Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Vogue Birchbox

Hey guys! 

Today I thought that I would tell you about Birchbox. It is a beauty box subscription service that you receive once a month filled with 4 to 5 luxury samples. Each sample in the box has been approved by the Birchbox team. There can be anything from moisturizer to lip gloss in the boxes. Also there tends to be a "Lifestyle" sample that can be a new energy bar to a hair band. The service is $10 a month. There is currently a waiting list to join Birchbox. I know that this is disappointing to people wanting to join Birchbox, but they are still a fairly new company. I think that the waiting list is to help them deal with growing and keeping their services up to par.
Here is how Birchbox describes their service: 
"Birchbox delivers the best products and the best insider secrets, without any fuss. Every month Birchbox members will receive a curated box of luxe beauty samples. Each box will span beauty categories and deliver exciting products that fit into both your day-to-day routine, and into those days when you want to turn up the drama a notch.
Co-founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp met at Harvard Business School. They created Birchbox to help women cut through the clutter of the beauty world to find products that really work for them."

I know a lot of bloggers and youtubers love Birchbox. This March Birchbox was my 5th box and I for the most part still love the service. There are hit and miss months and then there one ones like this month that blow me away. The March birchbox was a box partnered with Teen Vogue  themed to help you get ready for spring parties, dances, events, etc. I absolutely loved this box. 

The photo is from Birchbox. Depicting what I received in my box.
I received: 

- I really liked the hairband it is neon green and since I usually end up wearing a headband on my wrist until I put my hair up it gave my arms a little bit of color.
- I am normally not a flowery scent kind of girl. I normally stray towards citrus scents. But I did really like this it is a combination both. There is a really good description on the Birchbox website. If you click on the link in the name it will take you to their web store.
- I recieved a different essie polish than is depicted in the picture. I do wish I had recieved the pinky/rose gold color more than the silver, but I enjoy the silver too. The color that I did receive is the "Set in Stones." I really like the mix of chunky and fine glitter. I also used this in a nail tutorial that I will put up later. Stay tune for that.
 I have heard great things about Shiseido products, but I have never tried any before. That is one of the things that I really love about birchbox is that it gives you a chance to try without investing a lot of money. Back to the blotting papers. I have pretty oily skin and these worked great when I needed a little shine control.
 Last but certainly not least is the Tarte LipSurgence lip tint. I love love love this product. I received the color Amused it is a magenta pink. The tint is extremely moisturizing and has a minty feel and smell. If you do not like mint you might not like these lip tints. The color stays on extremely well. I will more than likely be spending some of my birchbox points on some more of these.

Alright so that is the end of my review. I wanted to touch on a few things that I mentioned in my product reviews that I did not mention in the Birchbox description. They have an online store. The store carries many of their products that have came in their boxes. You do have to watch the availability some times and they have a waiting list that lets you know when something comes back in stock. I love the store because for every product you receive in your Birchbox you can write a review and receive 10 birchbox points. So if you have 5 products in your box you can review all 5 and receive 50 points. Once you reach 100 points you receive $10 off a full size product in their store. Also if you recommend people to Birchbox you receive 50 points when they receive their first box. I think that the points system is a great treat for people that have the box. So not only are you getting to try new products if you like them you can get them at a discounted price if you save your points. 

 Much love, 


Birchbox has no idea who I am. I buy all of my Birchboxes. I am not affiliated with them. 

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