Just got my Birchbox in the mail today! I have to be honest, I was too curious to see what I was going to get in my box and I peeked online already. So I did already know what products I got in my June box. What I didn’t know was what size samples I was going to get.
Birchbox is a monthly beauty box that is only $10 a month, they also offer a men’s box for $20 and right now I believe that there are still some great promotions running that Im going to go over.
First for men use the code SUMMERSUBMAN to get your first box for only $10. This is a great deal since the men’s boxes normally have a high value. It also makes a nice last minute gift for Father’s Day coming up.
For women’s subscriptions there are always a lot of great promos to use with purchases and take advantage of the bonus shop. Also right now using the Ibotta app you can get $3 off of a women’s monthly subscription or $5 of a 3 month subscription. Then use a promo code SUMMERSUB at checkout. This makes your first box only $2!
Okay now on to June’s box,
This month Birchbox’s theme is Away We Go and they partnered up with JetBlue. I think that it would be really neat to fly JetBlue and buy one of these exclusive amenity kits from BB during the flight. I normally fly Southwest but this new collaboration would motivate me to change if I had any upcoming trips in the future : )
Miss Jessies Original MultiCultural Curls
I have tried a product from Miss Jessie before and really liked it with my curly hair. This is an interesting product and although I don’t like foil samples I am going to use this asap! It is currently raining and for all the girls out there with curly hair- you know what that does to our hair! Talk about frizz. Based off the description this is a lightweight cream that smoothes and shapes curls. All I can say is I hope my little girl doesn’t get into this. My last box she somehow got ahold of the sunscreen sample and squirted it all over her poor uncle! It was both sad and hilarious.
Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum
This is an antioxidant serum that evens out and plumps skin. I don’t need a product like this and this sample is tiny. It’s unfortunate and for anyone to buy a product that’s more expensive (full size $62) and not have enough sample to try it out. If you used twice a day as directed this sample would probably only last 2 days tops.
Antica Farmacista Bergamot & Ocean Aria Body Wash
This is nicely packaged and a good size bottle to travel with. I wish there were more body washes this size since I change body wash so often. I have a bit of trouble committing to one scent and I like trying different products, I have to remind myself I have three other bottles to use up first! This is a nice scent and I like that it has almond oil. I wish I could find the ingredients for this but it wasn’t listed on BB’s site. I also find it hilarious that they sent out a sample of a product that is currently out of stock.
Lifetherapy Vacation Hydrating Body Lotion
I was hoping this was a decent size and it is! I really don’t like getting lotion or anything in packets. This is a nice little bottle great for travel and to have in my bag. It’s not my favorite scent but I have been wanting to try more beachy, summery scents. The Vacation scent that I got smells like vanilla and coconut to me. This lotion is also paraben free and that’s awesome because I do try my best to stay away from any harmful ingredients like parabens.
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real ! Mascara
I like the Benefit brand and have two samples of this mascara already so this was another bummer. It’s not BB’s fault but hopefully I can trade this for something new.
Well, I feel like this is probably the most negative review of a Birchbox I have ever done. Normally I am really happy with the contents of my box. This time around it makes me really happy that I am part of a swap site and can trade these items Im not going to use. At least with all the promos I used it still worked out in my favor. $2 for the box and after product reviews $5 in credits for the BB shop. There are a ton of different variations every month and I am really curious to see what everyone else is getting. I hope they end up with better fitting samples than I did this month.