I’m back with another review of a subscription box. This time it’s Birchbox. This is a once a month subscription box and you receive 4-5 samples each month for $10.00 a month. December is the 2nd month I received Birchbox. I have to admit that Birchbox is not my favorite. I understand that I’m paying for samples each month, but this is my 2nd box and still I haven’t received any samples that I’m blown away with. In December’s box I received 5 product samples, LOC One & Done shadow stick in Rock Steady, IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer, Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream, Rene Furterer Lumicia Shampoo and Conditioner, and a pretty little hand mirror. The theme this month was Shine On, and samples were packaged in a pretty box.
Ok, the reason I’m not a big fan of Birchbox is the samples. I love makeup, and I know skincare is a part of healthy skin and pretty makeup, but I have two or three go to skin routines I use and I tend not to vary. I also receive a lot of shampoo and hair product samples. I have waist length, thick hair and the samples in subscription boxes don’t even make a dent in getting my hair clean! And, like with skincare, I have a few go to shampoo and conditioners and I tend to keep with what I like with those.
I have used the LOC One and Done Shadowstick and I like it, I’ve used it as a brow highlighter because it does have some shimmer to it. I will use the IPKN primer but the rest of the samples will go in my box that I use to put together giveaways. I have enough face creams and shampoo so these samples will be passed on. After researching the brands in this box, I can say that these products are cruelty free. I’m glad to see a lot of cosmetic companies becoming cruelty free.
I am going to see what January Birchbox brings, but I’m pretty sure I’m done with Birchbox. I like the quality of products, I’m just not a big of of what they send. Besides, if I leave Birchbox then that leaves room in my budget to try a different box. I’m thinking I should try something other than makeup! Do you get Birchbox? Tell me what you think.