PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)
Here’s an entire year’s worth of Birchbox goodies! For $120 (includes shipping) I received about 60 full sized, deluxe sized and sample sized products – including yummy gourmet food items, accessories (I LOVED the Cynthia Rowley Band Aids!), fragrances, organic products and more. What made this sampling program great was the unique variety of brands that satisfied even my seasoned expectations. The also have special boxes – I received a Vichy specific bonus box in February, and collaboration boxes: a Gossip Girl edition, Goop edition and a Teen Vogue 5 Senses Box.
The only downside is that it takes about 3 weeks for my box to arrive – but since its one of the few sampling programs that will actually ship to Hawaii, I’ll wait. There have been months that I’ve debated cancelling my subscription, but even the less than impressive boxes are worth the $10, and there are months that can be worth over $30! I also love the hard cardboard boxes which came in handy as gift boxes this holiday. I also use them to organize my samples and products.
This is a great program, reasonably priced and each box contains an exciting cluster or goodies – especially if you want to have “new discoveries” each month! I hope I don’t get any more Juicy fragrance samples – but otherwise I’m totally happy with Birchbox and recommend it.