Birchbox has just been okay in recent months. It hasn’t been terrible but it also hasn’t been able to touch Ipsy (check out my May 2013 Ipsy bag here!) so I am on the fence. The reason I like Birchbox (referral link!) so much is the points. For every item in your box (usually about 5 items a month) that you review on their site with a super quick survey the will give you 10 points. 100 points is equivilant to $10 to spend on Birchbox. Because the Birchbox store has things I actually want to buy (like Zoya polishes, theBalm blushes, etc.) I find that the boxes really only cost me $5 in the end. So that is how I think of it!
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle- At first glance in the video this was a nice sized sample. Upon trying to use it…I can’t even get it to spray! I eventually gave up & put it in my bare hands. It smells really nice like coconuts but it didn’t do anything all that great for my hair.
Coola Classic Sunscreen for Face Moisturizer SPF 30- I love Coola & reviewed this product specifically here. I like the size & plan to save it for travel! Their products also don’t break me out & since I liked this it will be perfect for my next trip!
Folle de Joie Eau de Parfum- Nice but didn’t blow my mind. The first notes it says are mandarin & rose but it definitely pulls more musky on me. I might actually have picked some up but it is way too expensive for me to be iffy about!
Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner- This doesn’t have a shade on it but if you look at the video it is lovely! I haven’t worn it on my eyes yet but it did set nicely & had a very comfortable texture that reminded me a bit of the NYX pencils. This doesn’t have a name because they’re being sold as a set of 4 mini liners on Birchbox shop.
Acroball Pure White Pen from Pilot- Nice extra but not something that made me go “Wow I’m so glad they included that!” I’m really into eraseable pens from Pilot right now though. This is a pink pen & I’m sure I’ll end up using it!
Overall, just an okay box. Am I thrilled paying $10? Probably not this month. However for $5 like I explained above I’m happy. I like the Sumita eyeliner quite a bit actually & Coola is a brand I enjoy overall. You can sign up for Birchbox by using my referral link here: https://www.birchbox.com?raf=csrwo I’ll get points for referring you & I’d appreciate it! For only $10 a month I have a good time & look forward to receiving it.