Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Next Stop Adventure: June Birchbox

Hey Pandas!

I took advantage of the offer to get a Birchbox for only $1.29 including shipping, so I thought it was a great deal to try out this subscription service again. I was with Birchbox a few years ago but wasn't impressed. Was I this time around?

June 2015 Birchbox
The theme of the June Birchbox was "Next Stop: Adventure" and is full of summer products. I received 6 items that I will take you through.

Vasanti BrightenUp!: The full size retails for $34, making this 20g size worth roughly $5.60. This is a microdermabrasion scrub that has a very nice texture and is 99% natural, paraben and sulfate free.

Dr. Jart+ BB Night Beauty Balm: Full size is $38, so this tube is worth about $3.80 (.17oz). There is really only enough in here for a few uses and it comes out as clear beads that self-adjust on the skin. It is supposed to be gentle enough to sleep in while providing sheer coverage and fighting signs of aging. Last time I checked, I don't need coverage while I sleep!

Coastal Scents Revealed 3: The full size palette is worth $19.95 and this little sample is worth about $1.50. There is a matte brown, a gold, a deep rose, and a nude but I find the pigmentation sorely lacking. I've heard good things about this palette so maybe the sample formula is different?

Marcelle Waterproof Liner: Full size is $11 and this is over half size worth $6. The shade I got is a matte navy with an odd smattering of sparkle here and there. A little patchy but passed a waterproof test!

Supergoop! Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 37: The full size here is $45 making this sample worth $6 in theory. But I feel it is mostly full of air! This was the sample I was most looking forward to as I am always looking for eye creams with SPF and it is nice so far.

Bonus: Emi Jay Hair Tie: A pack of 5 is $13, making one worth $2.60. No way would I pay that much for a piece of colored elastic but hey, it was a nice freebie!

Total value: $25.50!

Overall, I got a lot of product for that $1.29, but I did end up cancelling my subscription. For $10 I am still not that impressed! Haha, call me crazy, but if I felt the samples were even worth the price (had that amount of product instead of air), I would be more inclined to stay. Did you get a Birchbox this month? Have you tried any of these products?