Birchbox “Just Because” Box Review

A few weeks ago, I did a review on Birchbox, a company that sends its subscribers a monthly box filled with all sorts of deluxe-sized beauty samples for $10 a month (you can see that review here!). Each month they have new beauty products, generally focusing around a theme (The box I showed in that review was April, and so it themed around eco-friendly beauty products!). Recently they have come out with a “Just Because” box, that can be bought from their website at anytime, and unlike their monthly program you know exactly what comes in the box before you buy it.


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Here’s a rundown of what the box contains:

  • Letterpress Card from Tiny Prints
  • Jouer Creme Eyeshadow in Chiffon
  • Lipstick Queen Lipgloss
  • Shu Uemura Essence Absolue
  • Papabubble Candy
  • Quince & Apple Preserves
  • NEST Indian Block Print Coasters


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This set is really cute and world work as a great gift for someone if you know they like beauty but aren’t sure exactly what to get. The Shu Uemura Essence Absolute is an absolutely amazing styling oil, I cant get over how great it is for my hair!

The Lipstick Queen lip gloss is a gorgeous color:

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It’s not sticky either, which is awesome! This gloss will definitely earn a place in my go-to glosses (when I choose to wear them, that is!)

The Papabubble candy is great too, they’re a nice fruit flavored hard candy.


The Jouer Eyeshadow is a beautiful champagne color that I LOVE! This is a full size product too, which is awesome :)

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I also love the fact that it includes the coasters. For this reason:

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This box is a bit more expensive than their regular boxes- it retails at $38. At first I thought this was a little high, but then I saw that the Jouer Creme Eyeshadow is a full-sized product and retails at $20 alone, and the Lipstick Queen gloss, also a full-sized product, retails at $18, so it’s kind of like buying those two and getting a bunch of free samples.


This is available from Birchbox right now! What do you think? Would you buy this/gift it?




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  1. Vijaya says

    I love Lipstick Queen! This is a great concept, ’cause I hate random things. xD

  2. Tina says

    This is so cute! I like how it has stuff besides makeup because other things besides makeup can make your day.

  3. Soo says

    I like the idea behind these boxes but I still think 30$ is too much.. :x both the gloss and the eyeshadow are pretty though.

    btw is there a way to subscribe to your comments, Leesha?

    1. Elizabeth says

      The box is $10, not $30.

      1. Mich says

        The “Just Because” box she reviewed is $38

        1. Elizabeth says

          Oh, my mistake, I didn’t see that part.

  4. brenda says

    I think you mean *jouer, (pronounced “jooh-ay”) I’m in love with their cosmetics after receiving 2 products from them in my last months birchbox.
    Thanks for posting this though, I might get this as a gift!!

    1. leesha says

      oops! fixed it, you were right, i mistook the ‘u’ for a ‘v’ on the little info card in the box haha thanks for correcting me

      1. brenda says

        lol your welcome. I still can’t get the guerlain pronunciation for my life! haha

  5. Sarah says

    The very BEST thing about it is the coasters that help the Indian trafficking victims.
    The price alone is worth it just to help, plus you get all sorts of other great items! :D

  6. Catherine says

    What a great idea! I would buy and gift this box. I think the best part of the box is the Jouer Creme Eyeshadow and the fact that procedes of the sale are being donated to those in need

  7. CupK8 says

    I think I would more likely gift this box than buy it for myself. It’s so conveniently packaged!

  8. tayla says

    How do you order/ sign up to get these? xx

  9. KK says

    How big is that deluxe sample of the Essence Absolue? I love that stuff and use a tiny pump mixed with a styling cream for my curly hair. The full sized bottle is like 70 bucks though!

    1. Will says

      Apparently this is what the esteemed Willis was tlkain’ ’bout.

  10. Gabriella says

    That’s a cute little gift idea (for yourself or someone else…lol). Those coasters are really pretty. :) The monthly sample box thing sounds like a fun thing too…kinda wanna sign up for that. :)

    Check out my blog: Principessa Gabriella

  11. Cat Johnson says

    Birchbox has major privacy violation issues! My 1st box was sent to Virginia (I …DONT live there) AND the rep TOLD ME the name of whom it was sent to. THEN, the rep emails Birchbox’s grandpoohbahs asking what to do & COPIES ME IN ON THE EMAIL. To her management ppl (she said I was ‘tweet happy’. Nice) !!! Yes, they’re sending me another box & to be fair, refunded my $10, but this is bad business!!! I was SO looking forward to these samples every month but what other mistakes have they/will they make? BAD BUSINESS!

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