My Birchbox: June 2014

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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 (quite) 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  (Sold Out)
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.jpgTo be completely honest I don’t really know how to use this so I have just been using it on the dry patches I get on the sides of my nose and when another opportunity arises, I shall use it for that as well.  It smells very natural almost like lip balm? (question mark because that made no sense since lip balms are usually scented) like an unscented natural lip balm.  The texture is very thick and balmy but not gooey (like honey) at all.

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 this box!  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).

*Disclaimer: The link above is a referral link and may give me a reward if you subscribe using that link.

Can’t wait for next month! xoxo, Sofia

 

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