Guys. Do you Birchbox? If not, I’m about to blow your mind. Birchbox is literally the best thing that ever happened to me. I’m a simple girl with simple needs. I’ m perfectly fine perusing the Wet ‘n’ Wild lip glosses and Maybelline bronzers at CVS. But Birchbox makes me feel like a member of the Finer Things Club. A club that’s always just out of my reach. One day, when I’m rich and famous I’ll be the president of the club. For now, I have Birchbox!
I found out about Birchbox by, how else? Facebook. I think it was one of those recommended pages. I seriously NEVER click on those things. I usually just continue on with my newsfeed catching up on whose baby is 7 months old that day (!) or who took a new quiz and found out what decade they really belong in (?) Anyyyyways, for whatever reason I was drawn to Birchbox and checked it out. After browsing the website and reading reviews I decided to take the plunge. They give you the option of a one time box for $10 or a yearly subscription for $110. Options are cool.
What The Hell Is Birchbox?
Okay so once a month I get this box in the mail. It just appears. It’s amazing. It contains 5 product samples. Samples can be makeup, perfume, tea, lotion, hair products, etc. It feels so personal, like they really know me. And guys, these aren’t Wet ‘n’ Wild samples. These are Smashbox, Dr. Brandt, Harvey Prince and Benefit samples. Right?! And it’s so exciting when I see my little Birchbox in the mail once a month. It’s also exciting because of all the great deals Birchbox offers. If I want to buy any full size products it’s super easy and won’t break the bank. The idea is genius.
Some of My Favs:
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer
This product is the bomb.com. It makes my skin look photo finished. No filter necessary status. I used very sparingly because the sample was pretty small. It absorbs any oil on face and visibly minimizes enlarged pores.
Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
This was the very first product I actually went back and bought full size after getting a sample. It makes my face literally feel the most refreshed it’s ever felt.
Number 4 Hydrating Shampoo
My hair is super duper thin and fine. It’s always risky trying out new shampoo. This one did not disappoint. Paraben and sulfate free, my hair has seriously never been softer.
Number 4 Non-Aerosol Hairspray
Okay ya, I like this brand. Best part is, I had never even heard of it before Birchbox. I love the way this sets in my hair, it’s not sticky like some sprays can feel. Also, the smell is so delish I would request it in a perfume.
Essentiel Elements Wake Up Rosemary Body Lotion
My skin is so ridiculously dry this time of year. I was dyyying for a lotion that didn’t leave my hands feeling greasy and Birchbox delivered! This is the best smelling lotion I have ever had in my life. I’m not exaggerating. I looove how my skin feels after applying.
Macadamia Professional Healing Oil Spray
This mist is somehow oil but somehow doesn’t make my hair oily…? Don’t ask, just believe me. I’ve been coloring and bleaching my strands since I was twelve so my ends can be kind of brittle. This stuff totally softens and shines with one spritz. And the smell is AH-mazing.
Tips For The Best Birchbox Experience:
- Take the time to fill out your beauty profile. It’s easy and takes like 30 seconds. This will help personalize your monthly Birchbox so you get the best samples for your skin and hair type and stuff.
- Check your emails. Once and a while you’ll get emails to choose between a few exclusive products for your upcoming box. Don’t delay. These products typically run out super quick. You’ll also get emails to review the samples you received the previous month. Do this. You get points for every review and can use the points towards anything you want to buy. It really adds up.
- Refer/Buy for friends and/or fam. Birchbox has men and women products. It’s the best and easiest gift to get someone, especially for people you don’t really know but feel some obligation to gift them. They’ll think you’re sooo thoughtful. Also, you get Birchbox points for any referrals and purchases you make 🙂
I hope this was all very enlightening and informational for you! I really do try my best. You should check out their Instagram @birchbox if you’re not ready to commit. I get it, baby steps. I really wouldn’t recommend anything to friends I didn’t think was great. We are friends aren’t we?! Also, I would never put this much thought or effort into something I didn’t think was great. And come to think of it, I’m pretty sure I just put more effort into this blog post than I did my college application essay.
au revoir! Lauren xo