Hello everyone! Sorry for the sporadic posts lately. I have been incredibly busy but I promise I will be sticking to my new schedule as best as I can from now on.
As I mentioned in my last Birchbox unboxing, I have been a loyal subscriber for years and they somehow manage to continuously, and pleasantly surprise me with new products every month. The box is about $10 a month and comes with 4-6 deluxe samples ranging from beauty product to sometimes even snacks.
Every box has a brief description about what each product does and how much the full sizes cost. You can also buy any of the products you receive (plus many other products), straight from Birchbox and if you review the samples, you get points towards a discount!
This month’s box came with some hits and misses.
- PhD Fresh Cut Split End Mender by Living proof. This full size retails for $24 (also at Sephora and Ulta) and the sample is worth about $7. Yay for another Living Proof product! I absolutely love their hair products and was super excited about this one. Unfortunately, I just chopped off most of my hair and have little use for this for now (it would have really come in handy a couple months ago). I will probably end up giving it away or waiting another 6 months until I actually put it to good use.
- Perk Up Dry Shampoo by amika. The full size of this product retails for $24 (it’s actually $2 less at Sephora so definitely purchase it there) and the sample size is worth for about $7.50. I love dry shampoos and I’m really excited that yet again, I don’t need to go out and buy one on my own. This one works great and smells great, but if I had to choose which brands are my favorites, it would be Living Proof and Klorane‘s dry shampoos.
- Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum by Kiehl’s Since 1851. The full size retails for $48 (also at Kiehl’s) and the sample is worth about $10. I’m surprised, because the sample is quite small, but when it comes to eye care products, a little goes along way. I happily welcome these types of products since I battle with horrible under-eye circles, and I’ve heard great things about the brand. I do notice an immediate improvement when I put it on in the morning, but time will only tell if it effects my circles long term.
- Radiance Enzyme Scrub by JUARA. The full size retails for $38 and the sample size is worth about $4. It’s a bit of a skimpy sample, if you ask me, but the product itself sounds awesome (I’ve only used it once but it’s supposed minimize pores and exfoliate your skin, which are both major problems I have). I’m familiar with the brand so I was excited to see a new product by them, but I’m definitely disappointed with the size.
- Color & Smudge Shadow Crayon (in the shade “Aspen Pine”) by trèStiQue. The full size retails for $26 (also at trèStiQue) and I’m not sure how much the sample retails for but I woud guess it’s about a third of the size? It also doesn’t come with the smudge applicator. I’m not crazy about shadow crayons, I just don’t find that they blend well. However, I will say the color is beautiful and the consistency is really great.
So all together, I’m estimating that the box retails for about $37. For a $10 box that is pretty great (not a record though). Most of the samples are pretty small but I am definitely happy with the brands in this box. I have heard all good things about them (except trèStiQue which I’ve never even heard about actually). Regardless, I’m excited for my next box and am hoping for some more awesome products!
If you’re interested in trying it out (which I highly recommend if you haven’t already), click on this link! Your subscription can be canceled at any time so you don’t have to worry about committing for more than a month.
Let me know if you enjoyed this post! I really like sharing with you all what I get in my Birchbox and would definitely love to make this a monthly series if you all are interested.
This product was purchased on my own, all opinions are my own.