I just wanted to give a quick update on my May Birchbox! It arrived in the mail today and I was pretty impressed with the contents. They were "Gossip Girl" themed this month!
I don't have my camera handy to take full pics, but the best item was a full-sized Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner! Yup, full-sized! Birchbox.com and Sephora.com both list those at $22. So, considering the whole box cost me $10, I'd say that alone is worth it!
The rest of the box is pretty decent... Ojon Conditioner (which will be good for traveling), Bvlgari Omnia Chrystaline perfume sample (smells really good, but reminds me of Wildbloom from BR, which I already own), a cute hair tie, a fun blank notecard, and a very small Dr. Jart BB cream (the little sample bottle hardly has any product). The Stila eyeliner is by far the standout product, especially for the value. This is actually the first box of the three where all of the products are things I'd actually use or wear. (I'm not big into oils, so some of those kinds of things aren't that interesting to me.) Anyway, Birchbox has won me over for at least another month!
I've been getting into watching beauty videos on YouTube and I've been hearing a lot about Birchbox and other similar subscription sites. From the sounds of things, Birchbox is one of the better ones, if not the best in terms of quality products and customer service. I've been fairly pleased so far, so I plan to continue to stick with it for another few months at least. It's a fun little treat for myself and I do like getting to try some fun products I normally wouldn't test out! I recently read an article about how companies that participate in services like this have seen an increase in sales because people are more willing to buy higher end products that they get to try first. Makes total sense, huh? I'm getting close to having $10 in the Birchbox store, so I'm excited to pick out my first purchase!