Birchbox August 2014 – Beauty Subscription Box

Birchbox August 2014 Review

Birchbox August 2014 Review

Birchbox is one of the first subscription boxes. It is only $10.00 a month and you can earn some amazing rewards. I have subscribed to boxes for over a year, but just recently, subscribed.  Each month you will get a box filled with 4-5 beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples from both up-and-coming and well known brands. Each delivery will include a mix of categories. Samples are generously sized, with enough product to allow you to figure out if they’re right for you.  When you sign up, you fill out a beauty questionnaire, so Birchbox can better pick your products.  You can find your profile by clicking on “Account Settings” in your account. Click “Edit Profile,” fill out the questionnaire, and then save your preferences.

So what made me decide to subscribe?  I decided to subscribe based on the amazing points system.  For every 100 points you earn, you get $10.00 to spend in the shop.  There are lots of ways to earn points too!

1.  Subscribe

2.  Review Your Products: You get 10 points for every sample review you complete.  Each box contains 4-5 products, so that is around $5.00 in points you can earn monthly!  This makes the box $5.00 a month.

3.  Shop!: For every dollar you spend in the Birchbox Store, you earn 1 point for each dollar spent on full-size products in the Birchbox Shop.

4.  Refer Your Friends: For every friend you refer to Birchbox, you will earn 50 points for every person you refer!

The Details:

Cost: $10.00 a month

What’s in the box? Each month you will get a box filled with 4-5 beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples from both up-and-coming and well known brands.

When am I billed? When you place your order for the monthly membership, you will be billed for your first Birchbox immediately. For the women’s Birchbox, you will be billed on the first day of each month after your first shipment. For the men’s Birchbox, you will be billed on the 15th of each following month.

Website: www.birchbox,com


Birchbox always ships a box within a box.  Birchbox ships by USPS.


Birchbox comes in a little brown box.  It has a removable and can be covered and reused.


First Look


This month’s theme was “Lighten Up” and Birchbox encourages you to “Keep Calm and SPF On”.


Birchbox is doing a giveaway with Benefit for a party in a box.  Click HERE to check it out.


Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo $6.75:  I try not to wash my hair too often, but it’s a bad habit to break.  I like dry shampoos, but I have to remember to use them more often.  This is a nice trial size that would be good for travel.


Naobay Body Radiance Lotion 1.01 fl oz  $3.00: This smells like citrus but is made from olive oil and avacado. This is a thinner lotion

020Dr Jart+ Dis A Pore Beauty Balm 5mL $3.60: I don’t have issues with my pores, so I didn’t see much of a difference concealing pores.  This did give me some nice coverage for days I want minimal makeup.



Noir Cosmetics Long Wear Eyeliner $15.00:  This is is a nice eyeliner and it went on really smooth.  I have about a billion eyeliners though, so this didn’t thrill me.


Benefit Cosmetics It’s Potent! Eye Cream: This promises to brighten dark circles and firm skin.  I am currently using this, and I will update this in a week.  Skin serums and such usually take some time to see results.



Final Thought: This box had a total value of $28.34.  I can review all the products in my box, and that will give me another $5.00.  I likes all the products in the box, and I love trying new skin care products.  Birchbox is a great subscription with a awesome point system.  If you want to sign up for Birchbox, click HERE and get a year of Women’s Health Magazine.

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