A Grade A Fresh for Birchbox Beauty

5 years ago
By: Sunny Choi

BirchboxBack in the day, the milkman would leave fresh bottles of milk on your doorstep every morning.  Fast forward to the 21st century.  Not only can you have perishable groceries delivered in a matter of hours, you can order a box of your favorite beauty products without going to a brick and mortar store to test the products.

Thanks to the lovely ladies at Birchbox, you can benefit from their ingenious idea of home beauty delivery in the form of squeal-worthy samples.  I mean, who doesn’t love getting fun packages in the mail?  Just look at this beautifully wrapped box of goodies, every Birchbox delivery day would be a happy day.

Co-founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp met at Harvard Business School and created Birchbox to help women test new beauty products in the comfort of their home.  For id="mce_marker"0 a month, you receive a box of 4-5 deluxe samples, shipped free to your door.  Then you can choose which products strike your fancy and order through the Birchbox site. You also earn Birchbox Points, which are like Sephora Beauty Insider Points where you can earn rewards.

I love samples.  I hoard them obsessively and pick which ones to carry for travel.  I have an old Cargo tin box and beauty.com make-up bag that is chock full of sample packets and deluxe-size containers.  So needless to say, the Birchbox philosophy appealed to my inner beauty junkie.

I also foresee gifting Birchbox subscriptions to my dear girlfriends.  For a small price, they can enjoy your generosity for months.  Conclusion – YES, do subscribe to Birchbox in time for the holidays and send monthly bundles of joy to your loved ones (and treat yourself too!).

Dishin’ Tip – Birchbox Man is now also available.  Surprise the men in your life with a little pampering of their own and get brownie points for being as thoughtful as you are chic.

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