So, have you guys heard of Birchbox yet? I started hearing the name from various bloggers, finally had time to go and check it out, and I've decided... it's pretty awesome. The basic premise is that for less than most of us spend at Starbucks in a month ($10 a month), you will get a box each month filled with beauty samples from great brands like Smashbox, Kate Spade, NARS, Zoya, and a bunch of others. I love this because it will allow me to try so many products and find what I love before committing to something pricey. I signed up at the end of December, so I recently got my first Birchbox, and it kind of rocked.
This month's box-o-goodness contained the following:
:: A granola sample from 'wichcraft. A little random. On to the good stuff.
:: Concealer from Miracle Skin. Seems like it would work well enough, but it wasn't quite my shade. No big deal, the remaining contents more than make up for it.
:: VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Eye Serum. I don't know what this is or how it works, all I know is that when I tried it, I looked decidedly awesome. And it's a pretty big sample, and will probably last me forever.
:: Juicy Couture's signature fragrance. This is one of my absolute favorite scents, and I was so excited to get it. I almost bought it recently, but opted for Miss Dior instead (which is amazing). Now I have both. And the sample has a spray nozzle. I win.
:: Zoya nail polish in Megan. I'd been hearing about Zoya for a while, and all reviews said it was the longest lasting nail polish around. So you can imagine my delight at getting it in an awesome light-ish gray color. I've been wearing it for almost a week, and so far, not a single chip. I'm in love.
I can't wait to see what else I'm going to get each month, and I'll try to keep you guys updated. There's a wait list to join right now, but if anyone wants an invite, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org