Thursday, January 12, 2012

Review-- First BirchBox!

Yay! My first BirchBox arrived Tuesday and I am so stoked I can't even tell you!

Basically, it works like a monthly subscription for a magazine, is how they explain it. You sign up (no contract or length of time, you can cancel anytime if you wanted to) and pay right away. Then you wait a month and you start getting the box. It's only $10 per month if you pay monthly. I hated that I had to wait a whole month once I'd signed up, but the anticipation was pretty fun, I admit.

So when the package arrived Tuesday, I admit, it was much smaller than I thought it would be. It fit in our tiny apartment mailbox. However, the whole month I was waiting for it, I did have to keep reminding myself that what they send you are SAMPLES. So of course they'll be tiny. Good thing I kept reminding myself of that, because the box itself was small. Super cute, but very small. Of course, their whole point is to get you to like the products so you'll buy the full size items on their website.

Anyway, I had a blast opening it! So pink. So just for girls. So exciting! Pink tissue paper, ribbon, and a welcome card were included. On the back of the welcome card they list the contents of the box. I can't tell if I got a box specific to me, or if everyone's first box is the same stuff. Either way, I enjoyed it.

Inside this month's (first) BirchBox, I received some fancy eye serum, a lip gloss, a bluish-grayish nail polish, a perfume sample from Juicy Couture(!), and a mini LaraBar (which I love!). Now when you sign up they have you complete a beauty profile, so they can tailor your box to you, which is why I think I got the nail polish (they ask what you'd splurge on and that's what I answered with.).

Since I was opening my box while CC was making dinner, I of course scarfed the LaraBar in seconds. Cherry Pie flavor is one of my faves, so that was gone in no time! It was super cute though in such a tiny form. The nail polish and lip gloss immediately got used, and I've gotten several compliments on the nail polish so far. The perfume is great, but since I haven't worn any in so long, it was really strong to me. I was excited that it was from such a famous brand I read about in magazines all the time though. The eye serum is such a small bottle they tell you to go online to get the directions to use it, which I still need to do, but it's supposed to help revitalize your eyes and help with dark circles (yay!). So we'll see how that one does.

All in all, I'm very pleased with BirchBox. I'm excited because since I rebelled against all things girly (hair, make-up, etc.) growing up, I have much catching up to do and I think these samples will help. And ten bucks is not at all a bad price to pay for so many samples of such fancy schmancy stuff! It's even cheaper if you pay annually, too.

If all this interests you and you want to sign up, please use this link. That way I get points or something for the referral. If you're already signed up, let me know what you're getting and what you think!

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