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Birchbox offers 4-6 (sometimes more) hand-picked beauty and lifestyle samples, delivered to your door each month. I have been subscribing to Birchbox for over four years now and would say they are one of the most (maybe the most) well-known subscription boxes out there. They are certainly one of the longest lasting boxes.
Birchbox ships via USPS and all boxes generally ship by the 10th of the month.
This review is on the “Regular” May 2017 Birchbox. I didn’t purchase the curated box this month, however, it is still available in their shop for $15 ($10 for subscribers). You could also opt for the curated box in place of your regular Birchbox this month.
My preview popped up on the app super early this month, and I was almost beginning to wonder if it wasn’t a mistake? It wasn’t though because everything the app showed for my box preview was in here.
My May 2017 Birchbox (there are tons of variations in boxes) included the following items:
~CLEAN Reserve Rain Reserve Blend Eau de Parfum (0.05fl.oz) ($1.40): CLEAN Reserve captures that scent from the moment after a “fresh rainfall, combining floral notes with patchouli and bergamot.” It was stronger and muskier than I was anticipating making this a miss for me.
~Living proof.® Perfect hair Day™ (PhD) In-Shower Styler (30mL) ($4.86): This is interesting! It’s an in-shower treatment that is designed to give you texture and definition. I need to remember to rinse lighter next time because I think I rinsed all the benefits of this down the drain. I have naturally straight hair, so I am also going to take their advice and put my hair in a bun to air dry for best results.
~M·A·C Cosmetics Strobe Cream (6mL) ($3.96): This was my sample choice selection this month. I LOVE that Birchbox has added MAC products! The Strobe Cream is moisturizing and gives your skin an incredible, but natural glow. I am hoping it will make my skin look like J. Lo’s, but so far I am not quite there ;).
~The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes ($22): The flamingos on the packaging make me love this, but the mascara itself is just meh. It didn’t give me the length I am after when I wear mascara, but if you just want a little color and something natural this should work.
~Vita Liberata Fabulous Self-Tanning Gradual Lotion (50mL) ($7.50): This is a gradual self-tanning lotion. I’ve used it in the past and have been happy with it. It doesn’t turn my skin orange or leave it streaky; it just gives me a natural looking tan.
All totaled I came up with a value of $39.72 for my May 2017 Birchbox. Overall I liked this box, but it didn’t wow me. The value was great, and it had a good mix of products, however, I wasn’t blown away by it.
Did you get Birchbox this month? What you’d get in your box and what’d you think?