Hey guys! I’m sure you remember my post about my June Birchbox, and how I was ridiculously underwhelmed. I’ve been thinking about that post a lot, and I feel bad that I was so bitter. I’m not going to go back and change anything, because that was my honest opinion on the box. However, I wanted to talk about the pros of this particular beauty box and why I still stick with it.
For those of you who do not know, Birchbox is a $10 a month (or $110 yearly) box that sends beauty and lifestyle (usually only one at most per box) samples to your door. That means, every month you get 4-6 sample-sized products. You can then review them and get rewarded points which can be redeemed later (see below). If you have any questions, leave them below! 🙂
1) The community
There is a whole community of people out there who love to talk about all things Birchbox. We post blog posts, we post videos, there are forums, there is Twitter. There is just so much! I LOVE talking to some of my Youtube subscribers about Birchbox. It’s definitely something we have in common, and it is just so much fun to discuss.
2) THE POINTS
I cannot stress enough how much I like the points. With every order and every reviewed sample, you get points (1 point for every dollar spent; 10 points for each review). Redeem 100 points for $10 off your order. You can save them or you can spend them right away. I LOVE this system. I think that it is one of the major reasons I stick with the program. Even if some boxes are underwhelming, you can use points to redeem them for full sizes of products you do want to try. I recently placed an order that valued around $75… I paid less than $2. Talk about a bargain!! 🙂 I’m going to post a haul as soon as the order gets in. 😀
3)Discovering great products
I have found my holy grail hair masque (Coco de Soleil Gloss Moderne High-Gloss Masque), a great eyeliner (Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner), a lovely do-all hair product (Beauty Protector), my favorite perfume EVER (Viva La Juicy La Fleur), some of my favorite nail colors (Color Club Blue-Ming, Color Club Reign in Spain), my favorite highlighter (TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer), my favorite lipgloss (by ModelCo), delicious chocolate (Chuao). Yeah, not every box is a winner, but look at all the products that I have received and loved (plus ones that I didn’t mention). Plus, I’ve been able to try many brands from around the world: Australia (ModelCo), France (Embryolisse, Benta Berry, Caudalie), and more! I hope that Birchbox is still able to introduce me to such amazing brands and products!
4) Customer Service
Birchbox has some of the best customer service EVER! I’m not kidding. They reach out via Twitter and they respond quickly if you email them. They are more than happy to send a replacement sample or grant you points for it if it is damaged, missing, etc. Basically, they do everything they can to keep their customers happy. They aren’t perfect, but they do put forth a lot of effort, which is something I admire. Good job, Birchbox! 🙂
So there you have it! The top four reasons why I (still) love Birchbox. If you are interested, sign up! Click here for my referral link. 🙂 Let me know what subscriptions you are loving. I’m going to do a post similar to this for Julep Maven (yes, I’m still a member!) soon.
I am not getting paid for this post nor am I affiliated with any of the brands mentioned. All opinions are my own. My Birchbox referral link is above. No affiliate links.