A few weeks ago, we let you know about a new “beauty of the month” club called Birchbox. As a huge fan of beauty samples and getting stuff in the mail, I naturally signed up immediately. And last week following the Labor Day holiday, a bright pink box arrived on my doorstep. Technically, it arrived in my mailbox — which is a great testament to Birchbox’s use of materials. It’s about the size of a book and not too bulky or wasteful. It was a real treat to open as well. And as for the contents, I was pleased.
There were five samples in total:
- Cargo Bronzer (medium shade)
- Marc Jacobs Lola
- NARS Makeup Primer – SPF 20
- Tatcha Blotting Papers
- The Face Shop Collagen Mask Sheet
My take: this is a nice set of samples that definitely makes me look forward to the next box. Do I think this is worth $10 a month? Yes, I do. These may be akin to the freebies you can get at Sephora for every 100 points, but one sample is the equivalent of $100 in most instances. Also, Birchbox has built in a loyalty program where you can acquire points and earn credits to use towards a purchase.
Did any Product Girl readers sign up for this as well? Share your thoughts if you did, would love to hear your take!