I received everything above for only $4.80, which retails for $55! How do you ask? Well I'm a Birchbox subscriber for $10 a month. Each month if you review the five products, you receive fifty points which is worth $5. Also, each time you refer a customer you receive fifty points. Every one hundred points is worth $10 in their store. So I waited until I had $40 worth of points and a coupon for 20% off! The two samples shown in the lower right were free. Included in this haul were the following products:
- L'Occitane - 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream, 5.2 oz, $28 retail value
- The Balm - Put a Lid On It eyeshadow primer, $18 value
- Twistband - Hair Tie Bentley Set, $10 value
- Mox & Supergoop! samples, free
I absolutely love the L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream. It is a must have when you take macro photos of your nails! I do not like the price at all and really cringed when I purchased it the first time, but really there is no better hand cream. I only use it at night so it lasts longer. During the day, since I wash my hands so often, I use a less expensive brand of hand cream. I also bought their tube key press which helps you use every last bit. You definitely need to invest in that if you plan on purchasing it more than once. So I was very happy to get this L'Occitane bargain from Birchbox. I also recommend the Twistband hair ties. I need one to keep my hair out of my face five to six days a week during exercise, so I need lots of them. They also have a subscription service, check out my review here. I just started using The Balm eyeshadow primer, so the jury is out on that one. My favorite is from Urban Decay, but I thought I'd give this brand a try. While I may not like every sample I receive in my monthly Birchboxes, the points make it worth remaining a subscriber for sure! What's your favorite monthly subscription service?
Check out what I received in my Birchboxes: