Birchbox/Birchbox Plus Review July 2015

If you are new to Birchbox, Here is the lowdown:

For 10.00 Per Month you will receive a box of 5 beauty products/samples and an occasional bonus product delivered to your door each month. Join Birchbox and use code: BBJETBLUE10 for 10.00 (100 bb points) to use in shop with your new subscription.

For those interested there is also a Mens Birchbox. Details here

birchbox has added many additional options lately as well:

-prior to the month you will receive an email that will often allow you to choose one of your samples from a selection or to choose a specially curated birchbox with each product detailed. You also may stick with the option of keeping your surprise standard monthly box with a selection of the spotlighted monthly items!

-Birchbox Plus: In addition to your monthly boxes birchbox has added Birchbox Plus, this allows you to add a lifestyle item to your box for a discounted price: [anything from additional (full sized) beauty products to items for your home, entertaining and accessories!] (You will receive an email with these options prior to your months box as well)

-Birchbox has also recently added a Beta program: For current and new subscribers, you now have the option to add two additional full sized beauty products to your regular birchbox for an additional 20.00 dollars per month. (a total of 30.00 per month)   –current subscribersADD NOW for an additional 20.00 per month.

-The very best part of Birchbox for me is the Birchbox store and the rewards system that they have. Each month you may review each product for 10 BB points ea. 100 points equals 10.00 to use in the Birchbox shop; essentially every two birchboxes received can get you 10.00 to use in the birchbox shop.  (you also earn 1 bb point for every dollar spent in the shop) There are many other promos that allow you additional bb points and other loyalty discounts throughout each year.  They offer many excellent brands in their shop.

– Birchbox also has the Ace program which you are auto enrolled in after receiving 500 bb points in a calendar year:  learn more about the Ace program.

 July Birchbox:


Seriously, how cute is this box?

Birchbox Plus item I chose this month (Sunski Headland Sunglasses, Pink)


This month I chose a pre-curated Box, ‘Beachy and Bright’  (I had the option of the surprise box, choosing 1 of my samples from a selection provided or the above ‘beachy and bright’ version.  I also opted to add one of the many Birchbox Plus items and added the Sunski shades for an additional 28.00.

Here are the goods!!! (I LOVE this month’s box)



The Products:


Individual Product info and Reviews


Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray:  I already use and LOVE Oribe Dry Texturizing spray and superfine hairspray so I was naturally thrilled to try a new product.  This spray is designed to give you the ‘beachy/wave tousled look’ without the crunchy strands of your typical sea salt sprays and add a little shine.  I liked it and agree my hair was not crunchy and did not frizz shortly after like I do when using the sea salt sprays.  You can use it on wet or dry hair.  I used it on dry hair and assume the outcome will be different on wet hair.  It smells like other Oribe products.  I want to try so many things from their website now.   Eeek!


Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bella:  This Liquid Lip Definitely packs a punch, A bright Pink Punch!  It is highly pigmented and similar to a stain in it’s staying power.  It is a bold bright shade and gorgeous.  I suggest lining the lips to prevent feathering.


theBalm cosmetics Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush:  This is such a tiny little Bronzer, the size of a typical eyeshadow, but when i ran my fingertips across it and swatched my arm I really liked the formula and color.  I used my large Kabuki brush and swirled it all around until my brush was coated and it worked just fine.  I really liked this bronzer!  I feel like I have used the same ones for so long it might be time to try something new!


Supergoop City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30:  I own a lot of Supergoop product, its all good stuff.  This Sunscreen Serum is thin and lightweight, is not too greasy, works underneath makeup if desired and has the ‘typical sunscreen scent’.


Juara Radiance Enzyme Scrub:  This brand is new to me but I tried the scrub and it’s nice, not too harsh with a very light scent. Skin felt soft after use. I will continue to use it to determine how it compares to other scrubs I currently use.

Birchbox Plus Add-on


Sunski Headland Sunglasses in pink: I love these shades!  I also love that they were 28.00 as a BirchBox Plus add-on for 48.00 Sunglasses!  Woot!   They look great on, classic style with bright, fun lenses.  They are super lightweight, feather light; only downfall, using your phone while wearing these sunnies is a lot like staring at a Holographic Lisa Frank sticker! 😉

Thank You for visiting my Blog and my Birchbox Review!  I Loved this Box!  What did you think? Thinking of joining the fun? Join now!

Until Next Time….

-Kelli xoxo

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