Hello! It has been a time! A long time. Not that long, actually, in the whole scheme of things, especially considering that the whole of human existence is pretty much meaningless when compared with the timeline of the Earth. Not even going to get into our insignificance when you take the whole universe into account...
ANYWAYS. This is about existential crisis-es; it's about my October 2014 Birchbox (nice transition, no? Probably no...). This is my very first Birchbox and I am...warily excited about it. I know this is a love-hate kind of subscription service; some people think it's the best thing ever and some people rage-quit after the first couple boxes. It's a lower-priced sample service/subscription box at $10 a month, shipping included, and you generally get five sample products. It's a very. very rare thing to get a full size and a lot of the samples are super teeny-weeny. Like, one-use teeny-weeny. BUT. Birchbox also has a really awesome rewards system; you review every item you get (kind of like Ipsy) but for every 100 points you get to spend $10 in the Birchbox store (which has a ton of stuff in it) so it's kind of like $5 a box and then you get $5 to spend in the store (but you can only spend points in $10 increments). I found a deal (not sure if it still works, but I got it off of Retail Me Not, which is a great place to look for coupon/discount codes) where I got 100 bonus points on sign up, so...my first box was kinda-sorta free!
I pretty much covered the bases of what Birchbox is in the opening paragraphs, and since this is probably one of the most well-known and reviewed subscription boxes out there, we'll leave it at that.
Overall, I got five products in my Birchbox; all of them were sample-sized but they were all pretty big samples except for the Jouer product. The total value of my box is $23.51, which is a little more than double what I paid. Taking into account that I earned 50 Birchbox points after I reviewed the products in my box, that's not bad! I can see how some people would be disappointed with this box due to sizes and values, but right now, I'm enjoying it!
Thanks for reading! <3