I read about Birchbox last month in a magazine, and signed up right away. Birchbox is an online retailer of luxury beauty products and they offer a subscription service that sends you a box of luxe beauty samples monthly, for only $10/month. You can cancel at any time, as you pay month-by-month. And, if you really like any of the samples you receive, you can buy the full size through Birchbox at a discounted rate.
I was slightly hesitant as I waited for my first "beauty box", but, it arrived yesterday and I was more than pleasantly surprised. The packaging was well done (I'm a sucker for pretty packaging!) and the samples were themed.
"We've got a case of wanderlust --we're dreaming of tropical isles with deserted white sand beaches and exotic cities filled with colorful bazaars. Is it any surprise that this month's box is all about travel? We're excited to share our favorite vacation-ready products and jetsetter tips..."
Could they have picked a better theme to hook this customer? Wanderlust, tropical isles, beaches, exotic cities, bazaars.....I loved it before I even looked at the contents!
In my box this month:
Archipelago Pomegranate Soap (smells heavenly)
Kate Spade Twirl Perfume Sample (A little to floral for my taste, but my sister loved it)
Laura Geller Baked Blush N' Brighten (This actually came in the FULL size...a $30 product. I used it last night and received a few compliments on my glowing skin)
Sircuit Cosmeceuticals Molecular Mist (An Evian-like face mist. It did a good job hydrating but the vanilla scent was too overpowering for something that goes on my face)
Deborah Lippmann Stripper to Go Nail Lacquer Removers (Love these. They smell great and are so handy for travel)
It is so much fun to receive a little box of beauty samples in the mail -- it balances out the not so pleasant bills and such :)
If I've convinced you to give it a try, you can sign up here.