Sometimes the biggest treasures come in small packages…
In the past, I’ve given monthly subscription sampling programs a bad rap. In all honesty, I wrote them off because I thought some of them seemed overpriced—and the idea of paying for samples kind of baffles me. In my honest opinion, after seeing what’s out there, some of those programs do still seem overpriced!
But what if some of those programs are low in price, yet big in value?
For example, Birchbox sends you beauty and lifestyle samples for $10 a month—including shipping! Each monthly box contains deluxe samples that are tailored to your personal online beauty profile with Birchbox. If you love what’s inside your box, you can hop online, then shop from the curated products in the Birchbox Shop, while earning loyalty points redeemable for full-size products.
My September Birchbox
To me, there’s value inside the fact that there’s a good possibility I’ll be introduced to something I may never have given thought to try (or didn’t even know was out there). As a beauty blogger, this is a fantastic way for me to break outside of my beauty bubble. There’s also value in the fact that I may receive a full size product. Aside from that, I LOVE SURPRISES! The thought of getting a monthly surprise is exciting, especially when it’s inexpensive.
Inside my September Birchbox…
I scored some great beauty loot inside of my September Birchbox!
- Stila One-Step Bronze — full size
- SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil — deluxe sample
- Twistband Hair Tie — one hair tie
- Color Club Nail Polish in ‘Disco Nap’ — deluxe sample
- theBalm Stainiac in ‘Beauty Queen’ — deluxe sample
I love Stila’s collection of all-in-one products, and the One Step Bronze is a full size product that retails for $36. It was inside my September Birchbox, which was $10! That alone made Birchbox a complete winner for me. As it stands now, I’ll be signing up for a subscription so that I can continue to be introduced to a variety new products on a monthly basis. This has also opened me up to the possibility of trying new monthly sampling programs—and I can’t believe I’m saying that after writing them off for so long. Looks like I was totally wrong about them!
What’s your favorite sample subscription service?