With Birchbox you get monthly boxes of five personalized beauty samples, tailored to your profile. They promise to help you try cult brands, up-and-coming lines, and everything in between. They also say you will never receive the same product twice. Birchbox runs at $10.00 per month plus $4.95 shipping but you can get yearly plans for $100.00 plus shipping as well. This makes it one of the more affordable boxes out there. Each box is different and reflects the theme of the month.
This month’s box theme is Adventure.It’s nice that I got the patterned box this month. I normally get the plain brown box.
Under the lid was one of my samples plus a few cards. Under the wrapping paper were the rest of my items. The smaller ones are inside the little bubble.
The info card tells you all about the theme on the front. With adventure this time they want you to say yes to whatever comes your way. The back gives you your items and full size retails.
Also included this month was a special code to possible win $1000 to use in their shop and travel tips from Meghan Markle, the coordinator of this box. I got 20% off any $50+ purchase.
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Eyeshadow Quad-2.4g $5.00
This normally comes as a palette of 20 shades. I really like these four though. The two on the right are sparkly and the left two are more matte. This one will get used for sure.
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Brightening Illuminator-1g $11.64
This highlighter is super shimmery! I guess because it’s going into summer there has been highlighters in a bunch of boxes. I use them a few days a week but I think I might have plenty now.
Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer-20mL $18.00
This moisturizer is made from avocado and olive oils. It has a great smell and absorbed super quick, which I like so I can get my makeup on and finished without waiting for things to dry up.
Parlor By Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray-30mL $5.51
The last time I got a salt spray my husband couldn’t understand why anyone would be putting this in their hair. He’s bald though so it may have just been misplaced jealousy that other people have hair. I like using these sprays because I have very fine and thin hair so any texture I can add is great.
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels-1pr $4.13
I have used these before and while I’m not sure just using them once gave me a whole lot of difference I liked them. They feel a little odd on since they are heavy and I kept thinking they were going to slide off but I can deal with it for the ten minutes required.
Pura Vida Lace Headband with Charm-$2.25
This was a bonus item this month. It’s actually the first ribbon headband I have used and it felt a bit tight on my head but that might be how they all are. It just works out that the company and I share an initial.
This months value for this box was $46.53. You get points for reviewing your box items, that you can then use in their store. If you find a product you love, any item in your box has free shipping for the month also. The American boxes do have a few more perks like selecting one of your samples and a mens box but I am hopeful once they get settled in Canada the same types of options will be available.
If you want to sign up send me a message and I can get you a link. You can also go to their Canadian site by clicking here.