Why I love Birchbox

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I love Birchbox because it is my gift to myself. Each month, this beautiful box presents itself like a calorie-free hors d’oeuvre platter. As I select a tiny lotion or new eyeliner to try, it’s a moment of fun and surprise. If you’ve always wanted to try Birchbox, please use my link to subscribe!

Every box contains at least one really fantastic item that I end up loving — and usually more than one. This month, my must-have was the treStiQue mini eyeliner/shadow crayon. I want it in every color!!   Birchbox has much more than cosmetics, too. Hair care, jewelry, fragrance, and accessories can be found on their site. Since you can customize your profile, it’s easy to specify the type of box you’d like to receive.  Birchbox recently started sending me an email to allow me to choose one or more samples in my box.  If something arrives that I won’t use, I just pass it along to a friend or two. I’ve also participated in sample swaps with friends.

When it’s time to reorder my favorite products, I have a few ways to save. I earn Birchbox credits by reviewing my monthly box.  Each review earns 10 points, which adds up quickly! After using the discount codes that are so easy to find online, and stacking with my Birchbox points, I usually get away with spending half of the retail price on my cosmetics and skincare. It’s also a big timesaver, since I don’t have to go to the store and purchase the items. Finally, the bonus samples make it totally worthwhile to place the order rather than going to a brick-and-mortar store (which doesn’t give me free samples.) Almost all of my favorite cosmetic items were initially samples, so I know this process works for me.

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Birchbox makes a wonderful gift, too.  I’ve purchased subscriptions for many friends and family members, who always get excited about the prospect of happy mail.  The subscriptions start at just $30, which is a great price point for most gifts.  The samples are wrapped in a sheet of pretty tissue paper, which adds to the glam.  I love the decorative boxes, and save them for organizing my desk or junk drawer.

One lucky reader will receive a choice: 3-month Birchbox women’s box subscription.  The giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

 

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Comments

  1. I’d like to get Supergoop! because it sounds like the superhero of cosmetics.

  2. I’d like to see the Coastal Secrets Revealed 2 Palette. It’s so beautiful I might have to buy it.

  3. I would love to receive anything from Benefit cosmetics in my Birchbox!

  4. I’d love to try “Benetint” by Benefit 🙂

  5. Michelle H. says:

    I want to try the Supergoop!® Everyday SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology, 18 oz. because the whole family is going outdoors more now.

  6. Sherry Compton says:

    I’m interested in trying the trèStiQue Color & Smudge Shadow Crayon. It would be a new style for me to try.

  7. I would love to try something from Smashbox… Doesn’t matter what, I have just heard a lot of really good things about the brand.

  8. I would love to find something from Anastasia of Beverly Hills in my mail

  9. I’d like the Number 4™ L’eau de Mare Hydrating Shampoo – 8.5 oz.
    Thanks for the contest.

  10. I have been all about trying new face masks, so one I would love to see in my box is the Dr. Jart+ Pore Minimalist Mask

  11. Dawn Monzu says:

    I would love to see anything good for my hair! It needs help. Something like the It’s a 10® Miracle Leave-In Product Plus Keratin. That would be awesome! God bless and good luck everyone!

  12. Fantastic nail polish would be awesome.

  13. Sherry Compton says:

    Always looking at lotions and hand creams. I’d like to try the Moroccanoil® Hand Cream Fleur d’Oranger.

  14. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I’d love it if the Supergoop!® Everyday SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology was in my birchbox.

  15. Just about anything in Birchbox would be fantastic, but the Benetint from Benefit would be awesome.

  16. Melissa S says:

    I would love to have the Wilma Schumman skincare hydrating collagen eye pads that are in the this months box.

  17. Deborah W. says:

    I would love to see trèStiQue Color & Smudge Shadow Crayon in my box.

  18. I definitely want to see the treSTIque smudge shadow pencil in that box. I want to try that!!!

  19. Alison Gibb says:

    I would love to see the Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy in my mailbox!

  20. Julie Waldron says:

    I’d like to see Stila eyeshadow in my box.

