What is Birchbox?


Birchbox is an AWESOME gift that you receive in the mail each month for only $10 (includes shipping). These amazing boxes come
packaged in a pretty pink box filled with goodies wrapped in pink tissue paper and hand tied with ribbon. The box includes 4-5 high end
beauty products that can be purchased in full size through their website. Each box includes a card with a description of the products.
Once you receive your box and have reviewed the products, you simply log into your account and it already gives you direct access to your personalized items as well as other great products. When you sign up, you fill out a profile that ensures that you are receiving products
that cater to your specific needs. Even better, when you purchase products through the site, you earn points that are good for discounts
on later purchases. In my first Birchbox I received a full sized blush retailed at $29,50 among other great samples. I must say, I think
they just found their newest advocate for the company! :)

You can earn points for the following:
10 points = each product you review from your box (4-6 per month usually)
1 point = each dollar you spend on the website
50 points = each referral you make to the company
In essence, if you refer one friend a month and complete your reviews, it is as though your box is free!

Friday, February 10, 2012

February's Box

Hey guys!  I am so excited, I just received my February Birchbox!  For the first time EVER it has come as a total surprise to me.  I always know what will be in my box beforehand because I cannot help but peek at my profile.  I must say I am a bit disappointed that I did not get the Beauty Blender or the Dermalogica, but I did get a couple of things I wanted (and a couple I didn't).  Anyway, here goes:

Total value of my box: $18.26





Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil
Value: $1.36

Designer Liner (4 pair)
Value: $6.50
* I changed my mind about wanting these when I saw how big they were.  I am a little disappointed.  Hopefully someone trades with me!

Blemish Clearing Serum
Value $2.47


Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
Value $6.60



Powdered Mouthrinse
Value: $1.33

Six Free Tunes From
*Please note at time of blog the link is not working :(

I would write reviews on each of these products, but I only intend to keep the powdered mouthrinse, and I am saving those for vacation this summer :)  Any traders out there????

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Not Exactly Thrilled with the Contents of Your Box?

That's ok!  I found an awesome forum where people trade products that they don't want for something they do.  I have done this twice and LOVE it!  I ended up with another Blinc mascara that I adore and (my favorite) another Stila Smudgestick to try in a different shade.  You can also trade non Birchbox products as well.

Check out the forum here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January's Box

It's about time I got back on here!  Yes, I have been busy, but the last thing I think about when my box comes in is looking for my camera.  I have about 6 of them, all with different chargers, cords, cards,etc.  I get too frustrated trying to find matching pieces, which is something I need to work on.  Any-who, please excuse the quality of the photos because it wasn't until AFTER I took them using my super old Sony that I prayed to St. Anthony (works like a charm, no need to be catholic) and found both the card reader I was looking for AND the battery charger to my newest Sony that I have been searching for for months.  By this time I have no patience to wait for my camera to charge in order to retake the photos, but you can get the picture.  ;)

This month I was extra excited to blog because I decided to try out a few different monthly subscription services as well.  Today my Beauty Army box arrived with my Birchbox, so I will start a blog for that after I update this one.  So without further ado... here is what came in my box:

This is my FAVORITE item in the box!  Yes, that is a FULL SIZE Stila Smudge Stick!!  In a very pretty purple color at that!  I have plenty of blacks, browns, and grays, so thank you Birchbox.

This would not be my first pick in a sample, but this moisturizer seems to be very ummm... moisturizing.  So, yeah, I guess it works ;)  I wish it were in a little larger size, though.

I wasn't thrilled when I found out I was getting a tiny jar of body butter because I am not a big fan of lotions, but this smells AH-MAZING!  I would definitely be interested in purchasing this product.

Here is a sample of Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy.  I think I am the only one who prefers the original scent, but I still like this sample.

This is the "extra" item that came in my box.  Quite disgusting if you ask me, but thanks for the thought!

 The entire box with the perfume and fruit bar wrapped up.

This is my box (sans magnet that I forgot to take a picture of because I immediately stuck it on my fridge).  It is just a small pink and white square of their logo.  Cute!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

My First Birchbox!

How exciting!  My first Birchbox! 

The Outer Box. 
Imagine the excitement in finding this pretty pink box in the mail!

The Inner Box

Opening the Inner Box...

The Welcome Card
(Sorry, it's a little blurry)

Description of Products

I was too excited and already opened it before I took pictures.  Here is the tissue and ribbon that the items came wrapped in, though :)

Sircuit Cosmeceuticals Molecular Mist
This high-tech spray uses heavy water to keep your skin hydrated all day. 
Use it pre-moisturizer, as an in-flight refresh, or to set makeup.
Sample: 8 ml purse spray
Full Product: 2 oz $36

Archipelago Pomegranate Soap
Unlike body wash, this triple-milled soap won't spill in your toiletry kit, plus it has
antioxidancts to keep skin soft and smooth.
Sample: 1.1 oz
Full Product: Part of Gift Set $35

Laura Geller Baked Blush N' Brighten
Made in Italy, this swirl of warm and cool tones is infinitely versatile - dust your
cheeks for a flattering flush or use the lighter shades as a highlighter.
Sample: .32 oz
Full Product: .32 oz $29.50

Still Cannot Believe This is Full Size!
The proof is on the back of the product.

Here is the open compact.  Very pretty color and really shimmery. 
I love the half mirror at the top of the compact.

Deborah Lippmann Stripper To Go Nail Lacquer Removers
Fix your mani on the fly!  Each handy packet contains a remover-soaked
"mitt" that erases polish without drying out nails.
Sample: 2 mitts
Full Product: 10 mitts $12

Kate Spade Twirl
This flirty scent feels carefree and joyful - just the thing to
wear on your adventures at home and abroad.
Sample: .05 fl oz
Full Product: 1.7 fl oz $65
3.4 fl oz $80

Another Card in the Box
Free shipping on any product from your box.  Earn points for every
dollar you spend.  100 points= $10 in free product. 
More details about this in a minute...

Business Card

Not only do you get points for purchases, you get 10 points for signing up, 50 points for each friend referred, and 10 points for each product that you provide feedback for (that came in your box).  Simply login to the site, go to your account, click on the your box that shows up on your account screen, choose a product, and click the feedback button.  You can leave feedback for all your products for up to 50 points each month just in providing feedback.  Leaving feedback is simple and takes less than 5 minutes.  If you only leave feedback each month and make no referrals, you can get $10 in free products every 2 months.  That is like getting a Birchbox free!  Awesome rewards if you ask me! 

I hope you have enjoyed looking through my first box as much as I did!
If you are interested, shoot me a message and I will send you a referral link.
Thank You!