|Birchbox May 2014|
Here's the little card that comes with and says what all the products are:
I have discovered so many products that I loved through Birchbox, and you have the chance to review each product for points that count toward credits on the site. So even though it costs $10 a month, you get $5 a month back in points to spend later, making the box cost only $5 a month. They have great customer service and a wide variety of products. They reward loyalty by periodically sending out ever-increasing coupon codes based on how many months you've been a subscriber. You can even reuse the boxes as trays or storage in your bathroom. It's a win-win.
Some people complain about Birchbox because they think the sizes are too small and they would prefer to get full-size products. If you are looking for a sub to always receive full-size products, Birchbox is not for you. Birchbox a true discovery service, though, and I have found lots of products I loved through them. And frankly, I have a lot of full-size items I have received through different, higher-priced subs that just sit around and don't get used up. I tend to love at least one product from each month's Birchbox and am usually able to save up points to get a considerable discount on the products I love.
So, in this box, the only product that was just "OK" to me was the shampoo/conditioner set. I don't color my hair, so maybe I am missing something that people with color-treated hair are desperate for, but my hair is clean, so OK. I really liked the other four products! Tinted lip balm is a no-brainer, and this one has a great texture. I have been obsessed lately with finding an exfoliating body product, and the sumbody bar was really nice. Both of the other products are great as well. So this box was a total win for me.