they’re a sample pack they may be smaller but the label says the same size for the full-size pack of 30 as well. Like I said, they worked well, but I didn’t feel like I had enough to get my face makeup and all of my eye makeup off well enough with just one wipe. These will get used up, though.
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel, .34 fl oz – Estimated Value $7.80 (buy a 1.7 oz. jar for $39)
This moisturizer is definitely a gel texture. When I put it on, it kind of melts into a lightweight and thinner consistency. I think it hydrates well for a gel and would work well for a daytime moisturizer. I have dry skin, though, and need a little more hydration for night time.
Amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Balm, .67 fl oz – Estimated Value $2.50 (buy a 6.7 oz. bottle for $25)
My hair is fine and very stick-straight, so I rarely need a smoothing or de-frizzing balm. I will say, though, that this product smells fantastic (typical for Amika) and made my hair extra soft!
Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer, 3 ml – Estimated Value $4.13 (buy a 22ml bottle for $31)
I think POREfessional may be the most common Benefit product to see in a subscription box. It’s definitely one of their classic best-sellers, though! This primer does a great job of smoothing your skin and reducing the look of pores.
Well People Expressionist Mascara – Estimated Value $10
This mascara is an all-natural formula, and I was happy with how dark-black the pigmentation was! My favorite part of this mascara is the brush because it’s a silicone with great design for separation. It lengthens a little, but I didn’t get a whole lot and not much volume to speak of. This is a really good natural mascara for anyone with allergies or sensitive eyes!
Here, I’m wearing the mascara and the primer. The mascara didn’t add any drama but I really liked the separation and pigmentation it offered.
Verdict: This was an alright Birchbox for me this month. I didn’t make any new discoveries I love, but I did try some new things that I haven’t before. The estimated value total adds up to $28.43, which isn’t the best I’ve ever gotten from Birchbox but I’m happy with it for a $10 discovery box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, as of today your first box will be the August box, and items are chosen for you based on your profile and preferences. (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:
- Vasanti Wipes: $1.41
- Dr. Jart+ Gel: $2.74
- Amika Balm: $0.88
- Benefit POREfessional: $1.45
- W3LL People Mascara: $3.52
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What do you think of my July Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?