Rose: Experimenting with Birchbox

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid by Birchbox to write this review. I signed up for an account my own self!

I am late to the train that is Birchbox. This is a service in which you pay $10 a month to receive a box full of samples. These items range from make-up to lotion to Earl Grey tea. It’s a try-it-before-you-buy it kind of service. And it gives you just enough of something to decide if you want to invest.

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Their marketing plan is genius. They’ve given free subscriptions to bloggers to review. After seeing pictures and posts about Birchbox, I jumped on the train. See how this works? You got me, Birchbox.

After my recent make-up bender, I decided that I want to continue branching out when it comes to skincare. I was amazed at how much my skin has improved after spending a little money on quality products. What better way to do this than through samples? Yesterday, I got my first shipment. Overall, I was pretty pleased.

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The packing is great. The colorful tissue gives the basic box a pop of color. And the items were perfectly positioned (I reorganized them for photography purposes). Inside was a checklist of the products, retail costs and where you could purchase them. This box included: Ghiradelli chocolate square (already consumed), Agave hair oil, Apples lip/cheek illuminator, body lotion, sunscreen and Organic Earl Grey tea.

So far, I’ve eaten half the chocolate square and used the lotion and lip balm. The lotion has a perfume scent I really enjoy, and the balm is a wave of color on these otherwise pale lips. Sadly, the balm doesn’t smell like apples (a girl can dream). It’ll probably be a while until I try the tea, but I do plan on using the sunscreen if Spring ever rolls around.

Here’s a cleaner look of the products:

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Overall, I’m pleased with the offerings and will gladly pay $10 for a mystery surprise box. It’s a fun “gift” to look forward to, and it gives me the ability to try different items without buying them in full.

Do you receive Birchbox? What are your impressions? 


3 thoughts on “Rose: Experimenting with Birchbox

  1. I love birchbox! My credit card was hacked awhile back, so I had to get a new one, and my membership stalled when the number changed. I haven’t signed back up yet, because I am trying to pinch pennies, but I miss it! I found a ton of great products and loved that you could rack up points through reviews to use for purchases.

  2. Pingback: Rose: Birchbox Review | The Nine to Five Balance

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