Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May Birchbox Review

I have heard a lot of good things about Birchbox so I thought I would give it a shot. For anyone who doesn't know what a Birchbox is - it's a company that sends you a box of samples from Kiehl's, stila, Jouer, Smashbox Cosmetics, Carol's Daughter - Beauty by Nature, Kérastase and many more brands for you to try. It costs $10 each month. 

Below is the link to their website:

I received my first box today and I am extremely disappointed. My box is missing a lot of things. There is a note inside that tells you what is in your box, what the product does and how much the full sizes retail for. I will list what should have been in my box below:

  • Color Club | Nail Polish in Disco Nap ($8) 
Just in time for summer, this metalic gold polish looks glam day and night.
  • Dr. Jart + |  Waterfuse BB Cream ($32)
Thing of this four-in-one moisturizer serum, sunscreen, and skin-perfecting tint as the (extremely stylish) Swiss Army Knife of your beauty lineup.
  • stila | sparkle waterproof liquid eye liner ($22)
Pearly shimmer meets intense pigment in this lasting liner. Better yet, the pen-like want makes wiggle-free application a breeze.
  • Kérastase | Cristalliste Lumière Liquide ($42)
Smooth this lightweight, fragrant serum through dry strands to add gorgeous shine.

  • Kérastase | Cristalliste Bain Cristal ($36)
This shampoo removes oil from roots while leaving ends healthy and soft.
  • Kérastase | Cristalliste Lait Cristal ($39)
Thanks to hydrating aloe, this rich conditioner seals in shine and moisture.
  • Notecards ($10 - set of 12)
Text messages are no match for handwritten notes on fun, modern stationery. 

I had to go onto Birchbox's website and shop the May box to see what products were sent out for the month. They have a variety of boxes with different products. Now for the things I received in my box:
  • Kiehl's Abyssine Cream + ($48)
  • Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream ($19)
  • stila sparkle waterproof liquid eye liner ($22)
  • BVLGARI Omnia Crystalline Eau de Toilette Spray ($64)
  • Kérastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide ($42)
  • Notecard ($10 - set of 12)

So as you can see, I definitely didn't receive all the things that were listed inside the box. I ended up receiving products that weren't supposed to be in my box. I'm very disappointed. I called them after I received the box and informed them of my concerns. They apologized and said they would send another box out tomorrow. I asked if they could expedite the shipping since I already waited a week to get this box and they said no. Now I have to wait another week before receiving my new box. I'm hoping everything is in my box this time or I will be canceling my subscription and asking for my money back.

Below are pictures from the box:


  1. I think the products you recieved were excellent. The Kiehl's Abyssine Cream alone is worth the ten bucks you paid. I recieved the box you orginially were meant to have and would of much rather of had this one.

  2. I have no problem with the products I received. I was just disappointed that my first box didn't have the stuff it was supposed to have. I'm excited to try everything I got.