I’ve always liked the idea of subscription boxes- mostly because I love getting mail. It’s like a present to me from me, and me always loves that. I received a 3-month subscription to Birchbox as a gift, and I’ve gotta say- I’m loving it so far.
My first box was a “customer favorites” box- basically a collection of some of the top rated products. It came in a simple, brown box.
I’ve gotta say- I quite liked all of the products I got (except for the perfume which smelled like an old lady). My favorite items was by far the lip lube- it’s a perfect combination of a lip gloss and a chap-stick, giving my lips a faint pink color that’s neutral yet pretty.
The hairspray is really nice too, and smells amaaaazing. The sunscreen is nice and light on the face, and the eye-liner was a pretty blue color.
Inside this box was a perfume sample, a tinted brow gel, a pore-minimizing cleanser, an eye shadow palate, and a style-extending hairspray.
I really like that Birchbox gives you a little bit about each product as well as the price for the full size item, so you can buy it right from the Birchbox store if you like it.
I honestly loved all of these products (again, with the exception of the perfume, but I’m really not a perfume person). The cleanser was quite nice, and left my face feeling clean without drying my skin. I can’t say my pores necessarily got any smaller, but I also only used the face wash for about a week.
The style extending spray is really nice, smells great, and helps lock in a hair style. It’s especially nice for people like me who have frizzy manes instead of hair.
The eye shadow palate is now a daily staple, as the purple and grey blend really well together for a natural yet smoky look. I’ll sometimes throw the white in the inner corner of my eyelids to add some pop (get it?).
Lastly, the brow gel has been life-changing. I’ve got dark, thick eyebrows, that tend to have a mind of their own- especially when I’m a few weeks out from my last wax. The brow gel not only tames and shapes my brows, but it makes them a bit darker- making them pop even more. Once I run out of my little sample, I’ll purchase the gel for sure.
Did I mention that Birchbox is only $10 a month? Yeah- that’s it. And most of the samples will last you anywhere from a week to 2 months. I would absolutely say try it out, see if you like it. It’s a great way to add some cool makeup to your routine and to get out of your comfort zone a bit.