  21. jenny stratton says:

    I would like to see Supergoop SPF 50.

  22. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I’d love to try the Number 4™ L’eau de Mare Hydrating Condition!

  23. I’d like to see Stila eyeshadow in my box.

  24. rochelle haynes says:

    I like to see this in it trèStiQue Color & Smudge Shadow Crayon

  25. Michelle Garrity says:

    I’d love to try the Supergoop with 30SPF

  26. I would like to get a Beautyblender makeup sponge.

  27. Sharon Rooney says:

    I would love to see the trèStiQue Color & Smudge Shadow Crayon in my mailbox.

  28. Dotty J Boucher says:

    I would love to see this inside the box Number 4™ L’eau de Mare Hydrating Condition, My
    hair sure could use some pampering.
    @tisonlyme143

  29. Holden Humphreys says:

    I am interested in the Supergoop!® Everyday SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology

  30. Cynthia C says:

    I would be happy to try the Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil.

  31. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I would love to see the Cargo Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette. Such possibilities!

  32. I would love the JUARA Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm! It sounds lovely!

  33. I would want the Amika nourishing mask to be in my mailbox.

  34. I would also like to try the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner.

  35. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I’d like to try the Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil- it sounds like a great addition to my beauty routine!

  36. I would love to see anything from Benefit in my mailbox.

  37. sherry butcher says:

    I;d like the Votivo Candle pink Mimosa

  38. I’d like to see Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle in my box.

  39. Dominique Cloutier says:

    Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil Primer has changed my life! such a smoother look!

  40. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I’d like to see the Wilma Schumann Skincare Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads in my box.

  41. Sharon Rooney says:

    I would like to see the iSmashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil in my mailbox.

  42. I would like to get Limited Edition: Charmed Life because I love everything in the box.

  43. Sherry Compton says:

    I love candles and would like to see the Greenleaf Candle.

  44. Michelle H. says:

    I would love to try the Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil

  45. Alison Gibb says:

    ORIGINS Checks And Balances™ Frothy Face Wash – 5 oz is another product I would love to see in my mailbox!

  46. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I’d love to have the trèStiQue Color & Smudge Shadow Crayon in Kona Coffee!!

  47. Corinne T says:

    I would love to see the Glamglow Youthmud mask in my mailbox!

  48. Sherry Compton says:

    I like the The Lip Sync Kit where you can try several items.

  49. I’d like to see the MiiR Classic Water Bottle – 600 ml in my box

  50. Sharon Rooney says:

    I would like to see the Number 4™ L’eau de Mare Hydrating Shampoo in my mailbox.

  51. Paol Trenny says:

    I like to see a beauty blender sponge or the Clarisonic Mia 1 Cleansing Brush.

  52. I would like to see the amika Nourishing Mask.

  53. I’d like some earbuds

  54. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I’d love to see a Greenleaf Candle in my box!

  55. Sherry Compton says:

    The L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream sounds great for hydrating hands.

  56. I would like to get the English Laundry Eau de Parfum Signature for Her – 1.7 oz.

  57. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I’d like to try the Limited Edition: Charmed Life perfume

  58. Wilma Schumann Skincare Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads

  59. I’d love to get a Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm!

  60. Sherry Compton says:

    I would like to try the ORIGINS Smarty Plants™ CC SPF 20 Skin Complexion Corrector. I like that it has SPF too.

  61. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I like the price of these subscripton box. Others that I have seen are much more money a month. I would like to try this box.

  62. Kathy Davis says:

    I think that a subscription box, especially Birch Box, would be awesome. I thought the trèStiQue Color & Smudge Shadow Crayon looked like something I would like to try.

  63. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I found this Kusmi Tea Paris Tea Infuser!

  64. Sherry Compton says:

    I’d get my husband the Harry’s Foaming Shave Gel.

