Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Birchbox

Normally I like to wait until I try something out before I go off telling everyone about it, but this is an exception. I just couldn't contain myself! *jumps up and down with cheesy grin*

This "something" that I'm so excited about is Birchbox. I discovered this last week with my friend Mary and decided that I HAD to give it a go.


Birchbox is a subscription service that sends deluxe samples from high-end beauty brands right to your doorstep. For $10/month or $110/year, you can receive 4-5 luxe samples from brands like Kiehl's, NARS, and Benefit to try out every month while accumulating points along the way. These points can be earned by registering for a yearlong subscription, referring friends, answering surveys, and making purchases through the Birchbox shop. After you earn enough points, you can redeem them for full size products of your choice. Yay!

Usually I'm skeptical about things like this, but I have a good feeling about Birchbox. I did my research and they're definitely not out to scam people. You pay your $10 every month, and they send you your samples - a more than fair trade in my book. Plus, if you fill out your beauty profile after signing up, you'll be guaranteed at least 1-2 customized samples specifically targeted at your individual needs/concerns.

This is a convenient (and fun!) service for beauty junkies like myself. You get to experiment and try new things without the commitment and guilt from splurging. Think of it as a mini Christmas present every month.

So I guess that means December will be an especially jolly month for us Birchbox gals! Hehe

My first Birchbox is scheduled to arrive by October 10th. Excited! I'm sure I'll be running to my laptop as soon as I receive that bright pink box. Oh and in case you're wondering, I purchased one month just to test out the service. I must say though, I have an inkling that this is the first of many Birchboxes to come. Ah, yes - I believe this could be the start of a beautiful relationship...

24 comments:

  1. I am SO doing this! What an awesome idea! :)

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  2. YAY! We can be Birchbox buddies! :D

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  3. Aww, i think this its not available internationally :(

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  5. What a great idea! I bet it's not available in the UK though? I hope you don't mind if i mention the Birchbox and your name in my new blog post to see if anyone knows of anything similar in the Uk?

    x

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  6. such a great idea!! thank you for sharing! i have got to try this out!

    xoxo,

    insidelook19.blogspot.com

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  7. wow, this sounds like a cool idea! :) definitely can't wait to see what comes in your box!!!!!

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  8. i'm very hesitant when it comes to buying expensive makeup so i think this is an awesome way for people like me to try it out! i think i'll definitely sign up for at least a month to see how it goes. and i'm also interested in your thoughts of the samples when they arrive. thanks for letting us know about it :)

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  9. sorry for my multiple comments but i just got very excited after looking at the birchbox site haha. i noticed that they have korres as one of their brands which i love!! and i've been meaning to buy some things from them. :D

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  10. Great idea because.. whenever I ask at a beauty counter for a free sample (I need to do so as I have rather sensitive skin) I'd rather pay something than getting it for free. Someone please come up with the idea in Ireland/UK!

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  11. omg! what a great idea! i wish it was international!

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  13. i would love to try birchbox but i live in Paris (France) so i can't it's not international to bad ;(

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  14. www.emilysworldofreviews.blogspot.com Check it out ;) lots more to come!

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  15. after recieving the birchbox would you reccomend it? Is it a good deal

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  16. I am so looking forward to trying this out. Thank you so much for sharing. It is such a great way to try top end products to see whether you like them or not.:)

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  17. this is such a great idea i love birchbox can't wait to receive the december box

    xoxo
    http://bellabeauty91.blogspot.com/

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  18. For those in the UK - there is a version of the birchbox called the glossybox :)

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  19. Can't wait to get my hands on my first box next month!

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  20. Hello Ingrid, this brichbox seems awesome. Do it contain any booklet related to skincare tips also???

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  21. Looks great! I know there are numerous brands like Birchbox out there, and would love to give this one a try! Please visit my new blog http://thegorgeouslybeautifulbaker.blogspot.co.uk/ it's a mix of beauty/fashion/baking! Would mean a lot to me if some of you lovely ladies would take a look/ subscribe/ tell your friends etc! I'll follow anyone back that follows me! Thank you! xxx

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  22. Hello gorgeous! Just found out your blog and followed :-) I am subscribed to a similar program (Glossybox Italy) and I'm delighted too. I would love for you to stop by and follow my blog if you like. Happy Holidays honey!!
    With love
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose
    http://www.pinktopping.blogspot.it/

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  23. Wow that is a great idea ! Thank you so much for sharing ! I always want to try new beauty products but I never know which one to choose. I am most definitely going to subscribe to Birchbox, it is a great concept. As soon as I receive my first samples I'll post reviews on my blog :)

    http://byourbself.blogspot.ca/

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  24. Nice review ingrid! I really need to find this one! i have a dry skin especially in winter, and always looking for something easy to use under a shower like that stuff, wish i can find it in my country, i live in Morocco by the way!!!

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