Birchbox, My Favorite Beauty Subscription!

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How many times have you paid full-price for a full-size product, only to get home and not like it? Buyer’s remorse anyone? But then you feel embarrassed to return the item, therefore feeling obligated to keep using it, just so you don’t feel like you wasted your money. Anyone? I’ve done it more times than I like to recount.

Welcome to the era of subscription services! Subscriptions are not just for magazines anymore! Search the Internet and you can find subscription services for almost anything. You’ve probably heard of “Fruit of the Month”, “Beer of the Month”, and “Flowers of the Month” Clubs. Similar to these clubs, are the new Subscription Services. I have seen subscriptions for all kinds of food, beauty, fashion, pet, baby, and “green” products. And I’ll admit, I am a bit intrigued by them.

BirchBox goodies!

BirchBox goodies!

Most subscription services are similar in that you sign up, register your credit card, and receive a monthly box of goodies! And you can usually cancel at any time, so there’s no long-term commitment.
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I currently subscribe to Birchbox, which I’m loving! Birchbox is a beauty subscription service offering beauty samples from an array of brands from Burt’s Bees, to Julep, Benefit Cosmetics, Olay, Simple, IT Cosmetics, and the list goes on! For only $10 per month, I receive at least five, and usually more, beauty samples. And sometimes the box even includes full size products. It’s a flat fee of $10, including shipping. Each month’s box is centered around a theme, and includes a postcard size instruction card describing all of the products included in the box. I think this is a great way to try products before purchasing them in full-size. This way, I know whether or not I like a product and want to commit to paying full price. It’s what I like to call, “Try before I Buy”!
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Special Edition Box

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Special Edition Box

Other perks of my Birchbox subscription?
1)Free shipping on any full-size product featured in that month’s box.
2)Free shipping on purchases of $50 or more.
3)Free samples with purchases.
4)Occasional opportunities to purchase special/limited edition boxes.
5)They have a generous loyalty program which rewards me every time I shop, refer friends, and give feedback on my monthly samples. I can then redeem points towards full-size purchases!
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Now I will admit, that I do not love every single product in every single box. But that’s okay; I also have not loved every single product that I have paid full price for at the local drugstore, discount store, or beauty counter. I have only experienced one problem with any of the boxes from Birchbox. And when I contacted them, they promptly apologized and credited my account for that month’s box. So I guess another perk, would be that they have great customer service!
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I’m including lots of pictures so that you can see some of the great products I’ve been receiving in my monthly Birchbox subscription. A few of my absolute favorites have been sunscreen by Coola, Couture LaLa by Juicy Couture, StriVectin-SD eye concentrate, suki exfoliating face cleanser, and so many more! Like I said before, I love this subscription service! If you love beauty products, or are just curious, I encourage you to check out the Birchbox website. You can click on the Birchbox logo on the right side of the blog, or go to http://www.birchbox.com. Tell them Anna sent you! I hope you enjoy Birchbox as much as I do. And if you don’t, you can always cancel your subscription at any time! As always, I’d love to hear what you think. So please leave me a comment!
*This review was not endorsed. All opinions and comments are honest and my own!

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Birchbox Subscription Service -Review

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Hand-picked beauty and lifestyle samples, delivered to
your door for $10/month + Birchboxes Ship Free!

This is one of my new favorite finds! Discover new beauty and lifestyle products for only $10 a month! That’s it. No extra shipping costs. Earn Birchbox points for each purchase, both for your monthly boxes, and for purchases made from the Birchbox site throughout the month. then redeem your points for full-size products. And , when you buy featured monthly full-size items, you can get free shipping. This is a great way to do what I like to call, “Try before you Buy”. And who doesnt love trying high-end brand products? Below is a picture of the products that arrived in my April Birchbox. Brands include Nexxus, Weleda, YoungBlood, Women’s Health, Strivectin, and Skin & Co.! By the way, the postcard is for a free one year subscription to Women’s Health magazine!

I’m loving my Birchbox subscription and highly recommend you check it out yourself. they even reward you for referrals! So, click here and let the folks over at Birchbox know I sent you! https://www.birchbox.com?raf=5rcnm

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They also have Birchbox Man. So men, you can have your own subscription. Or ladies, you can subscribe for the man in your life!

CRAVEBOX FAVORITES

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I’ve mentioned before that I belong to a subscription service called Cravebox. If you haven’t heard of them, you can click on their link on the right side of my blog page to check them out. I encourage you to do so! I got to thinking today about how every time I receive a new Cravebox, there is always at least one item that grabs my attention immediately. Whether it’s a cleaning product, something to eat, or a new body care item. something screams, “Open me now! “. Some of my favorites have included Zatarain’s Jambalaya Mix, Puristics Intensive Eye Treatment, Mary Kay timewise repair volu-firm eye renewal cream, Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub in Tropical Mango, Sun Rype fruit snacks, Dole Fruit Crisps, Belvita Breakfast Biscuits, Oxi Clean for my dishwasher, Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate bites, Natural Vines soft licorice, and a book entitled “How I Came to Sparkle Again”. And these are just a few of the items I have enjoyed, thanks to Cravebox. There are many, many more! Oh, did I mention Crum Creek Soy Nut Mix? Delicious! (I took those with me for a snack on the plane!) They usually include coupons for a free items that can’t be shipped, like International Delights Iced Coffee. Awesome!
Anyway, I just wanted to share so that you would have an idea of how awesome this program is. And this is not a typical subscription service. You get to choose if you want to be in on a drawing for an upcoming box, or you can automatically choose an instant box for a couple dollars more to make sure you get in on that one. Oh gosh! Tully’s Coffee was one of my absolute favorites! Sooo good. And there was a Dog Lover’s box, which my little poodle loved! I’m including a few photos of some of the boxes I’ve received in the past so you have a better idea of what to expect if you join. Enjoy!