I have yet another subscription box for you today to share & review! Since I have been getting a lot of clothing boxes, I wanted to change things up and try a make-up/beauty sampling box. I actually signed up for 2 services, Ipsy & Birch Box. I was wait-listed for Ipsy until December but Birch Box got me right in!
My November box came last week & I waited to try things before writing my review.
Birch Box basics: You pay $10/month for at least 5 samples of beauty products to be sent to you. Each month has a theme (November was Feeling Fancy). After you sign up, you fill out a profile of likes/dislikes so Birch Box can send samples that fit you best.
For my upcoming December Birch Box, I picked this as my sample choice:
What if you get a Birch Box & want to cancel your next box? You can do that!
After you get each box, you have the chance to review your samples for 10 points/review. After you accumulate 100 points, you get $10 to spend in the Birch Box store on full sized products!
Ready to try Birch Box? If you decide to sign up through my link HERE by Dec 9th, you’ll get $5 off your first Birch Box!! (Code will be: 5BOXGIFT)
Let’s get to the good stuff – the samples & review! Here’s what was in my box:
Sample # 1: LOC One & Done Shadow Stick
This was my favorite sample – I love eye shadow and I’ve never tried a shadow stick before. I was impressed with how smooth the shadow went on and how long the shadow stayed on!
Sample # 2: MAKE, Face Gloss
I tried this face gloss under my eyes because the tag line said “formula refreshes dull skin”. After 2 kids, I figure my eye bags could be easily considered dull skin! I didn’t notice much of a difference honestly.
Sample # 3: Number 4 Restore & Repair Oil (for your hair)
I wear my hair both curly/wavy & straight so I was happy to see this sample in my box for when I straighten my hair. I thought it might make my hair look fresh after all that heat! I think it does gloss up my hair, but I used a little too much, so my hair looked greasy by the end of the day.
Sample # 4: PARLOR touchable curl cream
A sample for when I go wavy! I loved this – much like pomade, it helped hold my curl without giving me crunchy hair.
Sample # 5: Temple Spa (bath/shower gel)
I hated this one – it smelled VERY strongly, almost like Vick’s Vapor rub. Blech. I threw it away…
Overall, I am just ho-hum about this subscription box at first glance. For $10 I could buy 1 full-sized product I love, instead of getting 5 samples I only like half of. BUT I want to give Birch Box 1 more month & I really want to get my first Ipsy box before deciding 🙂
I’m looking forward to December’s Birch Box! If you subscribe to Birch Box already, how do you like it??