For starters, let's take a peek at my August 2015 Birchbox!
Incidentally, I have already received my September 2015 Birchbox so...yeah. I'm super late. Hopefully you still find this somewhat relevant and perhaps even entertaining (I know one of my favorite things is to go back and look up reviews/unboxings of past subscription boxes when I'm bored).
As always, a quick rundown of what Birchbox is: it is a $10 a month beauty/lifestyle-ish subscription service that seems to focus a little more on hair/skincare than color cosmetics. Every month you receive five deluxe sized to full sized samples (getting a full size is very, very rare), along with the occasional special extra. The value of Birchboxes tend to be on the lower end (you always get at least what you paid for, though often not more than twice that), but it has, in my opinion, the best reward system of any box. Every month, you can review the samples you received and earn 10 points per review to spend in the Birchbox store. 100 points equals $10, so it's kind of like paying $5 a box and then promising them you'll spend $5 in the store. Along with store promos, including free items with your purchase or the very common "20% off a $35+ purchase", you can get a lot of nice things for very cheap! I actually just ordered a little over $40 worth of products and only paid about $5. And I got free shipping!
Overall, in my August 2015 Birchbox, I received five deluxe sized samples (no full sizes this time, sadly). The total value of my box was my $24.69, along with 50 Birchbox points. I'm pretty happy with this box, both product-wise and value-wise and will happily continue to be subscribed to Birchbox!
Thanks for reading! <3