Is Birchbox Worth It? A Birchbox Review For a (frugal) Makeup Addict

January 20, 2012

Is Birchbox Worth It? A Birchbox Review


If you haven’t heard of Birchbox, let me formally introduce you:  For $10 a month you get a snazzy little surprise box full of brand name makeup and beauty samples.  Each box is gorgeously wrapped with fabulous things to try inside.


I have been using one brand of makeup for eons, and after getting sucked into the world of beauty bloggers, I have been wanting to expand the palette in my makeup bag.

One problem- how do you experiment with beauty when you’re broke?   Palling around Sephora hoping to stumble upon the next product you’ll fall in love with  can be overwhelming and quite expensive.  

This is exactly why I adore Birchbox.  People ask me all the time “is Birchbox worth it?” and “Should I try Birchbox?” I say UH, YES.   $10 for a box full of goodies isn’t a budget buster- plus you will feel like the birthday girl when you unwrap a gorgeously put together package of high-end samples.

You know you’ve spent more than $10 a month experimenting with iffy new products at the drugstore!  

I opened my January box which was wrapped in beautiful fuschia tissue to find a sample bottle of Zoya nail polish, Juicy Couture perfume and a whole bunch of other deliciousness.  It was SO worth the money to feel like a birthday girl and this gorgeous gift-to-self sitting in my mailbox!

Trust me- allow yourself to try Birchbox once and you will not regret it.  

If you’re ready to take the plunge (you can sign up for just one month or several at  a time) sign up here through my referral link (thank you!)


 *p.s. Yesterday I spoke to a rep from Birchbox who pointed out that if you’re added to the wait list, that you won’t be waiting long! They hope to have enough supply next month! 

9 comments so far.

9 responses to “Is Birchbox Worth It? A Birchbox Review For a (frugal) Makeup Addict”

  1. Magen H. says:

    Another good service similar to Birchbox is MyGlam. I recently signed up for both (they're both $10/month) and are awesome!

  2. Michelle says:

    I've been wanting to try one of these!

  3. Donna F. says:

    I have been wanting to try Birchbox for quite a while now. Everyone seems to love it. I think I'm going to take the plunge!

  4. Rebecca R says:

    I've been wanting to try Birchbox but I have yet too!

  5. serendipity says:

    Now I'm really debating about it. It looks so fun!

  6. Cat says:

    Looks like Birchbox is a lot of fun!

  7. This sounds really neat. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  8. April says:

    I was happy with Birchbox at first but wasn't too thrilled with the last few I received. I've received two MyGlam bags so far and I kind of like those better. I'm thinking about cancelling my Birchbox if my next one isn't that great.

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