Birchbox Sample 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 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 September 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!
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser, 1 fl oz – Estimated Value $5.80 (buy 5 oz for $29)
This is a great new find for me! This cleanser is gentle, refreshing, and brightening. It has a slight exfoliation but not too much, since this is meant to be used daily. I’ve used it for a couple nights in a row now, and my skin is glowy and feels great. I’m a fan!
Rene Furterer KARITÉ NUTRI Intense Nourishing Mask, .5 fl oz – Estimated Value $5.29 (Buy 3.4 oz for $36
I’m picky about hair masks because I have fine, straight hair, and it doesn’t take much to weigh down. This mask is used after shampooing in place of your conditioner. I didn’t hate and didn’t love it. It worked fine but didn’t wow me.
Oribe Mystify Restyling Spray, .67 fl oz – Estimated Value $5 (Buy 5.9 oz for $44)
I love Oribe; they might be a little pricey but all of the products I have tried from them work so well. This is the sample I chose this month (basically, if Oribe is an option at Sample Selection Time, I choose it). To use, you mist this product all over your hair and then heat style or just brush through to restyle. It reactivates the products in your hair from your initial style and I have to say that I thought it worked really well. I massaged some dry shampoo on my scalp first, and then used this, and was happy with the results!
Avène Cleanance EXPERT Lotion, .16 fl oz – Estimated Value $3.20 (Buy 1.3 oz for $26)
This lotion is designed to hydrate, mattify, and treat acne and blackheads. I like this lotion, but I can’t personally speak to its effectiveness because acne is not the main concern for my complexion at this point in my life. It’s definitely gentle and makes my skin soft and hydrated, though.
Ittse Pearl Eyeshadow in Metamorphosis, .05 oz – Estimated Value $7.50 (buy a .06 oz pan for $9)
This eyeshadow comes in an individual tin meant to be kept in a magnetic, refillable pan. I’m really happy with the performance of this formula! It has good pigmentation, the finish is pretty, it blends well, and with a primer I had no issue with it lasting all day.
Verdict: This month’s Birchbox was pretty fun! I made a couple new discoveries, mostly from brands I already know and love. The estimated value total adds up to $26.79, which isn’t the highest value I’ve ever gotten from a single Birchbox but I’m still quite 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 October 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:
- Kiehl’s Cleanser: $2.17
- Hair mask: $1.97
- Oribe Restyler: $1.87
- Avene lotion: $1.19
- Eyeshadow: $2.80
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What do you think of my September Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?