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Birchbox Curated Box #3 Review + Coupon – January 2020

Birchbox Out of the Blue Curated Box review - january 2020

Every month, Birchbox sends samples (and sometimes full-sizes) of new and exciting beauty products from top brands for $15/month. They allow subscribers to pick between a curated box (all samples revealed) or a single sample choice with the rest of the items arriving as a surprise. Birchbox is one of the original beauty subscription boxes and is a great way to discover new makeup, hair care, and skincare products without breaking the bank.

This review is of the ‘Out of the Blue’ curated box.

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About this Curated Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: Birchbox

The Cost: $15.00 a month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

Check our Birchbox Coupon List to get the most up-to-date coupon!

The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.

Ships to: The US, France, Spain, and the UK

Birchbox ‘Out Of The Blue’ Curated Box #3 Review – January 2020


This month’s Birchbox came with a single info card that lists the products on the front, with a Birchbox Tip listed on the back.


MALIN+GOETZ Revitalizing Eye Gel, 0.10 oz. – Estimated Value $8.40 (Buy a full-size 0.5 oz. for $42.00)

This eye cream by MALIN+GOETZ (hi- I love your typographical aesthetic) is super soothing and has a nice middle-ground consistency to it. Not too thin, not too thick. I’m doing my best to try and use more eye creams over longer periods of time to give them a fair shake, so I’ve been using this more than I would in the past. While I never expect immediate results, it does feel like a breath of fresh air, especially if my eyes are puffy. The verdict is still out for “brightening” though.


R+Co High Dive Moisture + Shine Creme, 0.5 oz. – Estimated Value $2.90 (Buy a full-size 5 oz. for $29.00)

Oh yea- this moisture cream is amazing! I’ve noticed after a month and a half of using hers, my hair is feeling slightly dry, so I just smooth this wonderful smelling cream on the ends of my damp hair before blow-drying. The results are making my strands shiny, soft, and a lot less dry and frizzy looking. This really gives my hair a sleeker look.


too cool for school All-in-One Egg Mellow Cream 5-in-1 Moisturizer, 0.35 oz. – Estimated Value $7.16 (Buy a full-size 1.76 oz. for $36.00)

I’ve gotten this Korean moisturizer in past boxes and just love it. The packaging is super cute with its pale yellow color and illustration of a whisk whipping up some mellow cream. This is incredibly soft and light and really makes my skin feel incredible. It also has a light sugary scent to it- yum!


Marcelle Micellar Water for Normal Skin, 1.7 oz. – Estimated Value $2.14 (Buy a full-size 13.5 oz. for $17.00)

The Marcelle micellar water is a Birchbox staple and a really simple way to remove dirt, makeup, and oil as a first-pass cleansing method. It can also be used to refresh like you’d use a toner. Along with a lot of “ides” and “ates”, this also has aloe in it to soothe skin. It’s thin like water but has a tiny bit of slip to it and I can feel the bit of moisture in there too after using.


Beautaniq Beauty Butter Lip & Cheek Balm in Mauve Lychee, 0.14 oz. – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $16.00

There’s something about pots of color that I am drawn to. When I saw this full-size lip and cheek balm in this box, I had to snatch it up (sorry, Megan!). The pale pink “mauve lychee” is such a delicate cute color and perfect for my skin tone. As with most dual makeup products, I find this to be much more useful as a cheek tint than a lip color. I love cream blushes because they are so buildable and blendable so this is just delightful.


Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abrocit Eau de Toilette, 1.5 mL – Estimated Value $1.28 (Buy a full-size 100 mL. for $85.00)

If you love sugary sweet scents, this fragrance is a winner for you! I certainly will choose something fruity like this jackfruit, apricot, and papaya scent over a floral, but for winter, this feels a bit too light and playful for me. It also has a strong vanilla base though, so there is a deeper scent to anchor it. I do like this fragrance, but I’ll be saving it for warmer months.

Verdict: This curated Birchbox has quite a nice value at $37.88 for a $15 box. I think a lot of that has to do with the full-size lip and cheek balm. I enjoyed everything in this box, especially the shine cream, cheek balm, and moisturizer.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you subscribe to Birchbox now, be sure to check the image on the sign-up page. The box design pictured at the bottom is the first month you’ll receive. You can’t pick a curated box like this one as your first box, but you’ll be able to pick it every month moving forward.

Check our Birchbox Coupon List to get the most up-to-date coupon!

Value Breakdown: At $15.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying per item. 

  • Eye Gel: $3.32
  • Moisture Cream: $1.15
  • Moisturizer: $2.84
  • Micellar Water: $0.85
  • Lip & Cheek Balm: $6.34
  • Fragrance: $0.51

Alternately, you’re paying $2.50 per item.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

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