The products in the above photo are from DEC. Birchbox. This month, my box has 7 products. I’m loving everyone of them too!! There are a little more than 2000 box subscriptions on the market today. Not every one of them are beauty box subscriptions but, there ARE a ton of them!! If you’ve never subscribed to a monthly box of any kind, you’re missing out on a “Treat Myself” time to pamper yourself. For $10.00 a month, Birchbox offers 5 high end samples each month. Sometimes, you might receive a deluxe sample which is still a sample but, a little bit larger size. Birchbox sends very good, high end samples ranging from skin care, hair care, cosmetics and once in a while, you might receive a beauty item tool like a compact mirror, a comb, a beauty blender!! yes! An original beauty blender is included in the exclusive, Radient Skin Care Kit. The kit is $22.00 but……the original Beauty Blender is worth $20.00. So, it’s like getting the other samples free. I purchase this kit as an add-on, to my Sept. 2016 monthly box. One of the samples is a Jane Iredale face primer. Also included is a Cargo bronzer/blush duo in a cute little tin. The other 3 samples are also in the radient skin care catagory. It’s been one of my favorite exclusive add-on kits. The add-ons are full size products you can shop for that are sent along with your monthly Birchbox and those items will ship for free. Your add-ons you choose, will be billed to you, on the first of the month so, if your low on funds but, you still want to shop, not to worry. Your add-ons won’t be billed to you the day you choose your add-on items. They are billed to your acct. on the 1st. along with your $10.00 subscription. It’s nice once a month to open the front door seeing my Birchbox sitting there! I’ll do a box reveal one of these days on this blog.
Each month, you have 3 ways to choose your samples. You’ll receive an e mail towards the end of the month. They have sample choice. You can pick, one of your five samples. Usually, there are 3 of those 5 samples listed and you pick one. The other 4 samples will be a surprise, based on your profile. The 2nd way to choose, is called a curated box. You’ll be shown all five samples and you’ll know exactly what you’ll be receiving. The 3rd way to choose your box is sit back, and do nothing. The Birchbox team will choose 5 high end samples based on your beauty profile and they always do a very good job. At least for me they have.
Birchbox monthly subscribers have benefits also. You’ll receive Birchbox points for every dollar spent in the Birchbox Shop. The points adds up as soon as you make a purchase. You can let them add up or spend them on your next purchase. Birchbox has an ACE program. Every year, when your points adds up to 400, you become an ACE. With perks like FREE SHIPPING, you’ll be alerted first to choose your sample box each month, and a few other little perks that arise throughout the year. Birchbox has giveaways too. I have to say, their customer service is pretty good. I’ve had a couple tiny issues pop up like a lipstick I ordered was missing. I contacted customer service and without question, a Birchbox rep. contacted me and told me she personally just shipped it out. You know, 3 days later, it was delivered FEDEX!! Now, thats great service.
I did a little investigating on other beauty box monthly subscriptions. I went to the sites, I visited their Facebook pages and read quite a few comments. I also looked into how the other beauty box subscriptions offer their customers a way to shop. Birchbox won, hands down! Here’s why. Birchbox shop offers SO many, well known, high end brands AND quite a few other brands that ARE high end but, still affordable. There are more brands to shop, verses a few other beauty box, shopping brands. Birchbox has brands like Keihls, Anastasia, Organic Pharmacy, ( which I love) Origins, GlamGlo, LOC, Kandar, the list of brands is extensive and I could go on and on forever listing them. Other beauty box subscriptions I checked out, didn’t have nearly the number of brands to shop. I read a few comments on another popular beauty box Facebook page saying, this box sends full size items each month. But…..you’re not always likely to be able to use, all the full size products, and that to me, is a waste. And, those boxes are slightly more expensive each month for that reason. Personally, I’d much rather fork out, $10.00 for 5 samples, if I love them, great, if not, no biggy. Give them away. Breaking it down, thats $2.00 a sample and some of those samples are valued at $5.00 to $8.00 depending on what you received. I’ve shopped the Birchbox shop, every month since I’ve been a subscriber. My samples have enlightened me to really good products, I probably wouldn’t have ever known about.
So, all in all, if I had to choose again, a monthly beauty box subscription, I’d still stay with Birchbox. If you have any questions, please comment below. I’ll be doing a box reveal very soon to show you what you can expect. In the meantime, I’ve included a link, for you to join. It’s easy to open a free acct. and fill out your profile. But, take your time filling it out because, your samples ARE based on your profile. I hope this review was helpful and informative. Also, visit Birchbox on Facebook.