Beauty Subscription Boxes

June Birchbox 2014

June Birchbox

Cost: $10.00 per month, free shipping or $110 per year.

The rewards: For every box you get, you earn 10 points.  Every review of a product you receive in your birch box, you also earn 10 points.  If you refer a friend and they use the link you send them, you get 50 points per person.  In no time you will rack up 100 points which translates to $10.00 to use in the Birchbox shop.  Only when you get 100 points do you get $10.00, if you have 60 points, you currently have $0.00 in rewards.  

So here’s the deal: “Each month, you’ll receive a selection of samples that we’ve tried (and retried) ourselves. We source our samples from both well-known brands and emerging gems. The women’s subscription includes everything from skincare to makeup, as well as fun non-beauty extras. The men’s subscription delivers top-tier grooming products in addition to lifestyle accessories ranging from hip socks to tech accessories.”

I was so excited to get my June box and for Birchbox to redeem itself after last month’s  terrible box.  Nothing really matched me but this month I have faith that it will be better.

 

My Box:

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This month’s box was all about summer vacation and travel.  From the way it looks from the top, it looks pretty good to me!

What’s Inside:

Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser Kit
Sample Size: 1 fl oz   Value: $6.50

20140625-123640-45400632.jpg20140625-123719-45439753.jpgI love hot cloth cleansers because the cleanser is usually a cooling cleanser and the hot cloth really penetrates into your pores and this one felt so nice, being all natural.  I could feel that it was good for my skin  The sample was a very good size and I liked that I got the re-useable cloth with it.

Antica Farmacista Body Wash
Sample Size: ~2 fl oz    Value: $5.00

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I love this body wash, it lathers beautifully and although it is made with almond oil, it smelled like tea to me.  I loved the scent and the bottle was cute enough to display in my bedroom on my new makeup board.

Cynthia Rowley Lip Stain in Sugar
Sample Size: 0.079 oz   Value: $9.30

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As you can see it was very shiny lip stain which I don’t like.  Shiny lip stains never stay on very well and they also are too sticky for me.  The color was nice, it almost matched my natural color.  I was not a fan of this and when I saw that it was available to get as a bonus sample in my Birchbox for July, I said no thank you and chose a surprise sample.

Egyptian Magic
Sample Size: 0.25 fl oz  Value: $3.25

20140625-123703-45423638.jpgIt smells very natural almost like an unscented natural lip balm.  The texture is very thick and balmy but not gooey (like honey) at all.  I handed this off to my sister and it is her favorite beauty product, she uses it in her hair all the time!

Miss Jessie’s Original MultiCultural Curls
Sample Size: 1 fl oz Value: $1.88

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After this amazing box I was disappointed I got this, 1) It is for multicultural hair, which mine is not and 2) it is in a foil packet.  BIRCHBOX!  You were doing so well this time!  There is always one sample that isn’t quite spot on but the rest were amazing so I can deal.  My sister ended up using it (on her non-multicultural hair) as a hair mask that she puts in dry hair to make it shinier (like Blake Lively does).  The sample is actually huge I just wish it was in a container of some sort.

Total Value:  $25.93

  • Hot Cloth Cleanser – $6.50
  • Body Wash – $5.00
  • Lip Stain – $9.30
  • Egyptian Magic – $3.25
  • MultiCultural Curls – $1.88

Overall, I loved the June Birchbox!  I still use the lip stain even though it isn’t my favorite.  I love everything else a lot though!  The total value of this box was over double the $10 that I paid.  I also get half of that back in points each month by reviewing the samples that I get.  Click here to get a Birchbox with no wait!  (There is sometimes up to a two week wait to get offered a Birchbox after you get in line (a digital line of course) but avoid it by clicking my link!

xo

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