Thursday, June 9, 2011


Do you often wish you could take a handful of samples home with you from Sephora? Want to test run the latest beauty tools, cosmetics, hair & skin products before dishing out a lot of green for the full-sized item? Well, I've got a gem to share with you ladies today! After running across several blogs raving about their Birchbox goodies, I needed to check it out for myself...

Thanks to two Harvard Business School girly girls, we have an online company that sends you a pretty packaged box with 4-5 samples (often including one full-sized sample) of makeup, hair, skin & body products once a month for a flat rate of $10! It is a genius idea, not only because it is inexpensive, but because it allows you to test out several different brands to discover what really works for you & what is worth splurging on!

{Sample Box}

When you sign up, you fill out a personality questionnaire to help the girls pick out products that fit your style! You can change your answers at any time, just in case you want to receive a different range of samples. You can receive up to 10 loyalty points by filling out a feedback survey on the products you have tried out; for every 100 points you earn, you will be given a $10 reward to put towards purchasing a full-sized item you love! Not sold yet? Check out what I got in my first (June) shipment:

Obviously, I got my money's second item was definitely full-sized! What I like about Birchbox is the fact that I will always have great travel-sized items to take with me when I'm on-the-go (which is pretty often). This box seems perfect for a weekend beach getaway...which makes sense, considering each month has an overall theme. If you love an item, buy it through the website (you will receive free shipping for a limited time) and you will earn a loyalty point for every dollar you spend! Not satisfied? Cancel your subscription at any time free of charge. Try it out!

Thanks Hayley Barna & Katia Beauchamp!

Who doesn't love coming home to a box full of surprises once a month?!
Do you receive Birchbox goodies? Let me know what you think!

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  1. uhhhh this is amazing!! I am going to sign up right at this very second!

  2. Julie - yay! I wish I had everyone's email because when you refer a friend & they sign up you receive loyalty points!!

  3. What a fantastic idea! I'd be so excited to open that beautifully wrapped package evey month. I wonder if there's something similar in the UK?

    Thanks for the inspiration!


  4. I got the pomegranate soap last month and I really enjoyed it.

  5. Sarah - I'm not sure...but I can see Birchbox extending internationally in the future. You're welcome! I have had a bunch of friends tell me they have signed up after reading!

  6. Kelsey - The pomegranate soap is lovely :)