March 2015 Birchbox Review: Creativity Theme

March 2015 Birchbox

March 2015 Birchbox

Wow, my Birchbox was on point this month! Nice and heavy when it arrived. I was pretty excited to open it.

**SPOILER ALERT**: It’s my favorite box I’ve ever received!

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.)

Outside of the Birchbox

Outside of the Birchbox

 

One of the perks of being a Birchbox subscriber is their awesome reward point system. 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 a lot of mine for my haircare products that I usually have to spend my $$ on, so I end up saving a lot of money by doing this!)

The box inside the box

The box inside the box

One 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 contest

Birchbox Contest

Every month, Birchbox has a box theme.  The theme for March 2015 is “Creativity” and the information card is actually a contest. Subscribers are supposed to fill it out, share it on social media and then tag #Birchbox and #giveaway for a chance to win full-sized versions of everything in our boxes!

March 2015 Information card

March 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:

Elite Therapeutics Body Creme

Elite Therapeutics Rosemary Eucalyptus Body Creme

Elite Therapeutics Rosemary Eucalyptus Body Creme ($1.26)- This feels like a standard lotion for your hands. It contains 70% organic ingredients and leaves them feeling soft. I needed another tube of lotion for the car, so this managed to come at the perfect time. The fragrance smells like I expected when I smell eucalyptus and natural-type of skincare products.

 

It's a 10

It’s a 10

It’s a 10 ($9)- Can I just say how excited I was to receive this in my box?  This is actually my usual go-to when I style my hair straight with the blow dryer and this sample is really generous- half the size of a regular bottle, so this is saving me some $$! “It’s a 10” leaves my hair straight, non-frizzy, and shiny. The only thing that I wish is that it smelled differently. I love the way it works, but the fragrance just isn’t very pleasant to me at all which is unfortunate because I constantly use it! :(

 

 

Jelly Pong Pong

Jelly Pong Pong

Jelly Pong Pong ($12.75)- Totally thought this was a bottle of Nail Polish! It’s actually a skin luminizing gel designed to make your face look “glowy” or “dewy” or “healthy”. I think I’ll play around with it a little bit… maybe put a little on the top of my cheekbones, under my brows… a little on my cupid’s bow. We’ll see! I just looked up the price and saw that my sample is not actually a sample at all, but it’s the full-sized product. That’s nice!

 

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser ($3.25 & $3.75)- Ooh… what is this?  This is different from anything I’ve received in a Birchbox. The directions are to run warm water over the muslin cloth that comes with it to wipe off the cleanser after you apply it. I think it’s supposed to give a cooling effect once your face is wiped clean. Sounds really pampering and I’m looking forward to using it.

Roloxin Lift

Roloxin Lift

Roloxin Lift ($10)- I’m really excited to try this. At first I thought this was just another foil packet sample (which aren’t my favorites), but this is actually a pretty valuable one–  a package of 10 of these goes for $110.  It’s for people who have been interested in Botox, but haven’t taken the plunge because of money or needles, or their opinions of the matter. You basically apply to your damp face all over… including up to the lower lash line and allow to dry for 7-10 min. Then rinse will warm water and apply your normal makeup. It tightens skin, smooth wrinkles and fills in pores and it lasts for 24 hours.  I may try it out this weekend! I have a reunion I’m going to.

Conclusion:

Like last month, I was really impressed by the size of all the samples! When I total everything up, it comes to $40.01 which surpasses last month, too in the most valuable Birchbox I’ve ever received.  This is waaay more than the $10/month subscription price! Plus, if I factor in the $5 I get for reviewing the items on the website, it brings my total to $45.01!

I have to say that this is probably my favorite Birchbox I’ve ever received. I got a pampering face cleanser, half the size of my full-sized protector spray for my hair, hand cream, a miracle face treatment similar to Botox, and a cosmetic item. I will use ALL of these items this month. There’s usually one or a couple that I give away.

Are you a Birchbox subscriber? What was your favorite in the box this month?

If you’re interested in subscribing to Birchbox, it’s $10/month and you can click here to sign up if you’d like!

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17 Responses to March 2015 Birchbox Review: Creativity Theme

  1. Buffalo William says:

    It rubs the Elite Therapeutics Rosemary Eucalyptus Body Creme on its skin, or else it gets the hose again.

    Not quite the same ring to it, but I will use that nonetheless.

    Thank you for the review!

  2. Jen says:

    The It’s a 10 straightener sounds fabulous! Straightening my hair is such a production and I need as much help as possible! If it helps I can live with the smell!

  3. Hi Celeste, the face luminizer gel and the miracle face treatment both sound good. I could banish the wrinkles for a few hours with the treatment and give myself a youthful glow again….Wishful thinking!

    xx

  4. Louida says:

    You did good this month with Birchbox for sure! I would love to try everything you’ve gotten. #ProductReviewParty

  5. Stacie says:

    Don’t you love it when you get good subscription boxes? I know I do. And the heavy ones usually are the best!

  6. Awesome box I would love the body cream. #ProductReviewParty

  7. Victoria says:

    It looks like they sent out some great products this month. #ProductReviewParty

  8. El says:

    From what I’ve seen Birchbox is really stepping up it’s game the past few months! p.s. Visiting from #ProductReviewParty

  9. Melissa says:

    I had a hairdresser that used to use ‘It’s a 10’ on me. I’ll have to give it a try again. Thanks for the review.