Hello! Hope you're having a great day! I'm trying to get caught up again on all my blog posts because, yes, my desk is cluttered! Plus, I'm expecting some packages to come in the mail tomorrow, so I want to make sure I have room for them.
In this post, I want to share with you what I got in my January 2015 Birchbox! I've been with Birchbox for a few months now, and I'm really enjoying it. You don't always get the most value in products in your box, but I'm finding that I like the products themselves a lot and the reward program is pretty neat!
Overall, I was very happy with this month's box; especially since I got two bonus products that was I able to review for 20 extra Birchbox points (which is like an extra $2 to spend in the store!).
Super duper quick info on Birchbox: $10 a month; you get a box of sample-sized products mailed to you; generally five samples, though I've been getting extras recently; these are sample-sized products so the total box value tends to be on the lower side, but the products you get are of generally good quality and the reward program is awesome; you can review all five of your samples (and sometimes even the bonus ones!) and you get 10 points per review; 100 points equals $10 to spend on anything in the Birchbox store, so it's like a "beauty savings account"; I've had great experiences with customer service and any issues I had were taken care of promptly and to my satisfaction. I would definitely recommend Birchbox if you're looking for a cheap makeup thrill!
Overall, I got five sample sized products and two bonus foil packet samples. I was able to review all seven products for 70 Birchbox points, which is the equivalent of $7 to spend in the Birchbox store. The total value of my samples (not counting the foil packets) is $28.60, which is on the higher end for Birchbox.
I'm starting to like Birchbox a lot more than Ipsy, especially with how bad my January bag was (that will be my next post! Or the one you saw before this one...). You get less "value" in products and you pretty much only get sample sizes, but over all I like the types of products, brands, and the quality of products I've been getting in my Birchbox much more than Ipsy. Yes, you do get full sized products in Ipsy, but they're from brands like Be A Bombshell and Hikari, which I really don't think are anywhere near worth the amount of money that they're charging for them. Id' much rather get sample sizes of products I'll use and love than full sizes of poor quality products that I will just throw/give away. I'm going to give Ipsy the benefit of the doubt since some people got some okay products this month, but if it keeps up, I might unsubscribe...
Thanks for reading! <3