June Birchbox Review

When I first peeked at my Birchbox June box page to see what I'd be receiving I was totally underwhelmed--I only had four samples showing, and none of them were that great.  There must have been a glitch, though, because when I checked again the next day three more samples appeared and I was much happier with that.


June's theme was "Away We Go."  I saw a few reviews where subscribers got World Cup themed boxes, so I'm wondering if those were just for specific subscribers?  I would have liked getting a World Cup one, but oh well.  The "Away We Go" box contained a quick quiz you could take to find your "dream" vacation destination, and then if you Instagrammed a picture of that or your box you could enter to win a Jet Blue round trip ticket.


As a whole this wasn't the best box I've ever gotten.  It wasn't absolutely terrible (I've definitely gotten some really bad boxes in the past), but I wasn't jumping for joy at any of the samples.  I liked that I got a bigger number of samples, though -- I think seven is the most I've ever gotten in a Birchbox.


  • Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris - If you've been reading my blog for a while then you know that I usually abhor perfume samples, but I actually love this one!  It smells wonderful and is a good balance of sweet and warmth.  Unfortunately a full-sized bottle costs $110, so I will never be purchasing this.
  • Perlier Body Cream in Shea Almond - I have reviewed Perlier's products in the past, but this particular scent wasn't in the pack that I reviewed.  These are nice little hand creams and I'm always happy to have more because I always carry one with me.  To be honest, I kind of assumed that this was a lower end brand based on the packaging, but I guess a full-sized jar costs $28.
  • Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum - This was one of the products that was on my preview when I initially checked and I was not excited.  I already have a ton of skincare samples to use and I certainly don't need an anti-wrinkle serum at the age of 25.  I'm usually all for preventative care, but this sample is so tiny that it's completely impossible to judge the product's efficacy anyway.
  • Benefit They're Real Mascara - I already have a sample of this and a full-sized bottle (the full-sized is also from Birchbox, from a prize pack I won).  It's actually a really good mascara, but I don't normally purchase Benefit products because they aren't 100% cruelty-free.
  • Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo - This is a pretty big sample and I was interested to try it because people have been raving about it.  I found it to be a pretty standard shampoo.  It smells nice, it makes my hair clean, but other than that I didn't think it was that special.
  • Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner - The conditioner came in a foil pack, which I don't like for hair samples because they're just messy and not easy to store and I'm a whiny baby.  I feel the same way about this as I do the shampoo.
  • Davines OI All in One Milk - This milky leave-in treatment is supposed to support hair growth and protect against UV rays.  Since I heat style on the daily I like trying new serums and protectants, and this one is nice.
Bottom Line: While I wasn't in love with any of the products I got this month, I was happy to get a bigger quantity than usual.  My favorite was probably the Catherine Malandrino perfume--I never thought a perfume sample would be my favorite Birchbox sample!

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2 comments:

  1. Do you get points for reviewing all three of the Davines products? If so, that's pretty cool!

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    1. Yeah, 10 points for each product, score!

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