Birchbox is a sample program where for $10 a month you get four to five beauty or lifestyle samples.
The Gilchrist & Soames Body Lotion is my second favorite sample in the whole box. It has everything going for it; it’s a nice size sample, it has great packaging, and it smells terrific. Even the full-size packaging price is good! I don’t have a single bad thing to say about this sample.
I’m torn on this sample for multiple reasons. The first thing that jumps out at me when I look at this product isn’t the fact that it’s in a cardboard container, not it’s the fact that it’s called Curly Hair Solutions and that it’s a Curl Keeper. I hate to say it everyone but I do NOT have curly hair. My hair can be wavy when I get out of the shower but that isn’t because it’s curly, not it’s just nappy after having just been thoroughly washed. The other thing that bothers me about this product, as I already mentioned, is that it’s in a cardboard container. If I hide it in the corner of the shower the Hubs MAY not knock it over. However, do you know the odds of my remember that I stuck it there? I will give them that this is a very nice size sample.
ANOTHER paper packaging sample. I could be a little bit more understanding about the Curl Keeper packaging because the full-size price of it isn’t to high. However, at $40 for a full-size tube I better be able to get more than one use out of a product. I admit that Birchbox is bad about only giving foil and paper samples, however, I think this might be their worst offense yet!
I really liked the packaging for the Jurlique Herbal Night Cream. The fact that it came in a little plastic tube with a twist cap means that I (or whomever I give it to) will be able to get multiple uses out of it. As for the product itself, I wasn’t to thrilled with the scent of the product and it gave me a bit of a headache just sniffing it on the back of my hand, let alone smearing it right onto my face. As such, I’ll be passing this onto someone who may better enjoy it.
The Balm’s How ‘Bout Them Apples was my favorite sample out of the whole box. It had cute packaging, was a nice size sample, and the product didn’t get all over everything. The product itself was a nice shade with great color payoff and it wasn’t to sticky. My full review of the product as a blush and lip tint will be coming to the blog soon. I’m still trying to decide if I want to purchase the full product first or not.
I’m kind of meh about receiving chocolate in my subscription boxes, it’s why I don’t subscribe to the food boxes. We live in the South and the other day it was in the 70’s here. If a box sits out in my metal mailbox for an hour in the South Carolina heat, when I open that box it’s liquid (it’s happened before!) We were fortune it enough that the day that the Birchbox was delivered we were on our way into town and got it AS soon as it was delivered. I’m also not a fan of chocolate (I know, I KNOW) ESPECIALLY dark chocolate, so my husband promptly stole this out of my box. He did say that it was quite delicious.
|Product||Sample Size||Full Size||Price||Worth|
|Gilchrist & Soames Body Lotion||1.5 oz.||8 oz.||$16.00||$3.00|
|Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper||1 oz.||8 oz.||$17.50||$2.19|
|Jurlique Herbal Remedy Eye Cream||0.07 oz.||0.5 oz.||$40.00||$5.60|
|Jurlique Herbal Night Cream||0.17 oz.||1.6 oz.||$51.00||$5.42|
|The Balm How Bout Them Apples||1 sm well||6 lg wells||$32.00||$3.00|
|Ghirardelli Cherry Tango Square||.375 oz.||4.87 oz.||$9.35||$0.72|
My Birchbox cost me $10 and I received roughly about $19.93 worth of products. This box was more lifestyle and skin care than beauty products and those aren’t my favorite boxes. Also, there were quite a few cardboard samples which means myself (or whomever I give them to) will only get about 1 use out of them. The lotion was a nice size sample, my husband enjoyed the chocolate square, and I really loved The Balm sample. All-in-all this was an average box for me. I’m hoping that Birchbox just hits it out of the park next month, as it is my birthday month!