Monday, May 4, 2015

My First Birchbox

Happy May lovely readers! I hope that we are finally done with the showers and can just enjoy the flowers as the old adage goes. I know I am a little late on this, but I wanted to share with y'all my first month of my Birchbox subscription! I signed up at the beginning of April and was able to get the collaboration box with Rifle Paper Co. It is beautiful! I am definitely going to be reusing it as storage in my place.
Birchbox, rifle paper co
birchbox, rifle paper co
I've heard so much about Birchbox lately- between their commercials and blog posts on my radar. It sounds great, but I'm more of a "tried and true" girl when it comes to my beauty routine. My stepsister recently signed up for the service, and has had nothing but good things to say about it! Wait- I'll take that back- the only negative point she could bring up is that she wants to buy at least one product in every single box. Now in my eyes, that's a good and a bad thing. Good when you find the right fit or a product that fits a previously unknown need and bad when you find an awesome duplicate of a product you have plenty of at home.
birchbox
Upon signing up, you fill out a decent sized survey to understand personal style and current beauty habits. The personalization seemed great and I was very eager to get my first box. I was a little weary to receive tons of sample sized products- as I have quite a few unused samples around my house already. But in the end, I figured for $10 I will take my chances to try it out until I decide it's no longer necessary for me! Birchbox sends you an email with the tracking information, so you can check-in to see where your box is once it's shipped. On the day my box was supposed to arrive, I felt like a little girl running down on Christmas morning as I went to check my mailbox! I ran directly into my house, and tore in to check out my goodies. It was so exciting!! I got a CC cream, a perfume sample, a facial peel, a hand lotion, and a lip + cheek stain. They are all samples sizes with 1-20ish uses contained in each. They really did a nice job matching colors to my complexion and classic taste in make-up.
birchbox
birchbox
I honestly have used all except the peel at this point and totally understand what my stepsis meant. I WANT IT ALL! The problem is in fact real. I can probably live without the lotion and the perfume, but as soon as I need more foundation I want to order the CC cream and lipstick. I've been wearing a BB cream but really enjoy the increased coverage and matte look of the CC cream. Such a great find!

I'm really excited to get my May box! It's been hand-picked and designed by popular blogger Emily Schuman of Cupcakes & Cashmere. I'll be sure to share what I get in that one too!

Do you have a favorite subscription service? Have you tried Birchbox before? If you're interested in signing up or finding out more information, please send me an email so we can chat 1-on-1!

23 comments:

  1. I used to be subscribed to both Ipsy and Birchbox and loved them both.
    I've since cancelled them because I have an overflow of samples now but maybe once I work through all the samples I've received, I will start ordering again.


    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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    1. I totally see how that would become an issue after a while. So far, my samples weren't huge so I am hoping to be through them quickly and not let them pile up. I don't have extra storage for stuff like that! haha

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  2. I've actually never heard of this before, but it sounds like something I would love to try. Thanks so much for sharing!

    www.wunderbliss.blogspot.ca

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  3. I also have tried-and-true staples that I rely on, but this sounds like a fun way to surprise myself. I would've gotten it for the box alone (I LOVE Rifle paper co!)

    Another Beautiful Thing

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    1. Isn't it just gorgeous?! I'm so glad I was able to sign up in time to be eligible for this box.

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  4. Ahhh, such a cute box this month, love Rifle Paper and perfect for cute storage. Looks like some great products to try!

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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  5. Woooow! I love your blog. I hope you will like mine

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    http://www.welovefur.com

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  6. I've never used Birchbox before. I'm currently subscribed to ipsy and love it. I've been thinking about getting a Birchbox subscription too though!

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    1. I am really enjoying my experience so far- I would recommend it!

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  7. I've always been hesitant to use something like Birchbox. Thanks for sharing your review! All of the items look great.

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  8. I've heard so many great things about Birchbox though I've never tried it myself. I bet Emily created such an awesome box, I hope you'll share it's contents and what you think! (:

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    1. I will! I am impatiently waiting for it's arrival as I type!

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  9. I've been meaning to look into Birchbox. It looks darling! I just may have to subscribe :)

    XO Kay | Fashionably Kay

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  10. how pretty and adorable is that box!! :)

    Animated Confessions

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  11. Honestly I don't use any subscription services. I have always wanted to try them out though. I mean getting new goodies at your doorstep every month? Yes please!

    Running Alyssa

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    1. This is my first stab at it, and I really felt like a child on Christmas when I saw that it was delivered according to the tracking info. Definitely a mood booster!!

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  12. I really want to try to sign up for this! I love getting little goodies in the mail and I LOVE trying out new products! Maybe its time for me to invest..

    Anchors and Pearls

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  13. I love birchbox! I cancelled a while back but my box was never as cute as this! Might have to get back on it!!
    xx,
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  14. I've never used birch box, but I've used stitch fix (www.stitchfix.com/referral/4892403) and loved it!!

    Leah
    www.candiwithleah.com

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  15. I've never used BirchBox before! I am really intrigued by the Supergoop products. Did you enjoy the product that you received? :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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    1. I love it. I think it is one of the products I will be purchasing in full size! I also love the lip stain- I never would've picked it out for myself and appreciate having something different in my purse on days that I'm feeling spunky!

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  16. This seems so great. I would love to receive all sorts of surprises in a pretty box. Wonderful review! <3 Bry BrightonHillNaughtyandNice

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  17. I really want to try one sometime!

    XOXO,
    Jordan
    braidsandbuttercream.blogspot.com

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