  65. Sharon Rooney says:

    I would like to see the Number 4™ L’eau de Mare Hydrating Condition in my mailbox

  66. paige chandler says:

    I’d like to see the collagen eye pads in my box. oooh la la

  67. I’d like the Votivo Candle.

  68. I’d like to get the Clarisonic Mia 1 Cleansing Brush and see what all the fuss is about.

  69. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I’d love to find the Supergoop!® Everyday SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology in my box!

  70. Dotty J Boucher says:

    I would love to see make up and perfumes in my boxes or even some new nail polish

  71. Jeanna Massman says:

    I am intrigued by Supergoop! That sounds like some thing I could really use!

  72. Sherry Compton says:

    I wonder how the Marvis whitening toothpaste would be.

  73. I’d love to get the Kate Spade New York Rain Check Umbrella in a box!

  74. LeAnn Harbert says:

    I want to try the Marcelle gentle eye make up remover

  75. I’d love benefit hoola!

  76. I love tarte products!

  77. Macadamia Professional™ Weightless Moisture Leave-In Conditioning Mist

  78. natalie nichols says:

    I would love to see the ERNEST SUPPLIES Awake & Exfoliate Body Bar in my mailbox.

  79. wen budro says:

    I would love to see a greenleaf candle in my box. I love candles.

  80. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I’d love to have RUFFIAN The Endless Summer Collection in my box!

  81. MaryAnn Casey says:

    I’ve always wanted to try primer oil.

  82. I have heard great things about Origins so I would love to try their Checks And Balances Frothy Face Wash!

  83. i would love to see lipsticks in every birchbox. thanks for this chancr

  84. Tanya White says:

    I would love perfume sample vials and lip glosses

  85. Sherry Compton says:

    I’ve never tried anything like the Wilma Schumann Skincare Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads.

  86. Ohh… It’s the very last day of this giveaway, and I really wish that I’d been able to put in more entries. I’m looking through the Birchbox website now and all of their incredible featured products, and am just ~craving~ something like this. I’d be interested in trying some Kiehl’s products. Also, the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle looks like a really good product. And the fragrances… And, and, and…. Well, I’ve got my fingers crossed! And finally, thank you so very very much for hosting this giveaway.

  87. I’d like the MiiR Classic Water Bottle – 600 ml.

  88. Gabrielle says:

    I’d love to try Glamglow Thirsty Mud.

  89. Stephanie Grant says:

    I’d love to see some liquid eyeliner pens! It’s so hard to find a brand that has amazing liner pens so far all I have found is the brand that Hottopic carries.

  90. Jeanine Carlson says:
  91. Sherry Compton says:

    I’ve heard the Benefit is a good name and would like to try the Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream.

  92. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Smashbox is my go to makeup so would love to find it in the Birchbox sounds amazing such a nice gift to give .

  93. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I’d love to have Beauty Protector Protect & Oil in my box.

  94. amika Nourishing Mask

  95. illy junus says:

    I would love to try the laura geller product

  96. Sherry Compton says:

    My husband could really use the Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer

  97. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would like to see the Ruffian Nail Lacquer- Fox Hunt in my Birchbox.

  98. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I think the Pinch Provisions® Metallic Skinny Minimergency® Kit would be awesome in my box.

  99. I would love to see dr. brandt® microdermabrasion skin exfoliant! My skin needs a pick-me-up!

  100. paige chandler says:

    I’d like to see the supergoop SPF50 in my box!

  101. Sherry Compton says:

    A good hairspray is important, and I’ve tried a few. I’d like to try the amika Touchable Hairspray.

  102. I would love the JUARA Candlenut Body Creme. Sounds great!

  103. The Smashbox Cosmetics Travel-Size Full Exposure Palette

  104. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    I would love to see the Kopari Coconut Balm in the box.

  105. Liz Earle Pure Muslin Cloths

  106. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would like to see a Baggu Duck Bag in my Birchbox.

  107. Kathy Davis says:

    I would love to have this monthly subscription! I like trying new beauty products, especially any makeup.

  108. I’d love to try the Benefit Posietint Cheek & Lip Stain.
    Thanks 🙂

  109. I’d love to see something from Paula’s Choice in there!

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