Style & Beauty

BIRCHBOX


After literally years of back and forth I finally decided to go ahead and start buying some beauty subscription boxes. I get overly excited every time I receive something in the mail, letters, boxes, magazines… Therefore the idea of subscription boxes always excites me. After talking to a ton of people about their favorite boxes and polling everyone on Instagram I decided there’s only one way for me to decide which boxes I like. To slowly try them all!

 

To kick this adventure off we are going to dig into my first Birchbox!  Let’s breakdown this subscription box together.  

Subscription: Birchbox

Price: $10 per month + FREE shipping 

What You Receive: Typically 4-5 sample sized products but sometimes a full size product is sent!

Loyalty Program: When you sign up for Birchbox you are given a special link, when friends sign up for Birchbox using your link you are awarded points that can be used to help pay for your future purchases. 

Cancelations: Free to cancel your subscription at any time 

When I signed up for Birchbox I selected 3 months for $30 ($10 per box) and then applied the code EXTRAFUN for another free box! That’s a total of 4 Birchboxes for $30. After tracking my boxes like a crazy person I couldn’t wait to open then right away. My first 2 boxes arrived at then end of July and bellow is everything I received. 

July Box

Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray – Full size $42 

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner – Full size $22 

M·A·C Cosmetics Strobe Cream – $34

MakeupDrop™ Original – $20

DOUCCE Cheek Blush – $28

 

 

 

Bonus Box

Air Repair Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer – $23

Davines LOVE Smoothing Shampoo – For Coarse or Frizzy Hair – $28

Davines LOVE Smoothing Conditioner – For Coarse or Frizzy Hair – $32

LARITZY Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick – Tidal $20

Lipstick Queen Lip Liner – Natural $18

Real Chemistry Fresh-Start Foaming Cleanser – $24

 

First Impression

To be honest I was a little underwhelmed with these first two boxes. There were a lot of brands I didn’t recognize which is good, but I enjoy seeing products of brands that I am aware of. But the more I played with each product and read about their purpose the more and more excited I got to try everything! I enjoyed the fact that skincare, makeup, and haircare was all represented. I also enjoyed the packaging of each sample, the packaging allows me to take the traveling with no problem. The boxes arrived in perfection condition and everything inside was still intact. I LOVED the boxes themselves, they are so cute and I have lots of fun ideas on how to repurpose them.   

If you are wanting to sign up for Birchbox and join this journey of trying out subscription boxes with me sign up HERE 

What are some of your favorite subscription boxes I would love to know! 

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