For those who don’t know, I’ve received a six-month subscription to Birchbox back in December, and I knew that I wanted to give a full-fledged review of my experience with Birchbox after the six months.
I’m going to be completely honest when I say that although I love that I’ve been introduced to some amazing brands I might not have known otherwise, I felt that Birchbox didn’t meet the expectations I had prior to my experience.
Over the course of six months, I received a total of 35 products. Out of those products, I would purchase fewer than 10 of them consistently. I love that I found some great products I love, I don’t think it’s worth spending $10 a month for six months only to find out you found a handful you would purchase.I’m going to rate my boxes on a scale of one to five based on how many products I purchased myself afterwards or plan to purchase. I won’t include my January/Preliminary Birchbox simply because those weren’t used based on my beauty profile I created after receiving the gift.
Although my Birchbox rating increased significantly as the months continued on, it took a long time for Birchbox to understand and adjust each month’s theme to what products I would enjoy and prefer. I think that’s important to consider if you’re considering subscribing to Birchbox. You want to receive products you know you’re going to love, so if you’re waiting three or four months before you love your box, it can be frustrating.
Is Birchbox worth $10 a month?
I’m going to answer this as honestly as possible—It depends. From my experience, I don’t think every box was worth $10. My April and May boxes that I loved were wonderful, and I would want to purchase most of those products, but if you end up hating your samples, then $10 doesn’t really seem worth it, right? You have to be patient and open about trying products. I will say that I thought I was going to hate some products, but ended up loving them. I also thought I was going to love some products, but didn’t end up liking them after trying them two or three times.
Does Birchbox offer any perks?
One thing I loved about Birchbox is that each month you can review each product from your box for 10 points. When you collect 100 points, you receive $10 to their shop for purchasing products. They also allow you to combine those with any offers or freebies they might offer if you purchase products. I loved this factor because I knew I would save mine up until the end of my subscription, so now I have some money to spend!
Let’s be honest, were the sample sizes worth it?
If I’m being honest, yes! I thought most of the sample-sized products lasted quite a long time, and I was very impressed with that. It was nice because I felt that I had a long enough time to test the product and incorporate it into my routine to know whether or not I should purchase the product myself. I know many people hate that they are small, sample sizes, but a little goes a long way with most of the products, so don’t worry!
Would I resubscribe to Birchbox again?
If I received another subscription as a gift, I would be happy about it. But I don’t think this is something I would go out of my way to purchase for $10 a month. I am also curious about other beauty boxes and how they compare to to Birchbox, so maybe I’ll work on a new subscription to a different beauty box in the upcoming year. For now, I can say that although I’ll miss my little beauty samples, I don’t think it’s worth the $10 a month to subscribe to consistently.
Are you subscribed to Birchbox? What did you like/didn’t like about it? Make sure to leave a comment below!