Thursday, June 2, 2016

May Birchbox Review

I'm always excited when my Birchbox* box comes in! I track it as soon as I get the email, and I always text my mom when it says delivered to make sure it actually got delivered. I posted my April box and wanted to continue moving forward. Here's what I got:
The card you get with all of your items
ModelCo Lip Laquer in Morocco
I got the same thing in Socialite from Ipsy in March and hated the color I'm sooo glad I got Morocco this time! I still love the formula and I like this color much better. It does feel a little sticky though, which is disappointing. My sample is 1.5 ml and retail is 3 ml.
Original Price: $24 (actual value: $12)

JUARA Radiance Enzyme Scrub
I like getting scrubs in my sample boxes, mostly because I won't buy stuff like that without being able to try it first. I'm not spending $38 on something I don't even know if I'll like! But this smells really good, and I can't wait to try it. I got a 0.27 oz sample and retail is 2.5 oz.
Original Price: $38 (actual value: $4.10)

English Laundry Eau de Parfum Signature for Her
This was the first perfume sample I've gotten. I can't say I'm too terribly upset, but I wish it was just a bonus. I feel kind of gyped that it was one of my five. It's an okay scent, but I'll never buy a $70 perfume. I got 0.06 oz sample and retail is 1.7 oz.
Original Price: $70 (actual value: $2.47)

Supergoop! Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadofoam SPF 50
I chose this as my sun screen sample. You had the choice between this and three others and I thought this would be the better of the options available. The sample is 0.34 oz and retail is 5 oz.
Original Price: $34 (actual value: $2.31)

PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Seal Salt Spray
I find it odd that sea salt will be moisturizing. Usually salt has the opposite effect, but I'm willing to try pretty much anything that comes in my boxes or bags. I got a 1 oz sample and retail is 4.9 oz.
Original Price: $24 (actual value: $4.90)

Total Retail: $182; Total Actual Value: $25.78

Not a terrible value, and it's more than twice what I paid for it. I'm pretty happy overall with this months box.

Do you have Birchbox? Do you use a different subscription makeup box? What did you get this month? Let's chat about it below!

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  1. I think I've had that perfume sample in a box before, I wasn't keen either.

    Corinne x

    1. I mean, I'll use the sample, but I won't buy it full price. If someone else wanted to spend $70 on a perfume I'd be all for it as a gift haha