Have you heard of Birchbox? No? Well allow me to introduce you. Birchbox was founded by Katia and Hayley who "had wildly different approaches to beauty. Hayley was a self-proclaimed novice, while Katia was a connoisseur. But they agreed on one thing: Shopping for products was frustrating, inefficient, and confusing. How were customers supposed to navigate the vast range of options? And in the growing online market, how could they try products without buying them all (and going bankrupt in the process)?"
Katia and Hayley wanted a way for customers to try, learn about, and purchase beauty products online. "They combined monthly deliveries of personalized samples with original editorial and an exciting ecommerce shop. It was easy, efficient, and fun—a monthly delivery of surprise and delight." They shipped for their first Birchbox in September of 2010 and their first Birchbox Man in April 2012.
So, how do you receive your first Birchbox? Sign up! Head over to their site, complete a Beauty profile to help them learn more about who you are and what you are looking for, and they will ship you a box of five samples based on your profile. Once you receive the box, head back to the their site to learn more about the products you received. All of this for only $10 a month! And, if there is something that you absolutely love, and must add to your daily beauty routine, you can purchase full size versions directly from the Birchbox Shop!
The brands available is an extensive list, one I'm not even going to try and recite. However, I can tell you that some of my favs are listed: Benefit, Deborah Lippmann, L'Occitane, Philosophy, and so many more! Head here to see more.
Here are a couple of examples of a box you could receive!
I can't wait to get started! I love to test and learn about new products and I think this is the best way to do it! Thinking of signing up? If so, let's chat!!
Happy Friday, Beauties!
Top Photo Courtesy of Refinery29.
Bottom Photo Courtesy of Ideal Magazine.