Birchbox is a beauty sample subscription box with at least 5 new items to test out each month. Birchbox is $10 a month and formerly featured an extensive points/review system that they have removed in favor of 50 points total ($5 in the shop). You can find more about the Birchbox review program changes here.
The information card gives brief details on each item. Remember to go to to Birchbox.com/MyBox to review your samples for points!
The theme card discussed the inspiration for the box theme. Did anyone become a perfectly polished superhero this month?
Birchbox released big news while I was vaycaying out in the woods with limited cell phone/internet access. Check out the
no more points revamp point system news and a message from Birchbox. I felt that Birchbox could have handled it differently.
A quick peek shows a Benefit brow item. I wonder what else is waiting for me in the box.
Here’s my June Birchbox. First glance tells me that I may use most of the items.
The Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer (.24 oz, $2.75) went on heavier than I expected. The made in the USA Moisturizer has a lot of ingredients that are of interest to me including aloe, hyaluronic acid, rosehip oil, and lavender. I will be following Birchbox’s suggestion of applying it on heavy, leave it on for 15 minutes, and wipe off the excess to add extra moisture to my neck and decolletage area.
I was unable to avoid the Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel- 3 Medium ($8.00) despite not picking a sample. I did not select a sample because I wear zero eye makeup. ZERO. I do not want it, will not use it, and can’t give it to someone else because I swatched it using the wand. It does have eye-catching packaging along with additional information to understand the product. The tiny tapered wand is adorable. The fiber gel is water-resistant and long lasting. It is made in the USA.
I was surprised to see the clariSEA Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant (1 oz, $3.00) because I have received it in a sample pack before. It is also in my June Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. I tried it on my chin without any reaction. I expect great things from it because now I have 2 ounces to use up. The ingredients are simple and are gluten-free. It is made in the USA.
My tiny sunscreen sample this month is the Lavanila The Healthy Sunscreen Sport Luxe Face & Body Cream SPF 30 (.25 oz, $2.20). The mineral sunscreen is the type of sunscreen that I prefer to use. I used it while working outside for a few hours and did not experience any burning although I burn easily. I am impressed that Birchbox matched me to this product. I have enough left for one or two more uses and may pick up a full-size depending how it holds up while working outside.
Did you know there is such a thing as hair primer? Neither did I until now. I was shocked to receive a hair item that matches my hair type. The R & Co TWISTER Curl Primer (.5 oz, $2.50). It is free of sulfates, parabens, gluten, mineral oil, and petrolatum. It is made in the USA.
I feel as though I need to add a disclaimer. I spent last week in a cabin that had low pressure, hard water with a high sulfur content. My ends tend to bleach out from the sun because I wear a hat in the summertime. I used the primer first which helps reduce frizz, add moisture to my hair, and help my additional styling products work better. I used Balanced Guru No Frizz Oil afterward. I found the primer to be sticky and did make one piece of my hair feel crunchy although it may be that I applied it incorrectly. I have less frizz when I use my oil only. I can live without the primer.
The June Box is my 24th Birchbox. I like everything in it except for the Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel. I will be using the other items and may purchase a full size of the Lavanila Sunscreen. It will be interesting to see how Birchbox evolves once the new point system takes effect.
What do you think of my June Birchbox? What did you receive in yours? Share below and let us know!
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 per month