Birchbox is a $10 monthly subscription where you receive a box of beauty and lifestyle product samples from both up-&-coming and well known brands. You get generously sized samples so you can decide if they’re right for you.
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Being that I was incredibly happy with the contents of my April 2013 Birchbox, I was very excited to see what I would be receiving this month!
|Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir | Shine-boosting serum that cures dry strands and reduces the odds of age-related breakage.|
I was unaware of age-related hair issues… but I guess there’s no better time than now to begin practicing preventative care, huh?
(Sample Value: $2.99 ~ Retail: $20.99/28 ml)
Nexxus Elixir Update: I LOVE THIS STUFF! I have super long & thick hair… it goes down to my booty, yet a few drops of this makes my hair sooooo soft & smooth… omg and it smells incredibly yummy! I’ll def be grabbing a full-sized!!
|StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles | Diminish fine lines and reverse the look of puffy circles..|
With all the beating-up I put my eyes through from staring at the computer all day, I always welcome eye products to prevent the puffies & wrinkles.
(Sample Value: $16.25 ~ Retail: $65/1 oz)
|Isaac Mizrahi FABULOUS | Fanciful blend of mandarin and jasmine laced with vanilla.|
I shouldn’t even review this item because most fragrances leave me feeling nauseated. I contacted Birchbox to take note of this… bleech.
(Sample Value: $1.72 ~ Retail: $69/1.7 fl oz & 0.34 Rollerball)
|Cargo Lipgloss | Lasts up to 6 hours and comes in pretty hues that’s clinically proven to keep lips hydrated all day.|
Oh gosh, I’m ALL ABOUT lip gloss, so I was absolutely THRILLED to receive this item in my box! The color I received was “Athens” which was a very subtle, shimmery rose color. Bonus… it’s a FULL SIZED product!
(Retail: $14/0.15 Fl Oz)
|Pilot Pen’s PureWhite | All the smoothness of a gel ink pen with none of the smudging or smearing..|
This item threw me off because… it’s a pen. I received the purple ink, and to their credit, it is a very smooth writing pen. Still… kinda weird.
(Sample Value: $1.56 ~ Retail: $6.24/4 pack)
I emailed the Birchbox Customer Support regarding the icky fragrance (I’m sure it smells nice to some, but unfortunately, I’m totally sensitive to these products…) and how I’d prefer receiving make up samples such as eyeliner and lip balms/gloss to try out… to which, I received the following response…
Plus, 100 BB points (equivalent to $10 to use in their store)…
for a Total Value of: $46.52!!
The value of this Birchbox adds up to only half of what I received last month, but I’m very happy to have received the Cargo Lip Gloss, and super excited to try the Nexxus Hair Serum and StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate.
Although I’m a little disappointed to have found the fragrance sample, I’m once again left impressed with Birchbox‘s customer support and the extra effort in resolving this issue (#firstworldproblem) for me! This really is a great way to discover new beauty & lifestyle products!
If you haven’t given Birchbox a try and would like to, click here to request an invitation! I can’t wait to see what I’ll be receiving in the June 2013 box!
Happy beauty sampling, y’all!