I’m at a crossroads now and can use your advice. As you might realize by now, I’m a bit nutty about Subscription Boxes. I don’t know what it is about them but I love opening them. My longest term box is from Birchbox. It’s also the least expensive at $10 a month complete. I’ve reviewed just a few of these though I thought I’d reviewed more. To cut to the chase, I’m debating dropping this box and I’d love your opinion. I did find some useful items in the November Birchbox (reviewed on Prime Beauty). I’m torn though about the December box. At first I didn’t like it at all, now I’m feeling a little more favorable. Let me show you what it’s about and you can help me decide.
The theme of the December Birchbox is All Wrapped Up. The contents:
2 fragrance samples: Cartier Baiser Vole Eau de Parfum (for her) and Cariter Declaration d’un Soir (for him) – I don’t wear fragrance and never will. I don’t even like my husband to wear fragrance. I often pick fragrance samples though when I’m ordering online because that’s mostly what they have. I always give them away.
Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo – in their defense Birchbox doesn’t know that I usually have a keratin treatment so this kind of shampoo is a no-no for my hair. I’m sure I’ll find a worthy home for it.
Ahava Dermud Enriched Intensive Foot Cream – a small sample pack that would probably be good for one night.
Mor Botanicals Pomegranate & Fig Lip Butter – this seems like a nice sample since it has avocado oil and shea butter in it. The problem for me is my nails are too long to get this out. I could just keep it by my computer with a brush though.
theBalm Cosmetics Hot Mama blush sample – some people got this in their November box and I do remember thinking that I wished it had been in mine. I “fished my wish” since I now have it. Hot Mama is a pretty peach shade with golden shimmer that reminds me of Nars Orgasm. This is the size of an eyeshadow so it’s a bit difficult to use as a blush but I think I’ll put it in my travel bag since those brushes are smaller.
There’s also a $50 off card for Rent The Runway. I have one too from my latest PopSugar Must Have box for $30. I know neither will get used since a) they don’t carry my size and b) I think I’d rather own than rent.
So what’s your opinion? Should I keep spending my $10 and hope to get things I like (i.e. theBalm’s blush sample)? Or should I be good and just take a $10 bill every month, put it aside and in a year buy myself something special with the $120? (If I remember to actually put it aside that is.) Curious minds want to know and one of those curious minds may get a selection of Birchbox goodies from me! – Marcia
Disclosure: I pay for my own Birchbox but I’ve linked to my referral code which would get me points towards possible products.