Quick Run-Down: Birchbox is a $10 a month makeup/beauty subscription service; generally you get five deluxe to full size samples per month, though Birchbox does include extras now and then; more likely to get deluxe samples instead of full size products; overall box value is generally two to three times what you paid for the box, which puts on the lower end of box values when compared with similar services; Birchbox used to have the best points/reward system, but they are changing it in July so you won't get points for reviewing your samples anymore (think you get five more reviews for points and then that's it) and will only earn them from referring friends, gifting subscriptions, or making purchases from the Birchbox store.
Overall, in my June 2016 Birchbox, I got five deluxe size samples worth about $28.47, which doesn't include the value of the Swirl Illuminator since I couldn't calculate it. I like the variety of products I got this month, and the value is about three times what I paid, so I'm quite pleased with my June Birchbox! If you're interested in a beauty/makeup subscription box, I do recommend giving Birchbox a try, but keep in mind that one of the things I love most about Birchbox, the reward system, is basically going away after July 11th. Since that was one of the reasons why I've stayed subscribed so long, we'll have to see what the next few months bring.
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