Monday, February 3, 2014

Birchbox

So part of my 101 in 1001 list was to get a subscription to something.  For me this was a huge step because I really hate committing to give money to something, especially something so frivolous.  I decided since I have a semi-stable job that pays over minimum wage, it was time to settle down to consistency.  Hopefully a constant stream of "presents" would help curb my impulse spending.
After much research, I decided to go with Birchbox.  A few factors went into this. First, at $10 a month Birchbox was one of the most reasonably priced subscription boxes considering you get six decent sized samples.  Second, the products matched really well with what I was looking for.  I was tired of getting mini perfume samples and tiny makeups.  Birchbox offers more versatile beauty supplies and sometimes even tools and accessories.  They cater to your style, ability, and habits through a personalization quiz, which seemed to actually get what I wanted.  They also send snack and tea samples, which I really like.  Finally, Birchbox is the original.  They pretty much pioneered the beauty subscription box, so much so that boxes for other industries are called "the Birchbox for___".  Their long term success assured me that what I was getting was worth the money.
My first box came last week and I was very pleased.
Not sure why, but I really liked the simple design of the box
It came packed up like a little present!
I haven't had a chance to try all of the products yet, so I'll have to be back with that later.  In total I got 5 things.
I got dry conditioner (I had never seen that before), lip balm, mascara, nail polish, and tea samples

I was really pleased with the samples as they're all things I could see myself using.  I couldn't believe that their boxes were personalized so well, and I'm really looking forward to my next box!

If you're interested in getting a Birchbox, check it out here.  Or wait and see what I think in the coming months.

1 comment:

  1. This really was a good idea. Wait till you see what comes next month!

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