Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Birchbox review

Birchbox is something I've heard about (and been so excited about) for about a year, but finally decided to just do it. That's about the time-frame of things on my to-do list. I'll get to it...whenever. So, what is Birchbox? It's a website that sells beauty products as well as a sample box for $10. Your sample box is filled with several beauty products to try. I LOVE samples!!

I signed up for one box...but got two...If you only want to try it once make sure you cancel it before the first of the month. They charge you $10 at the beginning of the month and then send it mid-month. You put in your preferences and products you like and they'll send you a sample box. However, the downside is...everyone seems to get the same sample box. So, now I have two sample perfumes that I will never use.

Here's what I got:

Not bad. I would normally use 3 out of these six products. But, since I paid for them I'll go ahead and drink the health booster. I just hope it doesn't taste like alka-seltzer, I'm a little nervous. And maybe one day I'll find a use for the black booby tape (yes, I just said that). 

However, last month I got a Jouer lip conditioner (the same brand as that lip gloss up there) and it is completely amazing! I'm going to order it as soon as I'm done with my sample. The sample is fairly long-lasting for that product. I've already tried this hair gloss as well. It's nice. It feels pretty much like an essential oil for your hair. And I love Benefit so I'm very excited about The Porefessional.

So, all in all, it's a pretty fun idea. Generally it seems there are about 3 products I love in the box and a couple that aren't as thrilling, but you can't please everyone all the time. I think I'll try one more box and see what I get. And hope they will stop this perfume thing.

Have you ever tried Birchbox? What did you think of it? Get anything awesome?


  1. Wow it looks so beautiful.

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  2. That's pretty neat! I've never gotten one, but they look pretty fun!

  3. I think that's great! I love the packaging too. Keep me posted on the lip balm...

  4. Hm, I've never heard of this before. I love the Birchbox packaging. I love getting things in the mail so may have to check this out. Thanks for the tip.

  5. Stephanie and inspiration-Yeah, their packaging is really nice! They do a great job building up your excitement. :-)

    Lauren-The lip balm is pretty good. It's not as awesome as their lip conditioner. It's a little sticky like all lip balms seem to be, but not as sticky as some. The color is nice too, if you layer it you get more color. I thought hot pink would be shocking, but it's good.