Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Birchbox, What Do I Think?

So I have been seeing a little clatter on the internets in regard to Birchbox, and while I am more than likely late for the party, I had to subscribe to this online sample/beauty products type site. I am sure plenty of you already subscribe or have friends who do but if I didn't know then I am sure there are others that didn't know either!

What is Birchbox?

Birchbox delivers the best products and the best insider secrets, without any fuss. Every month Birchbox members will receive a curated box of luxe beauty samples. Each box will span beauty categories and deliver exciting products that fit into both your day-to-day routine, and into those days when you want to turn up the drama a notch.

 It's $10 a month and while I did have my reservations, I still wanted to give it a shot because #1 I love to get mail and #2 I do love trying new beauty products. I placed my subscription order (a non-commital $10 a month because I wanted to be able to cancel if I absolutely hated it) on January 6th and I received my first package on January 13th so, the subscription did not take that long to activate and I received my first box pretty quickly.

Not knowing what to expect, I hurriedly brought my package upstairs from the mail and carefully opened it. Yes, I really like mail.

 Excited already, because man if they don't package this shiz so cutely!

I was immediately excited when I open the box, mainly because I am OBSESSED with Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal and literally had just run out of it. Also, I do love me some Zoya nail polish so, again, an immediate plus. Additional items that I found interesting, well, because they were included were VMV Hypoallergenic Re-Everything Eye Serum, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy and 'wichcraft granola from Tom Colicchio... oh and a recap of what their "goal" is with this particular "Birchbox".

Was this particular sample box worth the $10 I spent on it? I would say yes. I liked enough in the box, this time around, to be really excited about what they are going to throw my way next month. Also, apparently if you like any of your samples enough, you can go to Birchbox and purchase the full size product. Your purchases will earn you points towards sweet moola on future purchases so it seems like an interesting site to explore.

Have you used Birchbox? Are you a fan or do you tell peeps to steer clear?


  1. OMG!!  This is fabulous!  I just tried to join and they are SOLD OUT!  BOO!!  I am on a waiting list.  As soon as I can join I am going to blog about this one!  Thanks so much for sharing.  I had never heard of this before.  I will be sure to let everyone know I saw it first on your blog!!


  2. I tried to join a week ago and they are all sold out.  From what you have gotten will you say it's worth $10 a month. I pretty excited about it. I always go to sephora and never know what to get. I think this will be a good way to get some ideas.

  3. interesting. I've never heard of this. I'm not a beauty product girl but, there sure seems to be some nice stuff in there. I'm curious to see what you get next month!

  4. I think you should try at least one month and see what if you like it. I don't know why they are sold out, maybe they only do a specific amount every month?

  5. I want this toooo :D
    so sad we don't have it in germany:(

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