Thursday, June 12, 2014

Birchbox - January 2014

Birchbox is a makeup and beauty subscription box that typically sends 5 samples each month. Four of those samples usually revolve around a central theme, while one is a "beauty extra". This month's theme was "Go Time".

The Box: Birchbox

The Cost: $10 a month

The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.

Reward Points: Birchbox has a wonderful rewards program where you get 1 point for every $1 spent in their store (even if you use your points toward a purchase!) and you get 10 points for every product you review from your monthly boxes. For every 100 points you receive, you get $10 in credit on their site. Birchbox also offers extra incentives to earn more points, by making purchases from products that were featured in the boxes that month, etc. Even if you only do the reviews, the points quickly add up!

Happy January! This year we're flipping resolutions on their head. Forget giving things up - in 2014, we're taking on more: more things to try, to conquer, to integrate into our lives. New products - in the form of this month's samples - are just the beginning. We'll be bringing you plenty of inspiration, from must-try beauty trends to an energy-boosting 10-minute workout that you can do anywhere. We've also created some very pin-able cards with suggestions to keep you motivated and happy this month and beyond. we hope you like them as much as we do (which is a lot!) Here's to an amazing 2014!

Coastal Scents Revealed Eye Shadow Palette - $6.80

What: With these versatile nude and metallic shadows in your beauty arsenal, you're all set.

These shades are very pretty, but I'm not sure how often I'll wear them. I may have to branch out and try to add them to my routine. 

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner - $10

What: Let it shine (your hair, that is) with this radiance amplifying cleanser. This slow release olive oil formula delivers instant hydration and all-day shine.

These were my favorite items this month. They made my hair so soft and shiny, yet they were extremely lightweight, which made my long winter hair feel a million times lighter out of the shower. 

Harvey Prince Journey

What: Intriguing around-the-world- scent with notes of Indian tuberose and Japanese orange flower

I hate perfume samples, so this is up for swap. I wish there was a way to opt out entirely. There was also no volumetric measurement for me to calculate a value. 

Birchbox Find: Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion with Clary Sage .25 oz - $2.50

I love when the extras are another beauty sample as opposed to tea or food and this was another one of my favorite items this month! I love discovering new Burt's Bees products and this one not only works wonderfully, but smells great as well. I will be purchasing more with the $3 off coupon.

Overall this box had a value of $19.30, not including the perfume sample. This is one my favorites from Birchbox thus far!

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