Have you heard of Birchbox?
No? Okay. Let's discuss. I call it Netflix for beauty products, except you totally don't have to return anything. It's $10 per month, or you can pay for a whole year, or smaller increments as gifts. I had heard about Birchbox a couple years ago and didn't give it two seconds of thought in my brain. I thought it was a fantastic idea, but never got around to looking into it more or signing up for it.
A few weeks ago I was reading The Small Things Blog and she talked about the Birchbox she received. Birchbox stuck in my mind for a few days this time and I went to their website and signed up for the waiting list. I'm not quite sure why they have a waiting list, but I'm pretty sure it's so it seems like they are an exclusive thing which makes people want it more. Some psychological crap like that.
Anyway, last night I got the email that I have 72 hours to sign up for my subscription. I got really excited and then started Sean about it. There may have been a few eye rolls from him, but I can't be 100% sure. I signed up for it and can't wait to get my first box! It's supposed to ship out in a few days, so I will do a follow up post when I get it.
They also have a men's Birchbox that is a bit more expensive, most likely because there's not a ton of dudes into it. I love this idea, most likely because I love trying new beauty products. This allows me to try new things in a smaller size without having to commit to it and find out I don't love it later. If I love it, this may be my go-to birthday gift for the ladies in my life.
What are your thoughts?