I took a gamble and opted for the Aces Bonus Pack with my order because I've never tried it before. So disappointed. Never. Ever. Again.
The problem is unlike the two free samples if you spend 35 deal, you have to substitute your promo code to get this deal. So instead of using the NEXTBOXFREE code (or any other of the many bonus codes I had available), I figured I'd try this one. The products are a little better than the kind of samples you get in the two free for 35 deal, but you have to give up a promo code for extra points or other deals which is absolutely positively not worth it.
What did I get? A sketchy Pop Beauty lip gloss, bitsy Revealed eyeshadow quad, and a silly "nail art" white pen. The problem? I got the same eyeshadow quad one box ago and tossed it after being disappointed with the quality after multiple wears, the bright fuschia lip gloss looks sketchy with visible clumps in the container (from the heat of shipping to AZ?), and a glorified white out pen would just ruin my manicure.
I love Birchbox because of the skin and hair care products! If I wanted cheap makeup I would have just stuck with the *other* monthly beauty box that delivers nothing but that. More than disappointed in my stupid decision. Trashing the lip gloss and giving everything else away.
Learned my lesson! Never opting for the chintzy "perk" again.