Birchbox Curated Box Review + Coupon – September 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!
Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina Shimmer – 1.5 ml Value $11
(This is half the size of the full size version!)
I was so excited to try this since Patina in the matte finish is my go lip shade every day. (I highly recommend Stila’s liquid lip formulas – all the shades I’ve tried hold the pigment well throughout the day and wear down evenly, too.)
This shimmer is a much bolder look than the matte Patina shade, so I’ll probably wear it only for more glam looks. The shimmer is amazing and it has almost a metallic look on. Here it is swatched:
Hum Nutrition Hair Sweet Hair Gummies – 2 gummies Value $.83
(These were included as a bonus 6th item.)
I love gummies, and I’ve sampled HUM products before and haven’t had any stomach issues with their formulas, so I gobble these up immediately! They were pretty tasty, and the formula features folic acid, biotin, and zinc to help improve the health of hair.
R + CO Park Ave Blow Out Balm – 15 ml Value $2.90
I love R+Co scents, and this is another great one. It’s more subtle than some of their other scented products, and it fades a little quicker than I would like. (It had notes of sweet citrus.) The formula itself is light and didn’t weigh down my hair, but added some softness.
Sunday Riley Good Genes 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 evenness of my skin tone, and I’m tempted to buy it in full-size. (FYI – I don’t love the smell, but it doesn’t linger.)
Thisworks deep sleep pillow spray – 5 ml Value $1.93
This is a spray for your pillow and sheets and designed to help you fall asleep. It’s made with Lavender and Chamomile and smells dreamy!
Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer – 3.5 ml Value $2.10
I’ve sampled Touch In Sol lip and eye products before (very impressive formulas), but this is my first time trying their primer. This gel formula is oil-free, absorbed almost instantly, and gave my skin a smooth finish – I’m a fan!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $36.26 – 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 box is a hit for me – I like every single item. (And great brands, too!)
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, 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 September Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?