If you haven’t heard, Birchbox is the latest beauty sampling program where you get to test out the latest beauty products without committing to purchase a full size product. Each month subscribers pay a $10 flat fee (so no shipping) to receive 5 sample size products. If you enjoy the sample then you can order a full size product directly from Birchbox.
This is my second month in the program and this month I received this:
- 2 – packets of Deborah Lippman The Stripper to go lacquer nail remover finger mitts
- 2 – packets Oribe Shampoo/Conditioner Moisture & Control packets
- 1 – 2.5 oz bottle reBloom Beauty Sleep Drink
- 1 – 0.25 fl oz. Perricone MD Cold Plasma
- 1- mini Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Opal
I must say that the Birchbox is beautifully packaged in a recycled box with bright fuschia writing, giving a very pretty yet clean presentation. The samples are carefully and elegantly wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a bow – very charming. Overall I would give Birchbox an “A” for presentation but the bottom line is, am I willing to pay $10 for sample sizes that I get at Sephora for free? That remains to be seen. For now I will continue with the sampling program for another month or two and see if it proves useful in discovering a new beauty gem. Would you subscribe to Birchbox?
I LOVE this! $10 is totally worth it for me because you actually can’t get deluxe, reusable samples at Sephora unless it’s free with a large purchase, and with the limited free samples, you can only use them once, which doesn’t help when I’m wanting to try out new beauty products.
If all of the samples were deluxe samples, I would say yes. However there is only one deluxe sample in the box. I’m still on the fence with this one.
Sephora samples are not free. You have to buy stuff. I like Birchbox because the samples are great products, decent size, and Birchbox makes it easy to learn cool stuff.
I shop at Sephora weekly so I always get samples so as for me, I’m still on the fence about Birchbox.