According to Wikipedia, Birchbox is a New York City-based online monthly subscription service that sends its subscribers a box of four to five carefully selected samples of makeup, or other beauty related products.
In my terms, I get a sample box a month with new products to try. The cost is $10.00 a month. If there is ever any kind of issue, customer service is awesome! I have been receiving Birchbox for a year and a half now and have given Birchbox as a gift to several people.
I love receiving my cute little box every month with new products to try in it. It wasn’t until I started using Birchbox that I cared much about mascara. But, have come to see the benefits of using it. If you are like me and don’t wear a lot of makeup, that is okay because Birchbox also sends skin care products and hair care products. Which was the main reason I started with Birchbox to begin with, I wanted to try a new moisturizer. I have since found several I like and have only found one I didn’t care for at all.
A great thing about Birchbox is you can review products. There is a wonderful benefit to that. When you review the products you tried that month you get money put in your account to make the products cheaper. You can let that money build up month after month until you find a product you just love and want to get a full size of it. The other great thing is you can mark things as your favorite so you get more products similar to that one.
When you first sign up with Birchbox, you fill out a survey. Birchbox really tries to send things they know you can use and will enjoy. And, if there is something you don’t like you can also state that. For me, I don’t care for perfume (gives me headaches), so there is a place to mark not to send perfume. And, they have done a great job not sending perfume.
Overall, I feel I am saving money by getting sample boxes because I am not having to spend more money on a full size bottle of a product I am not sure if I am going to like or not. Plus, the sample box isn’t just a one time use sample. There are several days (or weeks) per sample and I like that. I have been using Birchbox long enough now that there has even been a time I have used a product long enough and just as I am running out, a new one comes in and I didn’t have to go out and purchase a full size bottle at all. Yay me! I also love how my samples fit on my magnetic makeup board!
So, if you are like me and don’t want to spend money on a product you aren’t sure whether you will like or not, and you want to have choices. Give Birchbox a try. Or, if you have someone in your life you think would benefit from receiving Birchbox, you can always gift one to them. We got Birchbox as a Christmas gift for our eldest daughter last year and she also loves it. They are available for both women and men. It is definitely worth looking into.
I would love to hear from you and hear your thoughts on sample boxes. They seem to be pretty popular these days. I did take the time to research the one I thought I would like best and Birchbox is the one I picked. I haven’t regretted my decision as of yet. If you have any questions or comments about Birchbox, leave me a comment.