Birchbox Curated Box Review + Coupon – August 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!
Borghese Advanced Fango Active Mud Mask – .5 oz Value $8.89
This is a mud mask that can be used on your face OR your body! It’s designed to draws out dirt, oils, and impurities without stripping your skin of moisture.
Since I have a lot of face masks, I decided to try this on my body. Honestly, I couldn’t tell much of a difference (I probably would have if I tried it on my face), but my skin was softer after removing it. (And I only had to wear it for 5 minutes!)
DOUCCE Cheek Blush in RSVP – .12 oz Value $12
This is a heavily pigmented blush with a hint of shimmer! It goes on smoothly and you only need a single brush stroke to get plenty of color.
Here it is swatched:
Birchbox Mini Kabuki Brush – Retail Value $5
Birchbox rarely sends out beauty tools, so this brush was a nice surprise!
This is mini sized, so it’s great for travel, and works well for bronzer, blush, and highlighter application. The bristles are soft and pretty densely packed too – I’m happy with the quality for a $5 brush!
amika Phantom Hydrating Dry Shampoo Foam – .75 oz Value $3.54
I’ve sampled a lot of dry shampoo over the years, but this is my first time trying a dry shampoo foam! And I’m a fan! You just apply it to your hands then work into your hair until it’s fully absorbed. There’s no powdery feeling like you get with some dry shampoos, and it has the bonus of smelling amazing, too.
Oribe Featherbalm Weightless Styler – .5 oz Value $6.18
More fabulous smelling haircare! The Oribe brand is super pricey, so I’m always happy when it pops up in a subscription box! This cream smells lovely (not as strong as some of their other products), and it adds just a bit of hydration and shine without weighing down hair at all.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $35.61 – I think that’s good for a $10 beauty box! In general, the curated boxes from Birchbox tend to have a good value, so if that’s important to you, I recommend picking those each month! This is a super useful box for me, and I’m pleasantly surprised to get some new product discoveries from Birchbox!
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 July 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).
What do you think of the August Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?