Birchbox - August 2018 Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

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When I received this box, it was $10/month (I signed up for six months) so I will base my opinions off of $10 instead of the new $15.

What is Birchbox?: Birchbox is the original subscription box, and it's still going strong. Birchbox sends anywhere from 4 to 8 products a month (full size, deluxe sample size, and sample size) and you can review your items each month for 10 points/item plus extra points for sharing your box on Social Media. You can also get additional points for getting a yearly subscription or getting referrals

How Much is Birchbox?: Birchbox is $15/month if you sign up monthly, $14/month if you sign up for six months (billed up front), and $13/month if you sign up for a year (billed up front). This is a jump from $10/month previously.


I always wonder why Birchbox sends such big boxes when they send such small items.



Theme card.


Info card.


Coola SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray ($8.16) - I remember years ago when I complained every time I received a Coola product. Now I grasp for them and their sweet, sweet sunscreen.

OUAI Wave Spray ($5.20) - I don't do wave sprays. My hair struggles when I'm curling/waving my hair without adding more products in.

Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer ($1.98) - For how often this popped up in subscription boxes over the last year, you wouldn't know this is a hidden hit. It's still a dimethicone-based primer, but it's a good one!


Lipstick Queen Lip Liner (Natural) ($9.00) - First of all, natural. No. This is pink. The liner itself is very creamy, feels nice on, and wears nicely. A hit for me.

Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser ($2.25) - I liked this enough to use up but I wouldn't buy it if I ever ran out of cleanser. There wasn't anything bad about it but I wasn't blown away.


Swatch of Lipstick Queen.


The value of this box is $26.59. Overall, this box was meh. It wasn't the worst but it definitely wasn't the best either.

As always, let me know what you thought of this box in the comments!

Frankly Kiersten
Frankly Kiersten

A lifestyle blog focusing on makeup, subscription boxes, and nail polish.

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