Beauty Subscription Boxes

May Birchbox 2014





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.”

My May Birchbox wasn’t my favorite but there were still some good sized products in here!

Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow
Sample Size: 8 mL  Value: $4.73



This looked awesome because I love getting BBs from Birchbox because I love trying them.  This one is a one shade fits all which is never true.  My skin is FAR too pale to use this.  It is also shimmery which I am not a fan of but I might use is as a bronzing cream or as I get tanner throughout the summer.

Smarty Pants Gummy Vitamins
Sample Size: 2 Gummies  Value: $.33


These contain great vitamins for your hair and skin!!

Number 4 Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Sample Size (Shampoo): 1 fl. oz.  Value: $4
Sample Size (Conditioner): .25 fl oz   Value: $1.06



My hair is very very thick so I don’t need the volumizing but I am going to give that to my sister with thinner hair and keep the conditioner so I can test it out.  The shampoo’s packaging is perfect but the conditioner’s is not good.

Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Lotion
Sample Size: 40 mL   Value: $2.53


I love the light scent that this has, this is my second lotion from this brand which I am not a fan of in general (lotions, I mean).

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner in Silver
Sample Size: 0.03 oz  Value: $12



I was hoping when I saw this that it would be a darker grey that is matte but when I opened it, it was a very light silver made of glitter.  I would recommend this but only in a different color because the longevity is great!

Value: $24.65!

  • Marcelle BB – $4.73
  • SmartyPants Vitamins – $0.33
  • Number 4 Shampoo – $4
  • Number 4 Conditioner – $1.06
  • Gilchrist & Soames Lotion – $2.53
  • Cynthia Rowley eyeliner – $12

In the May Birchbox, I got 6 samples with the conditioner being a “bonus” sample to match the shampoo.  This box was not my favorite at all because the shampoo and conditioner weren’t for my hair type, I really don’t like lotions much, and the eyeliner wasn’t a good color for me.  Not to complain but I am sure the next box will be amazing (I already got it and it is). To sign up for Birchbox, click here (affiliate link, you get something, I get something…win-win)!