Although I was sent a Birchbox earlier this month it turned out to be my May Birchbox. You can check out my review for my May Birchbox vs. my June Ipsy glam bag here. Hopefully next month my Birchbox arrives on time, so I can compare my July Ipsy glam bag against my July Birchbox. 🙂

Before I get into what’s in my Birchbox this month. I just want to give you guys a quick run down on what Birchbox is and how their point system works compared to Ipsy’s.

Birchbox is monthly beauty subscription box. Birchbox only costs $10 a month (just like Ipsy). You get 5 beauty/skincare samples in your monthly box. I have heard some people get full size products; however I have never received any full size products from Birchbox. Ipsy has sent me a few full sized products.

Both Ipsy and Birchbox have a point system.

For Ipsy every product you receive you have a chance to review that product on Ipsy’s site. For every product you review it’s 10 points. If you share your review to Facebook you get an additional 5 points. I share all my reviews on Facebook because it=20 extra points! A quick tip if you don’t want to be an annoying Facebook poster just set your ipsy posts to private, and you can always delete them later. They want take away your points for doing that. If you refer someone using your link you earn 250 points. With the points you earn you can redeem them for rewards. I had about 700 points and last month I finally redeemed 500 of my 700 points for a full size Boscia BB cream Bronze. I LOVE Boscia, and I’ve heard tons of great reviews about this particular product. I’m super stoked to try it out.

I think I like the Birchbox point system better though. For every product you receive in your monthly box you can earn 10 points if you review it on the Birchbox site. They do not give you extra points for sharing it to Facebook (there’s not even an option for that). For every person you refer using your link you earn 50 points. Now here’s my favorite part about their point system. Every 100 points it=$10 to spend in the Birchbox store. I currently have 215 points, or in other words $20 to spend. I like that Birchbox carries a wide variety of brands such as, Benefit Cosmetics, St. Tropez, Philosophy, Briogeo, Smashbox, etc…(a lot of brands that Ulta and Sephora carry). Hopefully one day I can visit the Birchbox store in NYC. 😀

Now onto my June Birchbox review.

BONUS PRODUCT: Emi Jay Solid Hair Tie

Eh. A hair tie. Nothing special. I actually prefer elastic hair ties especially because I have really thick hair.

Overall Impressions

Well, the box it totes cute. I’m not paying 10 bucks for just a box though. The only product I really liked was the peel, but the sample I received was so small that I only got a couple uses out of it. 😮

I would give this months box a 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Hopefully next month’s box makes up for this month’s!

Hey Beautiful! Thank you for reading!

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