Do you Birchbox? I do.

You haven't heard of Birchbox? Oh, please let me introduce you!

Last November, several of my friends went in a birthday present for me. A year's subscription to Birchbox! Up to that point, I had never heard of it, but once my friends explained it to me, I was ecstatic! Birchbox is a $10/month ($110/year) subscription that sends you around 5 high-end beauty samples. These aren't little one-time use samples, either. These are DELUXE.

Check out what I received last week:
That Nars Illuminator is probably worth the $10 alone! (Amazing, by the way.) We also received a sample of Befine Exfolianting Cleanser, which is the most gentle, moisturizing exfoliant I have ever used. (This sample is worth at least $10 too!) The bareMinerals mascara is incredible, and who ever needs more than a sample size anyway? (Do you throw your mascara out every 3 months like you should? I try...) They also sent a green tea moisturizer which is very nice and some chocolates. (They occasionally throw in a yummy treat. Fun.)

Another fabulous thing about BirchBox? It comes wrapped in a beautiful box, ribbon and darling pink tissue paper. The outer box, which I didn't take a picture of, is a cute pink shipping box. I love when I open my mailbox to find it sitting there.

Also, if you review the products on their website, you can receive points towards earning free, full size products! Holy Moley. That is awesome!

Birchbox offers a month-to-month subscription, so there is no obligation. Fabulous.

I am not being sponsored or paid by Birchbox. (I don't think they know my blog exists...) This review/recommendation is coming straight from my beauty-product-lovin' heart.

30 comments

  1. WOW! I want. I want. I'm asking for this for my birthday. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

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  2. Wow, I'm thinking I may sign up !!! Love getting things via mail especially anything make up or to sample for my skin :)

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  3. you have wonderful friends Hannah!p

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  4. Oh my! That is pretty much the COOLEST thing I've ever heard. I'm such a cosmetics/beauty product junky...I'm signing up right now!! Thanks!

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  5. This is SO cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Jackie Lambe (from SB Facebook Page)February 22, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    "If you shipped to Canada I would:("

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  7. Kelly Davis Scott (from SB Facebook Page)February 22, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    "I just joined! I can't wait until March:D"

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  8. What an amazing gift! I was looking it up - and even just for sample sizes, this is a GREAT deal!! Thanks for the tip :)

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  9. now i'm convinced we were separated at birth! the ups man just brought me a happy little box from sephora yesterday :) i can't get enough. it's an illness, really.
    i will be signing up for birchbox. and i thank you. my husband, however, will not.

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  10. Ok- I signed up and put your blog as the referral so hopefully they will send you an additional something FREE!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  11. @Janet: Oooh! You are awesome! I didn't even know they had a referral program. Woot!

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  12. Hello!!! How thoughtful of your friends...a tad jealous I am! :) I guess living in Croatia leaves me out of this....#$(=/#??!

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  13. This is really cool! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I'm totally going to ask for this or my birthday! sounds so awesome :)
    ~thea

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  15. How fun! I love product samples--a try-before-you-buy sort of thing. This looks like such a wonderful gift idea!

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  16. I can't wait to give this as a gift to some product lovers I know!

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  17. What a definitely beauty treat! Looks like so much fun!

    I just wanted to let you know that I passed on the Stylish Blogger Award to you - come have a look!

    Rambles with Reese

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  18. ohhh, I believe the included chocolates probably un-do's (undoes?) anything one might get out of the beauty products!! :P

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  19. Oooh! That sounds so cool! Perfect for you - wanting to try lots of stuff all the time!

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  20. Ooo how fun! I love this idea. Hmm...now to figure out a way to send a hint to my hubby. :) Enjoy your day!

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  21. do you get a box every month? I may have to do this for my sister's 30 birthday that is coming in august!!

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  22. @David and Tiffany: Yes. You it comes every month. It's a wonderful gift!

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  23. what the...!?
    i've never heard of it and it's lovely!
    how fun to feel so pampered/spoiled once/month. thanks for clue-ing me in on this.

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  24. Just ordered this for a BFF who's a new mom and had some complications after childbirth. this combines two things she loves -- getting mail and hoarding beauty samples.

    THANK YOU!

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  25. Now I know what my husband can get me for my birthday! I love trying new products, so this is perfect for me! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Love this because I LOVE beauty samples & try to base my makeup purchases around free gift with purchase deals. I'm getting a subscription for myself and one for my sister {whom I dearly love}.

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  27. My sister-in-law founded Birchbox! (Katia Beauchamp) It's such a wonderful program, and they are a bunch of really classy gals. I'll pass this post along! :)

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