According to their website, “Birchbox is the leading discovery commerce platform. We are redefining the retail process by offering consumers a unique and personalized way to discover, learn about, and shop the best beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products on the market.”
Basically, you pay $10 a month to receive a box of products every month. They have a huge shop, and you can buy not only the items from your box, but items from all the other boxes. You can even review products for points to apply to future purchases. I had been reading about it on lots of blogs, and decided to give it a try.
To find out what box # you got, go into your account and click on “Box” and then “Women’s Box”. Scroll down to the “Box History” section and then click on “March 2014″. The last number in your URL is your box number (mine says “bb37″ – meaning I have Box #37).
Birchbox ships via UPS Mail Innovations and generally takes about 3-4 days to arrive to me. Birchbox ships their boxes in batches, so all box #10′s go out at the same time, all #2′s go out at the same time, etc. They don’t necessarily ship in order, so box #10′s could arrive after people who received box #50 got theirs.
Birchbox updates their website with the contents of the box on the 10th of the month and I try not to peek. I know some people get their boxes before the 10th, so they can’t be spoiled even if they want to, but I don’t think that has ever happened to me.
The perfume is a little less “fruity” than what I usually wear, a little heavy for me, but it still might be nice for night.
I have never had a Stila lip gloss before. It is a great color for me, and it actually smells like it looks…like raspberry sherbet!
I will update this as I try the other contents.