June 16, 2015

Birchbox June Review

I think there was a pattern this month where a lot of people were unhappy with their Birchbox. Sometimes Birchbox has off months and everyone gets besides themselves.

Let's all remember that this is a $10 a month subscription box to TRY OUT NEW PRODUCTS. Birchbox gives out SAMPLES, that is what they are known for. I always see a lot of people complaining about the size of products and I don't understand because Birchbox never claimed to send full sizes.

Okay, end rant.

The point of that semi negative intro is that this month's Birchbox was less than satisfactory. So unsatisfying that as I write this post, I have barely touched the Birchbox since I received it last Wednesday.

I think the reason I was so meh about it was because I received a perfume sample (I usually don't mind those but I found out back in January that I'm allergic to perfume), and I received a Real Chemistry 3 Minute Peel, which I already have a few bottles of (I posted a review about it here)

Other than those two products, my box was pretty okay and I'm not complaining. But, the box as a whole was blah.

Positive note: I hit Ace status this month which means that I earned 500 Birchbox points so far & I get a few nice perks like free shipping on everything, special discounts & deals, and a few surprises every so often. When I received that email, I was beyond excited.

Also this month, I took advantage of the Birchbox Plus item and I am so happy I did. Every month, along with Guest Editor Boxes & Sample Choice, Birchbox gives you the chance to have "add on" products for a special cost. This can be anything from tumblers to bags to notebook, but this month one of the options was a Rumba Watch.



I have a Kate Spade watch that is kind of big and clunky, especially when I type on my computer at work. I wanted a simpler watch that doesn't move around so much and this was the perfect one. I got it in Rose Gold/Pink as opposed to the black option they had and I haven't taken it off since. It cost $28 along with the monthly $10 payment for my regular Birchbox. I have gotten so many compliments on the watch and it's so comfortable to wear. I'm pretty obsessed. I'd say the best $28 I've ever spent.

Shall we get into the actual Birchbox? I think so.



//Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow: I always appreciate a good BB Cream sample because it's an excellent way to try out if I really do like it. I also love BB Creams in the summer so it's a perfect match. I've never received anything Marcelle in a Birchbox so I was excited about this. The BB Cream doesn't seem like anything too special or different from other creams I've tried but I do like it and I'll probably use the entire thing.

Full size: $27
Sample size: 4/5



//Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner: I usually don't mind eyeliners in subscription boxes but I have so many eyeliners to go through. It's kind of excessive. This is a nice blue eyeliner and I've been really into color eyeliners lately so I'm happy to have it. The last time I received a blue eyeliner in my February Birchbox, I purchased the full size. I later realized that this Sumita eyeliner is a little watery and smudges very easily. This seems to be a little drier of a formula so hopefully it'll stay put.

Full size: $11
Sample size: 4/5



//Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel: I won't go into detail about this since there is a full post on this here but I know I love it, it works, and I'm happy to have another backup.

Full size: $48
Sample size: 5/5



//Supergoop Everyday SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology: Supergoop is a much known Birchbox brand but just as Marcelle, I've never received anything from them. This is just a typical sunscreen and I don't know when I'll use it, since I use a moisturizer with SPF in it but there's nothing wrong with having more sunscreen in your life. It's the perfect travel size as well!

Full size: $19-48
Sample size: 4/5



Sarahpotempa Darby Clip: This was a lifestyle extra this month and I don't remember the last time we received an extra in a box. It's always nice to have an extra hair clip in my collection and this is a perfect size for my full yet Keratin treated hair.

Full size: (Set of 2 or 4) $9.99-$16
Sample size: 1 clip



I know I said I received a perfume sample--the Joie, Folle de Joie Eau de Parfum--but it came to me completely empty. It wasn't spilled out all over the box, the bottle was just empty, which is weird.

I'd give this month a 3/5 rating, and I'm already looking forward to next month's box!


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