Birchbox Review + Coupon – July 2017 

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Birchbox is a beauty sampling subscription service that sends 5 new items each month so you can try before you buy. Birchbox is $10 a month and you can choose a monthly sample during selection time, let Birchbox decide, or pick a pre-curated box. This is a review of a regular, non-curated box with a sample choice this month but the rest was a surprise. How well did it match the profile that I created when I signed up? Read on to find out!

NOTE: Birchbox is currently testing out additional subscription options – check that info out here.

DEAL: Birchbox is offering a free Pixi by Petra Palette! with any women’s Birchbox subscription, while supplies last! Just use code MESMERIZE at checkout!

This month’s theme is One – Two Punch and the samples sent this month are supposed to pack a punch and/or do two things at once!

Use these one-two-and-done combos to get you out the door this summer.

The information card gives brief details on each item as well as the price if you were to buy the full size.

You can visit to easily see the details of your box, which I recommend because sometimes they have videos on the item product pages which I find useful.

There was an additional card that gave a code for a discount on any $35+ shop purchase!

Through 8/15 Birchbox is offering 15% off a $35+ shop purchase with coupon code GIMME15Add a Mystery Sample Pack before you check out!

Everything in my July box!

I was surprised to see 2 makeup products this month! I was also surprised to see two items that were featured in the July curated box – I often purchase the curated box separately to get double the samples but luckily I skipped the extra purchase this month, although it was because I didn’t care for the samples.

Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion ($6.18) has that awesome Oribe smell, which is described as a watermelon, lychee, and edelweiss combo and is designed to add salt spray texture without the drying effects of salt. I have hair type 1A, which is baby fine and stick straight with no curl and an inability to hold a curl without a lot of product. I used this product on my hair alone and blew it dry, then curled with my curling iron. It did a pretty good job of adding body!

Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Gel Eye Makeup Remover ($1.12) was my sample choice and I picked it so I could pack it later this month for a week-long trip but I don’t think there’s enough for more than a few uses. I squeezed it onto a moistened cotton pad and it did a decent enough job at removing my eye makeup, although I had to apply more gel to the back to get it all off. It says it can reduce dark circles but I didn’t see any relief, but it did feel gentle and I didn’t notice any scent.

PETER THOMAS ROTH Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream ($8.13) draws moisture to the skin “for up to 72 hours.” It feels very similar to rubbing on a primer since one of the first ingredients is dimethicone. It didn’t have a noticeable scent but I do prefer some oil since my skin tends towards dryness.

M•A•C Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara ($7.67?) is kind of hard to use due to the tiny handle but I thought it looked just fine on my lashes. I didn’t encounter any clumps but I also didn’t notice any dramatic life-changing lash lengthening either.

The brush itself was pretty big and looks like most brushes, no curves or fancy additions.

Beautanq Beauty Blush Serum in Sunrise ($16) is full sized but don’t let the small container fool you – a little goes a LONG way! It can be used on cheeks or lips.

Wow, Barbie would LOVE this color! I used too much on my cheeks the first time and looked like a clown. I used less the second time and it wasn’t too bad, plus it spread well. It looked awful on my lips – it was patchy, uneven, and opaque. In the swatch above I applied it right out of the bottle on top, and then wiped my finger below to see if it would look better. The amount on top was probably enough for several uses.

I love finding this beauty box in my mail each month but this month’s items were just ok, no stand outs for me. I will get a month’s worth of use out of the mascara and the blush was alright. The Oribe was pretty good but I prefer my usual Redkin product. I do enjoy the fact that this subcription isn’t overwhelming and I have found some amazing products through this sampling service. Birchbox sends out many box variations each month and the value of my box was about $39.10. I rated my products on the Birchbox website to see if that helps me get selections that work for me in future boxes.

What do you think of the July Birchbox? What was your favorite item from your box?

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