Do you love samples? Do you like opening presents? Do you get excited just knowing there is a package on its way in the mail (I know I do!)? Do you love high end makeup and skincare? If you answered "yes" to all those questions, then signing up for Birchbox just might just be right for you!
Here's the scoop:
I stumbled upon this website from a friend's twitter post. So, I went to investigate, and here is what I found out:
Birchbox is a "members-only" website where you can buy specific brands of high-end cosmetics and skincare. For $10 a month you get access to the website (tips, tricks, tutorials, etc), online shopping (with *free* shipping), points accumulation from purchases that can go towards free products/or as discount (similar to the Sephora Beauty Insider points), and (best of all) a monthly package (beautifully wrapped in a pink box) with 4-5 delux (large size, not the foil package kind, but the mini-bottle type) samples. What really convinced me to sign up: On the website, you can fill out a beauty profile. This way Birchbox can match your samples to your specific coloring, interests, and skin/hair type, types of products you like to splurge on, etc. So, your samples will be "personalized". Cool! From what I can tell, points can be accumulated by answering surveys, purchases, and referrals (not sure exactly how this works just yet, but will let ya'll know more specifics in the future!). The custom samples plus free shipping on orders really "sold" me!
As a beauty-blogger, this is perfect for me! I love trying new products and testing and reviewing (lol, can ya'll tell)!!! So, hopefully, this will be great! But, I also think this is an interesting and fun way for anyone wanting to branch out with their beauty routine to try out some new items (and get free shipping!). Plus, who doesn't like getting a "present" in the mail every month. :)
My first "pink box" is schedule to arrive in early January. I am hoping to do monthly birch-box "haul" posts and will review and report upon the products that I get to try. What really convinced me was not just the monthly samples and free shipping for orders, but also the great selection of brands. Birchbox carries many of my favorite brands (e.g., Too Faced, BeneFit, Kiehl's, Cargo, Laura Mercier). It will be so nice to be able to purchase items from my fav brands right from home with free shipping!
I really can't wait for my first Birch Box! I hope it is worth it! From my online research, it seems that people are pretty happy with the Birch Box samples and the service provided on the website. If you readers are interested in trying this along with me, check out Birchbox! :) I honestly can't "recommend" this company yet, as I have yet to get my first delivery; but, just wanted to let you all know about it!
Are any of you readers BirchBox members already? If so, has it been a good experience? Or do any of you know of similar websites?
As always, thanks so much for stopping by to read!