Since there have been so many changes at Birchbox, even from month to month, I can't say for sure what the service will be like in the future, but right now it's still the $10 a month, five deluxe/full size samples beauty and makeup subscription box that we're all familiar with. With Birchbox, you're more likely to get deluxe sized samples over full sizes, but you're also more likely to get products from mainstream brands (and all products should be available to purchase though Birchbox). One of my favorites aspects of this subscription service was the reward point system for reviewing your samples, but now you only earn points through referrals and purchases (though they did change it so you can redeem any amount of points for discounts on your orders instead of only being able to use them in increments of 100).
Overall, I got five deluxe sized samples with a total value of about $23.88. I like that I got the regular five samples this month, but the value of my box is on the lower end; I'm used to lower values when compared to other services like Ipsy and Play! By Sephora, but this seems exceptionally low, especially when $12.25 of the value is in one sample that I'm likely not to use. Actually, the only product I'm going to get any use out of for sure is the Oribe spray, which is the one I picked for myself. I've gotten low value/disappointing product-heavy boxes before, but I've always been able to justify remaining subscribed due to the reward points system (it was like paying $5 for your box if you promised Birchbox you would spend at least $5 in the store); without being able to earn points, this is the first box where I feel like I actually lost money...If I get a few more boxes like this...hmm.
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