I'm starting to get the feeling that May boxes from most subscription services are a little...blah. There are exceptions to this rule (the May Allure box was really great, though it had some serious customer service issues), but looking back, it seems like May boxes are almost always disappointing. Unfortunately, my May 2016 Birchbox adheres to this trend.
Quick Run-Down: $10 a month beauty subscription service; five deluxe samples a month, can get full sizes but it's rare, sometimes also includes a foil packet or other small item as a bonus sample; best reward program of any subscription box I've been subscribed to, you get 10 points for each review of the products you got to sample that month, every box gives you the opportunity to earn 50 points, can earn even more if you get bonus samples, 100 points equals $10 off a purchase from the Birchbox store, you can build up points to get even more off (200 points = $20, 300 points = $30, and so on).
Overall, I got five deluxe size samples and one bonus foil packet sample for a total value of about $19.48 and 60 Birchbox points. This wasn't a particularly good box--as I said before, this is this most disappointing Birchbox this year--but I do still enjoy the Birchbox subscription service as a whole. I'm curious to see what June will bring.
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