While many people experienced BirchBox as their first subscription box, creating the gateway into their subscription box obsession, mine was Ipsy! And for many months I contemplated getting BirchBox too, or canceling one for the other, but couldn’t bring myself to it. So, with the crazy deals going on, I began to consider it…. and then received a 6-month subscription as a gift! Woohoo!
Here’s a look at the cute little cardboard brown box.
Inside is a Welcome Note as well as an information card on the products I received.
First, we have this Harvey Prince Hello Perfume Sample. I’m a little iffy when it comes to new perfumes, but this one has a nice, light summery scent. I’m a bit surprised it came in a December box then! This scent is supposed to “mimic the joy of waking up to a warm day with the sun shining and the flowers blooming. The resulting blend is an energizing mix of citrus and floral notes that will keep you optimistic even when you get up on the wrong side of the bed.”
I didn’t realize you can get food items in BirchBox until I saw this Chuao ChocoPod in Pop Corn Pop. Made with puffed whole grains and toasted corn chips with a hint of sea salt covered in chocolate, this literally popped in my mouth like it had pop rocks in it! It was delicious- a bit sweet, chocolately and salty- however I wish there were more!
Here we have Color Club in Dark N’ Stormy, a deep metallic silver gray. I have way too many nail polishes, so I changed my setting to hopefully reduce them. I will probably gift this or use for New Years Eve.
This is Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle Spray! This leave-in conditioning spray helps to keep the ends (or all) of your hair moisturized and soft, and also helps with knots. It’s a great travel/purse-sized bottle and I know I’ll be getting use out of it.
The final item is Lara & Co Lil’ Lip, a cute mini lip crayon in a bold red shade. A bit different from lipstick, it’s supposed to help tint your lips without being sticky or tacky. This one is especially small, so you can even fit it in your pocket.
All in all, this was a pretty good starter BirchBox. While I’m not a huge fan of getting nail polishes (just have waayyy too many) and perfumes (I’m picky), I know I’ll be using the majority of these products and possibly even purchasing them in the future. Plus, I just customized my profile, so the items in future boxes should be more suited to my preferences.