May 13, 2012 in Uncategorized
Please note that this is not any kind of review post. I paid for this package….it was not sent to me for free. I am simply bringing knowledge of something I find cool unto the world.
A few months back I heard a few people on the internet talking about their monthly Birchbox. I thought, “What the hell is that??” So I went to trusty ol’ Google, and landed on the Birchbox site.
And now, my life has changed forever.
Not really, but, ya know…..I’m in love.
Birchbox is a monthly subscription. For $10 a month, you are sent an adorable little package containing 4 to 5 high end cosmetic samples. You can opt to take a profile quiz on their site, so your monthly samples are customized more to your liking.
I very very quickly joined the waiting list, and was notified within a few weeks that it was my turn to subscribe. I did not delay. My first box arrived on Mothers Day. Nice timing.
This is not the norm, but this particular Birchbox was themed around the television show Gossip Girl…….a show I have never seen one episode of, and have zero desire to ever watch.
(I vote for a Supernatural themed Birchbox.)
Anyhoo, the box is very nicely packaged and presented, and the samples within are department store brands.
For my first month, I received 4 samples:
Birchbox adds in a few extra samples, just cuz they’re nice like that.
Within the box is also a card detailing the samples you received, how to use them, and the price of the full size product. (The full sized products are not cheap. )
I’m happy with the samples I received this month. These are products that I would normally use or want to try, so I’m pumped about my subscription. They did a pretty good job picking my samples, though I must admit, after watching a Youtube video on the May sample choices, I was VERY envious of a few samples I did NOT receive. But still, I like what I got.
Also……Birchbox likes for the contents of the monthly package to be a surprise. You don’t know what’s coming in your mailbox until you open it. I think this is fun.
The product samples in my personalized Birchbox:
Birchbox is not the only company that sends goodies out once a month for a fee. The ones I am aware of are as follows:
Julep – This is all nail polish and nail care products.
*Updated to add*: Just found out about this one: Glossy Box
I’m on the waiting list for MyGlam, though I’m a bit concerned about this because I’ve heard that a lot of customers are usually not impressed with the package they receive. I’m going to try it out for a month or two and see how I feel about it.
I’ve looked into Beauty Army, but here’s the deal: It’s not budget-conscious to sign up for all of these programs. Therefore, I decided to pick one or two. I may swap out MyGlam for Beauty Army later. Or, more likely, I’ll just stick solely with Birchbox. We’ll see.
As for Julep, I’m not very into nail products. And, this one is the most expensive at $20 a month. This one was a no-go for me.
I’m super excited about getting a monthly Birchbox. Getting packages in the mail is so fun and exciting (even if you have to pay for them). It makes checking the mail so fun.
(If you want to sign up for Birchbox, let me send you a referral. Customers get reward points for referrals. )