After hearing internet whispers about Birchbox and getting curious, I finally decided to check it out and become a subscriber. Birchbox is a beauty subscription service; for a paltry $10 monthly, they will ship you a cute box full of 4-5 deluxe beauty samples once a month. I got my first box in the mail last week and once I opened it, exclaimed “This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me!” causing my boyfriend to point at himself and frown. Haha. What can I say, beauty samples excite me!
The July 2011 box happened to be a special one, guest-curated by Cynthia Rowley. I should mention that upon joining Birchbox, you’re asked to fill out a beauty profile to give them information on your coloring, skin type, etc and from there, they sometimes tailor the items in your monthly box to your specific needs. This month, my box contained a great deal of awesomeness: 1. Ahava Mineral Hand Cream, 2. philosophy purity made simple one-step facial cleanser, 3. Redken Shine Flash Glistening Mist, 4. Zoya Touch Collection Nail Polish in Shay, 5. Kind Bar in Almond and Apricot (a snack: bonus!). I can’t wait to try everything!
Another bonus is that Birchbox also has a shop, so if you love a product, you can buy the full-size product from them. They offer loyalty points for money spent and friends referred, which can translate to discounts.
Visit Birchbox’s site to learn more and/or to join!