Birchbox June 2015 (my second box) & Birchbox Plus Review + Coupon!

Because this shipment included a Birchbox Plus item that I added on, the shipment box is different

Subscription: Birchbox

Cost: $10 / month (taxes apply to CA)

What's in the box: Every month you'll receive 4-5 beauty samples that's based on a profile you complete. You can adjust this profile at any time through your online account and sometimes you get to choose a Sample Choice as well.


  • Subscriptions: Use coupon code SMPBOX and your first box will be the “I Definitely Do” Box, curated by the wedding experts at Style Me Pretty. Perfect for brides, bridesmaids, and guests, this box is packed with products to prep for the big day and use long after.
  • Shoping: Try coupon codes TAKEOFF20, COMEBACK20, MOBILE20, WELCOMEOFFER20, or TAKEOFF10. And don’t forget to add the Mystery Sample Pack to your cart with your $35+ shop purchase!

I currently have 2 subscriptions for Birchbox so this review is for the second box that I received this month. Read my review of the first box here.

This box has motivated me to plan my next vacation and fill it with adventure! I've already narrowed down my destination to two places, so its progress =)

Just like I mentioned in my Birchbox review last week, for June they included a sweepstake in each box. You see that card that says "You've got big plans..."? That's the sweepstake card and behind it is a code that you enter on their website to see what your prize is. You can enter your code here and tell me what you won, I'm curious!

I entered my code and got a 10% off coupon. I got a 20% off coupon in my first box last week, so it's always kind of sad to get something less than what you're used to. I'd love to find out what others got with their codes, share please!

Now let's move on to the products inside!

Items in detail:

Skyn Iceland - Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
1 treatment, Value $3.75

Eye gels are a life saver for my tired eyes and I've tried this specific one before thanks to Birchbox and it was ultra refreshing, so I'm happy I got it again.

Marcelle - BB Cream Golden Glow
Deluxe sample 0.24 oz/7 ml, $4.05

So I got this in my first Birchbox last week and based on pictures I saw on Instagram, it seems like a lot of subscribers got this specific item. I kind of wished I got something else since I already have this, but oh well, another one doesn't hurt.

Here's what I said about this item in my review last week: I love BB creams because it cuts my makeup routine in half by being an all-in-one moisturizer and foundation. This cream promises to hydrate and calm skin, evens tone, control shine, lightly masks imperfections, and infuse skin with a radiance glow (thanks to tiny flecks of light-reflecting pigments). I also like that its paraben free and oil free which is 2 things I absolutely require for my skincare.

COOLA - Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face
Deluxe sample 0.24 fl.oz./7 ml, $4.52

Coola and Supergoop are my go-tos for sunscreen -their both oxybenzone free (which is a must for me). This sunblock is made with 70 percent certified organic ingredients and protects from both UVA and UVB rays. The scent smells like fresh cucumbers which is refreshing on a hot summer day, plus it goes on smooth and not thick, another reason why I love this sunscreen.

Marcelle - Waterproof Eyeliner in Electric Blue
Deluxe Sample Size (2/3 of the full size pencil) 0.8g, $7.33

Wow, this color is definitely electric blue. Although I have blue eyeliners in my collection, it's not my favorite color to wear especially when its not dark, so I'm not sure I'll be using this anytime soon. I liked the color in my other box which was dark blue, but sadly this one was a miss for me.

Beauty Protector - Protect & Detangle
Deluxe sample 1 oz., $2.75

I've had this in my Birchbox before and although the scent is not for me, it does its job in detangling, moisturizing and heat protection. It’s also sulfate and paraben free which makes it totally safe for color treated hair.

Bonus item:

Emi Jay Solid Hair Tie in Blue
1 hair tie, $2

The hair tie I received last week in my other Birchbox was more of an elastic band, so I'm happy I got a different type! I'm beginning to sense that my items have a "blue" color theme to it since my eyeliner is blue, the coola is blue, and now this hair tie too.

I love hair ties like this since it looks chic and doesn't snag or tangle my hair. I also love the fact that Emi-Jay donates 20% of all profit to charity, plus its made in LA, my hometown!

Birchbox Plus Item

rumbaTIME Orchard Gloss in Rose Smoke
$28 to add on ($45 value)

I added this on to my Birchbox because it was just too good (and pretty) to pass up and I'm so glad I did, I'm in love with this watch! The color is pastel light pink, and it looks gorgeous on my wrist, and at a value price too! I've been wearing it on ever since I opened the box today and can't seem to take it off, my wrist just doesn't want to part with it. #truestory

I have really small wrists so at first I was concerned it would be too big for me, but it fits perfectly on the very last hole with some room for movement. Phew!

I'm already planning on expanding my collection of rumbaTime watches. Next up, the Orchard Gem in Black (and maybe White too).

My Thoughts: I think the items in this box will get me "adventure" ready for my next vacation and although there was a repeat in items, I'll still be using everything. The total value of this box (not counting the Birchbox Plus item) came up to $24.40 which is more than double the $10 subscription cost. Plus you get 10 Birchbox points (which equals to $1) for reviewing each item you recieved. Since I got 6 items this month, I'll be getting $6 back so in essence this subscription only cost me $4, that's a deal steal!

Not a subscriber? You can join here to start your subscription with the July box and don't forget to use coupon code SMPBOX and your first box will be the “I Definitely Do” Box, curated by the wedding experts at Style Me Pretty.

My Items

Product Price
Skyn Iceland Eye Gels $3.75
Marcelle BB Cream $4.05
COOLA SPF 30 Moisturizer $4.52
Marcelle Eyeliner $7.33
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle $2.75
Emi Jay Solid Hair Tie $2
Subscription Cost $10