This is one of those boxes I wished never happened! I’m not thrilled about getting shampoo & conditioner in a box (especially from a brand that has been sent to me repeatedly for “fine hair” that turns my hair into a gross stringy mess). But I was going to be ok with nailpolish, lipgloss, and Supergoop, right? I mean, Birchbox did win my Ipsy v. Birchbox comparison last month… but really, I didn’t even care enough retake this crappy photo!!
The Description: Birchbox is a discovery box that will send you 5 samples or full-size products. Earn rewards points by subscribing and reviewing your products that you can spend on full-size items on their site.
The Price: $10/month
The Coupon: Save 20% on a $35+ order. Use code MOBILE20.
September 2013 Birchbox Heritage
I have to be honest, I didn’t even bother to take photos of the items individually. Because I am SO MEH about this box!
Beauty Protector Protect & Shampoo My hair doesn’t need protecting. I promise. It’s as fine as fine can be. I’ve complained to Birchbox about getting hair products and suggested they have an option for bald – where both chemo patients and women who just don’t want hair products – can opt out. I think that would be nice for women who really can’t use hair products due to medical conditions.
Beauty Protector Protect & Conditioner I rarely condition my hair. I recently used a Pantene conditioner from my New Beauty Test Tube that is GREAT (for aging hair). I doubt this will be. Why would I need to detangle? My hair is right below my ears and I haven’t had a knot in 10 years.
Jouer Lip Gloss in Monaco I LOVE LOVE LOVE this red pink color. But the tube is so tiny I don’t know if I’ll even get a second application. Any tips on getting the remainder out? I felt that the size of this gloss was Birchbox just saying buy it already.
Ruffian Nail Lacquer in Fox Hunt a “vibrant orange” that made me sad when I looked at it. I would never wear this color. Maybe for Halloween?
Supergoop! Daily Correct SPF 35 CC Cream I was totally psyched about getting this product. Until I realized that it was the smallest sample on the planet. I just don’t think ONE APPLICATION is enough to determine whether I like a product enough to dump $32 on it. I mean, I’m sure I’ll love it, but I don’t like getting just one tiny thing of it.
In Summary: FAIL. I’ve had a great run with Birchbox but this box truly disappointed me. I don’t feel like it was worth $10 at all – even with the rewards points (my items mostly didn’t have sizes on them… and even if I calculated the Jouer, it’s not the same as getting a full size. Most of the product in that item will be wasted because of the design). It felt extremely stingy. To make it worse, it’s an anniversary box! There weren’t even any bonus items. To pile on the misery, the 30% off code (3YEAR30) is only off the Birchbox Customer Favorites Shop!