I’m on my 3rd of 4th month back with Birchbox and I have to say, it gets better and better every month. If you aren’t familiar with Birchbox, it’s a monthly subscription service that costs $10 a month and for that price you get 4-5 beauty samples. You can check it out HERE if you’re interested in signing up! This month, Birchbox teamed up with Women’s Health magazine! I thought the pair made for a great box!
As a bonus, we got a one year subscription to the magazine, a $9.99 value! I already get Women’s Health so I passed this on to a friend
The theme this month was Power Up. Along with the samples we received a little booklet of 12 Bite-sized Challenges. I love the concept and plan to give each one a go over the next few weeks. It’s always good to focus on you in the healthiest way you can. I accept this challenge!
The first thing I pulled out of my box was the Whish Shave Cream in Acai Grapefruit. I understand the benefits of a good shaving cream but I’ve just yet to find one that truly wows me. That being said I’m thrilled to be able to try this one! Maybe I’ll fall in love. This is a perfect example of why I subscribe to boxes like this, something I never think to shop for, but really need! This is a .75 oz sample with a $3 value.
Next was this Reach Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel. I. Love. Peels. I can’t wait to try this, I just did a treatment recently so I’ll give my skin some time to repair itself between treatments. When I squeezed all the air out of this tube, there was barely anything inside. I’m not sure if I got an empty one or what, but I think I can squeeze one application out of it. At .17oz, this has a sample value of $4.70 (Ouch! Hope I don’t love it!)
So, I guess Birchbox was reading my mind this month because aside from being obsessed with peels and masks, I’ve been trying new eye creams! This one is by Balance Me and it’s their Wonder Eye Cream. This is labeled as .2oz, but honestly, I don’t believe it’s that much. Again, when I squeeze the tube it’s really sparse. The full size of this product is .5oz so this sample is worth $15.20
My last sample is this LAQA & Co Lip Lube in Menatour. I absolutely LOVE this product! The color, the texture- its just brilliant! They call this a lip sheer and I agree the formula is sheer feeling and lightweight (not to mention hydrating) but I found it to be packed with color. The Birchbox website says the full size is .07 oz, which is what this tube is labeled as. This is clearly wrong and I couldn’t find the full size information anywhere. I can guess (and based on some other reviews of this) that it’s around a $8 value.
The total sample value (including the magazine subscription) was $40.89- probably the highest value I’ve had yet! $30.90 without the magazine. Very happy with this month’s box