Birchbox July 2015 “Go Bold” Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

July 2015 "Go Bold" Birchbox

July 2015 “Go Bold” Birchbox

Once again, not just the contents, but the Birchbox itself has made a big visual impact this month!

Outside of the Box

Outside of the Box

In case you aren’t familiar, Birchbox is a subscription box service where you receive 4-6 beauty and lifestyle samples delivered to your mailbox every month. Boxes usually consist of samples, deluxe samples, and sometimes full-sized products. (To view my past Birchbox reviews, click here.)

The box inside the box

The box inside the box

One of the perks of being a Birchbox subscriber is their awesome reward point system (which in my opinion, puts them in a high league than many subscription box services). Every 100 points you receive equals $10 you can spend in the Birchbox shop on full-sized products. Points expire within a year being issued, so you can save them up, but you can’t hoard them forever! (I redeemed some of mine for some more haircare items last month!)

Birchbox 2015 July First Glimpse

Birchbox 2015 July First Glimpse

There are a several ways to receive Birchbox Points. You can receive them from referring friends to join Birchbox, for shopping in the Birchbox store and sometimes they’ll pop you a surprise special promo codes to receive even more points for shopping during a specific time-frame. One super easy way to receive reward points is to review the samples you receive in your Birchbox. For each review you submit, you receive 10 Birchbox points. So, for instance, I received 5 products this month. That is 50 points I’ll be receiving just for reviews which equals $5. So as you can see, they’re really easy to accumulate.

Birchbox "Go Bold" Theme

Birchbox “Go Bold” Theme

Every month, Birchbox has a box theme. The theme for July 2015 is “Go Bold”. The card mentions how it’s summer which isn’t the time to hold back. We should be wearing bright and bold colors.

Birchbox July 2015 Information Card

Birchbox July 2015 Information Card

Although every month the contents of subscribers’ boxes are a surprise, you can control the type of content you receive in your boxes by filling out your profile. So as a subscriber, I can click if I enjoy hair samples more so than cosmetics, how experienced I consider myself to be with beauty products, etc, and they curate my box according to these preferences, hoping that I’ll be able to make the most out of my samples. I think there’s somewhere between 30-50 variations of boxes each month!
Birchbox Contents:

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara ($8.46)- I can’t wait to try this because I have non-existent eyelashes and this is suppose to work really well. My eyes used to be sensitive to mascaras, but since switching contact lens brands, I’ve been having better luck with that.

Coola Classic Spf 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face

Coola Classic Spf 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face

Coola Classic Spf 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face ($4.46)- I’m not usually one to complain, but I received a Coola product in my box last month and it’s the 4th time receiving Coola in about a year. It’s a nice company and everything, but I like variety!

 

Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion skin exfoliant

Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion skin exfoliant

Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion skin exfoliant ($9.75)- Excited to try this! I really love Dr. Brandt and need a new exfoliant. I’ll be able to get several uses out of this tube.

 

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($4.94)- This is a volumizing, texurizing spray that says it’s a brilliant alternative to dry shampoo. I took that to heart and used it as a dry shampoo and unfortunately, it didn’t work out too well for me. It left my hair volumized and sticky. I think I’d just use this to add a little bounce if I was having a limp-haired day.

Stila Look at Me Liquid Lipstick

Stila Look at Me Liquid Lipstick

Stila Look at Me Liquid Lipstick ($11)- Liquid lipsticks are the “IT” thing right now, and I love the brand Stila! This is a really bold color, so I’m still a little iffy about it, but I was super excited to ge ta liquid lipstick in my Birchbox this month, for sure.

 

Conclusion:

After I totaled the price of the samples up, I came to $38.61 which is more than triple the $10/a month it costs to subscribe. If I add in the $5 in rewards points I get for reviewing the products on the Birchbox website, it brings it up to $43.61 which is a phenomenal value!

Subscription Info:

If you’re interested in signing up for Birchbox, it’s $10/month to sign up (here’s the link)
Make sure you try one of these coupon codes when you sign up!

SUBSCRIBENOW50: And get 50 extra Birchbox Shop points (which equals $5 to spend in the Birchbox Shop) with your subscription.

PARLORGWS: Get a free deluxe-sized sample of PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray with your first Birchbox!

Are you a Birchbox subscriber? What did you get in your box this month?

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16 Responses to Birchbox July 2015 “Go Bold” Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code

  1. Benny Dick Cucumberbatch says:

    I have a real problem with Oribe describing their spray to be an alternative to a shampoo. How does that work exactly. Bloody irresponsible description if you ask me. I mean, honestly, what if they were pushing a shampoo that they said was an alternative to a spray. So then, when someone rubs shampoo in their hair it’s all thick and goopy all in your hair. Apart from that, an excellent review of the Birchbox.

    *to be read with a British accent*

    Cheers!

  2. Melissa says:

    I like that Benefit Mascara. You’ll have to let me know about the Dr. Brandt product. I’ve thought about purchasing it.

  3. Louida says:

    I’ll take that COOLA off your hands, lol! Besides getting COOLA again, you got a great box of beauty products. I bet you never have to buy beauty products anymore. #ProductReviewParty

  4. Stacie says:

    Another great Birchbox, girlie! Love the colorful box. I’d take the mascara and that cute liquid lipstick.

  5. Victoria says:

    What a great box this month. Usually, I don’t like lipstick. However, seeing it in liquid form has me wanting to try it. #ProductReviewParty

  6. Jen says:

    I tried a dry shampoo last month from a different vendor and had much the same problem. I don’t think dry shampoos work too well… I love everything cucumber and that sunscreen sounds heavenly!

    • Celeste says:

      I’ve tried out a couple brands that have worked really well for dry shampoo. Like I love Amika’s! But I’ve heard of more people having problems with dry shampoo than actually loving it.

  7. Cassie says:

    I would have loved to get the mascara! Also, I agree with the stila, I wish they had a lighter or more neutral color lipstick. The Dr. Brandt was my favorite this month! I love how it made my face feel smooth!

  8. Celeste says:

    Bold and bright lip color is so in, Cassie. I just can’t seem to jump on the train! I guess you’re a little like me in that regard. I know I read your similar thoughts with your box. I haven’t used the Dr. Brandt yet, but plan to this week!

    • Cassie says:

      I have another question, if you don’t mind me asking, how do you come up with the prices of each of the products?

  9. Cherry says:

    Have you ever subscribed to Ipsy? When you review products at Ipsy it asks if you want similar products in future bags (or something like that) – does Birchbox do the same thing? Do boxes get more in line with your preferences the more items you review? Thanks!