Okay…so I have to start by saying I love Birchbox and think they are one of the best beauty box subscription services out there, especially given the price point of $10/ month. Unlike other subscribers, I have been really happy with my boxes so far and feel like they do a good job meeting the needs of my beauty profile. It’s the customer service that is an issue for me.
For instance, my June birchbox didn’t arrive until AFTER my July box had arrived. That’s one heck of a shipping delay!!!!! Customer service is slow to reply to emails, and I have not been getting my birchbox points credited to my account each month. Obviously, the folks over there have a few kinks in the system to work out, but the product itself is great!!!
The theme for this month’s box was “Away We Go!” and included travel tips, and a fun quiz from Jet Blue.
What was inside:
suki® exfoliate foaming cleanser ~ $2.06
This has a pleasent lemon scent, and lathers on the face. The sample size is VERY small. A little bit does go a LONG way though.
Harvey Prince Hello ~ $1.10
Light citrusy scent, it would be good to wear for a casual daytime date.
Egyptian Magic Skin Cream ~ $4.75
I have been wanting to try this for SOOOO long! I use it on my lips like chapstick and dab it under my eyes. It doesn’t have much of a fragrence, but it’s doing wonders for my normally dry and peeling pout.
LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil ~ $9.00
This is my favorite of this month’s box and a very generous half size. It is a light nude coral that goes on sheer and builds in intesity with heavier application.
Davines OI / All in One Milk ~ $0.84
Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo ~ $ 12.00
Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner ~ $3.43
This trio turned out to be awesome and made my hair SILKY soft. The shampoo was a VERY generously sized Deluxe sample… while the conditioner and milk were in small foil packets. The shampoo lasted two weeks and smelled REALLY nice, while I got about two uses out of each foil packet. I wish they had included a bit more conditioner, but, all in all it was a good introduction to a new product.
Total Value of Box: $33.10
If you haven't heard of Birchbox, they are a beauty subscription box service that curates boxes each month that are tailored to a beauty profile you create upon signing up. Each standard monthly box has a different theme, and you get to select one sample each month that you would like included. The other samples are a surprise. Yay!
You also get the option each month of selecting a curated box put together by a Birchbox partner instead, where you know all of the samples arriving ahead of time. This seems to strip the fun out of things for me, and I keep choosing the standard box.