And I get to make blog posts! I want to share with you guys what I got in my December 2014 Birchbox! This is my third (I think) box now and I'm still enjoying the service. It may not have as great of samples as other boxes, but the rewards program and the Birchbox store are pretty awesome.
Quick Birchbox facts: $10 a month including shipping; 5-6 samples (mostly deluxe sized, some foil packets); you can review your samples on the site and earn 10 points per review; 100 points = $10 to spend in the Birchbox store.
These next three products are, for various reasons, a little disappointing.
Overall I got 6 samples, though one was technically a bonus. I earned 60 points for my reviews, which is the equivalent of $6 to use in the Birchbox store. The value of my box, minus the W3LL People Bio-Brightener, was $13.14, which is definitely on the lower end of things. I did still get at least what I paid for back, along with the extra $10 Gap voucher (...if it ever gets to me), and the $6 to spend in the Birchbox store. I do agree with people that the sample value isn't really there with Birchbox, but I do really feel like the rewards system/Birchbox store make up for that. You will get bigger samples in ipsy bags, but the reward system is pretty lame and impossible to get anything out of without getting referrals (my points are due to expire and I have not earned enough to get anything for them). If you're looking for a cheap thrill and something kind of like a "beauty savings account" (I'm not clever enough to make that up on my own; I heard it somewhere before), I'd highly suggest giving Birchbox a try!
Thanks for reading! <3