Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 2012 BirchBox

I signed up for the BirchBox, which delivers to your door around 5 deluxe beauty samples each month, because I wanted to try new products as well as have a surprise "gift" each month. The box costs $10 a month so I was iffy to join in the first place but I will give it a few months before deciding to continue or cancel. The $10 cost includes the cost of the shipping.

So my first Birchbox arrived today and I wanted to give everyone a peek of whats inside as well as my opinion on the box.

The items that I found inside were :

1.) Hydro Schick Razor, with 2 coupons attached (one for razor refills and the other for Skintimate shave gel)
2.) Eye Rock (Pack of Four)
3.) Tiny sample of Juicy Couture, Viva la Juicy La Fleur
4.) Small sample of theBalm Cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen
4.) Tiny sample of Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream

I am excited for the razor since it is definitely something I will use. The coupons attached are nice but I get those same coupons in my Sunday newspaper. The other other item I was impressed with was the Stainiac ( a lip and cheek stain) since I do not use this type of product already and am excited to try it. The Eye Rock is a deluxe sample and one of the "better" items in the box, but this type of product is not for me and will more than likely go in a goody bag to one of my friends who would actually use it. As far as the Yu-Be and Juicy Couture samples I will definitely be using them, but they are so tiny that I could have got these samples for free in the mail or at CVS. Those are not items that I want to be paying $10 a month for.

Is this box worth $10: Yes, the two deluxe items in this box (the Razor and the Eye Rock) make this box a value of about $10.
Is this box worth my $10: No, The only thing in this box I would pay for is the Razor (and those I usually get for free at CVS!). Other than the razor I am only excited about the Stainiac. Since I do not like the Eye Rock this box is worth less to me than it would be for other people.

So I am going to keep my subscription for a few more months and see how it goes. I will stay until I feel I am not getting either some sort of value from the box or am not excited for the box anymore. Even for the items I do not like I will use as stocking stuffers for Christmas. I have seen from other reviews that some people got shaving cream as a sample which I would have preferred over the Eye Rock. Others got a Shadow Pen which I also would have preferred. Neither of these girls got the Eye Rock so I am kind of disappointed in that regard and hope the birchbox is better next month.

Disclaimer: These opinions are my own and I was not asked, nor do I get compensation, to review the box or these items.

If you would like to sign up for the Beauty Box yourself, here is the link:

1 comment:

  1. That's exactly how I think of my boxes: did it actually reach $10 in value? did it reach MY value of what $10 should be? Birchbox is normally better at delivering value than other boxes like MyGlam, but they are still hit or miss sometimes.