Birchbox: A Short Review

6/1 2016

I was watching my tracking number patiently hoping it would show up in my mailbox. Then one cloudy day, it had arrived. A little ray of sunshine in my day.

For the past several months, I was reading reviews about a variety of subscription boxes and similar to many others decided I wanted to try it out. I was most interested in Birchbox because of the variety of products they offered for just $10 a month. They offer samples of skincare, makeup, perfume, and other great beauty products in a lovely decorative box. I was also interested in the chance to review the products and receive points for each review to use in the shop.

Setting up my profile was easy just a few questions about my skin routine and beauty preferences; I was registered. I had joined in March and received the March box as my first box.

March Box

March Birchbox

In my March Birchbox:

Beautiful Nutrition: Healthy Hair Diet Shampoo & Conditioner

Benefit Cosmetics: POREfessional instant wipeout pore cleansing mask & mattifying gel

Cargo: Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette

Milk Makeup: Lip Color – C.R.E.A.M

April Box

April Birchbox

In my April Birchbox:

Beauty Protector: Protect & Detangle

Burt’s Bees: Tinted Lip Balm – Sweet Violet

rms beauty: The ultimate makeup remover wipes

Vasanti: BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

W3LL PEOPLE: Expressionist Mascara

A 20% off gift code for Rifle Paper Co.

There was one item from each box that I enjoyed the most. In the March box, The Cargo: Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette sample was my favorite item, and I still use it. In the April box,  the Vasanti: BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator was my favorite item, and it works so well. It was a great exfoliating facial scrub, and it helped with the leftover acne scarring on my face. I am even considering buying the larger bottle of the face scrub.

After receiving the April box, I decided to deactivate my subscription. While the boxes had some great samples in them, I decided I would prefer a box with a few more brand names. Overall, I think Birchbox is a great company with wonderful products. If you are looking for a subscription box that is easy to sign up for and receive quickly, this is the box for you!

I will probably return to Birchbox to do some shopping in the future with the points I have received from product reviews. For now, I am looking into other subscription box options.

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6/1 2016

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