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Birchbox Review + Coupon – March 2021

Naomi Pandolfi
ByNaomi PandolfiApr 12, 2021 | 2 comments

Box for Birchbox March 2021

3.7 overall rating
667 Ratings | 198 Reviews

Birchbox sends samples (and sometimes full-sizes) of new and exciting beauty products from top brands for $15/month. 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. I received one of the two curated Clean Beauty options.

FYI: As of June 2020, in addition to the surprise sample box option, there will be two curated boxes offered in greater quantities than the previous curated options: The Clean Beauty Box and the Katia’s Picks box. Get all the details here.

Box Open for Birchbox March 2021

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Full Contents for Birchbox March 2021

About this Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: Birchbox

The Cost: $15.00 per 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 U.S., France, Spain, and the U.K.

Birchbox Review March 2021


As always, this month's Birchbox came with an info card that lists the products on the front, with a Birchbox Tip listed on the back.


thisworks® Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum, 10 ml - Estimated Value $17.33 (Buy a full-size 30 ml for $52.00 here)

Thisworks' Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum is a lightweight hydrating serum that turns dehydrated, thirsty skin into radiant, buoyant, smooth, and moisturized skin. As we're coming into the warmer months, I'm happy to have this product because of how lightweight and non-greasy it is. It gives my skin all the nourishment of a face oil without the heaviness or the clogged pores. I love how it feels on my skin and that it doesn't leave behind a tacky feeling. It absorbs quickly and leaves a glowing complexion. There's no strong scent and the texture is nice. Formulated with a hyaluronic acid complex for hydrating and brightening tired looking skin, and a slow-releasing Vitamin C to invigorate and replenish, while firming, tightening, and smoothing skin.



Payot HYDRA 24 + CRÈME GLACÉE, 15 ml - Estimated Value $14.40 (Buy a full-size 50 ml for $48.00 here)

I have tried the Payot Hydra 24+ Crème Glacée, and it really made a difference in my skin. My face always looked fresh, smooth, and moisturized. This product has a very thick, satin soft, creamy texture, but instead of applying heavily, the product almost melts into your skin for intense 24-hour hydration. With this moisturizer, I was able to get rid of the dry patches of skin around the edges of my nose. The product feels absolutely wonderful and smells wonderful - a light spa-like scent that dissipates quickly. With active ingredients like red algae extract, Vitamins C and E, creatine, watermelon, and fig, this luxurious daily moisturizer works to soften and plump skin, while smoothing fine lines and luminizing complexion.



TLW Laughter Is Best Shampoo, 20 ml - Estimated Value $1.60 (Buy a full-size 250 ml for $20.00 here)

This TLW Laughter Is Best Shampoo is a gentle, hydrating shampoo that works like a charm to thoroughly remove scalp buildup, strengthen, and add shine to hair. The product lathered quite nicely and has a nice light scent. It cleansed my scalp without leaving it dry. Since this shampoo works so well to remove product buildup, I was sure to apply all my leave-ins and oils with a little heavier hand. With a paraben-free, sulphate-free formula, this shampoo also contains silk protein to strengthen hair and UV blockers to protect hair color.



TLW Winter Is Coming Conditioner,  20 ml - Estimated Value $1.60 (Buy a full-size 250 ml for $20.00 here)

I love that we received this TLW Winter Is Coming Conditioner to go hand-in-hand with the shampoo. Together, the pair makes it a very efficient duo. This lightweight, hydrating conditioner is perfect for detangling and strengthening hair. The product seemed very thick in texture, but after rinsing, left my hair feeling soft and moisturized. Formulated with some amazing ingredients, this conditioner includes keratin, silk proteins, and Kakadu plum. It's ultra-lightweight, ultra-hydrating, and gives a super luxurious feel without a crazy price tag.



bareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Pout, 2 ml - Estimated Value $10.00 (Buy a full-size 4 ml for $20.00 here)

bareMinerals has been the go-to vegan and cruelty-free brand back before it was cool. I have always been a fan of their products and this Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Pout is no exception. It's a full-coverage lip lacquer that is formulated with a moisturizing mineral complex, copper extract, algae, and jojoba oil to help keep lips feeling soft, hydrated, and smooth. The product felt super lightweight and hydrating on my lips and left behind a shiny, lacquered gloss. It was a little sticky when first applied but quickly became a more comfortable all-day-long wear. It has the moisturizing power of a lip balm and the beautiful color of a lipstick - the perfect hybrid.

BareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Pout Swatch for Birchbox March 2021

Here is a swatch of the bareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Pout.

Verdict: I enjoyed all the products in this month's Birchbox. The Payot Crème Glacée is a wonderful daily moisturizer that I am happy to have again. I love that the TLW shampoo was paired with its conditioner. It's great to be able to try the whole haircare system before purchasing. I also really enjoyed the thisworks serum. It's super lightweight and hydrating - a perfect texture for the warmer months coming. Lastly, the bareMinerals lip lacquer came in a beautiful mauve shade - the power of a lip balm, the full-coverage of a lipstick, and the shine of a gloss. With a total retail value of $44.93, you definitely get your money's worth, since this box only costs $15.00 per month. I think the quality of the brands included in this month's box was definitely high value.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. 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.

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 approximately per item:

  • Serum: $5.79
  • Crème: $4.81
  • Shampoo: $0.53
  • Conditioner: $0.53
  • Lip Lacquer: $3.34

Alternatively, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $3.00.

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Naomi Pandolfi
Naomi Pandolfi

Naomi Pandolfi is a skincare obsessed subscription box junkie who is always on the hunt for the best curl defining cream. She is a producer and contributing writer at several online publications, including MSA, The Knockturnal, and Hey Beauti Magazine. Naomi is also the Head of Development at Starfury Productions and is dedicated to helping Black, minority, and underrepresented creators develop and sell projects.

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DOUBLEFUN (not doublefun3) is the coupon code to get another box with the 1 month subscription, I think.

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I want the Payout Creme and the This Works Hyaluronic Serum. The way you described them made each sound like products with good pay off. And although they are not budget products, they are still reasonable for me.


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