Monday, December 12, 2011

My December Birchbox Review

I recently subscribed to Birchbox. For those who don't know, Birchbox is a subscription based service that sends a monthly box of 6 deluxe beauty samples to your door each month. The cost: only $10 a month. I did some searching, and this is the least expensive service of this kind available in the US.

And here is my December Birchbox which just arrived last week:

I haven't yet been able to try the products but I can tell you there were some I am excited about and a few I am not.
  1. Pore-fessional Cream Sample-THUMBS UP! I am a mineral make-up user and this product is basically a foundation for your foundation. I am excited to try this sample.
  2. Harvey Prince Ageless Perfume Sample-THUMBS UP! I love perfumes. I have quite a collection. This scent is right up my alley.
  3. Jouer Lip Gloss Sample-THUMBS UP! I did get a chance to try this on and I love it. It's not my favorite color in the world, but as long as you don't cake it on, it is a sheer pink. It smells fantastic and it goes on super thick. Just how I like my lipgloss.
  4. Orofluido Beuty Elixir-THUMBS UP! This is an oil that you rub into your hair for shine and to help combat frizz. I already own a bottle of Argon Oil which is similar. But I'm excited to try a more pricey brand, and this one contains a few other oils that my Argon Oil doesn't. So it will be a new product for me.
  5. Showstoppers Designer Fashion Tape- THUMBS DOWN! I honestly can't remember the last time I wore an outfit that I was popping out of in any way shape or form. So this product is basically useless to me. Maybe I'll give it to my boob-a-licious skinny friend Sarah since she likes to wear strapless mini dresses and halter tops. She might find a use for them.
  6. Recharge Eboost Drink Mix-THUMBS UP! I've been fighting a cold all week. So I could use a little extra vitamin C in my life.

My overall verdict: THUMBS UP!!! For $10 a month I think this is a great buy! I am looking forward to seeing what I get each month and showing all of you. This is a fun way to try new beauty products that you would otherwise not purchase because of cost or just lack of information about the product. The only disappointment on my part was that I had hoped to receive at least one full size product. When scanning the reviews of other bloggers, a lot of ladies got full size products in their boxes. My first box only had samples. Still, I can't complain. The samples are large enough to give me a fair trial of each product.

Below is a referral link for those of you who are considering joining Birchbox or would just like to check it out.

Just so you all know, I am not in any way affiliated with Birchbox. I am a paid subscriber. I was not asked to do this review. These are my honest and unsolicited opinions of Birchbox.


  1. Lucky you! I just got an email that mined shipped today!

  2. Please blogument it. I would love to see what you get!!!

  3. I am very very tempted to try this service. I want to be more girly! And I know my little girls would love digging into this surprise with me every month. :) And like you said it would be very nice to try out beauty products without investing an arm and a leg.

  4. Nice to see your comment Erin. :) It's definitely a fun little surprise. Make sure you use my referral link so I get credit!!! I actually thought of you when I ordered this because we both could use some experimentation. I'm stuck in a product rut.