Birchbox May 2015 Subscription Box #2 Full Size Product Upgrade Beta Plan Review and Coupon!

Birchbox May 2015 With New Full Size Upgrade Option +$20

Cost: $30 per month and earn points for reviews to use in the Birchbox Shop

Coupon: Use code subscribe50 to get $5  in Birchbox Points (500 points)!

Buy a women’s yearly subscription, get a free MAKE Cream Luminous Lip Gloss in Dragon Fruit use code BBMAKE

What is Birchbox?

Distinguished for being one of the first beauty subscription sampling services offered, Birchbox has made a long and hard stride towards success.  For just $10 per month subscribers can sample trial sized luxury cosmetics and beauty products (sometimes even receiving a full sized product!)

If you missed my April 2015 Subscription Box take a look at it here.

What is Sample Choice?

Sample Choice has been around for a while now, which allows you to choose one of your samples or select the guest/special curated box. If you’d rather not choose a sample, then they will still curate a box for you based on your beauty profile.

Here is what was offered for Sample Choice May 2015:

Inside the Beauty Solutions Featured Box:

  • W3LL People The Expressionist Mascara in Black
  • Number 4 Blow Dry Lotion
  • Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel
  • Cotz Flawless Complexion SPF 50
  • Juara Candlenut Body Butter

OR one of these samples below and let Birchbox do the rest:

  • Real Chemistry 3-Minute Peel
  • Naobay Oxygenating Cream
  • Harvey Prince Sea/ Salt Hair Mist
  • Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment

For both boxes (I have two subscriptions: the regular Birchbox and the Beta Full Size Birchbox) I went ahead and scored the Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment’s! Let’s take a peek at what else I have received for May’s 2015 Full Size Beta Plan Box (second Birchbox Subscription)! FYI: Birchbox will allow new and existing memeber’s the option to upgrade their box to adding the two Full Sized Products… for existing members the option is available upon log-on only if you are on a Monthly Birchbox Subscription (not available for annual or gift subscribers; however, you can always just start a new account or add a separate one with a new email like I did).  Included within each subscription box is a list of the full sized product costs (card above), the theme, and uses of each product included in your box!   English Laundry Eau de Parfum for Her Notting Hill Femme (0.07 fl oz) $1.85 & Macadamia Professional™ Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment (1 fl oz) $9.52

My Ex… loves the scent of English Laundry…. This was a delightful surprise in my box this month! I am not one to appreciate tiny fragrance samples; however, I love the unique scent and was grateful for a chance to experience the new scent! It is a blend of citrus, bergamot, and wood… at first the strong notes of citrus are subtle yet calming, but then as the fragrance dissipates the scent of wood and bergamot are carried through! Love this!

The more I use this oil (received the same sample choice in my other May box) the better it gets. At first, I think I wasn’t using enough to provide results; however, now with the help of my other oils it seems to be softening my hair and managing my frizz! Alone, without other products, I was not much of a fan; however, I found the perfect blend and love the outcome! Plus this sample is seriously generous… the two samples average around $20 together and will last up to a few months for my short hair style.

  Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer (0.67 fl oz) $14.19 & Prescriptives False Eyelashes Plush Mascara, Plush Black (.09 oz) $5.91

I have had the pleasure of using Naobay moisturizers before and love them; although they are pretty expensive for the amount you receive. The natural and organic formula is super gentle and yet ultra hydrating!

I just used this mascara this morning, as opposed to my go to Yves Saint Laurent or Dr Brandt Mascara’s. I now have a new favorite!!!! This mascara is exactly what they say it is… it provides full coverage, volume, thickness, and no flaking (well, at least so far for 7 hours straight). Best formula and reasonably priced; I’m sold!

  Full Size Upgraded Products:

CARGO Eyeshadow Single – Yukon (Full Sized) $16 & Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss (Full Size in Starfish) $22

Cargo is one of those make-up staples I try to grab up since starting up subscription box reviews. This favorite find of mine has yet to disappoint and has completely blendable coverage, which is long lasting and at times even providing waterproof formulas!

I was not a fan of a repeat/similar Full Sized product that came in the First Beta box; although, I do like the Jouer Starfish shade better than the one before.

 Full Size Color Swatch- Cargo Eyeshadow in Yukon and Jouer Moisturizing  Lip Gloss in Starfish Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Water (0.16 fl oz) $1.31

I already use this primer in my make-up routine. The trick with this is to wear a mineral or light coverage foundation and top it with a powder. I first spray this as a primer before makeup application so I have a base, and then follow after my makeup! The 3.2 fl oz Full Size usually lasts me around 3 months using it this way one to two sprays at a time. Pictures will be flawless guaranteed!

The value of this box was amazing with around $70 in beauty products! Spending $30 instead of the normal $10 was well worth it to me! The variety of exclusive products in my Birchbox is always fun, but the one thing that stands out for me getting the Full Sized Upgrade is that the value tripled along with the cost! Typically I get about $20- $30 worth of small samples for $10 per month, but with this new upgrade option I often have received over $80 for $30! I will end up using everything in this month’s box!

What do you think about this months Full Sized Birchbox Products?


2 responses to “Birchbox May 2015 Subscription Box #2 Full Size Product Upgrade Beta Plan Review and Coupon!

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