Birchbox cost’s $10 a month but if you review your items then you get a credit of 10 points for each one which is $1 to use in the store. Points can only be spent in increments of $10. Which take no time to get. They have the best point system out of any box I have tried!
I made the joke in last months review that Birchbox is the “Gateway Box” that will likely lead to a more serious addiction. It is sort of not a joke because this box helps ease any hesitation you may have had due to its bonus program and great customer service. It is easy to cancel because you can do it right in your account.
This months theme was “Adventure.”
They included a unique code for you to input where you could see if you had won anything. Everyone is a winner, and my code said I won 10% my next purchase. Oh well, better luck next time!
Beauty Protector – Protect & Detangle: I am a sucker for conditioning spray. I dream of the day I can spray one in and it will make my thin scraggy hair into a healthy mane of envy inducing locks. Until then I will just spray and spray and spray. I like the smell of this product and it works well. I just wish there was a beauty giver spray. My hair has hardly any to protect!
How many sprays do you think Rapunzel would need?
Coola – Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face: I really like this brand because it does not clog my pores and it feels nice and light on. This is a great sample to tuck into your bag or car for touch ups. I usually use a tinted face unless I am going to the pool or beach. I always get tinted color all over everything in those settings so clear is the way to go!
Do you think the other veggies ever get tired of cucumber getting all the good press?
Marcelle – BB Cream Golden Glow: In one place I studied abroad they had these trees that looked like little apples. But what looked like tasty little fruits were actually a very corrosive acid. Women used to take these fruits and put it on their skin so that their skin would be lighter. Imagine all the pain for cosmetic “look,” when now the trend is Golden Glow!
It does look natural (at least on my skin) and has an airy feel that I really like. I remember the first BB cream I bought was a drugstore brand it looked so bad on me, and it felt like a foundation. This feel like nothing is on!
I don’t all together get the difference between BB and CC creams. Will they confuse me further by making a DD Cream?
Marcelle – Waterproof Eyeliner: I can’t really ever think of a time that I wished I had blue eyeliner. I think I wore it when I was little and would watch “Jem and The Holograms” and dance around my room pretending my earrings were magical. I am going to gift this to someone who has more style than me because clearly I am not the target for this shade.
If you had a band what would you name it? Mine would be “Tuk Tuk Turkey” or “General Meow and The Peasants.”
Skyn Iceland – Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels: I think it fairies were real they would all come from Iceland. I have never actually been but I dream of visiting. I am going to stash these with my other eye gels and do a battle royal. Who will tame my ever growing bags? Your guess is as good as mine.
Plot twist these are made in Korea!
Emi Jay – Hair Tie: This was a lifestyle extra and I am all about that! It is cute that this company donates 20% of profits to charity. I always wear a hair tie around my wrist because I was a Boy Scout in my past life. While other bands look scraggy, this one looks actually pretty cute!
Do I dare use this to make a side ponytail? I do!
Verdict: I am happy with this Birchbox and felt all the products were fun to try. While personally I cannot use a blue eyeliner, the rest more than makes up for it. I think it is great that they are sampling sunscreen as summer starts because it will allow us to try a few and see which ones we like best. The extra lifestyle item was a nice surprise and icing on the Birchbox cake!
What did you win? I really want to know what they are giving out!
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