Birchbox is something I found while reading one of my husband's business magazines, of all things. And as soon as I read about it, I went to my computer and subscribed. For a $10 monthly subscription fee (you can cancel at any time), you get an adorable little box of fancy makeup and skin care samples. Here's a glimpse at my February box.
I absolutely love this idea. It's an affordable way to pamper myself, and the anticipation of looking forward to my box of samples is a lot of fun. Each box has 4-5 sample sized products in it, all from luxe brands. You can see the brands that Birchbox is working with here. Although the contents of your box are a surprise to you, boxes are customized based on a Beauty Profile that you fill out, so the products will be ones that are meant for you. Your membership fee also gets you access to the Birchbox website, which is full of beauty tips and tutorials, so it's a great go-to site for all things beauty.
If you love a product, you can buy it on the Birchbox site, which will earn you points that you can redeem towards purchases of free full-sized products. Points can be earned by doing product reviews or referring friends as well. I am loving this new way to treat myself- if you're looking for a fun and affordable way to bring a smile to your face, check Birchbox out!
(I do get points for referrals, so I'd love it if you'd let me send you a referral email! Just leave your email here or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll send you the link)
Disclosure: I received no product and no compensation for this post. Just wanted to write about something I use and love!