Was excited to receive my first BirchBox & am even more excited to review it today! For those of you that don’t know, BirchBox is a monthly subscription where you receive a box filled with beauty, grooming & lifestyle samples from up-and-coming and well known brands. Keep in mind they are sample sizes but at $10 you get to try a lot of different samples.
Once you place your subscription order you fill out a short survey/questionnaire regarding your beauty preferences which helps BirchBox send you items that best fit your desires. This is great because you definitely don’t want things you never would have cared for. Men can subscribe too and it is tailored to your grooming preferences. Plus, I doubt it will be pink 😉
Packaging was super cute. Comes in a bright pink box (for women) and to be honest when I saw it I got really excited. Don’t know if I would have been with a plain old brown box. I know it’s silly, but hey makes a difference!
It came with a cute little welcome card and on the back listed all the samples I received in my box. Keep in mind mine was a PR box so it wasn’t completely tailored to me, was just so I could review & get an idea of the Birchbox idea for all of you! I received the following in my box:
–Atelier Cologne -Will be giving this to my boyfriend to try but it smelled fabulous! Assuming this is a type of sample that would come in the men’s box.
–Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara. Will be taking this with me on trips! Perfect travel size.
–DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer
–Jouer Lip Enhancer – This felt like heaven on my lips 😉
–SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Protective Oil
–Kusmi Tea Sample
If you are wondering if you can tell what is coming before it arrives you can’t. BirchBox keeps all the samples a secret until it is received by you which makes sense. It wouldn’t be so fun if you knew what was coming would it? You can check out their list of brand
partners and products in the Birchbox Shop to get a sense for what they
have sent in the past if you’re really curious.
If you end up completely falling in love with any of the samples you received, you can buy the full sized version at the Birchbox Shop.
There are also ways you can earn points towards new purchases which you can check out on their site. What I thought was really great was that you have a full month to get free shipping on full-size versions of these samples if you decide you want to buy the full size. Nothing worse than having to pay ridiculous shipping charges so I like how they did this.
All in all I think the BirchBox is a great idea if you love trying new things before buying them or want to try higher end products but don’t want to spend that much money quite yet. My friend told me she’s been receiving a Birchbox every month for over a year now and absolutely loves it. Keep in mind though they are not full sized items, just sample items but at $10 you can’t really go wrong and you get to test it out great products before buying them! Plus I have a confession, as I finish up this post I can’t stop thinking of the amazing smell of that Atelier Cologne I have currently dabbed on my wrist. Darn BirchBox, you got me! 😉