For those who haven’t heard of it, Birchbox is a monthly subscription box service for women and men. The cost is $10/month for the women’s box and $20/month for the men’s box. You fill out a survey and the company sends you products that pair well with your results. Product sizes may vary – many are smaller samples, but a full-size product or bonus item slips in now and then. Each order nets ten points, and you earn more points with reviews for the box products. You also earn points when you make a purchase from the store or refer someone to the service. Every 100 points is $10 to spend on goodies.
My May box featured the following:
- Whish | Shave Crave Shaving Cream in Acai Grapefruit
- 32 Oral Care | Effervescent Breath Crystals with IsoVoxy in Peppermint and Honey Mint
- PIXI Beauty | Shea Butter Lip Balm in Coral Crush
- Gilchrist & Soames | Spa Therapy Body Lotion in Sea Fennel
- Nexxus® | Color Assure™ Pre-Wash Primer, Vibrancy Retention Shampoo, & Vibrancy Retention Conditioner
Whish | Shave Crave Shaving Cream in Acai Grapefruit
I don’t really use shaving cream – except the ones in the showers at our gym. I’ll tuck this away to try out, but I doubt I will purchase this.
Gilchrist & Soames | Spa Therapy Body Lotion in Sea Fennel
I didn’t look at the scent of this before I put it on, so I was a little confused by the “fresh vegetation” and “aqua-esque” scents. Oh, wait – sea fennel. Makes sense now. If anything, the fact that the combo comes through so well is impressive. This is very moisturizing and the scent isn’t overwhelming. It doesn’t have a super thick, creamy texture, so it smoothes in pretty easily.
32 Oral Care | Effervescent Breath Crystals with IsoVoxy in Peppermint and Honey Mint
The “lifestyle extra” of the box piqued my curiosity. As soon as I opened the packets, though, I was smacked in the face with an off-putting aroma.
PIXI Beauty | Shea Butter Lip Balm in Coral Crush
Standout product! The swatch is true to the color of the tube, just sheer and buildable and crazy moisturizing. I have a feeling this color will be my go-to for the summer.
Nexxus® | Color Assure™ Pre-Wash Primer, Vibrancy Retention Shampoo, & Vibrancy Retention Conditioner
I remember these old-school packet samples. I tucked this away to try the primer as a color sealant before swimming.
Overall, Birchbox was decent for May. The PIXI lip balm is great, and for $8 full-price, it’s a perfect alternative to more expensive options. I still stand by my statement that I’m really keeping the subscription for the bonus points and the extensive online shop.
Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or compensated by Birchbox, but I do get a referral credit if you sign up using the links above.
Any other Birchbox subscribers out there? What experience did you have with the May box?