Thursday, June 12, 2014

Birchbox June 2014 Review

I will admit that when I checked my account and saw the contents of this box, I wasn't too thrilled.  But I try to be positive and I know that not every box will appeal to everyone.  What I think is a bummer of a box, someone else will wish they got.  This box had absolutely no color in it!  So funny.  The only color was from the pillow pocket that had more white products in it. :)

Birchbox is a sampling program that sends regular and deluxe size samples each month.  The cost is $10/month.  It is one of the most affordable sample boxes out there.

This box actually has a pretty great variety.  Body lotion, hair care, sunscreen, perfume and a cleanser makes for a really rounded out box.  Sadly, I don't like perfume and I rarely use hair care.

Gilchrist and Soames Body Lotion-  This actually smells really good.  I think my problem is that I associate this brand with hotel freebies.  Some people love it, though, and this is a really nice size!

No 4 Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner-  I tend to stick with my Nexxus and that's it.  I don't do a whole lot of fancy bits with my hair, which could be good or bad, I suppose.  I likely won't use these and they will be happily swapped to someone who will!

Coola Unscented Mineral Sunscreen Face-  This is a tinted SPF sunscreen.  The tube is nearly empty, I held it up to the light.  If I manage to get enough out for my face, I'll be shocked.

Vasanti BrightenUp Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator- An exfoliating cleanser and my favorite item in the box!  I have some of this already and I really like it.

Folle De Joie Eau de Parfum- I'm glad this is a spray and not one of those little tubes with the pop off lid.  However, I have a select few perfumes I wear and this doesn't appeal to me at all.

VERDICT: Sadly, this Birchbox was nowhere near a hit for me.  I have been consistently disappointed with my Birchboxes from this particular account so I cancelled it.  I will instead re-open another account from which I received one of the best boxes ever and see if that changes things.  I probably said something in my profile that makes it so I get lots of shampoo and body lotions in this particular one so hopefully the new subscriptions profile makes all my boxes better!


  1. I got the rejuvenator and the perfume too. I don't like perfumes either as I am very picky about fragrance. I got that body lotion in last month's box and I really liked it. This month I was excited to get the LAQA lip pencil and I love it.

    1. I got that LAQA lip pencil last month in my other account and I seriously LOVE it! Mine was purple (and it is REALLY purple!) and I wore it out and someone stopped me and asked what color it was and the brand! I'm glad you like yours, too!