Birchbox is a $10 monthly subscription where you receive a box of beauty and lifestyle product samples from both up-&-coming and well known brands. You get generously sized samples so you can decide if they’re right for you.
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I’ve seen a few friends post their excitement on FB about receiving this box in the past, so of course I wanted to check out what the big deal was myself! I submitted my email address at the Birchbox.com website and about 2 weeks later, I received an email inviting me to become a subscriber.
So I was suuupa dupa excited when I found this package in my mailbox today!
The sucker is pretty small tho… lol. I guess the photos
on their site adds 10 LBS to the actual product. Haha…
packed inside my Birchbox…
|Mighty Leaf Tea | Hand-picked whole-leaf blends which come in silken biodegradable pouches.|
I was pleasantly surprised… the package is so pretty & they smell delicious! The tea flavors I received were: Organic Earl Grey, Chamomile Citrus, and Green Tea Tropical. I can’t wait to taste them!
(Sample Value: $1.98 ~ Retail: $9.95 /15 pouches)
|Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Optimizing Skin Serum | Lab-perfected serum uses an exclusive retinyl complex that renews skin’s clarity and texture as it evens skin tone. Great for all skin types!|
(Sample Value:$3.95 ~ Retail: $39.50/1oz)
|Simple Sensitive Skin Experts: Revitalizing Eye Roll-On | Helps reduce puffiness and wake-up tired eyes by instantly cooling and gently massaging the eye area.|
I’m looking forward to trying this because of the abuse I put my eyes through from staring at the computer all day! I was thinking, “Hmmm they sent me a good sized sample!” when I realized I received a Full Sized Product!
|Caudalie Divine Oil | This multitasking dry oil moisturizes, nourishes, and enhances the skin, hair, and nails.|
I applied it on the back of my hands and it absorbed quickly and made my skin feel soft… without leaving it greasy… smells nice too!
(Sample Value: $1.48 ~ Retail: $49/3.3oz)
|Cargo Hybrid Touch-Up Powder | Half bronzer & half mattifying pressed powder, it gives your skin a natural, sun-kissed look.|
This is totally perfect for my current in-between winter & summer skin! 🙂 And guess what? Another Full Sized Product! #WINNING!
|Number 4 Thermal Styling Spray | Fortified with jojoba protein and acai extract, this mist locks styles in place and protects from heat damage.|
Can be used on wet or dry hair. It kept my hair in place all day without feeling tacky or crispy!
(Sample Value: $8.60 ~ Retail: $30/150ml)
|Mirenesse Glossy Kiss | A lip stain and hydrating balm, it glides on smoothly and stays true for hours. Each pencil doubles as a cheek stain!|
I’m not a lipstick user, but a HUGE lip balm/stain fan! So I was ECSTATIC when I saw other Birchbox subscribers receiving this! But to my disappointment, my box did not include this item, so I emailed their customer support and got an almost immediate response stating they’re shipping this to me right away! WOOHOO!!
I can’t wait to try it… and from what I understand, this is another Full Sized Product!
Of course, when I’m happy about a product, service, company, etc., I tweet it! Here’s my “Thank You!” Tweet on @NinjaMomDiaries!
|May 8, 2013 Update|
I received my Mirenesse Glossy Kiss in “Flirty Kiss”… which is a very bold & very true shade of RED. The color is just so… RED (did I repeat myself?) that I didn’t apply it completely, but dotted my lips and smushed em together to spread the color. This stuff is so glossy & moisturizing! I’m gonna be using this as a light, moisturizing lip tint!
Plus, $26.55 for the Mirenesse… for a Total Value of: $81.60!!
I gotta say, I’m incredibly pleased with all that I received in my very first Birchbox… and even more with their customer support and the extra effort in sending the additional product to me!
And being that these are health/beauty samples of products I wouldn’t have known about (or even have known to search for!), I’m VERY excited to try each and every item included in my box… and already anticipate purchasing some of the full sized items! What a fabulous way to discover new products!!
If you haven’t given Birchbox a try and would like to, click here to request and invitation! I can’t wait to see what I’ll be receiving in the May 2013 box!
Happy discovering, y’all!
P.S. Lemme know what you think!